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Fiscal Fitness: Higher Education Must Be Run Like a Business

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 12.18.2014 | Business
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Without exception, each and every college and university must keep their fiscal house in order at all times by maintaining a balanced budget with "rainy day" funds that promote freedom, action and innovation.

Community Colleges Continue to Step Up Their Game

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 11.05.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The following post is a modified version of an article written by College of DuPage President Dr. Robert L. Breuder and printed in an internal newslet...

Free Tuition Follow Up

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 12.07.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Over the last few months, I've written two articles about colleges offering free tuition for students, a topic that continues to be discussed nationally.

Free College Tuition - The Right Way to Pay?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

The conversation about free college tuition is growing louder and larger as educators and lawmakers try to find a way to produce an educated workforce without sending students into mountains of debt.

'Bad News' As Cod Nearly Disappear From Key Fishery

AP | By PATRICK WHITTLE | Posted 10.10.2014 | Green

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The level of codfish spawning in one of the most critical fisheries in the Northeast U.S. is at an all-time low, putting more...

The Real College Financial Crisis

Adam Andrzejewski | Posted 09.29.2014 | College
Adam Andrzejewski

If you want to understand the real college crisis in rising college costs, you don't need to look to the Ivy League or even your state's flagship university. Simply take a look at your local community college.

Reauthorizing the Higher Education Act

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 09.09.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

At the end of June, Senate Democrats and House Republicans separately presented plans on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act.

Government Issues Updated Guidelines for Fish Consumption

Carl Safina | Posted 08.18.2014 | Green
Carl Safina

A few days ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released updated draft advice on fish consumption for childbearing aged women and young children.

Free Tuition a Debt Solution for Higher Education? Let's Take Action From the Inside Out

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 08.04.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Free tuition seems to be quite a hot topic in higher education as of late, and with good reason. With increasing tuition costs and fewer options for b...

Enough of the Economic 'Blame Game': Colleges Must Take Responsibility for Enrollment

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 07.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

It is my belief that community colleges are the answer to the labor crisis in this country. Colleges that don't make tough decisions are in fact contributing to this country's economic crisis as their students enthusiastically walk across the stage in their cap and gown only to eventually become a jobless statistic.

Community Colleges: Four-Year Degrees in Illinois and Beyond

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 06.02.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

Timing is everything and it is now time to bring to the forefront again the issue of community colleges offering baccalaureate degrees. Twenty-two sta...

States Investigate Extreme Measures to Increase College Accessibility

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 05.14.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

While we may not be able to fix problems at the state level, we can help future generations make wise decisions, enabling them to achieve their educational goals while taking on minimal debt.

Generating First-Generation Students

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 03.19.2014 | Education
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

ACT has released its recent "Condition of College and Career Readiness" report, and while the news isn't unexpected, it's far from ideal. Nationally, ...

Overrating Graduating?

Dr. Robert L. Breuder | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Dr. Robert L. Breuder

We certainly want our students who are pursuing a credential to earn it. But we also want to help those students who come here for other reasons, and community colleges are doing an excellent job of serving these students as well.

Offshore Oil Exploration Linked to 50 Percent Reduction in Cod Catch

Candace Calloway Whiting | Posted 09.24.2013 | Hawaii
Candace Calloway Whiting

In Newfoundland the fishery has collapsed, and the fishing villages and pristine environment are being replaced with oil refineries. Sure, the oil extraction and processing provides jobs -- but at what cost? People are losing a way of life that they cherish.

Ten Scandinavian Seafood Adventures

Rachel Chang | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Rachel Chang

On my two-nights-a-city tour of Copenhagen, Denmark; Stockholm, Sweden; Bergen, Norway; and Oslo, Norway -- where I didn't speak a lick of any of their languages -- I stopped not just to savor the flavors of each dish, but the journey surrounding them.

Cod With Vegetable "Goulash"

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.17.2013 | Taste
Edward Schneider

This leek-potato-mushroom goulash is delicious in itself but also really comes into its own combined with the fish.

The End of the New England Fisherman?

Sea to Table | Posted 04.07.2013 | Green
Sea to Table

Last week marked a historic turning point for many fishing communities when the New England Fishery Management Council approved deep cuts to the cod...

Jay Mewes Reveals Details on Jay and Silent Bob Animated Movie (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 03.26.2013 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

In Noobz, Mewes plays the manager of a video game store who's training for a potentially life-changing Gears of War tournament with his fellow gamers.

The Bottom Line: Don't Remove Protection When Cod Need It Most

Lee Crockett | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green
Lee Crockett

New England is famous for cod fishing. But the industry is ailing -- and the cure being proposed might be worse than the disease.

Catch Shares and Fishing Families

Matt Rand | Posted 10.22.2012 | Green
Matt Rand

Industry consolidation continues to be a concern due to climate change and less fish in the sea. Catch shares provide the framework for the future -- and with the right structure and features, can protect fish and fishermen.

You Probably Won't Be Eating Much Cod Next Year

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | Home

By Jason McLure LITTLETON, N.H., Aug 30 (Reuters) -- New England fishing quotas for cod, haddock and yellowtail flounder may be cut by ...

Cape Cod, Without The Cod?

The Huffington Post | Drew Guarini | Posted 04.06.2012 | Small Business

Hard times for cod fishermen in New England may become even more difficult with federal regulators reducing the amount of cod they can catch when fish...

Fishermen Meet Amid Potentially Disastrous Cod Prospects

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 04.12.2012 | Green

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Fishermen and federal officials grappled Friday with the increasingly bleak prospect of finding some way for the historic Ne...

Major Fishing Cuts To Protect Dwindling Cod Could Ruin Fishermen

AP | JAY LINDSAY | Posted 03.02.2012 | Green

BOSTON (AP) — In an industry where agreement comes slowly, the sudden prospect of huge fishing cuts to protect New England's codfish inspired a quic...