Entries in On Campus by Kirk Carapezza
Americans are increasingly anxious about widening economic gaps – gaps between the poor and the wealthy, the educated and the uneducated. In the post-industrial Midwestern city of Dayton, Ohio, taxpayers have been banking on their community college to reduce inequality, revitalize the local economy and restore the American Dream.
On Thursday, the White House is implementing its revised executive order on immigration. President Trump’s new immigration policies and rhetoric are disrupting international college admissions, and could cost American universities millions of dollars in tuition revenue.
In the first-ever “State of the University” address Monday evening, University of Massachusetts President Marty Meehan shot back against President Donald Trump’s immigration policies, and outlined the university's economic role to Massachusetts taxpayers and lawmakers.