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The Atlantic

Student Journalism in the Age of Media Distrust

Student Journalism in the Age of Media Distrust

August 10, 2018

There was a president with an energizing message, then a sharp, seemingly instant, political shift. The new president kept an enemies list that included a number of reporters. And he was knee-deep in controversy—though that only led some people to support him more fervently. People were excited about journalism—and that was reflected in massive enrollment jumps at journalism schools across the country. In 1970, enrollment of journalism majors hovered at about 33,000; by 1979, that figure had jumped to 71,000.
There was a president with an energizing message, then a sharp, seemingly instant, political shift. The new president kept an enemies list that included a number of reporters. And he was knee-deep in controversy—though that only led some people to support him more fervently. People were excited about journalism—and that was reflected in massive enrollment jumps at journalism schools across the country. In 1970, enrollment of journalism majors hovered at about 33,000; by 1979, that figure had jumped to 71,000.

August 10, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

'Free College' Could Make America College-Free – Opinion

'Free College' Could Make America College-Free – Opinion

August 10, 2018

Ryan Craig, managing director of University Ventures and author of the upcoming "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College," writes:  As Democrats work themselves into a free-college feeding frenzy, I’m not seeing any new red states or Republican governors following Tennessee’s lead. Free community college began as a bipartisan idea, but Democratic adoption, absorption and extension has made it entirely partisan. In this, free college is following the well-trod path of both global warming and school choice.
Ryan Craig, managing director of University Ventures and author of the upcoming "A New U: Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College," writes:  As Democrats work themselves into a free-college feeding frenzy, I’m not seeing any new red states or Republican governors following Tennessee’s lead. Free community college began as a bipartisan idea, but Democratic adoption, absorption and extension has made it entirely partisan. In this, free college is following the well-trod path of both global warming and school choice.

August 10, 2018

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Forbes

Why Do College Dropouts Fail to Repay Their Student Loans? - Opinion

Why Do College Dropouts Fail to Repay Their Student Loans? - Opinion

August 10, 2018

Preston Cooper, a research analyst in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, writes: At the average institution, a graduate is 20 percentage points likelier than a dropout to make progress paying down her loans within five years of entering repayment.  Surveys show that borrowers already consider student loan payments a low priority relative to other obligations.
Preston Cooper, a research analyst in education policy at the American Enterprise Institute, writes: At the average institution, a graduate is 20 percentage points likelier than a dropout to make progress paying down her loans within five years of entering repayment.  Surveys show that borrowers already consider student loan payments a low priority relative to other obligations.

August 10, 2018

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University Business

‘One Size Fits All’ No Longer Applies for Effective Higher Ed Donor Communications - Column

‘One Size Fits All’ No Longer Applies for Effective Higher Ed Donor...

August 09, 2018

Marc C. Whitt, director of philanthropy communications at University of Kentucky Philanthropy, writes:  Have you noticed a recent change in fashion? I’m talking about a subtle yet important change with ball caps. That’s right—ball caps.  In the market for one recently, I scoured a sporting goods store’s display of ball caps, and discovered one small, but significant, difference. For many years, ball caps came with the tag sewn inside the inner rim: “one size fits all.” 
Marc C. Whitt, director of philanthropy communications at University of Kentucky Philanthropy, writes:  Have you noticed a recent change in fashion? I’m talking about a subtle yet important change with ball caps. That’s right—ball caps.  In the market for one recently, I scoured a sporting goods store’s display of ball caps, and discovered one small, but significant, difference. For many years, ball caps came with the tag sewn inside the inner rim: “one size fits all.” 

August 09, 2018

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Curbed.com

Universities, Chasing the Startup Economy, Reshape Urban Real Estate

Universities, Chasing the Startup Economy, Reshape Urban Real Estate

August 09, 2018

Universities have always been anchor institutions, large landowners, and significant economic forces in their cities. But shifts in the economy and academia have left many seeking new financial partners: According to Sharon Haar, a professor of architecture at the University of Michigan and author of The City as Campus, universities’ public funding stream has dried up, the tuition funding stream is tapped out, and they invest an inordinate amount of their own money in research.
Universities have always been anchor institutions, large landowners, and significant economic forces in their cities. But shifts in the economy and academia have left many seeking new financial partners: According to Sharon Haar, a professor of architecture at the University of Michigan and author of The City as Campus, universities’ public funding stream has dried up, the tuition funding stream is tapped out, and they invest an inordinate amount of their own money in research.

August 09, 2018

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