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Risk in Context

Timely posts from our risk and insurance experts on the issues and trends that affect your business — and your bottom line.

Global Risks Abound for Higher Education Institutions

Posted by Jean Demchak August 22, 2019

The top global risks identified in this year’s Global Risks Report align with the disruptions impacting higher education.

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Related to: Higher Education

Higher Education: Mitigating a Reduction in Foreign Students

Posted by Jean Demchak January 16, 2019

Risk managers need to be agile in seeking the right solutions to address challenges posed by a dwindling international student base.

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Related to: Education

7 Actions to Help Lower Campus Sexual Assault Risks

Posted by Jean Demchak September 12, 2018

Higher education institutions are responsible for providing a safe environment for all students, including younger students who are particularly vulnerable due to social immaturity and their new freedoms. Here are seven ways you can better protect your institution and student body.

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Related to: Education , Education Risks

Active Shooter Threats: Four Ways to Protect Students and Teachers

Posted by Jean Demchak March 08, 2018

For education institutions, the lesson is clear: You must be prepared. Here are four ways you can better ensure your school is ready to respond to an on-campus shooting.

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With Students Ruled Employees, Workers’ Compensation Costs Could Increase

Posted by Jean Demchak September 01, 2016

Ruling specifically addresses the right to unionize, but also confers other rights and benefits.

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5 Best Practices to Help Reduce Sexual Assaults on College Campuses

Posted by Jean Demchak May 26, 2016

There are steps colleges and universities can take to protect students from violence at their schools.

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Related to: Education Risks , Education

Five Reasons Why Educational Institutions Are Prime Targets for Cyber-Attacks

Posted by Jean Demchak January 05, 2016

Educational institutions’ hold the personal information hackers covet and a decentralized, open environment makes network breaches easier.

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Related to: Education Risks , Education