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The Buffalo News, NY

Another Voice: TAP Awards Need To Go Up - Presidential Opinion

Another Voice: TAP Awards Need To Go Up - Presidential Opinion

March 24, 2017

John J. Hurley, President, Canisius College writes: Our proposal to improve TAP by increasing the maximum award and income-eligibility limits will make free tuition at SUNY and CUNY available to many more students with financial need, while preserving students’ rights to choose the school – public or private – that best fits their needs.
John J. Hurley, President, Canisius College writes: Our proposal to improve TAP by increasing the maximum award and income-eligibility limits will make free tuition at SUNY and CUNY available to many more students with financial need, while preserving students’ rights to choose the school – public or private – that best fits their needs.

March 24, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

When Debate Dies, Who Loses? - Presidential Opinion

When Debate Dies, Who Loses? - Presidential Opinion

March 23, 2017

Walter M. Kimbrough, President, Dillard University writes: As part of my inaugural activities at Philander Smith College, in 2005, I started a lecture series called "Bless the Mic." In my remarks before introducing the first speaker, I said, "A lecture series is a staple in American higher education, but frankly, the average lecture series is boring, stuffy, dry, stale, and tired. I don’t want anyone to get me wrong. A fascinating conversation about ‘The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos’ is welcomed … but just not here."
Walter M. Kimbrough, President, Dillard University writes: As part of my inaugural activities at Philander Smith College, in 2005, I started a lecture series called "Bless the Mic." In my remarks before introducing the first speaker, I said, "A lecture series is a staple in American higher education, but frankly, the average lecture series is boring, stuffy, dry, stale, and tired. I don’t want anyone to get me wrong. A fascinating conversation about ‘The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos’ is welcomed … but just not here."

March 23, 2017

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Fairfield Citizen, CT

Taxing Private Colleges Shoots Connecticut in the Foot

Taxing Private Colleges Shoots Connecticut in the Foot

March 21, 2017

John J. Petillo, president of Sacred Heart University (CT), writes:  As Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut Legislature debate cost overruns and budget deficits, they are looking, understandably, at every possible way to trim fat from the state budget. Programs and policies well-worn and long protected by compromise, convenience or political favor are under scrutiny, as they should be. But it would be a mistake - and worse, dangerously counterproductive to our State’s long-term interests - if financial aid and much-needed support to our private colleges and universities were to be further cut, or if new taxes, tariffs or fees are imposed on our critical educational infrastructure.
John J. Petillo, president of Sacred Heart University (CT), writes:  As Gov. Malloy and the Connecticut Legislature debate cost overruns and budget deficits, they are looking, understandably, at every possible way to trim fat from the state budget. Programs and policies well-worn and long protected by compromise, convenience or political favor are under scrutiny, as they should be. But it would be a mistake - and worse, dangerously counterproductive to our State’s long-term interests - if financial aid and much-needed support to our private colleges and universities were to be further cut, or if new taxes, tariffs or fees are imposed on our critical educational infrastructure.

March 21, 2017

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The Huffington Post

A Third Way for Universities

A Third Way for Universities

March 20, 2017

Paula Wallace, president and founder, Savannah College of Art & Design (GA), writes: And yet, who says today’s universities must focus on one or the other? To forsake considerations of the practical is foolhardy, whereas to ignore the deepest longing of the human heart is just as shortsighted. I am privileged to serve as president of a university that champions a third way.
Paula Wallace, president and founder, Savannah College of Art & Design (GA), writes: And yet, who says today’s universities must focus on one or the other? To forsake considerations of the practical is foolhardy, whereas to ignore the deepest longing of the human heart is just as shortsighted. I am privileged to serve as president of a university that champions a third way.

March 20, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Speak for My University? It’s Complicated

Speak for My University? It’s Complicated

March 20, 2017

Michael Hemesath, president of Saint John’s University (MN), writes: As I am sure is true of most of my presidential colleagues, rarely does a week go by when I am not asked to commit the institution to a position on some public issue beyond our campus. 
Michael Hemesath, president of Saint John’s University (MN), writes: As I am sure is true of most of my presidential colleagues, rarely does a week go by when I am not asked to commit the institution to a position on some public issue beyond our campus. 

March 20, 2017

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