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Public colleges get the shaft
When it came time to pick a college, Thomas Ahrens just couldn't pass up the relative affordability of a University of Rhode Island education.
Fewer teachers. Bigger classes. More applicants. Huge tuition hikes. the outlook for Rhode island higher ed is bleak .
| February 25, 2009
Budgeting your time
There are two possible reasons Friday is the best day of the week for a college student.
For students, part-time jobs mean pocket money, freedom, scheduling conflicts, and stress
| January 08, 2009
The holly and the miser
Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
| December 08, 2008
The devil in the details
It’s hard to imagine stopping to look at drawings that don’t coalesce till you let them pull you in and spin you around a bit.
‘Drawn to Detail’ and ‘Laylah Ali’ at the DeCordova, Esteban Pastorino Díaz at the SMFA, and Student Loan Art Program at MIT
| August 28, 2008
On July 28, news broke that the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority had fallen on hard times.
No need to panic over student loans. Just pay more.
| August 13, 2008
February 27, 2008
| February 20, 2008
| February 06, 2008
How screwed are we?
At a time when most state budgets are flush with surpluses, Rhode Island’s fiscal house remains in disrepair.
Elected officials and pundits offer their take on rhode island’s budget predicament
| June 28, 2007
School for scandal
Lending institutions have been buying the favor of sticky-fingered college administrators for some time now.
An Emerson College dean becomes the first Boston casualty of the national student-loan fiasco
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| June 27, 2007
Opportunity Maine — missing the target?
Why are college students leaving Maine after graduation?
| April 04, 2007
Student loan scandal
Are students getting screwed, and will anybody stop it?
Is your college getting paid to steer you in the wrong direction?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 28, 2007
Young and dumb
Consider two mildly mythical Maine citizens.
Politics and other mistakes
| March 07, 2007
New year, new ideas
After weeks of Christmasing, the reality of a New Year has finally set in.
Stretching your wallet without tightening your belt
| January 10, 2007
Can you imagine the uproar if homeowners were suddenly unable to refinance their home with a different lender? Or worse, if they could not refinance at all?
Letters to the Boston editor: December 29, 2006
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 27, 2006
Manhandled no more
A few years ago, if you googled student-loan giant Sallie Mae and the word “lawsuit,” a live-journal blog called Southern Girl Babbling would turn up.
Running with a PAC
| December 14, 2006
The unfaithful scholar
Perhaps you were lured by the promise of original Abraham Lincoln speeches (Boston College) or a castle (Emerson’s Kasteel Well, a 12th century landmark in the Netherlands).
Advice for transfer students, or how to dump your college
| October 23, 2006
Federal anti-drug provision hits RI students hard
Rhode Island has been hit hard by an anti-drug law that bars college students with drug convictions from receiving federal grants and loans, according to US Department of Education statistics.
| May 17, 2006
Second time around
If you are thinking of going back to school, you will want to do four things before making that commitment.
Meeting the high costs of going back to school
| May 08, 2006
Quotes and numbers, April 7, 2006
33.3 Percentage of Four-year public-College students in Massachusetts who would have unmanageable student-loan debt if they took teaching jobs in this state.
Debt, guns, gas and more
| April 05, 2006
Q is for quagmire
In response to your recent coverage of the president’s policy in Iraq, I would like to point out that the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the 2006 Supplemental Appropriations Act which forbids the Pentagon from entering into any basing ag
Letters to the Boston editor: March 31, 2006
| March 29, 2006
No money, mo problems
There are more than 4000 degree-granting higher-education institutions in the United States.
Screwed students get heard
| March 22, 2006
February 5, 2006
Pisces and Cancer may feel hospitable — with the waxing moon, new folks rather than old friends are appealing.
| February 02, 2006
There’s one word that Philip Altbach really wants you to understand: massification .
Boston College’s Philip Altbach offers five ways to keep Massachusetts on top in higher education
RICCO VILLANUEVA SIASOCO
| January 25, 2006
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