By Nabih Haddad Economic globalization has caused a fracturing of regulatory ascendency, furthering the tensions between public and private governance at the local, regional, and international levels. This result of globalization has produced an atmosphere where transnational actors can now operate beyond the scope of any one regulatory environment (Backer, 2010; Ruggie, 2007).  In response, […]

On March 29-30, 2012, CSHPE professor Dr. Michael Bastedo presented at the Educational Policy Studies (EPS) Conference.  The 9th annual EPS conference titled The Public Interest and the Future of Public Higher Education in the 21st Century, took place at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  Based upon his previous research, Dr. Bastedo gave a presentation […]

Kimberly Reyes, Graduate Student Research Assistant, represented the National Forum at “My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant: A Policy Perspective.”  The event took place on February 21st at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at University of Michigan.  “The presentation explored public policy related to undocumented immigrants, specifically with regard to the personal […]

By JULIA PRESTON Published: April 26, 2011   Olga Zanella, a Mexican-born college student in Texas, should have started months ago trying to figure out how she could make a life in Mexico, since American immigration authorities were working resolutely to deport her there. But Ms. Zanella, 20, could not bring herself to make plans. She was […]

By: Jeremiah Thompson I recently had the opportunity to listen to a panel of experts discuss potential ideas to aide low-income students attending (or aspiring to attend) higher education institutions.  Susan Dynarski, a professor with the Ford School of Public Policy and the School of Education, proposed simplifying the FAFSA. She cited studies showing that […]

On November 25th 2011, an 18-year-old high school student from Mission, Texas, Joaquin Luna Jr., took his own life. Joaquin was brought to the United States from Mexico by his parents when he was a 6-month old infant. He had dreamed of becoming the first in his family to attend college, but after realizing that […]

The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good has hosted four webinars through the uLEAD Network, each addressing a different aspect of postsecondary access and support for immigrant and undocumented students. These webinars are an important part of our outreach, education, and advocacy efforts: they allow a national audience to learn from our […]

Months of planning came together this past Tuesday with the National Forum’s webinar on the subject of Holistic Support for Undocumented Students in a Rapidly Changing Policy Environment. The webinar was a collaboration between the National Forum and several cosponsor organizations: the National Center for Institutional Diversity, the Community College Consortium for Immigrant Education (CCCIE), […]

Jeremiah Thompson is a dual-degree graduate student at the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education and the Ford School of Public Policy. Jeremiah is originally from Tallahassee, FL and has an undergraduate degree in History from Michigan State University. He has previously worked on postsecondary access for the Seneca Nation of Indians […]

Tim Carroll is a master’s student in the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education, where his interests include higher education policy, access and equity, and the nonprofit sector. Originally from Kirksville, Missouri, he has a B.A. in American Studies from Carleton College. After leaving Carleton, he taught English at a secondary school […]