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Karen Gross

Karen Gross is the former president of Southern Vermont College and a former Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of Education.

Recent Stories

What we’re getting wrong about campus protests

Freedom of speech doesn’t go out the window just because students are fortunate enough to attend college

How Duncan increased education access for poor students

Education Secretary Arne Duncan visits with young student Nadia Garcia, age 9, in a third grade classroom at McGlone Elementary School, in the Montbello section of Denver, Thursday…

Why most first-generation college students will attend ‘second-tier’ schools

I arrived on the campus of a small New England College at the start of orientation in August 2006 to serve as its eighth president. More than 60 percent of…

Tristan Wright-Crishon works in a music technology lab at Queensborough Community College.

Free community college could cost more than we think

Why Obama’s plan alone can’t close the achievement gap; the three “C’s”

(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brock Jones, 128th MPAD)

Ten ways to make college more friendly to veterans

As we reflect on the diversity of students enrolling in America’s colleges and universities, our attention must turn to our veterans, especially those who have recently served in Iraq and…

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The flawed conversation on the cost of U.S. higher education

Ask yourself what these three situations have in common: (1) a doctor tells a patient with a badly damaged wrist that surgery is both necessary and painful, but post-surgery the…