Social Capital Is More Important Than College Majors

Universities and students should consider “mission before major,” advises a long-time college president

By Elaine Maimon

How Childcare Is Key To College Success

Less than 30 percent of Philadelphia residents have a bachelor's degree. One way to change that, a long-time college president says, is better access to high-quality childcare on campus

By Elaine Maimon

Arts Can Transform Lives and Cities

In honor of Mural Arts Month, a longtime college president not only nominates Jane Golden for a MacArthur Genius Award, she urges educators from pre-school to grad school to respect and promote the arts—not cut them.

By Elaine Maimon

Know Your Constitution

Every educated citizen should understand America’s founding document—for the sake of our republic. In time for Constitution Day, a longtime college president urges its study from pre-K to grad school

By Elaine Maimon

Higher Ed Should Learn From the Pandemic

A longtime college president on why a “return to normal” is the last thing our universities should do

By Elaine Maimon

The Higher Ed Opportunity

Four local universities will be searching for new presidents in the next couple of years. Let’s be sure, a longtime college president says, they are principled leaders who can help transform the region.

By Elaine Maimon

It’s Time to Re-Enroll Adults, including John Kruk, in Higher Education

36 million Americans have earned some college credits but no degree. A longtime college president says it’s time to honor what they have learned in life and help them attain degrees.

By Elaine Maimon

It’s Time to Rethink Status in Higher Ed

Penn, Harvard, and other elite universities have rejected a record number of applicants this year. A longtime college president says it’s time to reconsider how we select—and fund—colleges

By Elaine Maimon