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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Garden City, New York) Fin. difficulties faced by colleges and univs. examined; films shown. [College RECRUITERS - solicit students.] [Student Liz HALL - doesn't believe grades matter much anymore.] No. colleges closing since 1980 noted; Fairleigh Dickinson's problems described. Various nonacademic investments by some as means of surviving considered. [Wagner College spokesperson Sam FRANK - claims college depends on paying Asian students to remain open.] Colleges' courting of top-ranking students with full scholarships regardless of family incomes examined. [Caroline SHAPIRO - would have gone elsewhere except for scholarship offer.] College costs since 1980 graphed on screen. [College admissions expert Charles MARSHALL - fears average low income student faces national crisis due to lack of financial aid.]
REPORTER: Jane Bryant Quinn
- Quinn, Jane Bryant;
- Rather, Dan
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