Category Archives: Financial Troubles

University Tuition Outpaces Inflation

Tuition is again a topic of discussion in the state of Michigan as the average academic fees for a year now top $10,000 (see article here).  Yet, there remains a zero sum outlook by many of the critiques, this article … Continue reading

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Debt Crisis and Education

With all the talk about the debt situation and Tuesday’s debt ceiling deadline in the US, I thought it would be appropriate to reflect on how the negotiations and the lack of an agreement might impact education. College students looking … Continue reading

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What Budget Crisis?

The Detroit Free Press published a report on the sizable administrative growth at Michigan public universities over the last 5 years (link here).  Hard to believe that these institutions increased administrative costs 30% while faculty pay saw a 22% increase.  … Continue reading

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