McClatchy-Tribune News Service (MCT)
The following editorial appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Monday, Aug. 27:
Why do we even have a "college-loan industry"?
In this country, where education is supposedly valued so highly and where almost every student is counseled to take courses beyond high school, why has usury become the vehicle that so many must endure to reach their desired academic goal?
Hear that? That's the sound of the "industry" crying foul. How dare anyone compare to usury the public service it claims it provides?
U.S. national average undergraduate college costs
Source: U.S. Department of Education
For individual state averages, click here.
Posted by courier at 08:34 AM. Filed under: Opinion
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From Nobel Lectures, Chemistry 1922-1941, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1966:
Francis William Aston
was born in September 1877 at Harborne, Birmingham, England, the third of a family of seven children. He was educated at Harborne Vicarage School and Malvern College where his interest in science was aroused. In 1894 he entered Mason College, Birmingham (later to become the University of Birmingham) where he studied chemistry under Frankland and Tilden, and Physics under Poynting. His winning of the Forster Scholarship in 1898 enabled him to work on the optical properties of tartaric acid derivatives; the results of this work were published in 1901.
Read Francis William Aston's Nobel Prize lecture,free from Nobelprize.org.
Posted by courier at 12:44 AM. Filed under: In Quotes
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