Letter: Yes, college should be free

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Erika Civitarese argues Lucas Coughlin’s previous article that college should be free.

SLIDESHOW: Million Student March

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Students participated in the national Student Million March on Thursday.

Is Free Tuition Possible?

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Hear proponents argue why free tuition is feasible and necessary.

Million Student March to be held Thursday

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The event, which organizers hope will spur future student activism, will demand liquidation of student debt, $15 minimum wage and tuition-free higher education.

Letter to the editor: Student Debt

Courtesy of Lucas Gutterman

To the editor: In recent years, the problem of student debt has become a highly prevalent one, with the current average hovering around $30,000 per student. Naturally, this is an issue of major concern to our demographic as college students; student loans impose a long-term burden on our collective economic future as a generation. Despite the fact that not every student will be saddled with an overwhelming mountain of debt, most of us at least know someone who is affected by the issue to a degree. This is the biggest the student debt problem has ever been. That said, this…

Jim McGovern speaks at forum on college debt and affordability

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Speakers encouraged students to become more involved in conversation about student debt.

Bernie Sanders supporters set up shop at local Amherst festival

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Volunteers set up a table supporting the presidential candidate and pass out merchandise each Saturday.

Students should take action to secure state funding for UMass

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Filipe de Carvalho implores UMass students to storm the State House on March 4 to lobby for more state public higher education funding.

Massachusetts college students feel effect of national student debt issue

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Unprecedented levels of debt could have negative economic consequences if left unchecked.

State representative discusses student debt

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Representative Paul Mark visits UMass and discusses plan for student debt

SALT partners with SaveUp to fight student debt

The educational resource is assisting college students in making better financial decisions for their future

How UMass is rising up against student debt

Columnist Lauren Vaughn advocates for student activism against increasing debt and involvement in groups like UMass Students Against Debt.

New option available to repay student debt

Losing sleep over the thought of paying off your impending student debt? A new option, Pay As You Earn Repayment Plan, is now available in hopes of easing the pressure of payments.

The debate on student debt

Billy Rainsford explores President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s views on the future of federal aid for higher education, as stated during the recent presidential debate.

Let us be forgiven

Columnist Billy Rainsford outlines the problematic system of student loans and criticizes the out-of-touch views of elected officials.

Panel discusses the crisis in higher education

Panel hosted by Max Page, professor of art and architecture, Laura Briggs, chair of women gender sexuality studies and Sophia Zaman undergraduate in women gender and sexuality studies explored the crisis in higher education and it’s impact on UMass

Discussing debilitating student debt

Guest Columnists Jennifer Moore and Cristoph Demers discuss the current student debt crisis.

Students deal with debt

Across the nation students are facing high debt loads upon
graduation, even here at the University of Massachusetts.