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Times Higher Education, August 29, 2016: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby and Penn GSE alumnus Bonnie Yingfei He write about China's first branch campus in Malaysia

Times Higher Education, July 14, 2016: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby spotlights the untold stories of America's regional universities

Inside Higher Ed, June 22, 2016: Senior Scholar Peter Eckel comments on the governance shake-up at the University of Louisville

University World News, June 21, 2016: Senior Scholar Alan Ruby writes about "Brexit" and the implications for global higher education

Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 19, 2016: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna speaks about the LeBron James Family Foundation's partnership with the University of Akron's I PROMISE program

Times Higher Education, April 28, 2016: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna speaks about Obama's free community college plan and America's Promise Grants

Inside Higher Ed, April 28, 2016: Senior Scholar Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower unpack the importance of understanding board culture

EducationDIVE, April 21, 2016: AHEAD research shows that degree attainment is up, but income gaps in attainment persist.

EducationDIVE, April 5, 2016: AHEAD hosts doctoral candidates from Nazarbayev University and works with colleagues in Kazakhstan at the university to develop a graduate program in education

Inside Higher Ed, March 4, 2016: AHEAD Senior Scholar Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower from Trower & Trower, Inc. write about the challenges of being a trustee during difficult times

International Educator, November 23, 2015: Senior Scholar Alan Ruby provides international higher education expertise about the next 25 years of international education for NASFA's 25th anniversary of International Educator

Inside Higher Ed, November 17, 2015: AHEAD Senior Scholar Peter Eckel and Cathy Trower from Trower & Trower, Inc. write about the role of boards of trustees in advancing campus diversity and equity

Innovators Peak, November 4, 2015: AHEAD Executive Director and ASHE President Laura Perna explains why higher education needs the annual Association for the Study of Higher Education conference

The Chronicle of Higher Education, August 17, 2015: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna notes that one indicator of whether a college serves a high share of students from low-income families is its percentage of Pell Grant recipients

Times Higher Education, July 30, 2015: Senior Scholar Alan Ruby says that it's a pity that the efforts of myriad institutions striving daily to help students of diverse backgrounds are eclipsed by Ivy League tales

Forbes.com, July 29, 2015: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna comments on the frequency of Google searches for variations of the phrase "college cost"

Youth Today, May 13, 2015: Campus Jobs Make College Familiar for High Schoolers in Program.

Youth Today, May 13, 2015: Newark Program Prepares Low-Income Teens for College, Workforce. 

Penn News, May 6, 2015: Penn GSE's Laura Perna testifies to House Subcommittee on Higher Education Issues 

Times Higher Education, April 9, 2015: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby wishes students would use their economic clout in a more politically and morally meaningful way than purchasing organic burritos 

WBFO 88.7: Buffalo's NPR News Station, March 31, 2015: Expert shares thoughts on higher education

The New York Times, February 4, 2015: AHEAD Executive Director Laura Perna notes college preparation advantage for wealthier families.

Times Higher Education, January 29, 2015: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby says financing options fail to live up to the promises made by politicians

Times Higher Education, January 8, 2015: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby writes about the complexity of choice and diversity in higher education opportunities

Times Higher Education, November 27, 2014: AHEAD Senior Scholar Alan Ruby comments on the discounting trend at US universities

Penn News, June 25, 2014: AHEAD Executive Director Matt Hartley's work in Belfast highlighted in Penn News

Inside Higher Ed, April 3, 2014: Inflation Plus Whatever

American RadioWorks, March 18, 2014: The Attainment Agenda 

The Huffington Post, March 9, 2014: Colleges Are Quietly Shifting The Burden Of Tuition Increases To Poor Families 

The Dallas Morning News, March 7, 2014: Poorer families bearing brunt of college price hikes, data shows 

The Wall Street Journal, February 28, 2014: A Low-Cost Strategy for a College Degree
Laura Perna of the Penn Graduate School of Education says scholarships are especially important for students working their way through community college.

American Educational Research Association, February, 2014:  New AERA Fellows to Be Inducted at 2014 Annual Meeting

Washington Post, January 28, 2014:  High School Graduation Rates Reach a High in Maryland
Laura Perna of the Graduate School of Education says, “It’s good news that the high school graduation rate among Hispanics has increased, but it still is considerably below the average.”