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The Chronicle of Higher Education

Most Republicans Still Aren’t Crazy About Higher Education. And That’s OK.

Most Republicans Still Aren’t Crazy About Higher Education. And Tha...

October 15, 2018

Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College writes: Another round of hand-wringing and soul-searching has been inspired by another set of surveys showing a decline in public confidence in American higher education. All of these surveys reveal a partisan distinction, with the sharpest decline and the most negative attitudes among respondents who identify themselves as Republican.
Brian Rosenberg, President, Macalester College writes: Another round of hand-wringing and soul-searching has been inspired by another set of surveys showing a decline in public confidence in American higher education. All of these surveys reveal a partisan distinction, with the sharpest decline and the most negative attitudes among respondents who identify themselves as Republican.

October 15, 2018

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The Virginian-Pilot (Virginia Beach, VA)

Seeking Balance In Cost and Services

Seeking Balance In Cost and Services

October 09, 2018

Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: College and university presidents aren’t financial magicians, though they’re often viewed as such.  There’s a well-worn path to the president's office when budgets grow tight or tuition payments are late. Surely the sleight-of-hand president has a stash of money up the sleeve that can be produced as a bailout. Surely the president will wave a wand when consulted about a student’s financial hardship.
Scott D. Miller, president of Virginia Wesleyan University, writes: College and university presidents aren’t financial magicians, though they’re often viewed as such.  There’s a well-worn path to the president's office when budgets grow tight or tuition payments are late. Surely the sleight-of-hand president has a stash of money up the sleeve that can be produced as a bailout. Surely the president will wave a wand when consulted about a student’s financial hardship.

October 09, 2018

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EducationDrive.com

President Speaks: The Role of Higher Education in a 'Post-Truth' Era

President Speaks: The Role of Higher Education in a 'Post-Truth' Era

October 09, 2018

Grant Cornwell, president of Rollins College (FL), writes: From the Ancient Greeks to educational reformer John Dewey, and from the suffrage and civil rights movements to modern issues of inequality, educated citizens have played a key role in participatory democracy. And universities have advanced this role by preparing students to critically engage with the issues that affect their lives. At institutions of higher learning, students gain the tools to discover and evaluate facts, test theories and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.
Grant Cornwell, president of Rollins College (FL), writes: From the Ancient Greeks to educational reformer John Dewey, and from the suffrage and civil rights movements to modern issues of inequality, educated citizens have played a key role in participatory democracy. And universities have advanced this role by preparing students to critically engage with the issues that affect their lives. At institutions of higher learning, students gain the tools to discover and evaluate facts, test theories and deepen their understanding of themselves and the world.

October 09, 2018

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Forbes

Time for a Detox: How the Sugar High of Certainty Impairs Speaking About Speech

Time for a Detox: How the Sugar High of Certainty Impairs Speaking ...

October 04, 2018

Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College (NC), writes:  As an alumna, I appreciate the University of Chicago’s clear focus on open, rigorous inquiry. I have never been, not before or since, in another place where thinking mattered so much and I loved it. No surprise, then, that U of C led the way in aggressively affirming what has become a widely adopted commitment to campus-wide freedom of expression:
Carol Quillen, president of Davidson College (NC), writes:  As an alumna, I appreciate the University of Chicago’s clear focus on open, rigorous inquiry. I have never been, not before or since, in another place where thinking mattered so much and I loved it. No surprise, then, that U of C led the way in aggressively affirming what has become a widely adopted commitment to campus-wide freedom of expression:

October 04, 2018

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The Free Press, Detroit, MI

Private Colleges Teach Useful Skills

Private Colleges Teach Useful Skills

September 27, 2018

Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes: In recent years, Michigan employers have emphasized the need for stronger learning outcomes. They say too many of today’s job candidates lack the knowledge and skills they need to be successful—which, in turn, results in a plethora of economic challenges for our state. 
Private, non-profit colleges aim for nothing less than providing an earth-changing education that prepares the leaders so needed by our increasingly divided society.
Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College (MI), writes: In recent years, Michigan employers have emphasized the need for stronger learning outcomes. They say too many of today’s job candidates lack the knowledge and skills they need to be successful—which, in turn, results in a plethora of economic challenges for our state. 
Private, non-profit colleges aim for nothing less than providing an earth-changing education that prepares the leaders so needed by our increasingly divided society.

September 27, 2018

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