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Busting the Myths about Private Colleges


NAICU debunks the major myths surrounding private nonprofit colleges and universities. Visit 9myths.org to get the facts!

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Tim Kaine and Higher Ed

Inside Higher Ed

July 25, 2016

Hillary Clinton's running mate has promoted career and technical education, worried about the impact of student debt, and taught for many years at the University of Richmond.Read More


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Debt-Free College Isn’t As Simple As Waiving Tuition

Huffington Post

July 25, 2016

The biggest plank of Clinton’s plan is making community colleges free and eliminating tuition bills at in-state four-year public universities for students whose families make less than $125,000 a year. Year-round Pell Grants would also be restored. That’s a start, but it wouldn’t cover the majority of the cost of college.Read More


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Number of Colleges Undergoing Greater Financial Oversight Drops

Wall Street Journal

July 25, 2016

The number of colleges and universities subject to increased financial oversight by the federal government slid to 513 in June, from 528 three months earlier, according to an updated list posted to the U.S. Department of Education’s website Friday.Read More


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Veterans Deserve Universities' Loyalty

USA Today - Presidential Opinon

April 21, 2016

University of Southern California President C.L. Max Nikias and Professor David Petraeus write: Our nation owes an enormous debt to these new veterans. Indeed, they have earned recognition as America’s “New Greatest Generation.” And our universities need to support them to the fullest extent possible, including through the Yellow Ribbon Program, which removes financial barriers that often stand in the way.

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Why Women's Colleges Are Still Needed

University Business - Presidential Opinion

April 22, 2016

Jo Allen, president of Meredith College, writes: The role of women’s colleges—far beyond their origins in offering access to college degrees—is to help women flourish. Some women’s colleges have focused on women’s leadership; some on career preparation in STEM and other areas where women have been under-represented and dissatisfied; and still others on health care, education and areas where women excel.

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Proposed Federal Overtime Rules Will Negatively Impact Nonprofits

Scranton, Penn., Times-Tribune - Presidential Opinion

April 18, 2016

Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University, writes: For higher education, the challenges — while daunting — are not as overwhelming. Teachers and college faculty are exempt employees, so their salaries would not change. However, many of our colleagues, such as coaches, post-doctoral fellows, student affairs professionals and admissions recruiters would be impacted by the rule. A coach, for example, would likely be constrained from longer trips to play a game as we seek to limit hourly travel expenses. Opportunities for professional development would also diminish as cost containment becomes the directive.

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