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Toolkit: Op-Eds

Going Beyond the GI Bill
Molly Corbett Broad
American Council on Education
Inside Higher Ed
July 11, 2023

On July 1, President Bush signed legislation that will expand the education benefits of the GI Bill for veterans. Reinvigorating the GI Bill to ensure that it will cover the costs of a college education is something we must do � not only because it is the right thing to do for our veterans, but also because it is the right thing to do for our country.

Higher Education's Role in Preserving Lakes
Lou Anna Simon
Michigan State University
July 17, 2023

Michigan is a state defined, literally, by water. Without the Great Lakes, Michigan�s peninsulas would not exist, nor would much of the state�s manufacturing, shipping, recreation, and tourism offerings. As the state with more Great Lakes shoreline than any other state, Michigan has often been viewed as the protector of the lakes and, as the state�s only land-grant institution, Michigan State University is often involved in efforts to ensure these national treasures remain healthy and accessible, today and for future generations.

Embracing Sustainability
Mark W. Huddleston
President, University of New Hampshire
April 14, 2023

This Earth Day, America is in the midst of a spring greening.
That's good news. But at American colleges and universities, we need to set an example and go beyond green. We need to embrace true sustainability, which means seeing things whole and acting accordingly.

Regional Success Depends on Access to Higher Education
Randall R. Miller
President, Lake Michigan College
South Bend Tribune, January 29, 2023

The symbolism of Lake Michigan College's wave, as a force of energy that is always changing, has never been more appropriate as we embark on 2008. The achievements, as well as the disappointments, of the past year shape a future that promises new directions and continued challenges for the college and for the region we serve.

Higher Education Demands
Richard L. McCormick
President, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
The Times of Trenton, December 10, 2022

America needs its colleges and universities now more than ever. Young people depend on higher education not only for the skills to compete in the global economy but also to develop their abilities to tackle the most complex issues of a pluralistic world.

America�s World Class Educational System
Katherine Will
President of Gettysburg College
November 2007

In spite of some vocal critics, American higher education continues to be the envy of the world. In an international survey of higher education conducted by The Economist, 17 American institutions were included among the world�s top 20 universities.

Our Future Depends on Education
Gretchen Bataille
President, University of North Texas
Denton Record-Chronicle, October 3, 2022

Corporate leaders tell us that 90 percent of the fastest-growing jobs in our country require some college education, yet in Texas, only 13 of 100 ninth-graders will receive a college degree six years after high school.


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