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Author Archives: Brian C. Mitchell

Growing Up: Boston’s Colleges and Universities and the 2024 Summer Olympics

The US Olympic Committee has selected Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington and Boston as finalists for the US bid for the 2024 Olympics, with a decision announced in 2017. While … Continue reading

October 21, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Improving Employment Picture for College Graduates?

The Collegiate Employment Research Institute released findings recently reporting that hiring for new bachelor’s degree recipients will increase by 16 percent in 2014-2015. The Center based its findings on surveying … Continue reading

October 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Secret Sauce of College Admissions

Moody’s issued a report last week pointing to a basic discrepancy in how we view college admissions that underscores the collapse of the college tuition-dependent finance model. In its report, … Continue reading

October 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Colleges Must Learn How to Pay Their Bills

We have reached a tipping point in public opinion with forecasts by some that as many as one-third of America’s private colleges and universities may not survive the next ten … Continue reading

September 29, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Vision Thing in Higher Education

Finding a good college president is a little like choosing the right college. You know it when you feel it. This is not to say that the best presidents are … Continue reading

September 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Foreign Students and the US Higher Education Admissions Market

Let’s assume that a Chinese family, anxious to provide their child with a world-class education, searches the web to determine where to start. They also base their search on anecdotal … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

College Relations: Boston’s Brains Behind the Olympics

In a fascinating op ed in the Boston Globe recently, Andrew W. Lo, a professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management and Tom Rutledge, chief investment strategist at Alpha Simplex … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

Putting the “Trust” Back in Trustee: The Role of the Trustee in College Governance

Last week, a group convened by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni issued a report examining the role of trustees in college and university governance. The report, titled “Governance … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

Increasing College Diversity

In most four-year college strategic plans, there is a good-faith statement calling for increasing diversity as an institutional goal. There are good – even noble – reasons for doing so. … Continue reading

August 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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