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Published: 03/26/10

Opinion: The Student Loan 'Fix' Is No Fix at All

By  not in system - AOL News
Opinion: The Student Loan 'Fix' Is No Fix at All

(March 26) -- Bolted to the health care bill is a student loan reform plan that backers say will make college more accessible to students and that critics call a government takeover of the student loan program. The overhaul may or may not make things better, but what we have now isn't good. But not for the reason either side is willing to admit. The problem at the center of the current program, and the new program, is the government subsidies themselves. Taxpayers cover a portion of the interest rate and the costs if students default, which they are doing in increasing numbers. These...

Published: 01/19/10

Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

By  Delia Lloyd - Politics Daily
Smart Bombers: Do Universities Breed Terrorists?

LONDON -- In the aftermath of the Christmas Day bombing attempt, our nation is once again grappling with how best to protect itself against terrorist attacks. So far, the U.S. government has been directing its resources towards things like airport security and strengthening the government in Yemen, a new hotbed for al-Qaeda. But it's worth asking whether we'd be better served by focusing on what goes on inside universities....

Published: 07/21/09

Obama Cites Community Colleges as Beacons of Hope

By  Frances Tobin - Politics Daily
Obama Cites Community Colleges as Beacons of Hope

For the past few weeks, with President Obama tending to global issues abroad, many of his adversaries, as well as some in the media, saw their opportunity to claim he was losing his grip on the economy, and by extension his entire domestic agenda. Critics point to the lag in stimulus money distribution, stagnant or rising unemployment, and "untimely and unaffordable" health care and energy legislation....

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Published: 06/3/09

Temple University Staff Seethes Over Layoffs

By  Sam Guzik - Politics Daily
Temple University Staff Seethes Over Layoffs

The most recent round of layoffs at Temple University last week has raised an outcry from faculty and staff members, bitter not just over the consequences of a lagging economy but over the "cruel" way in which the layoffs were handled....

Published: 05/28/09

Summertime Budget Cuts Threaten Faculty Retirement Funds

By  Sam Guzik - Politics Daily
Summertime Budget Cuts Threaten Faculty Retirement Funds

Summer. For students it's a break from classes, homework, and the stress of deadlines; for professors it's a time to step back from the semester, continue research, and plan courses; and for administrators -- this year at least -- it's a chance to cut budgets, scale back, and find savings in a tough economy....

Published: 05/15/09

Universities Build Twitter Communities 140 Characters at a Time

By  Sam Guzik - Politics Daily
Universities Build Twitter Communities 140 Characters at a Time

Part digital flier board, part alumni engagement tool and part technological experiment, a growing number of universities are turning to Twitter as a way to connect with students, faculty, staff and friends of the school....

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