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February 19, 1992 | NANCY LUNA, Nancy Luna is a communications major at Cal State Fullerton and city editor of CSUF's Daily Titan newspaper
Fee increases on top of fee increases at Cal State and UC campuses will cost society even more than it will students. Higher education is suffering and the victims are the students. While students in the California State University system still feel the crunch from this year's 20% fee increase, what does Gov. Pete Wilson do? He proposes an additional 40% increase in student fees in the fall. The University of California did not have much luck either.
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.
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 | From the Associated Press
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 | J. Eugene Grisgby III, J. Eugene Grisgby III is director of UCLA's Center for Afro-American Studies and a professor in the university's School of Public Policy and Social Research
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 | Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine is president of Teachers College, Columbia University
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.
February 15, 1986
Concerning the University of Minnesota basketball situation: How discouraging it has become to read about the trials and tribulations of college "student-athletes" each morning in the sports pages. Have major college athletics been bastardized so much that criminals and people who must be asked to go to class are allowed to replace more deserving students? Can it be possible that school employees (strength coaches) are actually dispensing potentially dangerous drugs (steroids) to athletes?
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