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All It Takes Is a Recession?

May 7, 2009 by David Azerrad|

For years, parents, students, and taxpayers have lamented the spiraling cost of higher education—with too little effect. Between 1982 and 2007, college tuition and fees increased 439 percent, adjusted… Continue Reading >>

Finding the Source of Administrative Bloat

April 21, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

According to The Chronicle of Higher Education, a recent study by our friends at the Center for College Affordability… Continue Reading >>

How to Beat a Recession—Higher Ed-style

April 7, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

It is often said that recessions are proof that human beings fail to learn the lessons of history—even recent history—and thus keep repeating the same mistakes again and again. This is no less… Continue Reading >>

Cutting Costs—or Not—in Pennsylvania

March 13, 2009 by Noah Mamis|

The current Chronicle of Higher Education contains a piece by the chancellor of the… Continue Reading >>

Bravo, Maryland

February 19, 2009 by Noah Mamis|

The University of Maryland Board of Regents has approved a smart new policy on textbook purchasing that will enable students to save several hundred dollars per year—a small step towards common-sense… Continue Reading >>

Administrative Spending and the Importance of Priorities

February 17, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

According to the Houston Chronicle, the budget for highly paid administrators at the University of Texas… Continue Reading >>

Executive Pay Is an Issue for Boards, Too

February 6, 2009 by Charles Mitchell|

Executive compensation is much in the news these days. And it has been a continuing focus of the higher education press, as well, as the Chronicle of Higher Education Continue Reading >>

College Costs: The Public Weighs In

February 4, 2009 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

Public Agenda and the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education have just released a report outlining the results of a recent poll of the American public. The Continue Reading >>

Back to the Basics

January 29, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Once upon a time, students went to college to study. The dorm rooms were small, the number of clubs and activities minimal, and the cafeteria food ... well, it was comestible. Then began the arms race to… Continue Reading >>

Trimming the Fat

January 14, 2009 by David Azerrad|

The story, at first glance, is a familiar one these days: a precipitous drop in endowment, an increase in financial aid applications and a projected budget shortfall that runs in the millions. The interesting… Continue Reading >>

“Not More with Much More”

January 7, 2009 by Noah Mamis|

Recently appearing in the Chronicle of Higher Education is a heartening piece, written by the chairman of the Budget… Continue Reading >>

Vedder’s Wish List

January 5, 2009 by David Azerrad|

Richard Vedder, who teaches Economics at Ohio University and heads the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, has publishedContinue Reading >>

More on the Cost-Cutting Front

December 8, 2008 by Sandra E. Czelusniak|

Kevin Carey argues in the Washington Monthly that contra the claims of the higher education establishment,… Continue Reading >>

Getting the High Costs and the High Times out of Higher Education

November 14, 2008 by David Azerrad|

The Washington Post today published a letter by ACTA president Anne D. Neal in… Continue Reading >>

A Bachelor’s in Three Years?

November 14, 2008 by Michael Schilling|

Today's Chronicle of Higher Education features an article in which the late University… Continue Reading >>

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