Reporters, You Can Do Better

November 27, 2013 | Blog

Dear Justin Smith of WECT, Fox News in Wilmington North Carolina, I viewed your news story on the Pell Grant…

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Making the Pell Grant Memorable

August 7, 2012 | Blog

In a new policy brief just released by the Scholars Strategy Network at Harvard University, I make the case that…

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Increasing % Pell– What Does it Tell Us?

March 23, 2011 | Blog

Over the last several years, UW-Madison has increased its tuition at a higher rate than its System peers, thanks to…

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First, Do Your Homework

December 21, 2009 | Blog

There’s growing concern with higher education’s affordability problem, as well there should be. It’s hard to see how college will…

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College Completion Rates: Up, Down, and Sideways

December 8, 2009 | Blog

I love a good controversy about an important higher education topic. What better way to enjoy a Wisconsin snowstorm than…

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The So-Called Boy Mystery

December 6, 2009 | Blog

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights recently announced that it would investigate whether some colleges are discriminating against women in…

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Where Have You Been?

September 10, 2009 | Blog

A spate of recent articles, including those covering Bill Bowen and Mike McPherson’s new book (which I promise to review…

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The Gimme Gimme Game

August 16, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm The President’s proposed Access and Completion Fund, as represented in HR 3221, is an ambitious effort to…

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The College Payoff

June 14, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm… One reason I was so excited to join Brainstorm was that it presented a chance to go…

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How College Gets Under Your Skin

June 10, 2009 | Blog

Cross-posted from Brainstorm, over at the Chronicle of Higher Ed. I’ve been preoccupied by sleep lately. Not sleeping— though as…

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