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Public colleges get the shaft
Fewer teachers. Bigger classes. More applicants. Huge tuition hikes. the outlook for Rhode island higher ed is bleak .
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.
| February 25, 2009
Budgeting your time
For students, part-time jobs mean pocket money, freedom, scheduling conflicts, and stress
There are two possible reasons Friday is the best day of the week for a college student.
| January 08, 2009
The holly and the miser
You're suddenly poor; suck it up and be cheap
Let the current financial tsunami be a lesson to you, arrogant plebeian consumer: greed cometh before a fall.
| December 09, 2008
The devil in the details
‘Drawn to Detail’ and ‘Laylah Ali’ at the DeCordova, Esteban Pastorino Díaz at the SMFA, and Student Loan Art Program at MIT
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.
| August 28, 2008
No need to panic over student loans. Just pay more.
On July 28, news broke that the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority had fallen on hard times.
| August 13, 2008
February 27, 2008
| February 20, 2008
| February 06, 2008
How screwed are we?
Elected officials and pundits offer their take on rhode island’s budget predicament
At a time when most state budgets are flush with surpluses, Rhode Island’s fiscal house remains in disrepair.
| June 28, 2007
School for scandal
An Emerson College dean becomes the first Boston casualty of the national student-loan fiasco
Lending institutions have been buying the favor of sticky-fingered college administrators for some time now.
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| August 27, 2008
Opportunity Maine — missing the target?
Why are college students leaving Maine after graduation?
| April 04, 2007
Student loan scandal
Is your college getting paid to steer you in the wrong direction?
Are students getting screwed, and will anybody stop it?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| March 28, 2007
Young and dumb
Politics and other mistakes
Consider two mildly mythical Maine citizens.
| March 07, 2007
New year, new ideas
Stretching your wallet without tightening your belt
After weeks of Christmasing, the reality of a New Year has finally set in.
| January 10, 2007
Letters to the Boston editor: December 29, 2006
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?
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| December 27, 2006
Manhandled no more
Running with a PAC
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.
| December 14, 2006
The unfaithful scholar
Advice for transfer students, or how to dump your college
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).
| 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
Meeting the high costs of going back to school
If you are thinking of going back to school, you will want to do four things before making that commitment.
| May 08, 2006
Quotes and numbers, April 7, 2006
Debt, guns, gas and more
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.
| April 05, 2006
Q is for quagmire
Letters to the Boston editor: March 31, 2006
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 agreement with the government of Iraq.
| March 29, 2006
No money, mo problems
Screwed students get heard
There are more than 4000 degree-granting higher-education institutions in the United States.
| 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
Boston College’s Philip Altbach offers five ways to keep Massachusetts on top in higher education
There’s one word that Philip Altbach really wants you to understand: massification .
RICCO VILLANUEVA SIASOCO
| January 25, 2006
Scenes from the Forget, Forget CD release
| September 11, 2013 at 1:29 PM
State to probe missing crude-oil reports #PanAm #mepolitics #crudeoil
July 10, 2013 at 3:15 PM
The answer to this week's game
June 08, 2013 at 12:15 PM
LePage: Big company didn't ask about Maine taxes #mepolitics
May 09, 2013 at 9:59 AM
LePage uses Obamacare to achieve his own political goal #mepolitics
May 08, 2013 at 10:12 AM
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