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Friday News Bites: Second Nepal Earthquake, Women on 20s + More

Greetings, all! I’ve been away for a week, and I’m just now catching up on some of the things that have been happening in the U.S. and elsewhere. Sometimes being without the internet for a week makes one feel as though everything happens when one is not paying attention! Let’s get started:

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News

Friday News Bites: #BringBackOurGirls Update, Books for Sailors and Prisoners + More

We have a grab bag of serious stories, entertainment news, and one more way Amazon is becoming our overlord. Let’s get to it:

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Smarts

Two Things I’ve Realized About My Student Loans

You may or may not know that in the United States, you must pay for tuition and housing up front in order to attend a university. This means that you either are very rich, have a great story for a nice scholarship, or you take out loans. (Or maybe two of the three. I don’t […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: News Round Up

There was some big news this week on the student loans front, for profit colleges dodge some stricter regulations, and athletics is not as large of a threat to academics as many people claim. Bam! That’s your one sentence summary of a small fraction of the news that’s fit to print regarding academia. Join me […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Cost of College

An article published online in Bloomberg advocating for the end of U.S. government student loans sparked some conversation in my neck of the woods yesterday. Student loans are always a tricky conversation topic, in part because the gap between the ideal and the reality of higher education keeps shifting and widening, and in part because […]

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News

News Appetizers: We Will Eat You Up

Kittens, welcome the fee-fi-fo-fum back to another ravishingly good (or not-so-good) week of news round ups, where we cast the die and sow the reaper, or something like that. We take another dive into the ether of the current, the present, and the wish-it-weren’t-present.

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Canadian Politics

Québec Tuition Protests: Things Are Getting Ugly

For the past few months, Quebec university and CEGEP students have been protesting the Quebec government’s plan to increase university tuiton by $325 a year for the next five years. For the past few weeks, there’ve been protests almost daily in Montreal and Québec City. And this week, the protests will ramp up even more, […]

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Student Loan Reforms and You

Earlier this week, President Obama announced a new plan to help Americans get their student loan debt under control. The plan, which will be rolled out in phases, addresses three major pieces of the student loan structure that have financially crippled so many households across the country: pre-loan disclosure, ease of consolidating loans, and size […]