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The New York Times

Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’

Black Scholars Are Not ‘Rare Creatures’

December 04, 2019

G. Gabrielle Starr, President, Pomona College writes: The idea that scholars of color are rare is a damaging fiction. Yet it’s pervasive in academia, causing untold damage. It allows some faculty deans to simply throw up their hands and give up on their recruitment efforts. It leads to small recruitment budgets for minority candidates.
G. Gabrielle Starr, President, Pomona College writes: The idea that scholars of color are rare is a damaging fiction. Yet it’s pervasive in academia, causing untold damage. It allows some faculty deans to simply throw up their hands and give up on their recruitment efforts. It leads to small recruitment budgets for minority candidates.

December 04, 2019

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The Times, IN

Private College Myths

Private College Myths

December 02, 2019

Mark Heckler, President, Valparaiso University writes: In this column, I aim to take on some of the false narrative that gets repeated about private education by providing facts. These private college myths can deter some students and their families from choosing a private education even when this path may be the best decision for their future success.
Mark Heckler, President, Valparaiso University writes: In this column, I aim to take on some of the false narrative that gets repeated about private education by providing facts. These private college myths can deter some students and their families from choosing a private education even when this path may be the best decision for their future success.

December 02, 2019

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The Virginian-Pilot, VA

Affordability Remains the Focus for Colleges

Affordability Remains the Focus for Colleges

December 02, 2019

Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: One of the hottest topics in higher education is affordability. Unless you are among the nation’s exclusive (and expensive) colleges and universities, you are undoubtedly focusing 24/7 on making your institution affordable.
Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University writes: One of the hottest topics in higher education is affordability. Unless you are among the nation’s exclusive (and expensive) colleges and universities, you are undoubtedly focusing 24/7 on making your institution affordable.

December 02, 2019

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Lipstick Leadership in Higher Education

Lipstick Leadership in Higher Education

November 19, 2019

Lori E. Varlotta, President, Hiram College writes: But it wasn’t until 2012, when I was a candidate for a university presidency and didn’t get the job, that an important insight came into crystal-clear focus: Sometimes being yourself generates an undesirable outcome, at least in the short term. The insights came from a search consultant who gave me timely, unadulterated feedback that was both dispiriting and eye-opening.
Lori E. Varlotta, President, Hiram College writes: But it wasn’t until 2012, when I was a candidate for a university presidency and didn’t get the job, that an important insight came into crystal-clear focus: Sometimes being yourself generates an undesirable outcome, at least in the short term. The insights came from a search consultant who gave me timely, unadulterated feedback that was both dispiriting and eye-opening.

November 19, 2019

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Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Private Higher Ed. Is a Good Investment for Students, Taxpayers Alike - Presidential Opinion

Private Higher Ed. Is a Good Investment for Students, Taxpayers Ali...

November 19, 2019

Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University writes: Across the country, numerous state and federal proposals are on the table to provide students with free tuition at public universities. While free sounds enticing, it is not a very good deal for taxpayers who will pick up the tab and for students who will face limited options.
Thomas J. Botzman, President, Misericordia University writes: Across the country, numerous state and federal proposals are on the table to provide students with free tuition at public universities. While free sounds enticing, it is not a very good deal for taxpayers who will pick up the tab and for students who will face limited options.

November 19, 2019

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