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The Washington Post

Now’s the Time to Fund Minority-Serving Colleges and Boost Racial Equity

Now’s the Time to Fund Minority-Serving Colleges and Boost Racial E...

May 17, 2021

Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University writes: And because of the pandemic’s impact on higher education, its effects could be felt for years to come. According to a Post article, the increasing stream of Latinx students on college campuses in recent years has been threatened with “a 5.4 percent drop in the head count of Latino undergraduates in the fall” and “26.4 percent fewer high school graduates from schools with a high percentage of Black and Latino students [going] straight to college in 2020 compared with 2019.” A reduction in higher education gains for minority students will have far-reaching consequences on the financial health of their communities.
Irma Becerra, President, Marymount University writes: And because of the pandemic’s impact on higher education, its effects could be felt for years to come. According to a Post article, the increasing stream of Latinx students on college campuses in recent years has been threatened with “a 5.4 percent drop in the head count of Latino undergraduates in the fall” and “26.4 percent fewer high school graduates from schools with a high percentage of Black and Latino students [going] straight to college in 2020 compared with 2019.” A reduction in higher education gains for minority students will have far-reaching consequences on the financial health of their communities.

May 17, 2021

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Orlando Sentinel, FL

Private-School Funding Bill Would Limit College Choice

Private-School Funding Bill Would Limit College Choice

April 06, 2021

Arthur Keiser, President, Keiser University writes: Florida college students’ choice of educational institutions may be severely limited next fall if certain members of the Florida House of Representatives have their way. House Bill 5601 would limit students’ ability to access state funding when they choose to attend one of 30 Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) which are private, not-for-profit institutions.
Arthur Keiser, President, Keiser University writes: Florida college students’ choice of educational institutions may be severely limited next fall if certain members of the Florida House of Representatives have their way. House Bill 5601 would limit students’ ability to access state funding when they choose to attend one of 30 Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) which are private, not-for-profit institutions.

April 06, 2021

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Gotham Gazette, NY

New York’s Colleges and Universities are Key to Its Revival

New York’s Colleges and Universities are Key to Its Revival

March 01, 2021

Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University writes: There were nearly 1 million undergraduates enrolled in New York’s colleges and universities in the last academic year, according to statistics from the state Education Department. More students travel to New York for college than to any other state, according to data from the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York. And these students are the people who will help rebuild New York and drive our future.
Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University writes: There were nearly 1 million undergraduates enrolled in New York’s colleges and universities in the last academic year, according to statistics from the state Education Department. More students travel to New York for college than to any other state, according to data from the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities in New York. And these students are the people who will help rebuild New York and drive our future.

March 01, 2021

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Inside Higher Ed

Now Is the Time for Hard Decisions

Now Is the Time for Hard Decisions

February 18, 2021

Shirley M. Collado, President, Ithaca College and La Jerne Terry Cornish write: Our COVID crisis will end. But returning to business as usual once that occurs is a mistake that we, as president and provost of Ithaca, refuse to make. The time to activate needed change at Ithaca is now -- even in the face of resistance, as described in some detail in a recent Inside Higher Ed article. We’d like to offer some further context to our decision making and why we think significant strategic change is crucial now.
Shirley M. Collado, President, Ithaca College and La Jerne Terry Cornish write: Our COVID crisis will end. But returning to business as usual once that occurs is a mistake that we, as president and provost of Ithaca, refuse to make. The time to activate needed change at Ithaca is now -- even in the face of resistance, as described in some detail in a recent Inside Higher Ed article. We’d like to offer some further context to our decision making and why we think significant strategic change is crucial now.

February 18, 2021

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HigherEdDive.com

President Speaks: How Higher Education Can Avoid Leaving the Humanities Behind

President Speaks: How Higher Education Can Avoid Leaving the Humani...

February 18, 2021

Laura Walker, President, Bennington College writes: As the president of a liberal arts college in New England, I was particularly dismayed to learn late last year about the University of Vermont's cuts to humanities programs on the heels of similar cuts at other institutions throughout the region.   
Laura Walker, President, Bennington College writes: As the president of a liberal arts college in New England, I was particularly dismayed to learn late last year about the University of Vermont's cuts to humanities programs on the heels of similar cuts at other institutions throughout the region.   

February 18, 2021

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