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To better understand the challenges facing U.S. colleges and universities, WSJ’s Alexander Hotz spoke with administrators, students, and a higher education futurist. click this Photo: Robert F. Bukaty/AP Rachael Wittern earned straight As in high school, a partial scholarship to college and then a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. She is now 33 years old, lives in Tampa, earns $94,000 a year as a psychologist and says her education wasn’t worth the cost. She carries $300,000 in student debt. Dr. Wittern’s 37-year-old husband worked in a warehouse for several years before becoming an apprentice electrician. He expects to earn comparable money when he’s finished—minus the debt.



Raw water from Hammond would come from an intake along the Lake Michigan shoreline in Indiana. The water then would be pumped to Joliet’s water facilities, according to Joliet’s RethinkWaterJoliet website. The water intake would have to be constructed. The conceptual implementation costs range from $900 million to $1.1 billion depending upon capacity, the website said. The other option is finished water from Chicago which would cost $500,000 to $600,000, Joliet officials said. Pumping facilities and transmission mains would need to be built to bring the water to Joliet and move it through the city’s water system. Hammond also sells to Lansing, Calumet City, Chicago Heights and other nearby Illinois communities. Offers from Chicago and Hammond could be presented before the Joliet City Council next month.