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

By Elaine Maimon

Stop the Public Education Blame Game

A longtime university president responds to a recent Citizen column by urging us to work for constructive solutions that support public education for all students

By Elaine Maimon

George Santos Needed a Better Job Interview

A longtime university president laments that lying has become normative in American politics — and thinks The Philadelphia Citizen has an idea to change it

By Elaine Maimon

Vote for School Boards That Protect Democracy

A long-time college president sees a cautionary tale in the recent Pennridge (Bucks County) school board vote to scale back social studies

By Elaine Maimon

Now is the Time to Protect DREAMers

A rare lame duck session of Congress provides opportunity to protect Americans who arrived to the U.S. as children

By Elaine Maimon

Good Neighbors Support Democracy

The midterm elections proved Americans — Philadelphians especially — can be good neighbors. Here’s to keeping the neighborly spirit going, especially among civic leaders and in higher education.

By Elaine Maimon

Only Vigilance — and Voting — Can Protect Education

Education is a fundamental building block of democracy — which is why it’s become a prime target of attack. In Philadelphia and Pennsylvania and everywhere, we all must do our part to protect it

By Elaine Maimon

The Odyssey of the 2022 Phillies

A long-time college president returns home from her own professional journey to find the Phillies creating a mythic framework for hope

By Elaine Maimon