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How to make college affordable again – in one infographic

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21 Reasons to #VoteYourDebt

There are probably 100,000,000 reasons to #VoteYourDebt. For the next 21 days, we’ll give you just one reason a day to #VoteYourDebt. Join the conversation on Twitter. 21. #VoteYourDebt because mom’s going to kick you off her couch eventually… 20. #VoteYourDebt so you can take risks while you’re young. 19. #VoteYourDebt because your degree should be more valuable than your […]

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VA21 Executive Director Appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence

The following news release announced Virginia21′s Executive Director Tom Kramer as one of the members of Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence. For Immediate Release: September 22, 2014 Contacts: Office of the Governor: Rachel Thomas, rachel.thomas@governor.virginia.gov Governor McAuliffe Announces Members of the Governor’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Violence RICHMOND  –Governor  Terry McAuliffe […]

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Next Economy Depends On Strong Colleges

On September 15, Virginia’s leaders announced a bipartisan agreement on how to address the state’s $2.4 billion budget shortfall. In the announcement, they insisted on the state’s commitment to building “the next economy” and making strategic investments to do so. Unfortunately, the proposal is a step in the wrong direction. The $90 million in cuts […]

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These Charts Help Show How Much College Pays Off In Virginia

Yes – College is still worth it. Some people – whether students or parents – lament that the rising cost of tuition is diminishing the payoff of a college education. But over the past month, new data has shown that this just isn’t the case. In late August, the New York Federal Reserve Bank published […]

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Virginia21 Sponsors 10th District Congressional Debate

Fairfax Supervisor John Foust and State Delegate Barbara Comstock, candidates for the 10th District Congressional seat, shared their views on a number of prevalent issues at a forum on September 3. The forum, sponsored by Virginia21 and hosted by Fairfax and Prince William Chambers of Commerce, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council, was held in […]

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Student Debt is Bad for Business

Written by Cody Bowles, VA21 2014 Summer Associate Nationally student loan debt has surpassed every other form of consumer debt except for mortgage debt. Collectively we owe more than 1.2 trillion dollars in student loans. To put this number into context, Kiplinger came out with an article of various ways you could spend 1 trillion […]

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The Unsung Victims of Student Debt

Written by Ian Baxter, VA21 2014 Summer Associate Much is made of the student debt problem in America, and rightly so. There are 37 million borrowers with outstanding student loan balances, according to the New York Federal Reserve Board. With this in mind, it is important to see who these borrowers are, because their status […]

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Virginia21 Increases Voter Outreach Through Expanded Use of New Technology on Campuses Across VA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 12, 2014 Virginia21 Contact:          James Morton Phone:            (757) 572-6367 E-mail:            james@virginia21.org   VIRGINIA21 INCREASES VOTER OUTREACH THROUGH EXPANDED USE OF NEW TECHNOLOGY ON CAMPUSES ACROSS VA RICHMOND — Colleges and universities across the state of Virginia are ramping up voter engagement efforts, thanks to a new partnership between Virginia 21 and […]

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Pushing for Partnership Beneftits

Watch as we sit down with Jeff Trammell, the first openly gay board chair of a major American university and a leader in Virginia higher education, to discuss the need for LGBT partnership benefits at our colleges and universities. Follow us on Google+ for upcoming Hangouts for Higher Ed!

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