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Advice to Young Ph.D.s in Religious Studies

J. H. McKenna, Ph.D. | Posted 12.05.2016 | Religion
J. H. McKenna, Ph.D.

Circumstances may have changed. But in 1993 when I earned a newly minted Ph.D., a senior scholar gave me the following advice: "As a freshly minted...

Public Higher Education at a Crossroads

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 05.04.2016 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

When state revenues dip, those groups funded in areas where state officials have the most discretion often suffer more than other state-funded groups. It's expected. At the top of the list for many state officials is public higher education.

Diversity Leads to Success in Higher Education

Linda Katehi | Posted 11.30.2014 | College
Linda Katehi

When the White House proclaimed the third week in September "National Hispanic Serving Institutions Week," it articulated why we are working so hard at the University of California, Davis to secure that designation from the U.S. Department of Education.

Catholic Universities Charged With Aiding Students' Search for Truth

Dr. William J. Carroll | Posted 10.20.2012 | College
Dr. William J. Carroll

Did you ever wonder what the difference is between a Catholic university and a public (non-sectarian) university and what they have in common?

Why All Public Higher Education Should Be Free

Bob Samuels | Posted 01.18.2012 | College
Bob Samuels

While the US has a free K-12 public education, its failure to fund higher education means that America's economy is unable to compete with other developed nations that have free universities.

Where Public Education Produces Winners

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 01.17.2012 | College
Sarwar Kashmeri

If media headlines on the declining quality of students being produced by America's public education system ever get you down, take a trip to the Binghamton University campus of the State University of New York.

The Emergence of the National University and the Role of the Federal Government

Linda Katehi | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Linda Katehi

If ever the United States needed to formulate a long-range compass for the future of its higher education system, now is that time. And if ever the United States needed to make a long-term cut: fiscal investment to safeguard those aspirations against short-term contingencies, and to declare education as its highest priority both for the good of its citizens and for the continued welfare and security of the nation, now is that time.

Friday Talking Points [91] -- Win One For Teddy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Calling for some sort of decorous avoidance of politics during politicians' funerals is downright ridiculous. It'd be like eulogizing Charles Lindbergh and not mentioning airplanes.