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Author Archives: Brian C. Mitchell

Some Thoughts on College Fundraising

For several years, the media has highlighted the importance of capital campaigns to relieve the financial burden at many colleges and universities. In doing so, they focus on the scale … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Colleges and Universities: Getting the Message Right

It seems increasingly likely that one of the “make or break” points in American higher education will be how well individual institutions craft their message. It’s a complex issue. There … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

An Open Letter to High School Seniors

It’s October. For millions of American high school seniors, choosing what to do after receiving the high school degree begins now. It represents the first life-altering decision made by you … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

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

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