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Recent AICUP Op-Eds

The following are recent op-eds from around the state written by AICUP member presidents. If you would like to submit an op-ed to be added to this site, please contact Casey Trinkaus at Trinkaus@aicup.org

March 2019

Here’s how PA can attract and retain young talent
Pamela Gunter-Smith, President of York College

'Universities already protect and promote free speech'
Julie E. Wollman, President of Widener University

Simplifying Federal Student Loans
Thomas Botzman, President of Misericordia University

Helping 'Half-Homeless' Students
Carl J. Strikwerda, President of Elizabethtown College


December 2018

Here’s how we’re keeping Elizabethtown College affordable

Carl J. Strikwerda, President Elizabethtown College


November 2018

The Importance of Mentorships in Higher Education

Dr. Christopher B. Howard, President Robert Morris University


Pa. should fund PHEAA grants for college students | Opinion

Thomas J. Botzman, President Misericordia University


How universities can keep the Youth Wave of voting going strong | Opinion

Margee M. Ensign, President Dickinson College


After Pittsburgh, where do we see hope for common ground? | Opinion

Margee M. Ensign, President Dickinson College


Alvernia president: Berks interfaith pilgrims' remarkable experience

Dr. Thomas Flynn, President Alvernia University


October 2018

Their view: Gainful employment and the value of higher education

Thomas J. Botzman, President Misericordia University


Wanted: Qualified applicants for great jobs in a terrific place to live

Thomas J. Botzman, President Misericordia University


September 2018

Overcoming addiction, one student at a time

Lewis E. Thayne, President Lebanon Valley College


Guest Editorial: No time for Army to retreat from peacekeeping

Margee M. Ensign, President Dickinson College


August 2018

Alvernia community committed to abuse victims

Dr. Thomas Flynn, President Alvernia University


Shift into reverse for a 2nd college degree

Thomas J. Botzman, President Misericordia University


Dickinson College President: We Must Do More for International Students

Margee Ensign, President Dickinson College


July 2018

Dickinson College President: We say we seek diversity — but where are the truly inclusive campuses?

Margee Ensign, President Dickinson College


June 2018

Jefferson University President: Thinking About a Merger? Read This First

Stephen Spinelli, Jr., President Jefferson University

Robert Morris University President: We need all types of colleges and universities

Chris Howard, President Robert Morris University


May 2018

Haverford College President: Turning college access to college success

Kimberly Benston, President Haverford College


April 2018

Alvernia president: Turning college access to college success

Dr. Thomas Flynn, President of Alvernia University

For the Class of 2018, some big numbers worth remembering | Tom Foley

Tom Foley, President of Mount Aloysius Coillege

Civic engagement and the value of college

Margee Ensign, President of Dickinson College

Drexel prez: Tim Piazza's death still weighs on me; tougher penalties for hazing necessary | Perspective

President John Fry, Drexel University

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