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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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New rules, old fight: Critics say U.S. proposals on implementing education law are heavy handed

Washington Post

May 27, 2016

The U.S. Education Department issued proposed regulations Thursday (see text below) to give states “the clarity they need” to implement the new K-12 education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act. What’s clear is that the proposed regulations instantly sparked a new battle with some critics who charged the Obama administration with continuing to insert itself in issues where it doesn’t belong.Read More


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Surge in Americans Applying to Have Student Debt Canceled

Wall Street Journal

May 27, 2016

The Obama administration is wading through nearly 20,000 applications from Americans seeking to have student loans canceled on the grounds they were deceived by colleges, the fallout from a student-debt boom that already has led the government to forgive tens of millions of dollars of borrowings.Read More


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Employee Sues University After Data Leak

Inc.com

May 27, 2016

A Rockhurst University employee is suing the school after private information belonging to herself and another 1,200 of the school's employees was provided to criminals by one of her colleagues who fell prey to CEO fraud-type spear phishing last month.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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