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Obama, Airbnb's Brian Chesky launch $100M in scholarships

May. 16, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, has donated $100 million to the Obama Foundation to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in public service and includes multiple stipends for travel. The Voyager Scholarship will grant $50,000 to rising...

Editorial Roundup: New England

May. 06, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Hearst Connecticut Media. May 3, 2022. Editorial: CT positions itself as an abortion sanctuary An editorial we published on the 25th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in 1998 predicted “the debate over abortion will be just as passionate in 2023 as it was in 1973.” ...

Editorial Roundup: United States

May. 04, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 29 The New York Times believes the Federal Reserve should take a measured approach to addressing inflation Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, has often expressed...

Activists keep up pressure as Biden weighs student debt move

Apr. 30, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For student loan activists, the week began with hope as President Joe Biden gave his clearest indication that he was considering canceling federal debt rather than simply allowing borrowers to defer payments during the pandemic. But that soon gave way to...

Biden taking 'hard look' at student loan forgiveness

Apr. 28, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Thursday that he's “taking a hard look” at canceling additional federal student loan debt and will reach a decision within a month. “I am considering dealing with some debt reduction,” Biden told reporters in the Roosevelt Room at...

Dem lawmaker: Biden suggests he'll ease student loan burden

Apr. 28, 2022 00:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signaled he might forgive some student loan debt and further extend the federal moratorium on repayments, a lawmaker who discussed the issue with him said Wednesday. The White House was notably more measured about Biden's stance, but such...

Morris Brown College regains accreditation after 20 years

Apr. 27, 2022 18:57 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Morris Brown College has regained full accreditation after a 20-year journey that its leaders hope will ultimately prompt higher enrollment. Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools voted Tuesday to grant the liberal arts college full accreditation...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Apr. 26, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: April 23 The Washington Post argues that banning books about Black and LGBTQ people is un-American As if there were not enough challenges facing the United States right now, Americans have...

Feds: Thousands may have student debt that should be erased

Apr. 20, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

Record-keeping failures by the federal government may have left thousands of Americans saddled with student debt that should have been automatically canceled through a benefit for low-income borrowers, according to a new federal study. In a scathing report released on Wednesday, the...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2022 14:30 PM EDT

Times and Democrat. April 14, 2022. Editorial: Targeting student debt relief is better House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, the South Carolina 6th District congressman, has been a leading voice for student loan forgiveness. He and a group of Democratic lawmakers...