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Dillard University President to Leave After Academic Year

Dillard University President to Leave After Academic Year

August 10, 2021

The president of a 152-year-old historically Black private university in New Orleans says he will retire after the academic year that begins next week.
The president of a 152-year-old historically Black private university in New Orleans says he will retire after the academic year that begins next week.

August 10, 2021

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Historic Enrollment Leaves UVM And Middlebury College Strapped For Housing

Historic Enrollment Leaves UVM And Middlebury College Strapped For ...

August 10, 2021

The University of Vermont and Middlebury College are celebrating major enrollment successes for the upcoming school year. The downside: All those students won’t fit into on-campus housing.
The University of Vermont and Middlebury College are celebrating major enrollment successes for the upcoming school year. The downside: All those students won’t fit into on-campus housing.

August 10, 2021

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Long Island Press, NY

Molloy College President James Lentini Talks Maintaining School’s Success in Pandemic

Molloy College President James Lentini Talks Maintaining School’s S...

August 10, 2021

James Lentini took over as president of Molloy College, in Rockville Centre, in June 2020 soon after Covid-19 hit. After serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University from 2013-2020, he steered Molloy through the pandemic. An experienced educator and education administrator as well as a composer and guitarist, he talked with us about leading through the past year, the present and the future.
James Lentini took over as president of Molloy College, in Rockville Centre, in June 2020 soon after Covid-19 hit. After serving as senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University from 2013-2020, he steered Molloy through the pandemic. An experienced educator and education administrator as well as a composer and guitarist, he talked with us about leading through the past year, the present and the future.

August 10, 2021

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The Hill

Unlike Free College, Discharging Student Loans In Bankruptcy Is A Great Idea - Opinion Piece

Unlike Free College, Discharging Student Loans In Bankruptcy Is A G...

August 10, 2021

Beth Akers writes: Over the past 30 years, a series of policy changes have made it more difficult for borrowers to have their student loans discharged in bankruptcy. These policy changes were driven by the idea that investments in education could not be transferred, because the borrower would always retain the benefits acquired from their education. This would make sense if degrees paid off uniformly with large dividends, but the reality is that some investments in education fall short of that mark — unpredictably offering little or no value to the borrower. 
Beth Akers writes: Over the past 30 years, a series of policy changes have made it more difficult for borrowers to have their student loans discharged in bankruptcy. These policy changes were driven by the idea that investments in education could not be transferred, because the borrower would always retain the benefits acquired from their education. This would make sense if degrees paid off uniformly with large dividends, but the reality is that some investments in education fall short of that mark — unpredictably offering little or no value to the borrower. 

August 10, 2021

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NBC News

Democrats’ Spending Plan Could Make Free College A Reality

Democrats’ Spending Plan Could Make Free College A Reality

August 10, 2021

Senate Democrats released the text of a budget resolution on Monday, which lays out the framework for a $3.5 trillion spending plan. Among widespread investments in social programs and climate policy, the budget resolution would make community college tuition-free for two years — a move President Joe Biden as been advocating since the campaign trail.
Senate Democrats released the text of a budget resolution on Monday, which lays out the framework for a $3.5 trillion spending plan. Among widespread investments in social programs and climate policy, the budget resolution would make community college tuition-free for two years — a move President Joe Biden as been advocating since the campaign trail.

August 10, 2021

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