During her six years heading Vassar, Catharine Hill has prioritized expanding access and affordability, and her regular op-eds and speeches are outspoken on these themes, such as:
-- “We Cut Student Aid at Our Own Peril” (CHRONICLE OF HIGHER ED, 9/25/11, http://president.vassar.edu/announcements/2011-2012/110927-ChronicleHigherEd.html)
-- "Making Vassar an Affordable Choice" (VASSAR magazine, Fall 2011, http://vq.vassar.edu/issue/fall-2011/article/making-vassar-an-affordable-choice)
-- "A Liberal-Arts Leader Weighs Costs and Quality" (4/10/12 coverage in the CHRONICLE OF HIGHER ED of conference speech on the future of liberal arts colleges (http://chronicle.com/blogs/headcount/a-liberal-arts-leader-weighs-costs-and-quality/29924)
-- "Rising College Prices: Is Federal Policy Partly to Blame?" (For the Washington Post higher ed blog, 3/13/12, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/college-inc/post/rising-college-prices-is-federal-policy-partly-to-blame/2012/03/13/gIQA5Pu89R_blog.html).