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Thomas K. Lindsay, Ph.D., Editor in Chief and Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation

Disinvitation Season Is Here

Spring is upon us and that can only mean one thing if you’re an observer of higher education—it’s commencement season. Normally, this would be a time of excitement, hope, and anticipation, but not anymore.

Faculty Senate Shrugged

Politics is on many people’s minds this year, so this is a good time to write about that topic. But the politics I’m thinking about does not involve the presidency. Rather, I’m thinking about the politics of shared governance in higher education—specifically, the relationship between university senates and their administrations.

Purdue preparing novel way to fund college

Call it what you will, but Purdue University is rethinking financial aid after the nation’s class of 2015 was named the most indebted in United States history.

Higher Ed and Indiana: Double Freedom Violation?

Regrettably, at least one college president has taken the liberty-curbing even further than opposing Indiana’s law, forbidding employees of his college to use institutional money – much of which comes from taxpayers – to do business in Indiana.

Mitch Daniels’ Project to Tame Tuition Increases

(From Mitch Daniels Takes the Helm at Purdue By Jane S. Shaw Public universities have stability that private colleges do not. Cushioned by state appropriations, they don’t rely on tuition the way private colleges do and their lower tuition makes them competitive. But they too are buffeted by change. It now costs $22,000 on […]