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The New York Times

At Notre Dame, We Believe ‘Student’ Should Come First in ‘Student-Athlete’

At Notre Dame, We Believe ‘Student’ Should Come First in ‘Student-A...

July 06, 2021

John I. Jenkins, President, University of Notre Dame writes: Rather than treading lightly around this situation, we should seize the opportunity for reform and improvement. As we consider the shape of such reform, I propose the following as a guiding principle: Any changes adopted should support and strengthen the educational purpose central to our institutions, and enhance the educational outcomes for our student-athletes.
John I. Jenkins, President, University of Notre Dame writes: Rather than treading lightly around this situation, we should seize the opportunity for reform and improvement. As we consider the shape of such reform, I propose the following as a guiding principle: Any changes adopted should support and strengthen the educational purpose central to our institutions, and enhance the educational outcomes for our student-athletes.

July 06, 2021

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USA Today

New Jersey’s Independent Colleges Remain Strong, Resilient and Persistent

New Jersey’s Independent Colleges Remain Strong, Resilient and Pers...

June 21, 2021

Joseph R. Marbach, president of Georgian Court University (NJ), writes: As conversations about the challenges faced by higher education before and after the pandemic permeate the news cycles, I would like to commend the independent colleges and universities of New Jersey for their persistence, resilience, and success.  The 14 non-profit public mission Colleges and Universities of the Independent Sector of Higher Education in New Jersey have been implementing innovative solutions to improve the educational outcomes of their students, affordability and accessibility of their institutions, and their financial positions in a rapidly evolving higher ed landscape. 
Joseph R. Marbach, president of Georgian Court University (NJ), writes: As conversations about the challenges faced by higher education before and after the pandemic permeate the news cycles, I would like to commend the independent colleges and universities of New Jersey for their persistence, resilience, and success.  The 14 non-profit public mission Colleges and Universities of the Independent Sector of Higher Education in New Jersey have been implementing innovative solutions to improve the educational outcomes of their students, affordability and accessibility of their institutions, and their financial positions in a rapidly evolving higher ed landscape. 

June 21, 2021

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PublicSource.org

After Layoff Uproar at Point Park, Faculty Voice Concerns About Campus Diversity and Stability

After Layoff Uproar at Point Park, Faculty Voice Concerns About Cam...

June 21, 2021

Point Park University, like many colleges across the country, announced that the institution had to make difficult financial decisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the university quickly faced backlash from faculty, students and alumni, who criticized Point Park for saying it promoted diversity, while undermining those efforts with layoffs. 
Point Park University, like many colleges across the country, announced that the institution had to make difficult financial decisions because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the university quickly faced backlash from faculty, students and alumni, who criticized Point Park for saying it promoted diversity, while undermining those efforts with layoffs. 

June 21, 2021

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Pittsburgh Business Times, PA

Viewpoint: To Address Student Debt Crisis, Colleges Need to Focus on Getting Students Across the Finish Line

Viewpoint: To Address Student Debt Crisis, Colleges Need to Focus o...

June 10, 2021

Elizabeth M. Meade, president of Cedar Crest College (PA), writes: The true crisis in America related to student debt is not about those students who have completed their degrees and will receive the real economic earnings benefit of that degree. It is about the students who have borrowed significant amounts of money and never completed their degrees, thus denied the increased earnings power that would pay back the debt.
Elizabeth M. Meade, president of Cedar Crest College (PA), writes: The true crisis in America related to student debt is not about those students who have completed their degrees and will receive the real economic earnings benefit of that degree. It is about the students who have borrowed significant amounts of money and never completed their degrees, thus denied the increased earnings power that would pay back the debt.

June 10, 2021

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NorthJersey.com

As Corporate America Seeks Diversity, It Should Look to Black Colleges

As Corporate America Seeks Diversity, It Should Look to Black Colleges

June 09, 2021

Marcheta Evans, President, Bloomfield College writes: As the president of Bloomfield College, the only private Predominantly Black Institution in New Jersey, I urge OneTen and all corporate leaders committed to racial and economic equity to include PBIs in their search for Black and other minority talent. PBIs must be part of any corporate recruitment that aims to change the economic future of those harmed by systemic racism.
Marcheta Evans, President, Bloomfield College writes: As the president of Bloomfield College, the only private Predominantly Black Institution in New Jersey, I urge OneTen and all corporate leaders committed to racial and economic equity to include PBIs in their search for Black and other minority talent. PBIs must be part of any corporate recruitment that aims to change the economic future of those harmed by systemic racism.

June 09, 2021

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