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  • Soft Pants, Soft Sell

    I discovered ‘soft pants’ last month. This is an actual thing. They’re those pants for women—usually tapered at the ankle—that look (and feel) like classy pajamas acceptable for daytime wear. Sometimes they have patterns. Always they are soft. These soft pants are slowly yet steadily changing my life. I’m concerned I may never return to hard pants. Goodbye, jeans. You were good to me. But...
  • Three Ways Your Affordable Off-Campus Community Can Compete and Deliver Top-Notch Resident Services

    There’s a major misconception and reality of what affordability means to college students seeking off-campus housing. The idea does not cross college student’s minds that they need to save extra money from their college loans only to search for affordable housing on the furthest edge of campus or in run-down neighborhoods. They do not dream about or search for off-campus housing, which is away...
  • So Long, Sin City

    Let’s be honest—some of us don’t look quite as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as we did on Wednesday. Others may have significantly less money than when they arrived. Roulette players, I’m talkin’ to you. But hey—we’ve also learned a tremendous amount about industry best practices, discovered new products and services, and connected with colleagues and friends, both new and old. Plus we watched...
  • Friday Fun in Las Vegas

    It’s Friday morning and we’re livin’ la vida Vegas! After laughing with Opening Keynote Speaker Jay Leno and learning from the industry’s top experts, it was time to cut loose. And what better way than at yesterday’s NAA Thursday Night Party at Mandalay Bay Beach & Pools–an event truly fit for the Entertainment Capital of the World.  From the food stations to the yo-yo trickster, synchronized...

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