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Campus Update-August 2018

Campus Update-August 2018

  Bu Matt Frentz August was a busy month for our campus team! Our leaders participated in protests, collected hundreds of petition signatures, and spent the final weeks of summer preparing to launch their #ZeroDebt campaigns on their respective campuses. As we...

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State and National Higher Ed Policy Updates — August 2018

State and National Higher Ed Policy Updates — August 2018

  Massachusetts Updates: As colleges gear up for their fall semesters, we saw an uptick in August coverage on college rankings. A dozen schools in Massachusetts claimed spots in Forbes top 100 rankings and UMass Amherst dining services was named the country’s...

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Our Statement on Resignation of Student Loan Watchdog

Our Statement on Resignation of Student Loan Watchdog

  by Bahar Akman Imboden The resignation of Seth Frotman as Student Loan Ombudsman from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) should be a wake up call for all. In a powerful letter, Frotman accuses the bureau and Trump/DeVos administration for turning...

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Limited by Loans

Limited by Loans

  By Yeidimar Ramos I feel that student loans exist to tie us to a system and do not to provide us the opportunity to grow academically and be professionally free. The average tuition to attend college in United States is ridiculously high. Many students here...

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Graduate School: Not just a privilege

Graduate School: Not just a privilege

  By Severin Pabingui Ten years ago, I immigrated to the United States as an international student to pursue my master’s degree in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence program that was out of reach in my native country, the Central African Republic. Being an...

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The Impact of 3.5%

The Impact of 3.5%

  By Tinga Adiang Applying to college can be really stressful, so when you get those acceptance letters you feel lucky. You feel as though somewhere wants you. So when I got accepted to St. Lawrence I was so excited, and luckily I got a huge financial package to...

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Meeting with Forest Foundation’s Interns

Meeting with Forest Foundation’s Interns

  Bob Hildreth and our team meeting and talking with Forest Foundation interns On Wednesday, August 1st the Hildreth Institute presented to a group of Forest Foundation interns who are all working for non-profit organizations in the greater Boston area. Forest...

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Finding Common Ground

Finding Common Ground

  By Matt Frentz On Tuesday, our team of campus leaders hit the streets of Boston to collect petition signatures. We set up a table on the Boston Common and headed out with clipboards in hand. We spent the wonderfully sunny afternoon talking to people of all ages...

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Campus Update-July 2018

Campus Update-July 2018

By Matt Frentz Hello! Our campus team worked very hard during the month of July, continuing to help us advance our #ZeroDebt efforts. They are laying the groundwork for our movement by collecting petitions and pledges, spreading our message on their campuses, and...

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