March 31, 2017
Volume 63, Issue 30
Six decades ago, North Carolina banked on its research universities to revive its economy. The plan worked, but it left much of the state behind.
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While Betsy DeVos’s department hasn’t laid out specific policy goals on higher education, a pair of early moves — and charges of conflicts of interest — indicate a possible pattern.
Tim Curley and Gary Schultz, both high-ranking former administrators at Penn State, were confronted in court with the fact that Jerry Sandusky kept abusing boys after they decided not to report that the coach was seen showering with a child.
Programs that teach English as a second language are seeing enrollments fluctuate because of immigrant students’ rising anxieties.
The main obstacle is not the 30-foot-tall wall that the president wants to build on the Mexican border. It’s his plan to scale back a host of programs that help the university’s impoverished enrollment.
The Trump administration wants to hire 5,000 new Customs and Border Protection officers, and colleges are a prime recruiting ground.
The president’s budget plan may never be enacted, but the call to eliminate the endowments plays to his base and sends a signal about what his administration values.
Individual colleges have distinct cultures and needs, writes the leader of a consortium in Ohio. But they can still find beneficial ways to work together.