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The Specter of Student Loans

The Specter of Student Loans

By Sayer Devlin, Managing Editor

February 5, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

LS sophomore Gabi knew she wanted to escape the sleepy San Diego suburb of San Marcos after she graduated from high school but anticipated the financial strain it would place on her family. Her father receives a pension for having served in the marines and works in a sandwich shop to make ends meet. ...

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

On Student Debt, Trump Fails

By WSN Editorial Board

November 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Top Stories

Beyond damaging the atmosphere of higher education by devaluing liberal arts educations, the Trump student loan plan’s deregulation goals hit lower-income families the hardest.

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Millennial Homeownership is More Dream Than Reality

Millennial Homeownership is More Dream Than Reality

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

April 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A spectre is haunting America — the spectre of renting.

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Student Debt Strangles Alumni and Economy

Student Debt Strangles Alumni and Economy

By Phoebe, Kuo

February 29, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The United States has too long contented itself with the power of the invisible hand. But when it comes to higher education, it’s an equality problem.

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A Two-Pronged Attack on the Student Loan Crisis

A Two-Pronged Attack on the Student Loan Crisis

By Tegan Joseph Mosugu, Staff Writer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Student debt is a national epidemic that is crippling some of the most vulnerable members of the workforce, and it is the role of universities and government to help stem the crisis.

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Law school debt crisis will avoid NYU

Law school debt crisis will avoid NYU

By Katrina Wilson, Staff Writer

November 4, 2015


Filed under Opinion

NYU should be able to weather the oncoming law school debt storm.

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New education secretary must address student debt crisis

New education secretary must address student debt crisis

By Anand Balaji, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With Arne Duncan's resignation, the Department of Education must do more to address the growing burden of student debt, particularly by regulating student loan companies and loan contractors.

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Mirza gets financial aid after housing fight

Mirza gets financial aid after housing fight

By Lexi Faunce, Deputy News Editor

September 28, 2015


Filed under News, University News

An update on the story of Nia Mirza, who after initially being allowed to live off campus was told to move back on campus or she would face expulsion.

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Gallatin hosts student debt series

Gallatin hosts student debt series

By Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2015


Filed under News, University News

Gallatin hosted "What's the Deal With Student Debt," the first in a series of event regarding student debt.

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Affordable college may not be better

Affordable college may not be better

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Contributing writer

September 17, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Higher education in the US must focus on keeping our universities competitive, maintaining their international renown.

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NYU endowment fails to meet financial needs of poorest students

NYU endowment fails to meet financial needs of poorest students

By Alex Bazeley and Lexi Faunce

September 15, 2015


Filed under News, University News

New data shows students from low-income families graduate from NYU saddled with huge federal loans while the university spends its billion-dollar endowment on expansion.

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Prospective students should think twice

Prospective students should think twice

By Matthew Tessler, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 31, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Tuition hikes once again bring attention the sky-high costs of NYU tuition. Prospective students must take note.

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