John Fry

Drexel University President's Blog

Category: Government Affairs

The Value of Higher Education

There is a bipartisan effort in Washington, D.C. to require colleges and universities to disclose comprehensive data about students’ earnings once they graduate. This is a worthy idea, given the sizeable investment students and/or parents make when it comes to higher education.

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Inclusion And Economic Growth Go Hand In Hand At Drexel

I was honored to speak at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Policy Forum last week, and introduce our former mayor, Michael Nutter, and Dennis Lower of Cortex Innovation Community in St. Louis. I was asked to speak about inclusion and economic growth, which we at Drexel see as two sides of the same coin. You can read the full speech here.

Tax Reform Measure Will Harm Higher Education

As I mentioned in a note to the Drexel community last week, the tax reform bill in Congress will seriously harm the nation’s colleges and universities. But Margaret Spellings, the president of the University of North Carolina and a former U.S. Secretary of Education in the George W. Bush administration, did an excellent job of detailing the widespread damage this bill will cause higher education in this op-ed in The Chronicle of Education.

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