Russia denies the U.S. claim that cruise missiles aimed at Syria hit Iran. Doctors Without Borders demands an independent inquiry on the Afghanistan hospital bombing. And a group of four Tunisian organizations wins the Nobel Peace Prize. A panel of journalists joins guest host Indira Lakshmanan for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
Guest Host: Steve Roberts
Over the past twenty years, the cost of a college education has outpaced the rate of inflation. Despite efforts by Harvard, Yale and a few other schools to offset set spiraling tuitions, many students graduate from college with huge debts. A look at the cost of a college degree and what some are doing to make higher education more affordable.
- Karen Gualtieri Dean of Enrollment Management for Rockland Community College, part of the State University of New York
- Scott Jaschik editor, Inside Higher Ed
- Terry Hartle Senior Vice President, American Council on Education, a trade association representing roughly 2000 2-year and 4-year public and private universities.
- Richard Vedder Visiting scholar at A.E.I. and Director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. He's also a professor of economics at Ohio State University and author of Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½Going Broke By Degree Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Why College Costs Too Much.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½
- Tom Ross President, Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina
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