We Can Make College Affordable

A new Federal Student Aid application (FAFSA) process has delayed and frustrated students and families. But, a longtime university president advises, it could mean more help for more Americans to get their degrees

By Elaine Maimon

Ideas We Should Steal: Educate Adults For Teaching as a Second Career

Philadelphia’s teacher shortage keeps getting worse. A long-time university president finds solutions from her own past, and from the UK, where a program has trained 850 professionals for new jobs as teachers

By Elaine Maimon

Temple Makes a Promise to Philadelphia Students

A long-time university president applauds the city-based public research university’s new plan for free tuition and fees — the Temple Promise — for Philly families who earn below an income threshold

By Elaine Maimon

Sanity and Hope for Higher Ed

Governor Shapiro’s vision for the state college system offers a path for more residents to get the education they need. A long-time university president lays out why it matters

By Elaine Maimon

New Year’s Resolutions For Higher Ed

Could 2024 be the year our colleges and universities do more for Philadelphia students and for democracy? A long-time university president thinks it has to be

By Elaine Maimon

Donors Must Defend University Integrity

Autonomy from wealthy and powerful funders, a longtime college president warns, is fundamental to the work of universities — including Penn, whose president, Liz Magill, resigned this week.

By Elaine Maimon

Where is the Moral Clarity?

Neither Penn’s president nor her Congressional interrogators demonstrated the fundamental principle in House hearings about antisemitism on campus, a longtime university president laments

By Elaine Maimon

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

By Elaine Maimon