Campus Grumble In The News
"… Even in its relative newness, it is already proving its effectiveness in the Eckerd community, strengthening communications between students and administration as well as improving campus wide issues that might be accidentally overlooked. It is the perfect combination of a suggestion and complaint box, and certainly acts as a more proactive initiative than either on its own could accomplish."
"Ryan Edwards, co-founder and director of marketing and sales for CampusGrumble.com, an online suggestion box for students to gripe about whatever is bothering them at their university, started his business before graduating from Wake Forest School of Business in 2012…"
"In an attempt to bridge the communication gap between students and school administration, West Virginia University has just joined a website called Campus Grumble to solve on campus issues."
"As the power of social media builds with every passing day, a new website called Campus Grumble is sweeping across Wake Forest’s campus. Founded by John Kirkpatrick (‘12) and Ryan Edwards (‘12), university alumni of the School of Business, Campus Grumble was launched in full Jan. 14. The premise of the website is that students can identify problems on campus that they believe are solvable. Users simply write their “grumbles” and propose solutions so other users can “mumble” in support of the complaint, similar to a “like” on Facebook. Grumbles can address any problem, big or small. For example, the most popular grumbles thus far are about parking, bees on the quad and the Magnolia Room’s hours."
"For years, college students have had a voice that isn't heard – it felt like it would take an act of petition to encourage change… The problem was gathering these complaints about schools in one validated place where others could chime in and offer support, and then transfer those complaints to campus administration for change. That's where John Kirkpatrick came along with the idea of Campus Grumble. Recently, we had a chat with John and Ryan about Campus Grumble, the struggles behind getting the company launched, and what young entrepreneurs can learn from them and apply to their own business endeavors!…"
Campus Grumble has launched a new online platform intended to provide students with a positive forum for articulating concerns to school administrators as a way of fostering change. According to the company, "Campus Grumble bridges the previously existing gap between the well informed recommendations of the student body and the administrative staff…"
"I always get excited when I meet young college grads who skipped the campus job fair to give their own business idea a chance. Wake Forest grads John Kirkpatrick and Ryan Edwards are betting Campus Grumble will let them avoid the corporate life. The Charlotte residents have spent the months since May graduation building a platform that lets students and administrators solve campus issues in real time…"
"What would you do to improve Wake Forest? There are countless official outlets and or avenues through which one can advocate and implement change, but that sounds like a lot of time and effort for the constantly busy and occupied members of the Wake Forest Bubble. Ideas, complaints and resolutions often are talked about among the student community, but rarely are ideas or solutions pursued or achieved. Campusgrumble.com gives the Wake Forest student an opportunity to quickly write out their issues and proposals and let their ambitious peers and or curious administration do the leg work for them..."
Elon Pendulum Student Newspaper: "From The Internet to Alamance, Campus Grumble Could Capture Student Complaints"
"When complaints such as Acorn Coffee Shop lines and internship requirements pile up on social media, the Elon University administration might not hear about it. This might change with the launch of Campus Grumble, a new website that launched at Elon Sept. 7. It intends to publicize students’ commentary and feedback. ..."
"The Charlotte Shapers Hub is committing to solving this problem with their first local program properly named SHAPE Charlotte. The business idea competition deadline was October 12th and since then accepted teams have molded their ideas into sustainable business plans. This practice will culminate into a presentation day for an audience of over 200. Winners with the best idea will receive part of $15,000 in cash prizes. Charlotte Global Shapers team will choose one winner and the audience will vote on the second...."
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"Campus Grumble of Charlotte is beta testing at four North Carolina universities a platform that lets students share their campus pet peeves and concerns with college administrators. A recent bee infestation on a campus quad at Wake Forest University, reported on Campus Grumble by 30 students, recently encouraged administration to remedy the situation..."