Similarly, mid-tier private colleges often are at a severe disadvantage vis-à-vis their more selective peers. Ivy League institutions and nationally ranked liberal arts colleges have an enormous reputational advantage and sizable endowments that enable them to withstand economic recessions and other exogenous shocks. Heavily tuition-dependent mid-tier private colleges are, even under normal conditions, quite vulnerable to enrollment declines, and a major crisis can push them over the cliff. The pandemic shock is likely to prove to be particularly devastating to less-selective private colleges as some of the weaknesses of the high tuition sticker price-plus-high tuition discounting model are exposed. … [Read more...] about Is there an economic case for saving regional public universities and mid-tier private colleges?
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The November results in Georgia explain why neither side is deviating. Biden clipped Trump in the state by fewer than 13,000 votes out of more than 5 million cast. But Perdue led Ossoff by about 100,000 votes, finishing just short of the outright majority Georgia requires to avoid a runoff. Warnock led Loeffler in a separate special election. Both sides share a common conclusion: Each party has a pool of potential voters approaching 2.5 million. It’s just a matter of which side can coax more to cast ballots in a second round. … [Read more...] about One pandemic, two different worlds in Georgia runoff races
This is the second game of the Big Ten season Ohio State has had canceled. The first came after an outbreak at Maryland forced a postponement earlier this month. Despite playing only four games so far, the Buckeyes (4-0) were fourth in the first College Football Playoff rankings released earlier this week. … [Read more...] about No. 3 Ohio State Cancels Game at Illinois After Virus Spike
Story line: After San Jose State’s game at Fresno State last Saturday was canceled because of coronavirus issues in the Bulldogs’ program, the Spartans take on the Broncos, with each team a half-game behind Nevada in the Mountain West Conference standings. For the Spartans to improve to 5-0 for the first time since 1939, they’ll have to do something they historically have not done: beat Boise State. The Broncos are 14-0 against the Spartans, including a 52-42 decision in San Jose last year. … [Read more...] about San Jose State’s challenge Saturday: Beat Boise State for the first time
“We arrived in Boise on Friday and learned this news Saturday morning,” Tuite said in a statement. “Our players and coaches were looking forward to this game with great anticipation. It is a big disappointment to everyone that we are not able to play this game.” … [Read more...] about COVID: Undefeated San Jose State’s Game Against Boise State Cancelled Amid COVID Concerns