Student Connections

Issue 52, August 26, 2013

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On The Desirability of Acquiring the American Mind

Andres Fortino, student, Center for Distance Learning

While watching the program “Morning Joe,” I had an epiphany on the genius of the American Mind. Joe Scarborough was interviewing the mayor of Newark, Cory Booker. Booker, an alumnus of Stanford University, was lamenting the fact that brilliant foreign students who had traveled to study at Stanford had to return to their country of origin after graduation. ... MORE

The Interest-ing News about Student Loans

By Kristina Delbridge, director, Financial Aid

Students who have received a federal student loan that disbursed on or after July 1, 2013 or are planning to receive loans for the upcoming fall and spring terms, will be happy to hear that their interest rate will be reduced. Subsidized and unsubsidized direct loans for that timeframe were initially charged at a 6.8 percent interest rate. ... MORE

CDL, Affirmative Action and Diversity and Inclusion Committee to Honor Hispanic Heritage Month

By Katherine Scacchetti, area of study support and textbook liaison, Center for Distance Learning

The Center for Distance Learning, in conjunction with the Office of Affirmative Action, the Collegewide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Office of Collegewide Student Services will host "Honoring and Discovering Our Cultures: Hispanic Heritage Month." ... MORE

Other News

Are you ready to “Moodle?”, By Pat Myers, director, Collegewide Student Services

Retiring Grad Studies Mentor Meredith Brown Establishes Fund to Provide Captioning Services at Public Events, By Ruth Maynard, secretary to the dean, School for Graduate Studies

Novel by Secretary Kelly Williams Reviewed in Newsletter, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange

Did You Know...

The Council of College and Military Educators (CCME) offers $1,000 scholarships each year to United States Service members (active duty/veterans) and spouses of Service members. Application deadline Oct. 1, 2013.
Student/Alumni Profile
Meet Brenda Muhammed, By Helen Edelman, manager, Exchange
Article Contributors

Andres Fortino

Helen Edelman

Ruth Maynard

Pat Myers

Katherine Scacchetti