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Presidential Vetoes and Tenure

Inside Higher Ed

September 27, 2016

Gatekeeper or rubber stamp? Recent tenure denial raises questions about a president's role in tenure decisions.

The Business Decision Segregating College Students by Income and Race

Hechinger Report

September 27, 2016

As calls intensify for more diversity at universities and colleges, some students and researchers say socioeconomic and racial segregation on campuses is instead on the rise. Among other things, they say, differently priced dorms and dining halls are dividing rich and poor — and, by extension, white and nonwhite — by what they can afford to pay.

Enrollment Rises at Rosemont After Big Tuition Cut

Philly.com

September 27, 2016

Isabella Moraschi almost had decided on another local school when her mother received a large postcard in January about Rosemont College slashing its sticker price for 2016-17 - by 43 percent.  The small Catholic college on the Main Line last September announced it would cut tuition and knock an additional $1,900 off room and board in a bid to attract families scared away by college costs that had topped $46,000.  It worked on the Moraschi family, of Marlton.

Economists Offer Unconventional Wisdom on Student-Loan ‘Crisis’

Chronicle of Higher Education

September 27, 2016

That narrative, however, is misguided, according to two new books. What’s worse, they argue, the crisis talk precludes a closer examination of the student-loan system’s real problems and hinders efforts to help the borrowers who are struggling the most. To push back on that understanding of debt, the books offer data, evidence, context. But will any of that change people’s minds? After all, the assumption that the country is in a student-debt crisis is everywhere.

An Ivy League Professor on Why Colleges Don’t Hire More Faculty of Color: ‘We Don’t Want Them’

Washington Post, Grade Point - Commentary

September 26, 2016

University of Pennsylvania Professor Marybeth Gasman writes: If you are in a field with few people of color in the pipeline, why are you working so hard to ‘weed’ them out of undergraduate and Ph.D. programs? Why not encourage, mentor, and support more people of color in your field?

Colleges Look to Innovation as Alternative Revenue Resource

EducationDive.com

September 26, 2016

UVA’s Strategic Investment Fund was cleared of any wrongdoing by Virginia state auditors last month, but the coverage of the inquiry brings into a focus a robust trend among many large colleges and universities — funds set aside strictly to support innovation in research and tech startup culture within and around college campuses.

Student Loans: Former FDIC Head, Now College President Has Plan for Reducing Burden of Tuition Costs

International Business Times

September 26, 2016

Washington College (MD) President Sheila Bair, who as head of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. in 2006 warned of a coming mortgage crisis, said she thinks the next crisis will be caused by student debt.  In an interview with Bloomberg published Monday, Blair said she fears the current generation of college students will be so overindebted, they will be too weighed down to contribute to the economy, producing another disaster.

Misericordia Students Provide ‘Valuable Gift’ to Community Through Service Learning

Times-Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) – Presidential Opinion

September 26, 2016

Thomas J. Botzman, president of Misericordia University (PA), writes:  Like most organizations, institutions of higher education have mission statements and a set of core values that guide them in the decision-making process. It is a way to ensure colleges and universities are true to their past, present and future. The students who choose to join our academic community at Misericordia University, for example, learn through practice and example to live our tenets of mercy, service, justice and hospitality. 

The Obama Issue

Chronicle of Higher Education - Compilation

September 26, 2016

Barack Obama has had a consequential presidency. In this special issue of The Chronicle Review, we turn our attention to the accomplishments and disappointments of the past eight years. What has Obama meant for higher education and the broader world of ideas? What will be his intellectual and cultural legacy? And what lies ahead for America in the wake of his presidency?

Sheila Bair Called the Financial Crisis. Here’s Her New Nightmare

Bloomberg

September 26, 2016

The former FDIC chief went up against Wall Street in 2006. To her, the nation’s $1.4 trillion student debt is the disaster around the corner.
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