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Huffington Post: The Education After the Storm

Huffington Post: The Education After the Storm

New Jersey’s coastline, Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, and many other areas throughout the Northeast were devastated by Hurricane Sandy.Continue Reading

Huffington Post: Education as Job Training Earns an Incomplete

Huffington Post: Education as Job Training Earns an Incomplete

During the last two weeks, the Republican and Democratic parties have held political conventions and released their platforms for the upcoming election. Each includes at least a bit of language on higher education policy, and, as the president of a 4-year public college, I am disheartened by some of their policy positions.Continue Reading

Huffington Post: A Step Toward Transparency, or Redundancy?

Huffington Post: A Step Toward Transparency, or Redundancy?

Recently, Vice President Joe Biden led a roundtable discussion with a group of college and university presidents from some of our nation’s largest institutions of higher education. The outcome of that meeting was an agreement by the leaders of 10 institutions or higher education systems to include a standardized “shopping sheet” in the financial aid packets sent to incoming students, beginning in the fall of 2013.Continue Reading