Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President
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Kamala Harris tells Spartan Echo she wants to help HBCUs as U.S. President

by Jessica Toliver, Editor-in-Chief On Tuesday, Oct. 8, the Spartan Echo had the opportunity to speak with U.S. Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). Several topics were discussed starting with Harris’s background and what helps guide her steps in wanting to help historically black colleges and universities continue to grow and succeed. Harris discussed two … Continue reading

Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians
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Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians

by Malik Glaspie & Omar Ross On Monday, April 3, the Spartan Echo spoke with Senator Warner (D-VA) via telephone conference to discuss issues in education as well as foreign relations. Sen. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate by Virginia voters in Nov. 2008 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. The Senator … Continue reading

Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students
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Kaine, Warner hold roundtable on student debt with Virginia college students

WASHINGTON – Student leaders from 20 Virginia colleges traveled to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, Jan. 27, to discuss their challenges paying for college and the impact of rising student loan obligations during a roundtable conversation organized by U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA). The students represented a diverse cross-section of Virginia’s … Continue reading

Thurgood Marshall College Fund GAP Scholarship available to graduating seniors
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Thurgood Marshall College Fund GAP Scholarship available to graduating seniors

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has set aside $500,000 for the Class of 2015 to help graduate any senior who has a remaining balance that will prevent him/her from graduating this fall semester. To be eligible, applicants must: ·         Be a graduating college Senior ·         Attend one of the TMCF’s 47 member-schools, such as Norfolk State University … Continue reading

Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers
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Dept. of Education announces new regulations to protect students and help borrowers

The Department of Education announced today, Oct. 27, the publication of two regulatory packages that will protect students in the rapidly-expanding college debit and prepaid card marketplace and add a new income-based repayment plan so more borrowers can limit the amount of their payments to 10 percent of their income. “Since day one, protecting students and … Continue reading