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The Hechinger Report

Five Ways Colleges Can Enroll More Low-Income Students

Five Ways Colleges Can Enroll More Low-Income Students

November 21, 2017

Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College (PA), writes: When people ask me why I believe in the initiative, I love talking about the talent and drive of my first-generation mentees. I tell them about Michelle Bailey, from Alexandria, Pennsyvania, who graduated ninth in her class at Franklin & Marshall and now holds a Fulbright ETA Award in Taiwan. I also tell them about Ashley Christopherson, from Reno, Nevada, who graduated magna cum laude and now advocates for rural students through the College Advising Corps.
Daniel Porterfield, president of Franklin & Marshall College (PA), writes: When people ask me why I believe in the initiative, I love talking about the talent and drive of my first-generation mentees. I tell them about Michelle Bailey, from Alexandria, Pennsyvania, who graduated ninth in her class at Franklin & Marshall and now holds a Fulbright ETA Award in Taiwan. I also tell them about Ashley Christopherson, from Reno, Nevada, who graduated magna cum laude and now advocates for rural students through the College Advising Corps.

November 21, 2017

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The Chronicle of Higher Education

It’s Time for Me to Go

It’s Time for Me to Go

November 21, 2017

Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president of Salisbury University (MD), writes: When is it time to go? When has a college presidency run its course? Serving in such a role is a privilege, and I’ve always wanted to be sure not to overstay the period in which I can be most productive. Some people have told me, "You’ll know when it’s time" — and it turns out they were right. I believe that change is necessary for growth: change at the institution and change in the person at the helm. Fresh energy and new perspectives usually can propel an organization to the next level.
Janet Dudley-Eshbach, president of Salisbury University (MD), writes: When is it time to go? When has a college presidency run its course? Serving in such a role is a privilege, and I’ve always wanted to be sure not to overstay the period in which I can be most productive. Some people have told me, "You’ll know when it’s time" — and it turns out they were right. I believe that change is necessary for growth: change at the institution and change in the person at the helm. Fresh energy and new perspectives usually can propel an organization to the next level.

November 21, 2017

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The Washington Post

Williams College President: Don’t Ignore the Real Threats in the Debate Over Free Speech

Williams College President: Don’t Ignore the Real Threats in the De...

November 15, 2017

Adam Falk, president of Williams College (MA), writes: The problem is that provocateurs such as Derbyshire, Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopolous are intentionally blurring the line between the two. They have few policy ideas to offer, conservative or otherwise, and little or nothing interesting to say about critical issues such as health care, foreign policy or the tax code.
Adam Falk, president of Williams College (MA), writes: The problem is that provocateurs such as Derbyshire, Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopolous are intentionally blurring the line between the two. They have few policy ideas to offer, conservative or otherwise, and little or nothing interesting to say about critical issues such as health care, foreign policy or the tax code.

November 15, 2017

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Hartford Courant, CT

Tax Reform Proposals Hurt Connecticut Colleges

Tax Reform Proposals Hurt Connecticut Colleges

November 14, 2017

John Petillo, president of Sacred Heart University (CT), and Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, write: As presidents of public and independent colleges in Connecticut, we have grave concerns about the effects of the House Republican's proposal for tax reform in the United States. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the bill will cost higher education more than $111 billion over 10 years.
John Petillo, president of Sacred Heart University (CT), and Mark Ojakian, president of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, write: As presidents of public and independent colleges in Connecticut, we have grave concerns about the effects of the House Republican's proposal for tax reform in the United States. The Joint Committee on Taxation estimates the bill will cost higher education more than $111 billion over 10 years.

November 14, 2017

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University Business

Welcoming Veterans to College Campus

Welcoming Veterans to College Campus

November 07, 2017

Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University (PA), writes: Given the 16 years of continuous military activity following 9/11, it is not surprising that a large number of returning veterans are looking forward to the next step in their lives. As a nation, we should always remember their individual and collective sacrifice and courage. Increasingly, higher education is taking a larger role in providing opportunities for our veterans.
Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University (PA), writes: Given the 16 years of continuous military activity following 9/11, it is not surprising that a large number of returning veterans are looking forward to the next step in their lives. As a nation, we should always remember their individual and collective sacrifice and courage. Increasingly, higher education is taking a larger role in providing opportunities for our veterans.

November 07, 2017

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