Douglas A. Girod, chancellor of the University of Kansas, said regional growth in the Kansas City metropolitan area is hampered by the "lack of a sufficient workforce to meet the needs of our growing economy" in a commentary published in The Kansas City Star.
Ana Mari Cauce, president of the University of Washington, Kirk Schulz, president of Washington State University, and Jan Yoshiwara, executive director of the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, call on the Legislature to make increasing investments in the state's institutions of public higher education a priority when the Legislature convenes in January.
Iowa State University President Wendy Wintersteen and Adam Schwartz, director of Ames Laboratory write about the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), write about the Critical Materials Institute (CMI), a Department of Energy Innovation Hub that brings together four national laboratories, six universities, and 10 industry partners working together as a single entity.
In an article for Change Magazine, the government-university partnership has advanced human health, enhanced security, and has fueled technological innovation and economic growth.
Ronald J. Daniels, president of Johns Hopkins University, urged students to take Humanities courses "as a foundational preparation for a life well lived" in this commentary published by The Washington Post.
Mitch Daniels, president of Purdue University, commends two "liberal lions" who "find themselves often aligned with more-conservative camps" on the issue of free speech on college campuses in this commentary published by The Washington Post.
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro says today's college students are "caring, complex, committed and clear-eyed," in this commentary published by The Los Angeles Times.
The United States needs to change its focus from merely reacting to China's actions to "building a farsighted national strategy for sustaining American leadership in science and innovation," writes L. Rafael Reif, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in this opinion piece published by The New York Times.
Samuel L. Stanley Jr., president of Stony Brook University, wrote that, with the Trump administration questioning the very existence of climate change, solutions to global warming must come from the country's 334 research universities.
University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan and University of Virginia's College at Wise Chancellor Donna Price Henry together write of the university's efforts to advance education, health, and economic prosperity in rural Virginia.