Looking for a good read? A model for your own project? Here are 10 current and varied higher education blogs created by college and university staff, faculty, and students. What did they do to catch our notice? They had to be audience savvy, content-rich, and visually appealing publications; we wanted them to be of interest in general, not just if you were a member of that community or specifically considering a particular institution. They also couldn’t be primarily news blogs, functioning primarily as a PR tool than as an audience information resource, or digital magazines.
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Baylor College of Medicine’s Baylor COM Blog Network
This portal aggregates five blogs in total maintained by Baylor College of Medicine: Momentum, From the Labs, Policywise, The Stitch, and Progress Notes. Each blog has its particular purpose (i.e. news, research, surgery, etc) and can be accessed from a beautifully curated and easy to navigate homepage or via each individual blog’s page. The result is an organic publication feel to what is really a utilitarian information vehicle; it trips lightly from hard research to fun features to profiles to safety tips.
Recent post of note: What are the long-term side effects of COVID-19?
Binghamton University’s Binghamton University Blog
This simple blog is appealing because it provides timely, straightforward advice and information to its audience. While it is housed in the admissions section of the website, most of the recent content seems directed at student life both on and off campus. Because it is framed in this way, it seems less like a marketing push (come to our university!) and more like a conversation about all the ways Binghamton and its surrounding area is great.
Recent post of note: My Favorite Binghamton University TikToks
Edinboro University’s TartanEdge Center for Career Development & Experiential Learning Blog
Clean, attractive, informational, diverse content — this checks all the boxes. As expected from a careers-focused blog, you can find resume and cover letter tips and job and internship leads. But this blog also features titles like “Interviewing While Non-Binary” and “Hispanic Heritage Month: What it Means to ‘Bring My Self’ to Work,” making it an inclusive environment. Furthermore, the standard advice articles feature practical and actionable content that anyone, not just Edinboro community members, can apply.
Recent post of note: What is Ableism? Confronting Ableism in the Workplace