If the provision does indeed pass, in one of the many scenarios that could play out, graduate students would be placed under significant financial duress, at least in the short run. In the long term, universities and grant institutions could seek to increase stipend, reduce tuition, or use other provisions for deductions. However, until this bill passes, there has been a resounding call to graduate students to be vigilant about the path that it takes and to hold their elected representatives accountable.
Yes, I understand that unforeseen circumstances lead to unforeseen costs, but the question both myself and the rest of the EVP office ask in response is why does the burden always fall on the shoulders of students?
It is not a coincidence that Puerto Rico, an island composed primarily of latinxs, is being ignored. Nor is it insignificant that Trump has accused Puerto Ricans of asking for too much aid, framing Puerto Ricans as stereotypically lazy. Downplaying the impact of Hurricane Maria and limiting federal assistance to the island fits in with a long history of the U.S. treating Puerto Ricans like second-class citizens.
For the Hispanic and Latinx students of Tucson, AZ, knowledge of their heritage and awareness of existing systems of racial oppression is a means to confidence and self-empowerment.
The events in Charlottesville have awoken many to the existence of white supremacy and nationalism in the United States, but have resulted in a heartbroken, and unsurprised, sigh for countless others.
Huckabee Sanders, a competent and experienced professional, has buckled under the pressure of her new position.
The vivacious spirit Marcha Verde continues to demonstrate is reassuring that corruption in the Dominican Republic will not remain unchallenged.
Funding the Rising Costs of Higher Education: Comparisons Between the Illinoisan and Californian Systems
Seemingly both the routes of dependence on state-appropriated funds or on out-of-state tuition to fund the growing cost of education are erroneous. On one hand, universities lie more vulnerable to dips in economic activity and budgetary spending; on the other, in-state students feel unwelcome at colleges that pledge to serve them first. Further, both of these means of grant procurement widen the racial and socioeconomic divide that access to higher education ideally aims to bridge.
The threat of death and increased government vigilance have triggered fear and self-censorship, discouraging journalists from speaking out against corruption. The recent murder of a journalist is a disturbing reminder of the risks faced by those who dare to report misconduct. As trepidation accompanies journalists in Mexico, an important pillar of democracy further disintegrates.
Despite the fact that Myanmar, a state in Southeast Asia, is led by a Nobel Peace Prize winner, it remains the site of an ongoing genocide against the Rohingya people.