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September 4, 2009

President Daniel H. Weiss Prominently Featured in The New York Times

He discusses rising college costs and the future of higher education

An interview with President Daniel H. Weiss about rising college costs and the financial future of higher education appeared online today in The New York Times.

The article, “Why College Costs Rise, Even in a Recession,” prominently features Weiss’ commentary and includes audio clips from the interview. Robert Massa, vice president for communications, also is quoted.

An excerpt about the necessity of faculty sabbaticals follows:

“What parents should be looking for is the opportunity for their children to have their lives transformed by what happens inside the classroom and out of it,” Mr. Weiss said. And that cannot come, he continued, without access to faculty members who have had the opportunity to recharge their own intellectual reservoirs. “At the end of the day, parents should want their children to have that experience, and we believe that’s the cost of

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