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Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Economists in both India and China see signs of slackening economic activity, from currency fluctuations in India to a falloff in imports, electricity consumption, and real-estate sales in China. A weakening of the economies in the two countries could be worrisome news for American colleges, for which an uptick in full-paying foreign students has…
Descriptors: Universities, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
For the first time in decades, the economic headlines are hitting Hanover residents where they live. In February, Dartmouth College, a member of the Ivy League and the region's second-largest employer, announced it was laying off 60 workers, all in nonfaculty positions, and eliminating another 90 jobs through early retirements and attrition, part…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Private Colleges, Job Layoff
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
With the dollar's continued swoon and grim news on the job front, American economic competitiveness has become a central theme in the presidential election. Stumping in Ohio and Pennsylvania, old-line industrial states hit hard by the flight of manufacturing jobs, Democrats Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama have called for renegotiating the…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Climate, Economic Progress, Global Approach