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CUSC in Brief, 10.03.19

Drashhti Bilimoria, Layout Editor

October 14, 2019

This week’s Council meeting began with a brief introduction by a speaker with the New Voters Project. He emphasized the importance of student voting, as there are a large segment of unregistered student voters. Standing com...

You’re Not A-Loan: The Implications of Rising Student Debt

Sarah Reinbrecht, Scarlet Staff

October 4, 2019

The Student Borrower Protection Center reports that “44 million Americans [are] saddled with student loan debt; $1.6 trillion [have] outstanding debt across the country; [and] 1-in-4 borrowers [are] behind on their student l...

CUSC in Brief, 9.26.19

Drashhti Bilimoria, Layout Editor

October 4, 2019

This week’s CUSC meeting started off with all representatives taking their headshots while attendance was taken. After the reading of last week’s minutes was tabled, Council heard updates from the various committees.  Gr...

New Program for Mental Health Support Introduced

Claire McMahon, Scarlet Staff

October 4, 2019

A new mental health service for students called Protocall, a 24/7 telephonic support system for students, will become available in November. The Center for Counseling and Personal Growth (CPG) is a crucial dimension to Cla...

Former Governor Michael Dukakis Visits Clark University

Malcolm Jacob, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

Though he was only a few minutes behind schedule, the guest speaker stepped into the room and expressed his feelings on late-day traffic: “Next time, and from this point on, I’m taking the train.” The audience received plenty of jokes from t...

Student Voting Rates Spike in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Claire McMahon, Contributing Writer

October 4, 2019

Voter turnout rose considerably from the 2014 midterms to last year’s elections, with young voters accounting for the most dramatic increase. The Institute for Democracy and Higher Education at Tuft University’s Tisch Colleg...

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