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April 24, 2015
The Making of a Higher-Ed Agitator (Chronicle of Higher Education)
For Michael M. Crow, president of Arizona State University, this is hallowed ground.

Low-Income Students at Elite Colleges Speak of Facing Pressures and Alienation (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Jasmine Miller, who grew up in Tennessee and graduated from Harvard in 2013, has some illustrative anecdotes to explain how low-income students at elite colleges get subtle and not-so-subtle reminders that they aren’t like their classmates.

How Colleges Can Make Student Debt Feel ‘More Real’ to Borrowers Before They Graduate (Chronicle of Higher Education)
In 2012 all campuses in the Indiana University system began sending students — new and returning, undergraduate and graduate — a letter projecting how much debt they were on track to graduate with and what their monthly payments would be.

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Western Illinois University 07/22/2013 WIU Peace Corps Fellows Program Awarded $130,000 Grant for AmeriCorps Service
Loyola University of Chicago 04/25/2013 Loyola University Chicago Graduate School Wins Excellence and Innovation Award

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