Articles tagged: debt

American Higher Education: An Obligation to the Future

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By Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York

Is higher education meant to help develop an inquiring mind and a deep appreciation for the value of how knowledge enriches one’s lifelong personal and professional achievements—or, should it be simply focused on gaining the skills to pursue a well paying career?

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The Real Crisis in Higher Education

The Real Crisis in Higher Education
By John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University

Much has been written about the rising costs of higher education and increasing student debt levels, but hidden amid the conversation is another crisis with even more profound implications—the completion rate for today’s college students.

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Never Eat Your Seed Corn

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By Dr. Clifton R. Wharton, Jr., President Emeritus, Michigan State University; Chancellor Emeritus, State University of New York System; Former Chairman and CEO, TIAA-CREF; Former Chairman, Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

There have been dramatic changes and declines in the levels and sources of financial support for higher education in the past few decades. Why is this happening?

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Are Our Colleges and Universities Failing Us?

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By John Etchemendy, Provost, Stanford University

Finding a more efficient way to deliver a truly high-quality college education is extremely difficult, but is the only way to solve the cost crisis in higher education.

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