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Higher Ed Not Debt Campaign Addresses Rising Cost of College

By Gracie Cano, a Spring 2014 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Higher Ed Not Debt, a new campaign that will focus on the challenges of rising college costs and student loan debt faced by 40 million Americans, launched last Thursday … Continue reading

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Student Loan Interest Rates Set to Double July 1; One UMD Student’s Perspective

By Taahira Thompson, a Summer 2013 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern On Thursday, June 5, Student Debt Day, students came together to bring attention to the student debt crisis, both in person and on Twitter using #DontDoubleMyRate. The Campus Progress … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Standard of Living Issues Ignored; Early Signs of a Gender Pay Gap; Tackling Rising College Costs

Standard of Living Is in the Shadows as Election Issue New York Times David Leonhardt Among the many issues dominating the upcoming election, standard of living ceases to get the spotlight, and not for lack of trying. Though the economy … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Student Debt Burdens Grow; Debating Equal Opportunity on Campus; Immigration Arrests Near School Spark Protests

Compiled by Shannon Housley, a Fall intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Average Debt Up Again for New College Grads USA Today College debt remains a pressing issue as its average has gone up among recent graduates. The class … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: PA Voter ID Back in Court; Women Facing Retirement Challenges; Student Debt Continues to Soar

Compiled by Shannon Housley, a Fall intern at The Leadership Conference Education Fund Witnesses to Detail Barriers to Pennsylvania Voter ID Law USA Today The notoriously tough Pennsylvania voter photo ID law returns to court today. Voters from the surrounding … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Save Census Bureau’s Community Survey; Prejudice Found Against Blacks, Mormons; Funds for College Shrinking

Compiled by Rachel Barr, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Save the American Community Survey Editorial USA Today USA Today argues for the necessity of the American Community Survey. The fate of the ACS, an annual piece of … Continue reading

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Civil Rights News: Supreme Court Upholds Retroactivity on Fair Sentencing Act; Obama Urges Extension of Student Loan Interest Rate Reduction; Affordable Care Act Critical to People with Pre-existing Health Conditions

Compiled by David Seidman, a Summer 2012 Leadership Conference Education Fund Intern Supreme Court rules offenders covered by more lenient crack-cocaine sentences Robert Barnes Washington Post 6/21/2012 On Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled that the Fair Sentencing Act, a bill … Continue reading

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