Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Opinion & Editorial special issue: Higher education

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Patrick’s higher education plan a smart move for Massachusetts

The Collegian’s view: Governor Deval Patrick’s higher education plan reduces student cost and makes necessary investments in the Commonwealth’s most important resource, its young people.

Report shows for-profit institutions to be abusive, exploitative

Hannah Sparks criticizes the for-profit higher education system for the abusive practices as outlined in a recent Senate report.

How UMass is rising up against student debt

Columnist Lauren Vaughn advocates for student activism against increasing debt and involvement in groups like UMass Students Against Debt.

Fossil fuel divestment: A misguided cause

Protesting the University’s investment in fossil fuel companies ignores the true problem of market demand and could damage the finances of the Amherst campus.

Case for affirmative action

Jillian Correira explains why affirmative action is a policy that is still relevant to the college admissions process.

De-privatize public education

Zac Bears finds the privatization of UMass disturbing and detrimental to the future of higher education and Massachusetts.

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