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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

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Alexander: Revised Obama Labor Rule Could Increase Tuition at One Tennessee College Nearly $850 Per Student

Chattanooga, Tenn., Chattanoogan

May 5, 2016

Senate labor committee Chairman Lamar Alexander said Wednesday that the administration’s reported plans to revise its proposed overtime rule “won’t do much to protect students from tuition hikes”—as one Tennessee independent college estimated the revised rule could increase tuition by nearly $850 per student.Read More


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Time Is Right for Year-Round Pell

Community College Daily - Presidential Opinion

May 5, 2016

Vinton Thompson, president of Metropolitan College of New York, writes: ​The time is right for a bipartisan push to help some of our nation’s most dedicated college students – Pell eligible women and men who overcome real barriers to study year-round.Read More


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The Liberal Arts at War

Inside Higher Ed - Opinion

May 5, 2016

Former Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation President and Former Drew University President Robert Weisbuch writes: A rejection of science, reason, understanding and even facticity itself threatens not merely the university but the crumbling of civil liberties into the primitive life that Hobbes described as “solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.”Read More


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Veterans Deserve Universities' Loyalty

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.

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Why Women's Colleges Are Still Needed

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.

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Proposed Federal Overtime Rules Will Negatively Impact Nonprofits

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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