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In Search of a Student Debt Plan

BY NICK IRONSIDE // APRIL 12, 2012 // I have a gripe about America’s education system. The worst part of it is called “college debt,” and I’m pretty sure others feel the same way. When my dad left Cambridge University (England) in 1983, he was free. Free from any college debt. His parents didn’t have to save for years on […]

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General Tensions

BY NICK IRONSIDE // MARCH 5, 2012 // Reforming Curry’s CLAC requirement has been more complicated than Kris Humphries and Kim Kardashian’s marriage. Then again, the process to rewrite the general education curriculum has lasted far longer. The administration created the first General Education Taskforce three years ago. Its mission was to set the criteria for reforming the current liberal arts requirements for undergraduates. The second Gen Ed Taskforce, which began its work one year ago, recently completed its proposed revisions and has brought the plan to the full faculty for a vote. Since that time, however, a number of professors have voiced strong opposition to the proposal, arguing that it allows students to forego too many traditional liberal arts […]