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Inside The Ivy: Pentagrams and Protests at Princeton

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Princeton grad students protest for International Women’s Day

Princeton grad students from multiple disciplines interrupted eight classrooms on Thursday to protest for International Women’s Day.

The Daily Princetonian reports, “’We’re making an action here in Princeton where we live and work, so we could take part in the March 8 International Women’s Strike in this space without needing to go to New York or Philadelphia. We wanted something on campus and with the community, we’re trying to build here,’ said Sophia Nuñez, a third graduate student in the Spanish and Portuguese department.”

The protesters wanted to create disruptions as a way to draw awareness to the issue they felt was not given enough attention on campus.

Harvard University president meets lawmakers in D.C. to discuss higher education

University president Drew G. Faust met with Democratic lawmakers in D.C. last week to discuss her concerns over the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act currently making its way through Congress.

The Harvard Crimson reports, “The Higher Education Act, originally passed in 1965, authorizes the federal student financial aid program and includes provisions that fund and structure programs like Pell Grants, the Federal Work-Study Program, and loan repayment plans for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students.”

Republicans have proposed an overhaul which would restructure loan repayment plans and eliminate Federal Work-Study and public service loan forgiveness for graduate and professional students, among other changes.

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