UArts’ Closing with One-Week Notice? This Just Isn’t Done

The 150-year-old institution has left students, faculty and the city reeling. A longtime university president joins in the call for an immediate independent investigation

By Elaine Maimon

Ideas We Should Steal: College Credit for Campaign Work

L.A.’s Occidental College offers a “campaign semester” for students who do election work full time. A longtime university president urges local colleges to do the same

By Elaine Maimon

Ideas We Should Steal: Family College Scholarships

Hope Chicago ensures free college for students graduating from five public high schools — along with one member of their family. A longtime university president makes the case for investing in Philadelphia families the same way

By Elaine Maimon

Celebrate Teachers

This Teacher Appreciation Week, a longtime university president urges Philadelphians to celebrate educators — but to also support the teaching profession

By Elaine Maimon

Everyone Has Much to Learn about Israel and Gaza

During Passover week a longtime university president reflects on antisemitism and threats to free speech on campus

By Elaine Maimon

Philly Universities Must Invest In Young Students

A longtime university president on why all local institutions should emulate Temple's Saturday College

By Elaine Maimon

Hope Springs Forward on Education

Signs of progress abound in public education, a longtime university president muses — but there is still work to be done

By Elaine Maimon

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