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UW's Hillman speaks with Chronicle of Higher Education about college access

December 02, 2016
Nicholas Hillman was recently interviewed for an article that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education headlined, "When College Was A Public Good."

Nicholas Hillman
Hillman is an associate professor with the School of Education's Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. He also is a faculty affiliate with UW-Madison's La Follette School of Public Affairs, and is a Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education (WISCAPE) faculty affiliate.

Hillman studies higher education finance and policy, and his research focuses on how policies affect educational access and success.

The article explores how as more non-whites are pursuing higher education, less and less public and federal support is dedicated to ensuring fair access to universities. 

The article touched on Hillman's research about debt, the differences in state funding between two universities and how it reflects a disparity between resources given to black and white students.