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Inside Higher Ed

Don't Blame State Disinvestment Alone

Don't Blame State Disinvestment Alone

February 21, 2017

Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, makes that argument in a new study seeking to explain increases in college and university tuition levels. It’s in some ways a middle-of-the-road finding for a libertarian think tank weighing into a debate whose different sides have long been dug in behind their favorite narratives. But it is also a distinct attempt to shift the focus at a time when some believe state funding has received too much attention in the debate over college costs and tuition levels.
Neal McCluskey, director of the Cato Institute’s Center for Educational Freedom, makes that argument in a new study seeking to explain increases in college and university tuition levels. It’s in some ways a middle-of-the-road finding for a libertarian think tank weighing into a debate whose different sides have long been dug in behind their favorite narratives. But it is also a distinct attempt to shift the focus at a time when some believe state funding has received too much attention in the debate over college costs and tuition levels.

February 21, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump’s

DeVos Says Her Higher-Ed Views Are ‘Very Aligned’ With Trump’s

February 21, 2017

Betsy DeVos, the recently confirmed secretary of education, said her views on higher-education policy are “very aligned” with those of President Trump, in an interview with Axios published on Friday.
Betsy DeVos, the recently confirmed secretary of education, said her views on higher-education policy are “very aligned” with those of President Trump, in an interview with Axios published on Friday.

February 21, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

How Colleges Lost Billions to Hedge Funds in 2016

How Colleges Lost Billions to Hedge Funds in 2016

February 21, 2017

A peculiar thing happened in 2016. While the Dow Jones industrial average grew by more than 13 percent, college endowments saw nearly a negative 2 percent rate of return. The worst endowment performance took place at the nation’s wealthiest private institutions. Harvard’s endowment alone shrank by $2 billion, a 5-percent decline. Out of the 40 biggest endowments, 35 declined in value.
A peculiar thing happened in 2016. While the Dow Jones industrial average grew by more than 13 percent, college endowments saw nearly a negative 2 percent rate of return. The worst endowment performance took place at the nation’s wealthiest private institutions. Harvard’s endowment alone shrank by $2 billion, a 5-percent decline. Out of the 40 biggest endowments, 35 declined in value.

February 21, 2017

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Inside Higher Ed

Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy

Liberal Arts College Students Are Getting Less Artsy

February 21, 2017

At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.
At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

February 21, 2017

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Newsday, NY

Cuomo’s College Tuition Plan Comes With Unclear Costs, Benefits

Cuomo’s College Tuition Plan Comes With Unclear Costs, Benefits

February 21, 2017

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Excelsior Scholarship” program aims to make more residents eligible for a tuition-free college degree at the state’s public two-year and four-year schools. But higher education experts, faculty and student leaders statewide, and State University of New York officials — while endorsing the governor’s cornerstone proposal as a dramatic step in reducing students’ cost burden — stop short of calling it free public college, as it was framed last month when Cuomo announced it at LaGuardia Community College with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at his side.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Excelsior Scholarship” program aims to make more residents eligible for a tuition-free college degree at the state’s public two-year and four-year schools. But higher education experts, faculty and student leaders statewide, and State University of New York officials — while endorsing the governor’s cornerstone proposal as a dramatic step in reducing students’ cost burden — stop short of calling it free public college, as it was framed last month when Cuomo announced it at LaGuardia Community College with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders at his side.

February 21, 2017

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