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State Universities

Why State Universities Are Best

Gina Barreca | Posted 02.10.2014 | College
Gina Barreca

The essential differences between an education at a private school and a state one are most evident outside the small rooms or lectures halls where actual teaching and learning takes place.

If You Believe in Meritocracy, Fund State Universities

Mark Yzaguirre | Posted 06.10.2013 | College
Mark Yzaguirre

If America is going to provide real meritocratic opportunity for intelligent and hard-working young people, it cannot merely focus on Ivy League universities or similar private institutions of higher education.

New Reports Reveal Cause For Soaring Tuition

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 09.26.2012 | College

More students are going to college than ever before, but states have continued to cut back on funding for public colleges, and that's leading to some ...

Putting 'Public' Back in Public Universities

Daniel Little | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Daniel Little

Since the 1970s the share of the costs of a public college education funded by the taxpayer has dropped precipitously. Now it is typical for state appropriations to cover only 20 percent or less of the actual cost of education in a public university.

Six Boston Colleges Become State Universities

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Change is upon a few Massachusetts state colleges. On July 28, Gov.Deval Patrick signed a measure that will rebrand six of them as universities. The...

University of Illinois Is in the Black, While Faculty and Students See Red

Lennard Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lennard Davis

As state university systems flounder on financial ruin, faculty and students become the excess baggage thrown off the boat to save the ship.

Growing Businesses in African Soil

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

It's in our own self-interest to jump start agricultural development with the goal of creating markets for ourselves.