The Importance Of A College Education
Guest Editorial Northwest Indiana Presidents & Chancellors “Higher Education” Editorial Series Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D., President, Valparaiso University August 2018 PREAMBLE For more than a decade, the chancellors and presidents of Northwest...
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An Evolving Northwest Indiana
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb recently announced that 2017 was a record-breaking year for economic development, with commitments from companies across the country and around the world that plan to invest more than $7.04 billion in Indiana and create...
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Engagement And Enrichment: How Universities Contribute To The Region’s Quality Of Life
A key contributor to the success of a city is its perceived quality of life. Places that set a high premium on improving quality of life become vibrant, attractive places to live, work, and relocate or invest. In Northwest Indiana, the relationships...
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Affordable Higher Education In Northwest Indiana
It’s an election year, and lots of politicians are making promises. This cycle, we hear about “free” college for everyone. While it remains to be seen whether our state and our nation has the will or the resources to fulfill such an ambitious...
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Higher Education Has Role In NWI’s Past, Future
Since 1859, when Valparaiso University — the Region’s oldest university — was founded, higher education has played a vital role in bolstering Northwest Indiana’s success and contributing to the region’s character and resiliency. Over...
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How Should Colleges And Universities Handle Claims Of Sexual Assault And Sex Discrimination? What Is Government’s Role In This Process?
Allegations of sexual assault and sex discrimination on college campuses is a serious issue, and several recent reports have garnered national media attention and raised the awareness of the general public. As a result, college campuses and...
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What Is The Role Of College Athletics, And Should Student-Athletes Be Paid?
In August, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) announced it would allow more autonomy for colleges and universities regarding the ways in which they support student-athletes. This decision will likely engender changes to financial...
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Presidents And Chancellors
“One Region for Northwest Indiana’s Quality of Life” Series By: Mark A. Heckler, Ph.D. President, Valparaiso University August 2014 One Region is a membership organization of engaged citizens from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties. Its Board...
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What Are The Benefits Of A Liberal Arts Education From An Employer’s Perspective?
What is one to make of a liberal arts education these days? Presidential aspirant Marco Rubio proclaims that we need more welders and fewer philosophers — even though his claims that welders earn more than philosophers were quickly disproved....
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