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Obey to grads: Ask yourself if these are consistent with your values

(Part 2 of a report on former Congressman Dave Obey’s commencement address at UW-Stevens Point)

Former U.S. Congressman Dave Obey fired up most of the morning commencement crowd at UW-Stevens Point’s May 16 ceremonies, although there was a more muted response during the afternoon ceremony and at least a few folks who apparently did not look kindly on Obey’s criticism of our approach to education, social responsibility and politics (see… 501 more words

Governance And Politics

Bernie's Big Idea

Claiborne Pell — who the New York Times once called “the most formidable politician in Rhode Island history” — is best known as the namesake for the Pell Grant, which has been assisting low-income families with college costs for more than four decades. 457 more words


More Economic Diversity for Colleges

One of the toughest kinds of diversity that colleges are trying to improve is economic diversity. Fortunately, a few colleges and foundations have been leading the way. 214 more words

National Legislative Summit

Last week, I attended the 2015 Community College National Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. and joined 1,000 other community college trustees, presidents, and other leaders to advocate for increased funding and resources to support community colleges. 604 more words

Are You Thinking Of Getting Your Degree?

The latest news about Obama giving out grants to get moms back into school is all around us, but what does that mean for you? It means if you are a single, or married, mother you can go back to school with free government issued money. 296 more words


It's Financial Aid Time Again!


It’s that most dreaded time of the year for high school seniors and their families; that time of the year when parents gather tax forms, students face the reality of cost of attendance, grandparents prepare to cosign loans. 294 more words