| Oct 15, 2014
| 8:21 AM
Since Diana Sroka Rickert’s premise put forth in “Get government out of student loans” (Perspective, Oct. 14) is incorrect, it is not surprising that the conclusions she draws are also off base.
Central to Rickert’s argument is:...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Three new grants will focus on the international part of Florida International University.
FIU has received $2.3 million to pay for programs in the United States, Latin America and Africa.
"The U.S. Department of Education awards these grants in an...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:21 AM
Connecticut Innovations, the state-funded venture capital fund with a mandate to spur high-tech job growth, has been hobbled after being frozen out of state borrowing for the past six months.
The agency, which is not part of the state government but...
| Oct 1, 2014
Cornell University has agreed to set up a perpetual scholarship in memory of a West Boca High School graduate in a last-minute settlement of a 2010 federal lawsuit brought by his father.
The terms of the settlement were reached before a Sept. 29 trial...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 3:00 AM
This weekend over 700 people were scheduled to attend our 6th annual Archdiocese of Baltimore Gala to raise money for students who otherwise could not afford to attend a Catholic school in the Archdiocese. Since its inception, the gala has raised more...
| Sep 25, 2014
The Caves Valley Golf Club Foundation has established a five-year, $100,000 scholarship at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore for a student in the school's PGA Golf Management program. Demarkis Cooper (Oxon Hill) was named the first recipient....
| Sep 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
McKenzie Elliott, the 3-year-old shot to death in Baltimore, is a recent victim of misguided drug laws ("Politicians, churchmen talk policing in Northwest Baltimore," Sept. 9). While I do not support open use of "illegal drugs," I do not find that drug...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Higher education is failing. In Florida, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in four-year institutions have loan debt, a burden that averages out to more than $22,000 per student. Ten percent of young people in our state are unemployed and...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
I'm going back to the Berkeley campus next week for the 50th reunion of the Free Speech Movement. You may have heard in some history class about Mario Savio and the first student sit-in of the '60s. That was us FSMers at Berkeley.
It will be a little...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Liliam M. López is a co-founder of the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (SFLHCC) in 1994 and the South Florida Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation serving as President/CEO of both organizations. Through her leadership, the SFLHCC has...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:34 PM
For Orange County Public Schools, co-winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education means more than just prestige — it also comes with $500,000 in college scholarships for the Class of 2015.
The nation's top prize for urban schools, which was...