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Category Archives: students

Ohio Student Association Testimony before the Ohio Senate on Student Debt: Part 1

Testimony before the Senate Finance Subcommittee on Higher Education Presented by Rachael Collyer May 19th, 2015   Honorable Chairman Gardner and members of the committee, My name is Rachael Collyer … Continue reading

May 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

Excellent Universities Begin with Excellent Faculty

The following article was published originally on the website of the AAUP chapter at the University of Akron, though it appears that the university will soon have a new name—and … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Future of Teaching and the Machine

In my review for the current issue of Academe of Bill Ferster’s new book , Teaching Machines: Learning from the Intersection of Technology and Education, I write, “Ferster presents three great but distinct advantages to … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Support the Sanders-Fichtenbaum Plan!

On Tuesday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) introduced The College for All Act, legislation that would eliminate undergraduate tuition at public colleges and expand work-study programs to help students at private universities. … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Coincidentally Ironic Juxtaposition of News Items

Earlier this month, two items appeared on the same day on the Chronicle of Higher Education’s website. The first article was written by Charles Huckabee and concerns the decision by … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · 3 Comments

Race to the Bottom: The Price Students Pay

The following is the Executive Summary of a report issued by the California Faculty Association, which represents all faculty in the 23-campus California State University system.  The report is the … Continue reading

May 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Who Are Our Graduates and to What Are They Graduating?

The Huffington Post has just published “One Venn Diagram That Every College Graduate Should Give a Good Long Look”: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/14/college-graduate-venn-diagram_n_7286722.html. It provides a humorous look at the sometimes difficult transition … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Debt Load of the 2015 Graduating Class

On May 8, 2015, Jeffrey Sparshott’s article “Congratulations, Class of 2015. You Are the Most Indebted Ever {For Now)” was published in the Wall Street Journal [http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/08/congratulations-class-of-2015-youre-the-most-indebted-ever-for-now/]. The article draws … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

A Response to an Op-Ed by BGSU President Mary Ellen Mazey

Mary Ellen Mazey, the President of Bowling Green State University, recently contributed an op-ed to the Toledo Blade. The op-ed is titled “Affordable Higher Education Is Key to Ohio’s Future.” … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Chris Christie’s Impact on Public Higher Education in New Jersey

New Jersey Policy Perspective has released a new report that links decreased state support of public higher education and falling wages to increased student-loan debt: “New Jersey students and families … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 1 Comment
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