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The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Lead a Small (but Mighty!) College

How to Lead a Small (but Mighty!) College

July 29, 2019

In eight years as president of Wilson College, in Chambersburg, Pa., Barbara K. Mistick oversaw the kind of revival that many small-college trustees dream of.
In eight years as president of Wilson College, in Chambersburg, Pa., Barbara K. Mistick oversaw the kind of revival that many small-college trustees dream of.

July 29, 2019

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Forbes

Supporting Health And Well-Being On College Campuses

Supporting Health And Well-Being On College Campuses

July 25, 2019

Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College writes: Health and well-being are crucial to students’ academic and personal success, yet nurturing student well-being on campus is a constantly evolving challenge.
Maria Klawe, President, Harvey Mudd College writes: Health and well-being are crucial to students’ academic and personal success, yet nurturing student well-being on campus is a constantly evolving challenge.

July 25, 2019

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The New York Times

When a Black Student Plays Along With the K.K.K. Joke, What’s a College to Do?

When a Black Student Plays Along With the K.K.K. Joke, What’s a Col...

July 16, 2019

Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond (VA), writes:  Leading a university of more than 3,000 undergraduates means routinely making difficult phone calls to parents, students and alumni. Still, I’ve rarely felt as apprehensive or conflicted as I did this past winter when I realized I had to call an African-American alumnus who appears in a grotesque yearbook photo from 1980. Drink in hand, the student, Michael Kizzie, stands smiling on a table in what appears to be a fraternity house. He has a mock noose around his neck, and he is surrounded by unidentifiable — but presumably white — classmates in Ku Klux Klan robes, as some sort of sick joke.
Ronald Crutcher, president of the University of Richmond (VA), writes:  Leading a university of more than 3,000 undergraduates means routinely making difficult phone calls to parents, students and alumni. Still, I’ve rarely felt as apprehensive or conflicted as I did this past winter when I realized I had to call an African-American alumnus who appears in a grotesque yearbook photo from 1980. Drink in hand, the student, Michael Kizzie, stands smiling on a table in what appears to be a fraternity house. He has a mock noose around his neck, and he is surrounded by unidentifiable — but presumably white — classmates in Ku Klux Klan robes, as some sort of sick joke.

July 16, 2019

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BusinessOfficerMagazine.com

Position for Strength

Position for Strength

July 15, 2019

Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: In the supercharged, highly competitive arena of higher education, many small and midsize institutions must accentuate their strengths or develop new ones that differentiate them from other colleges and universities. Although higher education is notoriously slow and arguably often resistant to change, today’s market forces and financial realities compel institutions to plan aggressively for success—especially for those that have smaller endowments and are heavily dependent on enrollment.
Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: In the supercharged, highly competitive arena of higher education, many small and midsize institutions must accentuate their strengths or develop new ones that differentiate them from other colleges and universities. Although higher education is notoriously slow and arguably often resistant to change, today’s market forces and financial realities compel institutions to plan aggressively for success—especially for those that have smaller endowments and are heavily dependent on enrollment.

July 15, 2019

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Star-Ledger, NJ

Don’t Get Sticker Shock From College Price Tags, University President Says

Don’t Get Sticker Shock From College Price Tags, University Preside...

July 09, 2019

Nariman Farvardin, President, Stevens Institute of Technology writes: A recent Star-Ledger article projecting future costs of higher education illuminates some important trends in the escalation of tuition costs vs. median household income for New Jersey. What it fails to present, however, is that the net tuition rates that students actually pay — that is, tuition and fees minus scholarships and federal and state grants — can be significantly lower than the advertised cost of tuition and fees. The article states, “The data only takes into account the sticker price of tuition and fees, and does not take things like average scholarships or the cost of books and room and board into account.”
Nariman Farvardin, President, Stevens Institute of Technology writes: A recent Star-Ledger article projecting future costs of higher education illuminates some important trends in the escalation of tuition costs vs. median household income for New Jersey. What it fails to present, however, is that the net tuition rates that students actually pay — that is, tuition and fees minus scholarships and federal and state grants — can be significantly lower than the advertised cost of tuition and fees. The article states, “The data only takes into account the sticker price of tuition and fees, and does not take things like average scholarships or the cost of books and room and board into account.”

July 09, 2019

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