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  • Obama decries rising cost of college education (Cannot "just jack up tuition")

    01/27/2012 8:07:17 AM PST · by maggief · 43 replies · 2+ views
    AP ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jim Kuhnhenn and Kimberly Hefling
    EXCERPT ‘‘We are putting colleges on notice,’’ Obama said. ‘‘You can’t assume that you'll just jack up tuition every single year. If you can’t stop tuition from going up, then the funding you get from taxpayers each year will go down.’’
  • Why College is Expensive in America

    01/21/2012 9:10:12 AM PST · by bthockey · 17 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 12/27/11 | Bryan Thomas
    Students drowning in their own student loan debt has caused massive amounts of public outcry because graduates have no way to pay off the cost of their education. Even though sometimes it is the student’s fault for pursuing and graduating with a worthless degree, the problem of the student debt cannot be ignored. The true source of the problem is government intervention in (what should be) a free market education system. As it stands right now, the Federal government is guaranteeing student loans so it looks like Old Uncle Sam is trying to invest in American students and the future...
  • U of M Payouts Top $30 Million

    01/18/2012 8:36:31 PM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 6 replies · 1+ views
    KSTP ^ | 1-18-12 | Mark Albert, Mike Maybay, & Erik Altmann
    In November 2011, 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS reported $86 million in unused vacation pay, sick time, and other severance had been paid to departing state workers and MnSCU employees in the past three years. And the total is growing by the day. Now, the University of Minnesota has released its separate payroll records, showing it paid departing employees $30 million during the same time period. That brings the total to at least $116 million for all departing state workers in the past three years.
  • Degree of frustration with cost of college (Outcry grows nationwide on soaring tuitions)

    12/27/2011 10:02:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 12/26/2011 | By Ben Wolfgang
    As tuition costs skyrocket and graduates walk away saddled with ever-rising amounts of debt, American colleges now face a choice: Remain a part of the problem, or begin contributing to a solution. The average cost to attend a public university shot up 8.3 percent this year, while private institutions raised their prices 4.3 percent. Over the past decade, tuition rates have risen 72 percent, and universities are now taking more heat than ever from government officials, education specialists and middle-class families, all of whom think the higher-education sector hasn’t done enough to reverse the trend. If the current trajectory continues,...
  • Colleges pay presidents millions while raising tuition (Psst - freeloaders - over here!)

    12/20/2011 5:22:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/20/11 | Blake Ellis
    Colleges pay presidents millions while raising tuitionBy Blake Ellis @CNNMoney December 20, 2011: 5:22 AM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Some private colleges are paying their top executives millions of dollars, at the same time they're hiking tuition prices for students. Vanderbilt University paid its chancellor, Nicholas Zeppos, $1.9 million in 2009, according to the school's most recent tax filings -- enough for up to 43 students to attend Vanderbilt at current prices. His total pay includes a base salary of $673,002, as well as bonus and other compensation. That same year, Vanderbilt's tuition jumped 4.3%. Since then, the college...
  • Woman tells how she turned to the sex industry to fund her studies

    12/15/2011 9:07:49 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2:26 PM on 15th December 2011 | By Jessica Satherley
    After it was revealed yesterday that an increasing number of women are using the sex industry to pay their way through university, one woman has told her story of stripping while studying. Emma Green, of Glamorgan, Wales, turned to stripping on a webcam for men and earned Ł200-a-week to fund her studies. The 25-year-old, who studied multi-media design at Glamorgan University before spending another year at a beauty therapy college in 2009, says a normal part-time job was out of the question because of her intense course workload.
  • Glenn Reynolds: Let’s put colleges on the hook for loans that their students can’t repay

    12/06/2011 7:27:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/05/2011 | Allahpundit
    How do you solve the problem of young adults earning worthless degrees and a truckload of debt? Three ways. One: The Chinese way, which, while characteristically direct, is probably too authoritarian for most Americans’ tastes. Two: End federal student loans. Let kids take their chances with private lenders, who’ll need assurances up front before they lay out the cash that they’ll get a return on their investment after graduation. This idea would, I assume, die a grisly death after the first round of “all Jimmy/Sally wanted to do was go to State but he/she couldn’t get the money” stories. Three:...
  • Young Occupiers: Colleges sold you out ("Would you like fries with that?")

