Yeah ... not a lot of people like to do data entry ... BUT IT'S NECESSARY! And it is far better to be thorough, so include as much information as you can. It's easy, and it helps connect information across the web. So don't skimp on the information. Look up web sites, look up people's bios, look up logos, etc.
A: Solution is to have an empty line immediately after the heading for it to be rendered correctly
A: The SimpleMenu module. All logged in users should be able to see the menu. All users with the twc_user role or administator role should be able to see the Administer menu.
A: Once you've created an instance of Announcement (Create Instances -> Create Announcement), fix the page however you need to have it fixed, then edit the page, and under "Publishing options" section at the bottom of the page (click to expand the section), check "Promoted to front page". This will automatically add it to the RSS feed in Drupal at http://tw.rpi.edu/web/rss.xml
A: The page is more then likely cached. Because many of our pages are generated from queries and then translated to HTML, and many of those pages have a lot of results, we decided to cache the results of queries and translations. So, if, for some reason, after you've created a new instance of, say, an announcement or publication, then all you need to do is edit the page and save the page. The cached result will be updated with the new results.