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The Detroit News, MI

Michigan’s Private Colleges Matter

Michigan’s Private Colleges Matter

March 17, 2017

Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes: A recent report by Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU) examines the economic footprint of the state’s 25 not-for-profit schools. The data makes a strong case for private higher education as a valuable alternative to the state’s public schools. The privates contribute significantly to creating a highly educated workforce, and they strongly impact the communities they serve.
Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes: A recent report by Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities (MICU) examines the economic footprint of the state’s 25 not-for-profit schools. The data makes a strong case for private higher education as a valuable alternative to the state’s public schools. The privates contribute significantly to creating a highly educated workforce, and they strongly impact the communities they serve.

March 17, 2017

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SILive.com, NY

Cuomo's 'Free College' Plan? Not So Fast, Governor.

Cuomo's 'Free College' Plan? Not So Fast, Governor.

March 16, 2017

Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College (NY), and James OKeefe, vice provost, Staten Island Campus, St. John's University (NY), write: And to whom would the Excelsior Scholarship provide free tuition? Not those who need financial support the most.
Richard Guarasci, president of Wagner College (NY), and James OKeefe, vice provost, Staten Island Campus, St. John's University (NY), write: And to whom would the Excelsior Scholarship provide free tuition? Not those who need financial support the most.

March 16, 2017

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The Topeka Capitol-Journal, KS

Will Jones: Is College Worth it? Absolutely

Will Jones: Is College Worth it? Absolutely

March 01, 2017

Will Jones, president of Bethany College (KS), writes: College is worth it. The general skills and specific knowledge you gain will benefit you for your entire life. The network of alumni you join will be of tremendous value, personally and professionally. Take it from me; the college experience will make your life better.
Will Jones, president of Bethany College (KS), writes: College is worth it. The general skills and specific knowledge you gain will benefit you for your entire life. The network of alumni you join will be of tremendous value, personally and professionally. Take it from me; the college experience will make your life better.

March 01, 2017

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch, MO

Serving as Champions of Diversity and Inclusion

Serving as Champions of Diversity and Inclusion

February 27, 2017

Elizabeth Stroble, president of Webster University (MO), writes: For a host of reasons, not the least of which is we are honoring the tradition of Black History Month, it is timely to consider our collective commitment to the core values of diversity and inclusion. For those of us in St. Louis, we know that the events of 2014 in Ferguson and surrounding communities triggered an assessment and re-examination of our policies, practices and attitudes, followed by unprecedented investments of support and funding.
Elizabeth Stroble, president of Webster University (MO), writes: For a host of reasons, not the least of which is we are honoring the tradition of Black History Month, it is timely to consider our collective commitment to the core values of diversity and inclusion. For those of us in St. Louis, we know that the events of 2014 in Ferguson and surrounding communities triggered an assessment and re-examination of our policies, practices and attitudes, followed by unprecedented investments of support and funding.

February 27, 2017

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The Virginian-Pilot, VA

Higher Ed in the Age of Trump

Higher Ed in the Age of Trump

February 21, 2017

Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: I recently attended briefings on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities at its annual meeting. On the agenda was launching the Independent College Caucus, a bipartisan initiative to recognize contributions of independent colleges and universities.
Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: I recently attended briefings on Capitol Hill, sponsored by the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities at its annual meeting. On the agenda was launching the Independent College Caucus, a bipartisan initiative to recognize contributions of independent colleges and universities.

February 21, 2017

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