Sen. Elizabeth Warren Proposes Refinancing Student Loan Interest Rates

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Photo from action.workingfamiliesparty.org

 

I received info and a petition asking to support Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s new proposal to help college students pay back their loans. Other than what the petition says, and information from Warren’s own website, I haven’t found much else about it. From Warren’s senate website:

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Join the Cause To Lower College Student Debt!

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From WorkingFamiliesParty.org:

We’re joining with Senator Elizabeth Warren and organizations across the country to tackle the student debt crisis. Will you join us?

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Rape Is Never the Victim’s Fault

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In a cultural climate in which rape is not taken seriously in many settings, such as college campuses and the military, we need to remember this quote. Rape is a crime and must be prosecuted. Let’s have compassion and respect for the victims of rape.

Black Teen Breaks Academic Records

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Photo courtesy of chosenfamilies.org

This story is a perfect example of what a young Black person can achieve when given the opportunity.

According to NewsOne.com, a Black teenage girl named Gabrielle Turnquest became the youngest person to pass the Bar exam of England and Wales at age 18, allowing her to practice law there. A native of Florida, Turnquest previously broke the record for the youngest person to graduate from Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., at age 16.

And she’s not stopping there- she plans to return home to the States to tackle the American Bar exam, as well as the Bar of The Bahamas, where her parents were born.

NY State Budget Leaves College Students Out

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

NY State Legislature- photo courtesy of Blog.Syracuse.com

 

Article I wrote for a SUNY Purchase College newspaper.

In March, the 2013-14 NY State budget was passed by legislature in Albany. Of its many components, it increases the minimum wage to $9 an hour over three years and gives local businesses several tax breaks including one to encourage the hiring of recent veterans, according to CBS New York’s website. The full list of services and agencies granted continued or increased funding is long, but according to education reform activists there is a glaring omission — funds to improve conditions for students of state colleges and universities.

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