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Kent Wired

Front of Student Support Services office located at the Center for Undergraduate Excellence.

Student Support Services finds new challenges and successes with transition to virtual climate

Cameron Aloway Reporter March 14, 2021

Forced to pull in-person engagement due to the pandemic, Student Support Services instilled new adjustments to its program that proved to be a new challenge for the program.The support network for first-generation...

Students walk across the side doors of the Kent Student Center. 

OPINION: Perspectives on Biden’s tuition-free plan for college students

Kelly Krabill Opinion Writer February 9, 2021

Kelly Krabill is a senior journalism major with a nonprofit studies minor from Louisville, Ohio. She obtained her previous degrees from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and Youngstown State University,...

In this Jan. 14, 2021 photo, President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event at The Queen theater, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Biden calls for racial justice in inaugural speech as civil rights leaders demand action

Nicquel Terry Ellis, CNN January 20, 2021

(CNN) -- President Joe Biden called for racial justice and unity in America on Wednesday, acknowledging that the nation has been deeply divided by political forces and systemic racism.Biden, in his inaugural...

All students to review federal loans in summer 2021, not just freshmen

All students to review federal loans in summer 2021, not just freshmen

Josie Bixler Reporter November 11, 2020

Beginning in summer of 2021, students will need to review their federal loans every year by completing an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement form.In previous years, first-time borrowers were required...

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Student loan provider gets sued for misleading clients

Mikala Lugen January 30, 2017

A consumer watchdog group filed a lawsuit against a common student loan service on Jan. 18 regarding allegations of failing to disclose borrowers of accumulating interest.Consumer Financial Protection...

Why pay off debt when you can sue?

Los Angeles Times September 28, 2016

In the wake of the collapse of the Corinthian Colleges and questions about other for-profit career colleges, the Department of Education has drafted broad new rules for when people can get out of repaying...

Guest Column: A right to debt relief for students

Los Angeles Times April 26, 2016

Something unusual happened in late February. Commentators on the right and left, liberal Thom Hartmann and conservative Ike Brannon, published essays on the same day, Feb. 22, saying the same thing: Americans...

Letter to the editor: An Open Letter to Our Fellow Students

Rachel Mass March 15, 2015

On Thursday, March 12, Ray Paoletta published an opinion piece in which he criticized our coalition for confronting President Beverly Warren about our campus workers’ wages instead of addressing other,...

Albert Fisler is a junior English major and a columnist for The Kent Stater. Contact him at afisler@kent.edu.

Opinion: School, loans and debt

Albert Fisler October 8, 2014

According to NBC News, it is now estimated that student loans have hit a record high of $1.2 trillion. That is a staggering number, but when one realizes that all that money is debt, it starts to become...

Elaina Sauber is a senior English major and opinion editor for the Daily Kent Stater. Contact her at esauber@kent.edu.

Opinion: Parting words — and a few tips

Elaina Sauber May 1, 2014

Like many of you, I’ll be graduating next weekend.Want to make a college senior instantly uncomfortable? Ask about his or her post-graduation plans.Last semester, I wrote a column about the challenges...

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