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The New American Story in a Letter to an Ex-University President: Debt

Morgan Rotondi | Posted 01.25.2014 | College
Morgan Rotondi

I am now a 25-year-old woman from middle class "privilege" facing a crushing $60,000 of debt, with a 20-year loan repayment plan. I am still treading water each month, balancing multiple jobs. Is this how I am being "compensated" for my accomplishments, Mr. Reinharz?

The Disappearing Faculty

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 04.02.2012 | College
Robert J. Spitzer

In his recently published screed, Benjamin Ginsberg paints a disturbing picture of American higher education. Ginsberg's chief accusation is that while universities were once "heavily influenced, if not completely driven," by faculty perspectives, they are now largely controlled by administrators.

What's Wrong With American Higher Education?

The Huffington Post | Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 06.25.2011 | College

Most Americans believe that a college education is a prerequisite to financial success. According to a study conducted by Sallie Mae, 84 percent of st...

A Pleasant Evening With Professors, But Real Questions Dodged

Danielle Wiener-Bronner | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Danielle Wiener-Bronner

At a recent Columbia University talk on the future of higher education, pretension threatened to overcome reality.