By former Dean Donald E. Heller

From the Dean’s Blog

A dean’s farewell

December 28, 2015
A dean’s farewell

I have mixed feelings as I write my final blog post and column for the New Educator magazine. I will be leaving the university at the end of December and will be moving to a new position as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of San Francisco in January. I...
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Once again, the New York Times misrepresents student debt

November 30, 2015
Once again, the New York Times misrepresents student debt

As I have written in the past, The New York Times has had a pattern of sensationalizing the status of student loan debt in the country through a series of articles that misrepresent the true status of borrowing.  It is a mystery to me...
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Duncan’s higher education legacy

October 6, 2015
Duncan’s higher education legacy

As Arne Duncan, one of the longest-serving Secretaries of Education, announces his forthcoming resignation, observers are starting to reflect on his impact on education policy in the nation. Duncan will most likely be remembered more for his focus on K-12 education, not surprising given...
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Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact

August 24, 2015
Hillary Clinton’s New College Compact

Hillary Clinton, a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, recently released a set of policy proposals to address the rising cost of college.  While there are many good...
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Rankings galore

July 22, 2015
Rankings galore

College rankings have become big business.  There are numerous media and other organizations that have jumped in to create their own rankings, each with a unique methodology.  In 2013...
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Don’t craft student loan policy based on Governor O’Malley’s experience

July 22, 2015
Don’t craft student loan policy based on Governor O’Malley’s experience

Former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley recently declared his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president, challenging front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Among his key proposals as a candidate are to...
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