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The Washington Post

Our Graduates Should Answer Cynicism and Insults with Inquiry and Reflection

Our Graduates Should Answer Cynicism and Insults with Inquiry and R...

May 29, 2018

Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University writes: I’m hopeful that students graduating this spring, regardless of what they’ve studied, do feel empowered and that their capacity for inquiry, compromise and reflection has been enhanced by their college years. Empowerment was what W.E.B. Du Bois looked for in the best of American education. He knew that people had to earn a living, but he believed that a truly pragmatic education would not just prepare someone to fit in to an existing occupational slot. A true education would increase one’s abilities to act purposefully as a citizen, a neighbor and family member as well as an economic provider. Inquiry, compromise and reflection are essential ingredients for the development of these abilities.
Michael S. Roth, President, Wesleyan University writes: I’m hopeful that students graduating this spring, regardless of what they’ve studied, do feel empowered and that their capacity for inquiry, compromise and reflection has been enhanced by their college years. Empowerment was what W.E.B. Du Bois looked for in the best of American education. He knew that people had to earn a living, but he believed that a truly pragmatic education would not just prepare someone to fit in to an existing occupational slot. A true education would increase one’s abilities to act purposefully as a citizen, a neighbor and family member as well as an economic provider. Inquiry, compromise and reflection are essential ingredients for the development of these abilities.

May 29, 2018

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Inside Higher Ed

Higher Ed’s Role in Addressing School Violence

Higher Ed’s Role in Addressing School Violence

May 09, 2018

Kathleen McCartney, President, Smith College writes: Across the nation, high school students are now selecting the colleges and universities where they will spend the next formative chapter of their lives. They are making their choices against a backdrop of unprecedented public attention to gun violence, thanks to a bold and galvanizing uprising that they themselves have led. While they are high school students today, they will be college students next. Higher education has to be ready.
Kathleen McCartney, President, Smith College writes: Across the nation, high school students are now selecting the colleges and universities where they will spend the next formative chapter of their lives. They are making their choices against a backdrop of unprecedented public attention to gun violence, thanks to a bold and galvanizing uprising that they themselves have led. While they are high school students today, they will be college students next. Higher education has to be ready.

May 09, 2018

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Championship Wins Over Prospective Students for Villanova

A Championship Wins Over Prospective Students for Villanova

May 07, 2018

The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, president of Villanova University, says its recent NCAA basketball championships have attracted star students as well. But, he says, it still struggles to increase its enrollment of students of color and from low-income families. 
The Rev. Peter M. Donohue, president of Villanova University, says its recent NCAA basketball championships have attracted star students as well. But, he says, it still struggles to increase its enrollment of students of color and from low-income families. 

May 07, 2018

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UniversityBusiness.com

Let Privates Talk to Each Other About College Tuition

Let Privates Talk to Each Other About College Tuition

May 03, 2018

Wendy B. Libby, President, Stetson University writes: At a time when many are promoting free public education, NAICU contends Congress should not prohibit private colleges from discussing their own pricing and financial aid practices. Public colleges are exempt from antitrust rules.
Wendy B. Libby, President, Stetson University writes: At a time when many are promoting free public education, NAICU contends Congress should not prohibit private colleges from discussing their own pricing and financial aid practices. Public colleges are exempt from antitrust rules.

May 03, 2018

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The Tribune, Meadville, PA

A Better Alternative to a “Free Public” College

A Better Alternative to a “Free Public” College

April 26, 2018

Don Francis, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, writes: 
Earlier this year, a Harrisburg think-tank proposed free tuition and fees to high school graduates looking to continue their education to a post-secondary school.  Sounds great, so what’s the catch?
Don Francis, president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania, writes: 
Earlier this year, a Harrisburg think-tank proposed free tuition and fees to high school graduates looking to continue their education to a post-secondary school.  Sounds great, so what’s the catch?

April 26, 2018

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