Day: July 15, 2014

College Presidents—New Captains of the Titanic

After the Titanic struck the iceberg, the ship’s captain and senior executives were said to be unworried.  How could their mighty ship sink?  The hubris and arrogance of the ship’s captain and senior officers was astonishing.  They seemed to believe that because they were handsomely recompensed, resplendent in their uniforms and saluted by their toadies, […]

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A Gloomy Report on Higher Education

Moody’s Investors Service has a new report on the state of American public higher-education, and it isn’t pretty. Among the negative trends it discusses:   ​The decline in enrollment. Moody’s reports that more than half of America’s public universities saw no growth or declines in fall 2013. The growing importance of tuition. Tuition now constitutes almost half of public […]

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