    11/29/2011 12:51:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 53 replies
    Philly Burbs ^ | 11/29/11 | J.D. Mullane
    Young Occupiers: Colleges sold you outBy J.D. Mullane Updated: 11:40 am, Tue Nov 29, 2011 Q: What does a liberal arts major say to a business major five years after graduation? A: "Would you like fries with that?" -- Joke told on American college campuses, circa 1985 A generation of college-educated young people, unemployed and saddled with tuition loan debt, are learning the worthlessness of their four-year degrees. Many are disillusioned. It's understandable. If you spent four years maintaining a 4.0 GPA by reading and critiquing high-minded literature such as Faulkner's "The Sound and the Fury," or pulling all-nighters writing...
  • CUNY Board Approves Tuition Hike As Three (occupy) Protesters Are Arrested

    11/29/2011 4:48:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 1 replies
    NY1 ^ | 11/28/11
    CUNY Board Approves Tuition Hike As Three Protesters Are ArrestedBy: NY1 News Updated 11/28/2011 11:49 PM The board of trustees of the City University of New York voted Monday evening to approve a $300-per-year tuition increase, over the objections of protesters who tried to interrupt the proceedings. Three protesters were arrested during demonstrations at Baruch College. The hike will raise the cost of CUNY tuition by $300 per year over the course of five years, representing a total increase of 30 percent by the year 2016. The trustees approved the hike by a vote of 15-1. The increases had already...
  • UC Students Protest Soaring Tuition As Regents Meet By Phone (Occupiers could turn violent)

    11/28/2011 10:31:11 AM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 11/28/11
    UC Students Protest Soaring Tution As Regents Meet By PhoneNovember 28, 2011 9:48 AM SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS/AP) – University of California students are protesting at four campuses where board members met by teleconference after worries about violence led to the cancellation of a previous meeting. Board members, university administrators and the public were attending Monday’s meeting at locations on the San Francisco-Mission Bay, Los Angeles, Davis, and Merced campuses. During the public comment period, students spoke out against recent police crackdowns on Occupy camps on the Davis and Berkeley campuses.
  • Rising tuition, 'Occupy' spark new campus activism (Freeloaders get a clue)

    11/27/2011 12:54:53 PM PST · by Libloather · 16 replies
    TBO ^ | 11/27/11 | LINDSAY PETERSON
    Rising tuition, 'Occupy' spark new campus activismBy LINDSAY PETERSON | The Tampa Tribune Published: November 27, 2011 TAMPA - Dani Leppo planned to keep her head down, study and finish as fast as possible when she transferred from St. Petersburg College to the University of South Florida this year. But as she crossed campus one day, she saw a group of people holding signs saying tuition was going up 15 percent. An activist was born. "We can barely pay our bills," Leppo said, "and here they are raising tuition." USF government professor Harry Vanden sees the anger rising on campuses...
  • #OccupyWallSt fails because it misses the real targets

    11/23/2011 8:41:30 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-23-11 | DrJohn
    #OccupyWallSt has given us some memorable images, but arguably none more memorable than these: #OccupyWallSt has made a list of demands. Some are simply ridiculous but some have merit- specifically the concerns over the cost of education and money's involvement in politics. The problem is that the numbskulls in the #OWS movement are so self-obsessed that all of their efforts are way off target. They place themselves in Zucotti Park and somewhere in UC Davis and aspire to shut down the harbor in Portland. The question is- what can that possibly achieve? Their concerns about costs of higher education are...
  • CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With Police (YES! Freeloaders hit pay-dirt!)

    11/22/2011 5:52:33 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/21/11 | ALICE SPERI and ANNA M. PHILLIPS
    CUNY Students Protesting Tuition Increase Clash With PoliceBy ALICE SPERI and ANNA M. PHILLIPS November 21, 2011, 6:53 pm A daylong rally by City University of New York students against a planned tuition increase turned turbulent Monday evening when marchers ignored police requests to clear the lobby of a building at Baruch College where the university’s trustees were meeting and 15 people were arrested. The students were pushed to the ground and taken away in handcuffs from the lobby of the college, in Manhattan, while protesting against the proposal for tuition increases, which CUNY’s Board of Trustees is scheduled to...
  • PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from (Sandusky) suits

