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Podcast Series: An Education On The Hard Realities Facing Higher Ed

July 22, 2020

In a new episode of HPS Insights’ special series on higher education we talk to Matt Perault, Director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy and former Head of Global Policy Development at Facebook. Matt joins Stacy and Elliott to discuss synergies between the technology and education worlds and innovation in higher education in the time of COVID-19. They dive into the contributions that universities are making to public policy and discuss tech regulation on the horizon.





On the third episode of HPS Insights’ special series on higher education, Stacy, Matt, and Elliott host Dr. Debbie Cottrell, President of Texas Lutheran University in Seguin, Texas. Dr. Cottrell joins the podcast to discuss her role as the head administrator at a small, private university and the behind-the-scenes planning of students’ eventual return to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic. The team discusses the economic effects of the pandemic on the higher education sector, how policymakers can take an active role in supporting students, and the true costs of higher education with endowments, financial aid, and complex pricing models.





The second episode of HPS Insights’ special series on higher education features Brent Colburn, Vice President for Communications and Public Affairs at Princeton University. Brent joins Stacy, Matt, and Elliott to discuss COVID-19’s effect on the university environment and how colleges are coping with unpredictable changes for attendance, athletic events, conferences, and more. They also discuss how universities handle costs and financial resources, student aid, federal loans, student debt, and endowment management.





On the first episode of HPS Insights’ special series on higher education, Stacy Kerr hosts Matt McDonald and Elliott Owensby to discuss their new analysis on the higher education landscape. They preview their conversations with investment officers, university presidents, and public affairs officers in the higher education sector and break down the results of their research findings on endowments, tuition costs, the net price of higher education, and the future of universities. 

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