To Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS), we have to add Blame Trump Syndrome (BTS). BTS is the tendency to blame the president for self-inflicted wounds. “It’s hard to imagine how deeply the policies of the Trump Administration will affect America’s colleges and universities,” Brian C. Mitchell writes on the academe blog maintained by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP). “As a group, these institutions are already undergoing substantial disruption.”
“The old financial models under which most higher education institutions operate no longer work. The current path for many of them is not sustainable. Many institutions face rising costs, deeper financial aid discounts, and dismal demographics.” Then why are they still using the old financial models while on this current path?