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With Donors Helping, These Schools Are Tackling Student Loan Debt - Commentary

December 04, 2017

Columnist Mike Scutari writes:  In a recent post, I looked at how alumni Larry Gies and his wife Beth's $150 million gift to the University of Illinois, which aims to use technology to "democratize education" by offering a less expensive online MBA was a relatively novel phenomenon in higher ed philanthropy. We see surprisingly few initiatives backed by mega-donors that have anything to do with cutting costs.

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