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How Higher Education Lost Washington - Opinion

December 04, 2017

Contributor Jeffrey J. Selingo writes: College leaders I have talked with in recent weeks seem to have been blindsided by what they see as an attack on one of the strengths of the U.S. economy. Perhaps one of the reasons they didn’t see this coming is that for many of them, Washington has become an afterthought. Although federal dollars account for a sizable portion of campus budgets when financial aid and research are included, college presidents seem to be spending less time looking after that money in Washington (especially when compared to their counterparts in other industries).

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