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Good Call Quotes Vedder on Student Fees: Unnecessary or Essential?

Dr. Richard Vedder

Good Call’s Terri Williams quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, in an article headlined “College Student Fees: Unnecessary or Essential?” The cost of college has reached shockingly, appallingly, disturbingly high levels, and there are no […]

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February 23, 2017 at 2:49 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Good Call Quotes Vedder on College Money-Back Guarantees

Dr. Richard Vedder

Good Call’s Terri Williams quotes Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, in an article headlined “Should Colleges Provide Money-Back Guarantees?” Schools that choose to offer money-back guarantees will undoubtedly be more popular among cost-conscious students, and […]

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February 23, 2017 at 2:40 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Lee Gives Talk at Yale First-Generation Conference

Dr. Elizabeth Lee

Dr. Elizabeth Lee, Assistant Professor of Sociology, makes the closing remarks Feb. 26 at Yale University at the Inter-Ivy, First-Generation College Student Network, according to the Yale News. Rayan Alsemeiry ’19 arrived at Yale last year from Mesa, Arizona. His family had emigrated to the United States from Saudi Arabia […]

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February 23, 2017 at 8:23 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Wall Street Journal: Simplify Financial Aid

Dr. Richard Vedder

“Even as the ‘financial burden’ of most goods and services has decreased over time, the price tag of a college tuition just keeps on growing, (but) there’s a way to fix the ever-rising cost of higher education. It’ll take overhauling the student-loan system,” writes The College Fix, while excerpting parts […]

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February 17, 2017 at 8:41 amFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | B.Y.O.B. ‘This is Not about Campus Drinking’

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, penned a column headlined “B.Y.O.B.” in Forbes. The heading on this blog is a bit deceptive: this is not about campus drinking. It is about B (Berkeley), Y (Yale), O […]

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February 13, 2017 at 4:32 pmFaculty in the News In the News

AP Quotes Jellison on ‘Don’t Mess with Political Dads and Daughters’

Dr. Katherine Jellison

An Associated Press story story headlined “A family thing: Don’t mess with political dads and daughters” quoted Dr. Katherine Jellison, Professor and Chair of History at Ohio University. Before Twitter was available, President Harry Truman backed his daughter the old-fashioned way. Truman sent an angry letter to a Washington Post […]

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February 13, 2017 at 4:20 pmFaculty in the News In the News

Vedder in Forbes | Universities Are A Neutral Marketplace Of Ideas

Dr. Richard Vedder

Dr. Richard Vedder, Distinguished Professor of Economics Emeritus at Ohio University and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity, penned a column headlined “Universities Are A Neutral Marketplace Of Ideas” Feb. 2 in Forbes. The riots at the University of California at Berkeley protesting the speech that the Campus […]

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February 4, 2017 at 3:10 pmFaculty in the News In the News