All posts by Mark Keierleber


Report Proposes Another Way to Raise State Spending on Higher Education

With state spending on public colleges recovering slowly and tuition rates still rising, a policy-advocacy group has proposed creating a competitive federal grant program to give states incentives to increase spending on and reduce the cost of higher education.

The group, the Center for American Progress, on Tuesday released a report exploring the effects of what it called state disinvestment in public colleges and universities. In the report, the group proposed a program through which the feder…


Hampton U. President Helps Raise Its Minimum Wage With a Personal Gift

When Hampton University’s lowest-paid employees received their first paychecks of the year, their wages had increased to a minimum of $9 an hour, thanks in part to a donation by the Virginia college’s president.

William R. Harvey and his wife, Norma, who also own the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of Houghton, Mich., donated $108,403 to Hampton to support a wage increase for the 121 permanent, full-time staff members working for less than $9 an hour. Those receiving increased compensation are prima…