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Of course, tax revenues have ended up being substantially higher than they were at the time these dire projections were made, and we are very close now to having a balanced budget. All that has been very helpful. Charles Vest#Balanced 81
Charles Vest#Balanced 81
I believe that our office has clearly been the leader in building coalitions, in getting other universities across the contrary to interact more effectively with the government and particularly the Congress. Charles Vest#Believe 65
Charles Vest#Believe 65
The Science Coalition, which grew out of an initial concept at Harvard and at MIT, has now grown to an informal group of about 60 research universities. Charles Vest#Science 62
Charles Vest#Science 62
I would also certainly continue to keep loan repayment interest rates as low as possible. And I would spread the financial aid a little less thinly across all income brackets. Charles Vest#Aid 57
Charles Vest#Aid 57
There is no question that we are in a period in which we are going to have to use those sources to fund about 35 million dollars a year that used to be paid for by the federal government. Charles Vest#Dollars 54
Charles Vest#Dollars 54
On the other hand, it is not fair to say that changes in federal policy have caused our tuition to rise faster. Every economic argument imaginable would indicate that we should raise tuition at a faster rate than we do. Charles Vest#Argument 51
Charles Vest#Argument 51
Our goal has been to more effectively promote the value of publicly-supported research at our universities, both to the Congress and to the general public. Charles Vest#Congress 46
Charles Vest#Congress 46
We have been restraining the growth of the cost of education-that is, tuition, room and board-to be within approximately one and a half percentage points of the consumer price index. Charles Vest#Approximately 42
Charles Vest#Approximately 42
Over-reliance on strictly economic justifications has already begun to hurt the quality and range of education at every level of American life. Charles Vest#Already 37
Charles Vest#Already 37
We are trying to make up these other elements by gaining cost efficiencies through our reengineering process and through overt fund-raising activities to better support graduate education. Charles Vest#Activities 33
Charles Vest#Activities 33
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