February 5, 2012
Obama Aims to Make Colleges Cut Costs
Higher-education lobbyists and leaders fret over what, exactly, that means
Haraz N. Ghanbari, AP Images
The college-affordability proposals that President Obama outlined briefly in his State of the Union address and again in a University of Michigan speech are prompting plenty of questions among higher-education lobbyists—and not a few cases of heartburn.
"We still don't have all the details, right?" said Cynthia A. Littlefield, director of federal relations at the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. "The devil's in the details."
Nevertheless, last week some