Public Higher Ed News Weekly Recap


Here’s a recap of some of the public higher ed news stories from the last week. As always — we hope you engage in a dialogue about these in the comments below.


Center for American Progress released two reports on public colleges: A Great Recession, a Great Retreat and Effects of State Higher Education on Communities of Color

Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation President Michael Widmer says: “If there’s one thing we as a commonwealth can do to support our economy … it’s more important than ever … it’s to invest in public higher education.”

Al Jazeera discusses the student debt crisis in the United States

US News explores more federal support for public higher education

Forbes covers Higher Education in the campaign trail nationally


PHENOM in the news

Boston Globe and Inside Higher Ed covers the release of the new Vision Project and Higher Ed Finance Commission Reports