Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Finance.

January 15, 2021

An Antidote for Higher Ed's Disease

Keith Whitaker

NAS Board Chair Keith Whitaker's closing remarks from our January 13 report launch, "Freedom to Learn: A Blueprint for Higher Education Reform."

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November 30, 2020

University Administrators’ Pandemic Power Grab

Neetu Arnold

Universities are taking advantage of the pandemic to "hollow out the middle," that is, to defenestrate full-time and tenured faculty from their positions of influence in the university.

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October 27, 2020

ED Finds Over $6.5 Billion in Undisclosed Foreign Gifts

David Acevedo

In a new report, the Department of Education details “four decades of pervasive noncompliance” with foreign gift disclosure law by American colleges and universities.

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August 17, 2020

Require Budget Transparency in Oklahoma Higher Ed

David Randall

Oklahoma can create an exceptional system of public higher education—one shorn of social-justice activists and dedicated to providing a cost-effective, rigorous education.

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August 11, 2020

House Leaders Take Aim at Dark Money in Higher Ed

David Acevedo

Reps. James Comer (R-KY), Jim Jordan, (R-OH), and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) have sent letters to six university presidents, requesting years of unredacted foreign financial transactions.

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July 14, 2020

Higher Ed’s Princes and Paupers Plan Reopening

David Acevedo

Elite colleges and universities have not provided the actionable reopening solution many hoped for—their plans would spell bankruptcy and closure for most schools in America.

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July 10, 2020

Don’t Bail Out Colleges. Help Students Instead.

Andrew Gillen

To make it out of COVID-19 alive, colleges and universities need to 1) support students directly and 2) allow alternative educational providers to enter the market.

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July 9, 2020

Potential Grantmaking Options in Higher Education

The Giving Review Editors

Philanthropy in higher education is currently dominated by the political left. Are there openings for those on the other side of the aisle to make a lasting difference?

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July 7, 2020

Curing Higher Ed in the Wake of COVID-19

Adam Ellwanger

The current model of higher education is utterly dysfunctional. COVID-19 has given us an unprecedented opportunity to make it work again.

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June 16, 2020

On Wolves and Shattered Shields

David Acevedo

If college presidents won’t right the ship, we hope that those to whom they are accountable will. 

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