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Dr. Philip L. Yeagle
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Professor Emeritus, Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
Former Interim Chancellor, Rutgers Newark
Former Dean of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences, Rutgers Newark
Former Head of Department and Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, University of Connecticut
Former Professor, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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Why Can't More College Students Finish What We Ask Them to Begin?

(1) Comments | Posted November 23, 2015 | 12:54 PM

A great imperative has been declared from the President of the United States to individual families that graduating high school students (and older potential students) should pursue post-secondary education. The president urges further education as a national interest. Families encourage further education for a better-paying job. Students have responded. The...

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The High Cost of College Athletics and Your Tuition

(0) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 2:11 PM

You are an educated student or parent; also be an educated shopper. Be aware that part of the cost of attending college today may be paying for the athletics teams.

To complain about high college tuition is both relevant and popular. College tuition has risen faster than inflation for...

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College Students Are Robots?

(1) Comments | Posted March 31, 2015 | 11:08 PM

You hear it everywhere today: higher education needs massive disruption; the traditional model of education is dead; a third or more of higher education institutions will be closed a decade from now. And some of the disruption is coming in the form of MOOCs and other screen-based technologies: they will...

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Will New Federal Ratings of Colleges and Universities Help or Hurt?

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2013 | 1:56 PM

The Obama Administration recently proposed that the federal government rate colleges and universities based on access, affordability, and outcomes. However well-intentioned, the proposal could hurt the very institutions that excel in all three categories.

I say that having served as the leader of Rutgers University in Newark,...

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Tuition Rise at Public Universities: Who's Responsible?

(0) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 6:14 PM

Tuition increases, financial aid, and current student debt have captured headlines and have been linked as cause and effect. The rise in tuition nationally at public universities has averaged 4 percent per year over the past 20 years, and the hardship that has created for students and for...

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