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DECEMBER 2003
Volume 96, Issue 2
 

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A day on the campus set of Proof proves that they also serve who sit and wait…and wait…and wait…
On about page 75 of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, an analogy flashed by like a rocketing meteorite. The title of the sci-fi satire summed up how I was spending an early October day: stargazing, along for the ride during the campus filming of Proof, an adaptation of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize– and Tony Award–winning play by David Auburn, AB’91.
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FROM THE PRESIDENT
If you think higher education is expensive...

President Don Michael Randel dissects a penny-wise, pound-foolish proposal to curb government support for higher education.
Price controls rarely work. This has been shown in the overwhelming majority of cases in which they have been tried. One would think that the current administration in Washington understands this better than most and that a Republican Congress understands this as well. Nevertheless, a Republican congressman, “Buck” McKeon of California, has proposed legislation that would amount to price controls on higher education. Its operative feature is that any institution that increases tuition by more than twice the Consumer Price Index (CPI) over a certain time period would be denied access to federal funds, such as student loans.
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CHICAGOPHILE
Welcome home

Cartoonist Jessica Abel, AB'91, watches as the Alumni Association gets ready to make a move.
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