A Speech That Says It All

UMass President Jack Wilson, Commissioner of Higher Education Richard Freeland and PHENOM Vice President Max Page were invited to address the formal founding of the Joint House-Senate Public Higher Education Caucus on February 10.  With many legislators and college administrators in attendance, Max clearly laid out what needs to happen for Massachusetts to have the public higher […]

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Press Turns to PHENOM

Have you checked out the PHENOM blog?  More and more, the press turns to PHENOM for commentary on issues concerning public higher education.  Now they have discovered the blog as a useful source.  Read here what PHENOM’s Vice President is quoted saying about the new UMass President.

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Letter on “Vision Project” in Boston Globe

For higher ed, ‘Vision’ first, then follow-through May 14, 2010 KUDOS FOR editorializing that “there is something fundamentally wrong with a state education system that puts so much attention on getting its K-12 students ready for college only to give short shrift to the state’s five public university campuses, nine state colleges, and 15 community […]

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What the UN Says About Higher Education

The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights is a United Nations treaty that, among other things, says: “Higher education shall be made equally accessible to all, on the basis of capacity, by every appropriate means, and in particular by the progressive introduction of free education.”  160 countries have ratified this treaty.  The United States has […]

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Higher-ed group blasts use of stimulus money

Higher Education Advocates Protest Use of Stimulus Funds By Peter Schworm, Boston Globe Staff June 4, 2009 A Massachusetts higher education advocacy group filed a federal complaint yesterday against the Patrick administration, contending that state officials are spending stimulus money meant for colleges and universities to bridge the state’s general budget deficit. The Public Higher […]

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Successful Rally and Lobby Day

April 8 was a chilly day in Boston, but temperatures around the Boston Common and State House rose noticeably with the energy of PHENOM’s rally, march, and legislative visits.  See video at abc40tv.com 300 people (mostly students) rallied, marched, and advocated for PHENOM’s 2009 agenda

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