Category Archives: Access

Here Comes the Future

May 25, 2012 Tyler Burkley Ryan is coming to Earlham next fall. He’s one of 51 members of the first graduating class of Soulsville Charter School in Memphis, TN.  Every one of those 51 is going to college somewhere. “Wow, … Continue reading

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Succeeding in College: the Problem of Motivation (3)

May 22, 2012 The Hechinger Report this week has an interesting interview with Dan Chambliss, a professor at Hamilton College who, with Christopher Takacs of the University of Chicago has written a book entitled How College Works. Chambliss and Takacs … Continue reading

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The Imperiled Promise of College — A Response

May 7, 2012 So much right, so much wrong. In an April 28 opinion piece in the New York Times, regular columnist Frank Bruni tees off on issues around college affordability.  His starting point in “The Imperiled Promise of College” … Continue reading

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Delbanco on Financial Aid

May 2, 2012 Andrew Delbanco (Columbia University) has published an excellent new book on higher education, College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be (Princeton University Press).  Inside Higher Ed’s Serena Golden interviewed him about the book.  The whole interview … Continue reading

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Student Loan Debt — By Age

April 10, 2012 Every picture tells a story, don’t it: And the total is over one trillion dollars, more than Americans owe on credit cards and car loans.  Note there are seniors with student loans outstanding. Hat tip: Maisie Allison … Continue reading

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A College Education for All

April 9, 2012 Two weeks ago I was privileged to give a keynote address at this year’s Academic Symposium at Marian University.  The topic of the symposium was “Is a University Necessary? Does It Need to Change.”  The other keynote … Continue reading

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Disquieting Discounting

April 5, 2012 Discount rates at independent colleges and universities increased to nearly 43% for full-time first year students NACUBO reported this week, basing its conclusions on an annual survey.  A news story about the findings is in today’s Inside … Continue reading

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