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The Huffington Post

The Unintended Consequences of Free Tuition Proposals

The Unintended Consequences of Free Tuition Proposals

January 26, 2017

Gary A. Olson, president of Daemen College (NY), writes: So, as the New York proposal illustrates, public officials on both the national and state levels need to consult with higher education leaders as they craft proposals that potentially could affect hundreds of thousands of students. Not doing so increases the chances that a plan could have serious negative consequences both for institutions and—most importantly—for our students.
Gary A. Olson, president of Daemen College (NY), writes: So, as the New York proposal illustrates, public officials on both the national and state levels need to consult with higher education leaders as they craft proposals that potentially could affect hundreds of thousands of students. Not doing so increases the chances that a plan could have serious negative consequences both for institutions and—most importantly—for our students.

January 26, 2017

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Daily Times, Watertown, MA

College Presidents: Increasing TAP Would Offer Students More Choices

College Presidents: Increasing TAP Would Offer Students More Choices

January 17, 2017

Anthony G. Collins, Cathy C. Dove & William L. Fox write: While national attention on New York’s higher education assets is welcome, government policy that artificially shifts enrollment growth to public colleges and universities doesn’t make the ongoing investment to taxpayers more affordable. Instead, it could have unintended consequences on both public and private institutions by increasing operating costs and the infrastructure needs on some campuses, duplicating enrollment capacity and/or boxing out students from programs due to finite capacity and new selectivity standards.
Anthony G. Collins, Cathy C. Dove & William L. Fox write: While national attention on New York’s higher education assets is welcome, government policy that artificially shifts enrollment growth to public colleges and universities doesn’t make the ongoing investment to taxpayers more affordable. Instead, it could have unintended consequences on both public and private institutions by increasing operating costs and the infrastructure needs on some campuses, duplicating enrollment capacity and/or boxing out students from programs due to finite capacity and new selectivity standards.

January 17, 2017

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Observer Dispatch, Utica, NY

UC President: Don't Exclude Private Schools on Free Tuition

UC President: Don't Exclude Private Schools on Free Tuition

January 17, 2017

In an interview with the Observer Dispatch, Utica College (NY) President Laura Casamento said: "Our message is really: don't exclude the private (schools)," She continued, "Six out of 10 of our competitors are state schools. Our average family income is $83,000.
In an interview with the Observer Dispatch, Utica College (NY) President Laura Casamento said: "Our message is really: don't exclude the private (schools)," She continued, "Six out of 10 of our competitors are state schools. Our average family income is $83,000.

January 17, 2017

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The Washington Post

Why Pragmatic Liberal Education Matters Now More Than Ever

Why Pragmatic Liberal Education Matters Now More Than Ever

January 13, 2017

Michael S. Roth, president of Wesleyan University (PA), writes: To be sure, college culture has been mocked throughout American history, but today collegiate life inspires either a toxic mixture of anger and resentment or just baffled misunderstanding. Given the coverage of campus life, it’s understandable that the American public seems to have forgotten how important our universities have been as engines of economic and cultural innovation, of social mobility.
Michael S. Roth, president of Wesleyan University (PA), writes: To be sure, college culture has been mocked throughout American history, but today collegiate life inspires either a toxic mixture of anger and resentment or just baffled misunderstanding. Given the coverage of campus life, it’s understandable that the American public seems to have forgotten how important our universities have been as engines of economic and cultural innovation, of social mobility.

January 13, 2017

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The Washington Post

Liberal Arts Education in the Age of Trump

Liberal Arts Education in the Age of Trump

January 01, 2017

Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College (NC), writes: The anger that helped GOP nominee Donald Trump win the presidency grew out of frustration with technology and a global economy that left a large swath of Americans behind. Their educational experience did not and does not equip them to adapt to rapidly changing workforce needs. A high school diploma used to assure employment opportunities and often a middle-class income. Those days are a distant memory, and the future trend line only falls more steeply. How many jobs will delivery drones and autonomous vehicles eliminate?
Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College (NC), writes: The anger that helped GOP nominee Donald Trump win the presidency grew out of frustration with technology and a global economy that left a large swath of Americans behind. Their educational experience did not and does not equip them to adapt to rapidly changing workforce needs. A high school diploma used to assure employment opportunities and often a middle-class income. Those days are a distant memory, and the future trend line only falls more steeply. How many jobs will delivery drones and autonomous vehicles eliminate?

January 01, 2017

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