Diverse Military
by Summer El-Shahawy

Gov. Asa Hutchinson’s (R) officially signed the ArFuture grant into law March 2 and will provide students at an Arkansas community college or technical college with two paid years of tuition and fees, which may increase the number of UA transfer students, especially those involved in these technology fields, Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz said. The grant […]

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. hopes to educate communities about mental health with the VFW-SVA Mental Health Stand-To Grant, part of the VFW’s commitment to the Student Veterans of America. “The VFW is leading from the front in the effort to change the national dialogue on mental health, […]

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LEWISTON (WGME) — White Star Mother Linda Lajoie, who lost her son, an Afghanistan veteran, to suicide, was on the University of Southern Maine Lewiston campus Monday, creating awareness about the problem. 22 silhouettes were placed in the lobby of the campus. Each one bears the name of a Maine veteran who has fallen victim […]

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by Mary Coleman

CANYON, TX (KFDA) – A West Texas A and M student is making history, as he receives one of the most prestigious scholarships in the country. Jonathan Espinoza was the first person at WT to receive this scholarship. And he has quite the story to tell about how he got it. Espinoza was born in […]

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Failing Our Students

by William Casey Boland and Marybeth Gasman

The ink had hardly dried on Trump’s executive order promising continued support for HBCUs when he dropped his ‘skinny budget’ in March. Those paying attention to its fine print, i.e. 1.5 pages on education, noticed Trump’s true intentions for public education, especially Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). Trump proposes a 13 percent decline in funding to […]

Showing DeVos a Thing or Two

by Mark Rosenberg

Florida International University had the rare opportunity this month to inform, and possibly influence, education policy and funding at the national level when U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos visited FIU and other educational institutions in South Florida. DeVos chose to visit FIU because she’s aware of the positive things that we are accomplishing through collaboration, […]

Who Gets Pell Grants and Why It Matters

by Ben Miller

The Pell Grant program provides federal financial aid for low-income college students across the country. The program is a vital resource to students in pursuit of higher education. Investments in the program need to be protected, not cut, to ensure that low-income students continue to have a pathway through college and into the middle class. […]