    11/18/2011 5:52:12 AM PST · by Libloather · 41 replies
    Times Leader ^ | 11/18/11
    PSU could raise tuition to cover damages from suitsFriday, November 18, 2011 HARRISBURG — Penn State University and former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky are among those potentially facing millions of dollars in civil lawsuits as the allegations of child sexual abuse against Sandusky continue. If the university is sued and found civilly liable, students and their families could face higher tuition to offset the damages or settlements. Tuition increased this year because of cuts in state funding. "When something bad happens, sometimes civil liabilities follow, so it's certainly not out of the question that somebody could sue not just...
  • Trustees to consider tuition hike at Cal State [ raised 9%! Why not cut Professors 9% ? ]

    11/16/2011 1:10:41 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 9 replies ^ | Nov 16 2011 | By Christina Hoag AP
    LONG BEACH, Calif.—Trustees of the huge California State University system on Wednesday were to consider another tuition hike, this time a 9 percent increase that would raise student costs $498 to $5,970 a year. It would be the 23-campus system's ninth tuition increase in nine years. With campus fees added in, the total cost for undergraduates would be more than $7,000 for the full year. As trustees discussed overall budget issues, about 40 students demonstrated outside the meeting, holding signs with slogans such as "Make Banks Pay." Elaine Nadalin, a sociology student at CSU Long Beach, was among several dozen...
  • No, Generation Cupcake, NOT Everyone Should Go To College.

    11/09/2011 4:30:42 AM PST · by suspects · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 9, 2011 | Michael Graham
    In life, the three big lies are “The check’s in the mail,” “The car was fine when I parked it” and “Honey, I swear I don’t know whose thong that is in the glove box.” In this political moment, the three big lies are “Social Security is solvent,” “Everyone should go to college,” and “Honey, I swear I don’t know whose thong that is in Herman Cain’s glove box.” Setting aside the Social Security issue and Herman’s possibly “Cain-al” knowledge of a lady, who is foolish enough to believe everyone belongs in college? “We should be doing everything we can...
  • Bill Clinton sticks up for Rick Perry on immigration

    11/07/2011 9:36:45 AM PST · by Fred · 27 replies
    State Column ^ | 110711 | Staff
    Bill Clinton defended Rick Perry on Monday over a law the Texas governor signed that allows children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state college tuition. The former two-term Democratic president said in an interview with USA Today that it makes his “skin crawl” when Perry’s rivals for the GOP nod slam him “for one of the best things he did.”
  • Rising college tuition, fees take bigger bite of family incomes

    11/07/2011 9:11:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11/07/2011
    Although more Americans are getting help from scholarships and tax breaks, the net cost of college is eating up a higher share of the typical family's income in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday. The sticker price of studying and living on campus at the average public university rose 5.4 percent for in-state students, or about $1,100, to $21,447 this fall, the College Board estimated. The chief cause of that increase was a dramatic spike in tuition and fees at hundreds of public universities. Tuition at the average public university jumped 8.3 percent to $8,244. Many campuses, however, had...
  • What's Your Kid Getting From College? (Is it worth the tuition?)

    11/06/2011 8:04:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/02/2011 | William McGurn
    For hard-working American families struggling to make ends meet, the student protesters at Occupy Wall Street must seem like cast members of a reality show designed to make them look shallow and self-indulgent. The irony is that these students and recent grads have a point about their college debt. It's just not the point they are making. Here, for example, is a typical entry on the blog "We Are the 99 Percent." A woman is holding up a handwritten note that reads: "I am a college graduate. I am also unemployed. I was lead [sic] to believe that college would...
  • Screw U.: Government inflated the college loan bubble, but Obama isn’t fixing it

    10/30/2011 7:29:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | 10/29/2011 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    t’s officially a crisis. Student loan debt has hit the $1 trillion mark, exceeding Americans’ total credit card indebtedness. Unemployed graduates with huge loan balances are camping out in “Occupy” camps -- the Hoovervilles of our age -- around the nation. And President Obama, perhaps afraid those camps will be dubbed “Obamavilles,” as indeed they have already been by some, has unveiled a new proposal that promises to help graduates who are drowning in debt. Unfortunately, “promises” is the correct word. Though unveiled with much fanfare, the Obama proposal doesn’t really do much. First, as the Chronicle of Higher Education...