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Los Angeles Times

Free Tuition Isn’t the Best Way to Improve Access to College

Free Tuition Isn’t the Best Way to Improve Access to College

January 14, 2019

Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes:  Many politicians today perceive the idea of free tuition as a winning strategy, and it’s easy to see why. Young people are more anxious than ever about getting a college education as a path to a more successful career, and college debt is on the rise. But, despite what the term implies, free tuition is not the best way to enable more students to afford a college education.
Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes:  Many politicians today perceive the idea of free tuition as a winning strategy, and it’s easy to see why. Young people are more anxious than ever about getting a college education as a path to a more successful career, and college debt is on the rise. But, despite what the term implies, free tuition is not the best way to enable more students to afford a college education.

January 14, 2019

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Education Drive.com

President Speaks: Creating Leadership Pathways for Women in Higher Ed

President Speaks: Creating Leadership Pathways for Women in Higher Ed

January 08, 2019

The College of Saint Rose (NY) President Carolyn Stefanco writes:  I am an unlikely leader. As a first-generation college student and a woman who came of age in an era when the feminist movement was just beginning to challenge long-held assumptions about gender roles, I somehow managed to become a college president. In high school, I had seriously considered secretarial school. Due to the encouragement of a female social studies teacher, however, I enrolled in college. There I discovered women's studies, and a new lens through which to view my life.
The College of Saint Rose (NY) President Carolyn Stefanco writes:  I am an unlikely leader. As a first-generation college student and a woman who came of age in an era when the feminist movement was just beginning to challenge long-held assumptions about gender roles, I somehow managed to become a college president. In high school, I had seriously considered secretarial school. Due to the encouragement of a female social studies teacher, however, I enrolled in college. There I discovered women's studies, and a new lens through which to view my life.

January 08, 2019

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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, PA

There Is No True Student-Loan Crisis

There Is No True Student-Loan Crisis

January 07, 2019

Chris Howard, President, Robert Morris University writes: College and university presidents increasingly find ourselves having to combat a number of negative misperceptions about higher education, but none has been quite so stubborn as the notion that our graduates are being crushed beneath a mountain of student-loan debt.
Chris Howard, President, Robert Morris University writes: College and university presidents increasingly find ourselves having to combat a number of negative misperceptions about higher education, but none has been quite so stubborn as the notion that our graduates are being crushed beneath a mountain of student-loan debt.

January 07, 2019

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Inside Higher Ed

When Visions of Mission Collide

When Visions of Mission Collide

December 20, 2018

Raynard S. Kington, president of Grinnell College (IA), writes:  Grinnell College is in the midst of a complicated and difficult debate about undergraduate student unionization, and at its core is a question about the very reason why institutions of higher education, like Grinnell, exist. Regardless of whether the students choose to pursue an expansion of our college’s student union, as leaders of the college, the board and I must decide what type of college Grinnell is as our community grapples with this complex issue about which reasonable, fair-minded people can and do disagree.
Raynard S. Kington, president of Grinnell College (IA), writes:  Grinnell College is in the midst of a complicated and difficult debate about undergraduate student unionization, and at its core is a question about the very reason why institutions of higher education, like Grinnell, exist. Regardless of whether the students choose to pursue an expansion of our college’s student union, as leaders of the college, the board and I must decide what type of college Grinnell is as our community grapples with this complex issue about which reasonable, fair-minded people can and do disagree.

December 20, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Underrated Employees, Tuition Costs, and College Fight Songs: Tough Questions for Campus Leaders

Underrated Employees, Tuition Costs, and College Fight Songs: Tough...

December 19, 2018

Miles Davis, president, Linfield College; Mark Roosevelt, president, St. John’s College; and Kim A. Wilcox, chancellor, U. of California at Riverside try to answer the hard questions about higher education, like whether the faculty really understands the top executive's  job, and who is the most underrated employee on campus.
Miles Davis, president, Linfield College; Mark Roosevelt, president, St. John’s College; and Kim A. Wilcox, chancellor, U. of California at Riverside try to answer the hard questions about higher education, like whether the faculty really understands the top executive's  job, and who is the most underrated employee on campus.

December 19, 2018

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