Report: Student Loan Default Crisis May Be Worse Than Expected

A new report from the Brookings Institution says that the looming student loan default crisis may be worse than prior estimates. The author, as well as analysts from AEI and Cato, debated the regulatory role of the federal government in mitigating the potential crisis.

Tax on University Endowments Could Divert Tens of Millions from Students

Harvard, Princeton and Yale will be among the hardest hit by a new 1.4% tax on large university endowments contained in the major tax reform legislation passed by Congress last November. Experts warn the tax could cause tens of millions of dollars to be diverted from programs for students and research.

Breaking the Silence Through Art

Mexican artist and feminist Monica Mayer uses art as a tool for social change. Her latest exhibit, The Clothesline Project, encourages women to speak up about experiences of sexual harassment and domestic violence.

Skokie Holocaust Museum Wins National Award

The Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center was honored this week as one of 10 institutions to receive a 2017 national award for service and education from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Fritizie Fritzshall, an 88-year-old Auschwitz survivor, was on hand to help accept the award.

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