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April, 2010  // Posts published in April, 2010

26 Apr Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Tuition Dilemmas, chapter 2010

Tuition Dilemmas, chapter 2010

While several schools have yet to report, the Virginia public university tuition policies are now pretty clear. As always, the results leave one wondering about Mason’s decisions – without, however, feeling they were wrong. This is simply an area where it’s hard to feel comfortable these days. Mason is planning a roughly 8% hike (tuition […]


19 Apr Posted by in Academics, Business | Comments Off on Global Potpourri

Global Potpourri

Every spring Mason’s international honors society, Phi Beta Delta, has a potluck social event, always very pleasant, with even better food than usual this time around. The occasion reminded me that a few comments on global developments might be useful. One of the interesting, sometimes frustrating, features of global ventures involves the number of projects […]


08 Apr Posted by in Academics, Business | 1 comment

The Commish (of Higher Ed)

This week we’ll presumably learn the membership of the Governor’s new Commission on Higher Education, which will be asked to report (at least in part) by November. The presumable goal — of figuring out how to provide more Virginians with access to higher education and to expand degree completion — is splendid. I think and […]


01 Apr Posted by in Business | Comments Off on Financial Aid

Financial Aid

A really interesting talk by one of our economists the other night gave me a new angle — or at least, some new specifics — for a problem that simply has to be highlighted: the need for greater-than-ever focus on private sources of financial aid for students at universities like George Mason. The data were […]