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Let privates talk to each other about college tuition

May, 2018
Wendy B. Libby is president of Stetson University.

College tuition has been growing at roughly double the rate of inflation for decades. At last, the trend of annual tuition hikes appears to be cresting.

Higher ed responds to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

March, 2018

The finalized version of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that President Trump signed into law poses less of a perceived threat to higher ed than the bill that passed the House.

Proponents say that people who use education-savings accounts will benefit from deductions in student loan interest.

Critics, however, predict that the doubling of the standard deduction will result in fewer philanthropic contributions to colleges and universities. —Steven Wyman-Blackburn

Additional opinions on the tax bill’s impact on higher ed

March, 2018

“The company will make an initial investment of $50 million in a new and ongoing education program specifically designed to cover tuition costs for hourly employees—a result of the recently enacted tax reform and representing a total allocation of more than $175 million in this fiscal year.” Continue reading.

College president is setting the pace

February, 2018
HEALTHY START—Berea College President Lyle Roelofs encourages the campus community to jog or walk with him before classes two days a week. Along with getting to know students, running helps Roelofs make big decisions about leading his institution.

BEREA, KENTUCKY—President Lyle Roelofs likes to buy running shoes for his students at Berea College—as long as they get some exercise with him twice weekly before class.

College fundraising gift pyramid narrows

December, 2017
 Donald Hasseltine, formerly vice president for development at Brown University, is now a senior consultant with the Aspen Leadership Group.

Alumni participation is falling at a precipitous rate, the number of mid-level major gifts are flat, and annual fund support has struggled to keep pace with inflation.

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