Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems

By Kevin Kiley

After a 25-year drought of state bond money for higher education capital projects, the $750 million general obligation bond recently approved by New Jersey voters was a welcome influx of funds.
“This will not only help our institutions of higher learning attract and retain students, and in turn, industries looking for a capable work force, but it will create jobs as improvement projects get under way.…

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Students Score Two Victories But Battles Continue Over Hefty College Costs

Activists win meeting with big private lender; report calls on NJ to help make higher-ed more affordable
By Tara Nurin

Bad times loom for many New Jersey college students as federal loan interest rates are scheduled to double on July 1 and state aid programs cover less and less of rising higher-education costs.

But yesterday, at least, was a good day for the state’s college students, as efforts to make college more affordable advanced on two fronts.…

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Photos: AFT and students confront Sallie Mae; call for transparency in lobbying

Buses from NJ, NY and MA met students from FL and WI
Buses from NJ, NY and MA met students from FL and WI
AFT Maryland
AFT Maryland
Lined up standing arm-in-arm
Lined up standing arm-in-arm
Report from inside shareholders meeting: Board agrees to meet with students
Report from inside shareholders meeting: Board agrees to meet with students
This is what democracy looks like
This is what democracy looks like
Police block road; students sit down
Police block road; students sit down
RIP American Dream
RIP American Dream
#SallieMaehem
#SallieMaehem
Student sit in
Student sit in
Stop Corporate Greed
Stop Corporate Greed
Students were blocked from marching onto the Sallie Mae portion of the corporate park
Students were blocked from marching onto the Sallie Mae portion of the corporate park
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Students rally in Jersey City for cheaper college for illegal immigrants

By Terrence T. McDonald/The Jersey Journal

About two dozens students rallied today in front of Jersey City City Hall in favor of the NJ Dream Act, which would help undocumented immigrants receive in-state tuition at public colleges and universities.
Jersey Journal file photo

About two dozen students met in front of Jersey City City Hall this afternoon to rally in support of the so-called NJ Dream Act, a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to receive in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.…

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