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Obama And First Lady Urge College Presidents To Take Action

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | College

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. still has a long way to go to open the door to college for low-income Americans. Obama is co...

So Many College Rankings, Which One Do You Choose?

| Jon Marcus | Posted 09.25.2013 | College

This article comes to us courtesy of the Hechinger Report, where it was originally published. He may be the leader of the free world, but when Pres...

The Sum of All Salaries

Patricia McGuire | Posted 11.16.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

When did we lose our high hopes for personal transformation in higher learning? What cynic convinced us that the idealism of a life spent working in the public interest is worth much less than a life spent making money in furtherance of corporate interests?

Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vishal Khetpal

Too often we've come to think about our lives in terms of chronos -- the time elapsed in, say, 24 hours. We often forget about kairos -- windows of opportunity that present themselves in the moment, measured qualitatively, instead of with seconds, minutes, and hours.

In Search of Thoughtful People: Educating for Thoughtfulness

Dr. Ricardo Azziz | Posted 11.10.2013 | College
Dr. Ricardo Azziz

As we face the challenges of the future and work to ensure the continued and increasing success of future generations, we must carefully consider what the fundamental role of a university is.

Looking at the President's Plan for Higher Education

Dr. Devorah Lieberman | Posted 10.29.2013 | College
Dr. Devorah Lieberman

How, as educators and leaders of these institutions, can we ensure that we are providing our new and current students with these experiences and these post graduation opportunities?

Federal Regulation to Reduce College Costs: The Big Lie

Patricia McGuire | Posted 10.25.2013 | College
Patricia McGuire

President Obama's populist rhetoric bashing colleges on cost and accountability was surely a crowd-pleaser; and there's just enough truth in his criticism to make his plan seem, at the very least, important if not brilliant. But the plan masks a big lie. Actually, several big lies.

Why Obama's College Scorecard Falls Short

Dr. Laura Perna | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Dr. Laura Perna

The College Scorecard -- a recent White House effort to help Americans find the best value for their education dollars -- doesn't do enough to help the disturbing number of people for whom college continues to be unattainable.

President Obama's Next Four Years: Invest In Higher Education

Michael Lomax, Ph.D. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
Michael Lomax, Ph.D.

The national goal must be to make the U.S. the number-one country in producing college graduates. And we must also ensure that low-income students of color are graduating at the same rates as wealthier students. Achieving that would be a proud legacy for Obama's second term.

College Tuition Rises As Financial Aid For Students Stalls

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

While tuition at public and private colleges alike continues to rise, total grant aid for students stalled in 2011-12, according to two recent reports...

Can the Next President Put Public Universities Back on Top?

Gene D. Block | Posted 11.21.2012 | College
Gene D. Block

The bottom line is that we all need to be held accountable, but those of us who work in public higher education can't do it alone. America's success is fundamentally connected to the state of our education system.

Joy Resmovits

Obama Will Hit Romney On Education Record As Governor

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education

David Driscoll, who recently served as Massachusetts' education commissioner, remembers touring the state's high schools to promote a new scholarship ...

Why College Students Should Vote for Obama

Kaitlyn Ridel | Posted 05.27.2012 | College
Kaitlyn Ridel

Every Republican candidate has expressed concern with which direction our country is heading. What I don't understand is how the candidates could forget about the group of people pertinent to America's future: college students.

Yes, We Can Have Free College Education -- Here's How

Bernard Starr | Posted 04.30.2012 | College
Bernard Starr

When I proposed to bring our nation's workers up to competitive speed by offering a free college education to all qualified applicants, several people dared me to demonstrate how such a program could work. Here's my answer.

Community Colleges: On the Frontline of Education in America

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Latino Voices
Sec. Hilda Solis

As Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the U.S., it's critical that we invest in the institutions that are building up this skilled workforce in America.

Higher Education at the Crossroads: The Graduation Rate Craze

Susan Meisenhelder | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Susan Meisenhelder

An unintended consequence of the exclusive focus on graduation percentages is that it can mask -- and even exacerbate -- problems with access to and equity in our nation's colleges and universities.

Obama Stresses Higher Ed In University Of Texas Speech

AP/Huffington Post | BEN FELLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

AUSTIN, Texas -- Deep in the land of George W. Bush, President Barack Obama swept through Texas on Monday to gather Democratic cash and votes, poundin...