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Wednesday, August 10, 2022


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Letter: Our debt in the United States is a bipartisan issue to talk about

For college students today, the word “debt” is an omnipresent warning about the problems facing our future. From record student loan debt, about $27,000 on average per person, to the immense and growing national debt, college students are bombarded by figures that demonstrate the threat to our American dreams. Unemployment for young people remains in the double digits, about 11 percent, due to the lasting impact of the Great Recession. Our national debt has reached $200 trillion, and counting. Yet, despite these staggering facts, many college students remain unmoved, either feeling powerless to enact real change or disengaged from politics in general. But perhaps the scariest part about the national debt is that it threatens our futures to an even greater extent than it does those best positioned to fix it. And so, it is up to our generation to defeat the debt, before it defeats us.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank

Chancellor Rebecca Blank meets with UW-Madison faculty, staff

Chancellor Rebecca Blank met with faculty and staff in the Chazen Museum Wednesday to introduce herself to her new colleagues. The event was a chance “to put a face with our program name and to get to know her and to introduce her to the rest of our staff,” according to Dominic Ledesma, associate director of the Chancellor’s & Powers-Knapp Scholarship programs.

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