The funds allocate money with less red tape than collegesâ emergency funds.
Universities have made headway in recent years in caring for and graduating students from low-income backgrounds. The new coronavirus makes the climb much steeper.
The chancellor says itâs about protecting undergraduate education, but strikers argue itâs about who has access in the first place.
With other graduate students vowing solidarity, the universityâs hard line may lead to an instructor shortage for the spring term.
Powerful forces were at work: the rising cost of college, the explosion and spread of student debt to the middle class. But donât discount the role of grass-roots activists.
As critics remain skeptical that Congress will pass a mass debt-discharge plan, the presidential candidate argues that the U.S. Department of Education already has the legal authority to do so.
The university said it would not seek the money, and would create such a policy only as part of the collective-bargaining process.
After years of grievances about the racial climate on campus and the inadequacy of support services for minority students, the moment was ripe for revolt.
An engineering team at the University of Florida won a prestigious federal competition. A university policy â created after the team racked up an earlier win â states that the money belongs to the institution.
Mainstream news accounts of complaints about inauthentic dining-hall food helped foster the image of crybaby students. But the articles didnât tell the whole story.