CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 1998 |
Lowering interest rates on students loans captured most of the attention earlier this month when President Clinton signed a bill that revisited federal higher education programs for the first time since 1992. But Congress tucked a few other things into the bill's 668 pages. Take campus crime, for example. Congress stripped colleges of some of the artful dodges used to keep criminal activity--and the results of campus disciplinary proceedings--from public view. Or consider teacher training.
March 20, 1994 |
When the Western Assn. of Schools and Colleges recently approved a revised "statement on diversity," it crossed over from its traditional role of evaluating a curriculum's minimum standards into one of mandating what should be taught in the classroom. In effect, the association wants to enforce a multicultural code. In so doing, it is violating the autonomy of scholastic programs and infringing upon students' right to choose their courses. Donald R.
July 3, 2012 |
Higher education as we know it is about to come to an end. After all, there are no jobs for college graduates, certainly not for liberal arts students. Moreover, even were such students employable, they come out of school so burdened with debt that they will never dig their way out. The educational equivalent of eight-track tapes, traditional colleges and universities will vanish almost entirely, replaced by slimmer, more technologically advanced online and for-profit models. As college presidents who hear such proclamations over and over again, we find ourselves suppressing the urge to yawn, and not because we lose sleep over them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 19, 2001
Lyman Glenny, 83, who built UC Berkeley's Center for the Study of Higher Education into the nation's leading authority on what colleges and universities should be doing, died of bone cancer Sept. 6 in Walnut Creek, Calif. In an era of expansive growth to provide higher education for baby boomers, Glenny wrote influential studies on such problems as planning, budgeting, management, programming, student financial aid and educational quality. Born in Trent, S.D.
November 30, 1989
The League of Women Voters will sponsor a meeting Saturday addressing questions related to the need for higher education in Ventura County. The meeting, consisting of a panel of six speakers, will last from 10 a.m. to noon at Community Presbyterian Church, 115 Lincoln Drive, in Ventura.
September 7, 2006 |
An independent report on higher education flunks most states when it comes to affordability. It gives better but mixed grades in other areas, such as college participation and completion rates. The biennial study by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education being released today evaluates how well higher education is serving the public -- and leaves little doubt where the system is failing. Forty-three states received Fs for affordability, up from 36 two years ago.
May 5, 1996 |
The nation's colleges and universities play essential and critical roles in American society. In addition to transmitting fundamental cultural values, colleges and universities are crucial to continued economic growth and development. Rapid innovations in electronic technology, medicine, law and engineering can be traced directly to scholars and students studying and working in many of our teaching and research institutions.
September 19, 1999 |
Increasingly, educators are meeting with cable operators; television, publishing, telephone, computer and software executives; and an assortment of entrepreneurs and their funders. What's going on is the convergence of the information, education and digital ages in a way that will have a profound and growing impact on U.S. colleges and universities. Higher education must seize the moment or risk marginalization.