Choosing College In Fraught Times
As high school seniors approach college decision time, a longtime university president offers guidelines for picking schools that value respect, freedom and choice
Guest Commentary: No One Should Go Hungry in College
More than 20 percent of all college students — and 35 percent of Black students — don’t have enough to eat. We have the tools, a renowned scholar and advocate says, to ensure everyone is well-fed
College Diversity Without Affirmative Action
A long-time university president reflects on what it would take for selective colleges and universities to diversify their campuses. Spoiler alert: We already know how to do it.
Can Local Colleges Please Just Work Together?
A long-time university president calls on Philly’s higher education institutions to collaborate to better serve the needs of Philadelphia students.
What Shapiro Got Right on College Degrees
The new governor eliminated the requirement of a four-year degree for most jobs in state government. A longtime university president explains why she applauds the decision
Does Philly Crime Deter Prospective College Students?
A young Philadelphian chose a suburban college over a Philly one in order to feel and be safe for the next four years. Other students will follow suit if our city doesn’t get a handle on crime.
A New College Conundrum — How’s the Health Care?
A long-time college president advises students and families to give careful attention in this post-Roe era to health care — especially reproductive and mental health care — on campus
How to Turn “Almost-Alums” into College Graduates
Small fees and outsized loans keep many students from graduating. A long-time university president urges colleges to find and support those almost-alums — and those who are still at school