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The Voice of America's Private Nonprofit Colleges and Universities
October 25, 2016
There are other problems with the new regulations, as well, as explained in this post by Lauren Anderson and Ken Zeichner. Anderson is a professor and chair of the Education Department at Connecticut College. Zeichner is a professor of teacher education at the University of Washington at Seattle who has done extensive research on teaching and teacher education.
Chronicle of Higher Education
October 25, 2016
While resident assistants have long played mediator to roommate disputes, their place on the front lines of Title IX, the gender-equity law that is bedeviling colleges and universities, is more recent.
October 25, 2016
The pursuit of higher education may be exacerbating gaps in financial well-being between blacks and whites, rather than narrowing them. Black Americans who recently graduated college owe close to twice as much on their student loans as whites, a racial gap that has climbed nearly 14-fold over the past 15 years.
USA Today - Presidential Opinon
April 21, 2016
University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias and Professor David Petraeus write: Our nation owes an enormous debt to these new veterans. Indeed, they have earned recognition as America’s “New Greatest Generation.” And our universities need to support them to the fullest extent possible, including through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which removes financial barriers that often stand in the way.
University Business - Presidential Opinion
April 22, 2016
Jo Allen, president of Meredith College, writes: The role of women’s colleges—far beyond their origins in offering access to college degrees—is to help women flourish. Some women’s colleges have focused on women’s leadership; some on career preparation in STEM and other areas where women have been under-represented and dissatisfied; and still others on health care, education and areas where women excel.
Scranton, Penn., Times-Tribune - Presidential Opinion
April 18, 2016
Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University, writes: For higher education, the challenges — while daunting — are not as overwhelming. Teachers and college faculty are exempt employees, so their salaries would not change. However, many of our colleagues, such as coaches, post-doctoral fellows, student affairs professionals and admissions recruiters would be impacted by the rule. A coach, for example, would likely be constrained from longer trips to play a game as we seek to limit hourly travel expenses. Opportunities for professional development would also diminish as cost containment becomes the directive.
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