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From CFO to Provost

U. of Toledo set to appoint former finance chief to the top academic post, an unconventional career move causing concern among faculty members.
Opinion

Counterpoint: Financial Aid Transparency

Contrary to a previous essay, campus financial aid administrators believe award letters can be improved and students better informed about the price of higher education, writes Justin Draeger.

Student Debt, Gender and Class

Sociologists' research on different borrowing patterns of men and women, and of those from different wealth levels, illustrate ways that opportunity may be endangered.
Opinion

Shopping Around

Some colleges are resisting the Education Department's new "Shopping Sheet." That's a mistake, writes Rachel Fishman, because it helps students and parents compare true costs of college.

MIT Moves Away From 'No Loans'

Self-help levels for those from families with income under $75,000 are now the same as for those from wealthier families.
Opinion

Milton Friedman -- Student Aid Progressive?

The late economist is far more heralded by conservatives than liberals, but he advocated an income-based approach to student aid far more radical than the Obama administration's, writes Alex Holt.

Welcome to the Spotlight

At first meeting since its leadership controversy in June, U.Va.’s board tries to move past mistakes and begin to confront emerging challenges.

Discussing 'The College Advantage'

In interview, Anthony Carnevale and Lumina Foundation's Jamie Merisotis assess the value of college degree, the emergence of new credentials, and whether rebounding male enrollments will last.