Explore the debate and science of Higher Ed Finance.

April 1, 2020

Harvard in Crisis: COVID-19 and the Future of Higher Education

Christopher Kendall

Harvard lays off hourly workers, cuts faculty salaries, and increases administrators' earnings in response to financial downturn. What's wrong with this picture?

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March 27, 2020

Coronavirus and Philanthropy

David Randall

Government aid will only go so far in helping American higher education recover from COVID-19-related finanial losses. What role should individual donors play with their own funds?

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March 24, 2020

Coronavirus and Higher Ed. Bailouts

John David

As expected, the calls for a higher ed. bailout have arisen in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. But have schools considered cutting costs as well?

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March 16, 2020

When Money Speaks Louder than Work

Dov Liberman

Academia's dependence on government funding has led to a steady decrease in universities' quality of research, undergraduate education, and more.

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March 6, 2020

Donors Should Abandon Their Ivy League Alma Maters

Amy L. Wax

These schools serve only a fraction of Americans, but they raise $44B a year through endowments and guzzle mightily from the federal trough.

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August 30, 2019

Top 2020 Democrats on Higher Education

Rachelle Peterson

The top Democratic presidential candidates' positions on higher education reveal they fail to grasp the fundamental questions of what college is for and why intellectual freedom matters.

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August 20, 2018

Texas Association of Scholars Supports the PROSPER Act


The Texas affiliate of NAS writes to Congress in support of the PROSPER Act.

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April 17, 2017

Under the Ivy

Peter Wood

Ivy League universities picked up $41.59 billion in taxpayer-funded payments. How do these universities spend their share of the public purse? 

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April 11, 2017

The Case for Income Share Agreements

David Randall

An alternative to student loans, ISAs allow for private investors to pay a student's tuition for returns in future income.

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