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

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Things Successful Presidents Do

Chronicle of Higher Education - Opinion Piece

April 28, 2016

Scott Newman writes: During my fellowship, I made a point of meeting presidents and chancellors who were widely regarded as successful. I met more than 40 such CEOs via the program, and they were as different as the institutions they led. But from our conversations, some key similarities emerged in how they succeed at their jobs. Here is my list of practices that successful leaders seem to follow.Read More


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White House Steps Up Effort to Reform Student Loan Servicing to Stave Off Rising Defaults

Washington Post

April 28, 2016

The White House unveiled a series of initiatives Thursday to improve the way the government collects payments on education loans, at a time when defaults are rising.Read More


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If We Want a Workforce of Drones We're Going About It the Right Way

Forbes - Opinion

April 28, 2016

Forbes Contributor Nick Morrison writes: The arts have always faced an uphill battle to get enough time and resources in schools, but in recent years the slope seems to have got even steeper. In part, this is due to our obsession with international comparisons. Policy makers and school leaders are eager to see where school systems stand in relation to their global competitors, and standardized tests have become the de facto judge of how well an education system is doing.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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