Thursday, May 20, 2021

The Net Price


written by STEVE ULRICH
your must-read briefing on what's driving the day in NCAA Division III


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1. A Deep Look at Net Price

8 Things You Should Know about College Net Price Calculators - Do It  Yourself College Rankings
by Jon Boeckenstedt, Higher Ed Data Stories

"First things first: Let's define what IPEDS calls Net Price: You can read all the details here, or just realize it's the cost that students and parents are expected to pay after all grant aid is awarded.  The average is only calculated for those who receive aid.  If you have questions beyond what is found on the link above, you'll have to ask someone else to explain it.

Some limitations: This data is for Fall, 2018, and it's by income bands that have been around a long time: Under $30,000, and then in increments up to anyone over $110,000.  That top threshold is clearly too low, with some college budgets exceeding $70,000 annually.

There are four views here that go from very high-level overviews to more granular, and ends with 45 private, selective colleges who have a unique quirk in their pricing, or so it might seem."

  • View 1: All Values Arrayed shows the entire landscape in a box and whiskers plot. 
  • View 2: All Colleges displays the five different net prices for each college on one horizontal bar. 
  • View 3: Net Price and Endowments shows the relationship between the two. 
  • View 4: Discrepant Net Prices.  This is an interesting one, and I found it by accident.  There are about 45 private, selective colleges who have lower net prices for families with incomes between $30,000 and $48,000 than they do for families with incomes under $30,000. 

>> Check It Out


2. Fans in the Stands?

"Based on recommendations from the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group, the NCAA today announced new health and safety guidance for upcoming championships. Beginning May 20, local public health authorities will determine fan capacities at championship events. The NCAA will not set a predetermined limit.

Masks and physical distancing will also not be required unless mandated by public health authorities. Each person attending an NCAA championship should make an informed decision about wearing a mask and physical distancing in keeping with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said Dr. Brian Hainline, NCAA chief medical officer.

The guidance is subject to change based on emerging trends and science around COVID-19.

Tier 1 participants at NCAA championships will remain in a controlled environment. Nonvaccinated participants will continue to be tested in keeping with the protocols outlined in the Championships Safety Overview. Fully vaccinated athletics personnel and health care providers will be allowed access to Tier 1."

>> Quotable: “The effectiveness and prevalence of vaccinations in our country have allowed the Medical Advisory Group to provide this guidance that has tremendous impact on student-athletes, coaches and fans attending NCAA championships,” Hainline said.

>> Continue Reading




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3. ONU O-U-T

Ohio Northern informed the Division III Softball Committee on Tuesday that it is withdrawing from the Division III Softball Championship due to COVID-19 protocol issues. Ohio Northern was scheduled to play Salisbury on Friday in the East Texas Baptist regional. The game will be considered a no-contest, and Salisbury will advance to the next round and play Saturday against the winner of Friday’s game between Birmingham-Southern and Redlands. 



4.  Top 10

This Week's USTFCCCA Women's Top 10

  1. UW-La Crosse
  2. Loras
  3. Ithaca
  4. UW-Eau Claire
  5. Geneseo
  6. Johns Hopkins
  7. Tufts
  8. George Fox
  9. Nebraska Wesleyan
  10. Pacific Lutheran
>> Chutes: John Carroll (-7), Gustavus Adolphus (-7)
>> Ladders: Williams (+54), Pacific Lutheran (+10)

>> Notable: UW-La Crosse might still headline the National TFRI, but now second-ranked Loras jumped two spots and gained ground between Week 7 and Week 8. The Duhawks added or improved five national top-10 marks this past weekend, including the second-best discus performance of the season from Carly Fisher at 48.15m (158-0).

>> Complete Ranking

This Week's USTFCCCA Men's Top 10

  1. Wartburg
  2. UW-La Crosse
  3. UW-Oshkosh
  4. UW-Eau Claire
  5. Rowan
  6. John Carroll
  7. UW-Stout
  8. Mount Union
  9. Loras
  10. Washington (Mo.)
>> Rising: Wheaton, Ill. (+12)
>> Falling: McMurry (-6)

>> Worth Noting: Wartburg continues to headline the most recent edition of the National TFRI that was released on Tuesday by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. The Knights helped their cause this past weekend as they added four new or improved national top-10 marks to their ledger: Dallas Wright and Deyton Love are now ranked No. 3 and No. 4 in the 110H at 14.27 and 14.28, respectively; Derrick Smith improved his seasonal bests in the 100 and 200, hitting 21.28 in the latter and 10.58 in the former for the No. 4 and No. 8 efforts.

>> Complete Rankings


5. Tigers' Tale

TCNJ softball's Elyse Nardozza is elite both on and off the field | Sports  |

This Week's NFCA Top 10

  1. DePauw (8), 34-2
  2. (tie) Texas Lutheran, 28-4
  3. (tie) Virginia Wesleyan, 37-5-1
  4. Eastern Connecticut, 30-2
  5. Birmingham-Southern, 29-5
  6. Moravian, 30-1
  7. East Texas Baptist, 30-5
  8. Linfield, 36-7
  9. Salisbury, 24-7
  10. TCNJ, 23-3
>> New Kids: Alfred, Millikin, St. Thomas (Minn.), MSOE
>> Movin' On Up: Rochester (+6)
>> Sliding On Down: Coe (-6)

>> Dancing: The first 12 teams in this week’s poll, and 26 teams overall in the Top 25 or receiving-votes category will be playing later this week in regionals.

>> Complete Poll



6.  Comings and Goings



7. End of an Era

Illustration of the Internet Explorer logo in a trash icon

Internet Explorer is going away for good on June 15, 2022, Microsoft announced today.

Why it matters: Explorer truly dominated the browser market in its prime.

  • The browser had more than 90% market share at one point, Axios' Ina Fried says. Microsoft has since moved to focus on a newer browser, called Edge, based on the same underlying engine as Google's rival browser Chrome.
  • It was at the heart of the antitrust megafight that began in 1997, said Axios' Scott Rosenberg. The Department of Justice and Microsoft critics feared it would swallow the entire web.

Between the lines: In 2022, it might just mean one fewer browser for people looking to dodge monthly article limits.

- courtesy of Axios

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