Even before the economic collapse, colleges have been going through intense debates about how they should be financed and what missions they should hold onto -- and which they should revamp. A new book from Cambridge University Press, Mission and Money: Understanding the University,explores these issues. The authors are Burton A. Weisbrod, the John Evans Professor of Economics at Northwestern University; Jeffrey P.
On Saturday at a meeting sponsored by the Education Writers Association, L. Ling-chi Wang told a group of journalists that Asian Americans were "marginalized" and "invisible" at the top rungs of American higher education, despite considerable success as students and professors at many institutions. Wang, who teaches at the University of California at Berkeley and was one of the founders of Asian Americans in Higher Education, recalled a joint conference planned by Asian American studies and black studies scholars at Berkeley.