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Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

Forgive Us Our Student Loan Debts?

| June 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Maria Mayo March 8, U.S. Rep. Hansen Clarke proposed theStudent Loan Forgiveness Act of 2012 (H.R. 4170). In making a case for the bill, he observed that the unemployment rate for college graduates was 9.1 percent in 2011, and that Americans’ outstanding student loan debt obligations now exceed $1 trillion. The bill aims “to increase purchasing power, strengthen […]

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Occupy Spring: Who’s Still Fighting The Power? Huffington Post

Occupy Spring: Who’s Still Fighting The Power? Huffington Post

| April 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Spring is here, and the Occupy movement is emerging from its winter hibernation. Or that’s what the occupiers are saying, anyway. With the tents of Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park just a memory, it’s unclear how the movement will unfold in the coming months. Some occupiers are trying to change the political establishment through lobbying and legislation. […]

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College Affordability: A Defining Issue That Won’t Go Away – Davis Skorton – President of Cornell University

College Affordability: A Defining Issue That Won’t Go Away – Davis Skorton – President of Cornell University

| February 7, 2012 | 0 Comments

In the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union Address last month, many Americans are talking about college affordability. As they have been. As well they should. Along with health care and unemployment, the cost of college is a defining issue for our country. It is an issue that won’t go away. Despite the […]

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Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress

Occupy Colleges to Occupy Congress

| January 10, 2012 | 0 Comments

Natalia Abrams on January 10, 2012 – 9:42am ET Lately, I keep getting asked , “Why is Occupy Colleges so focused on the January 17th Occupy Congress event? Isn’t the organization dedicated to student loan issues and tuition hikes?” I find the question odd because it is precisely the tuition hikes and student loan issues […]

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Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (Huffington Post)

Protesters Occupy The Rose Parade (Huffington Post)

| January 4, 2012 | 0 Comments

Perhaps the most anticipated float of the 2012 Rose Parade is an unofficial entrant: a giant “Occupy Octopus” made out of plastic bags. Occupy The Rose Parade protesters plan to march the 70-by-40-foot “float,” along with a giant blown-up version of the United States Constitution, at the end of the Rose Parade. Occupy’s “People’s Parade” […]

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For-Profit Colleges Evade Stricter Rules By Courting Powerful Allies In Washington  (Huffington Post)

For-Profit Colleges Evade Stricter Rules By Courting Powerful Allies In Washington (Huffington Post)

| December 14, 2011 | 0 Comments

Cass Sunstein, President Obama’s top regulatory czar, said a parade of for-profit college lobbyists and executives who marched through his office last spring had nothing to do with the administration’s eventual weakening of regulations on the industry. “The haranguing had zero effect,” Sunstein told The New York Times, referring to the year-long lobbying blitz by […]

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