The rising cost of college and the growing burden of student debt are nationwide problems. Congress is looking for solutions and some higher education leaders from Indiana are trying to help. There were two hearings on the cost of college on Capitol Hill in the last two days, one in a House subcommittee and the other in a Senate committee. In both cases, someone from Indiana was there to help sound the alarm. College tuition in Indiana has nearly doubled over the last decade while personal income has grown by just 27%. It a problem recognized by college administrators including Ivy Tech President Tom Snyder, who testified before that Senate committee today. is today most important question. said Snyder. cost in this segment of society has far outstripped not only inflation, but the income growth of most Americans. growing cost of an Indiana college degree was also a topic yesterday in the House subcommittee where the message was delivered by Teresa Lubbers, the state higher education commissioner. students borrow an average of $27,000 to finance a college degree, said Lubbers, Indiana student loan default rate has increased by 35% over the past three years. there was Stan Jones, the man who preceded Lubbers as higher education commissioner before going on to found Complete College America, a nonprofit organization devoted to increasing the number of Americans with college degrees. Jones, however, pointed a finger at students. have to talk also about the price of failure, said Jones, students who don graduate and students who take too long. of the message is that colleges are trying to help with things like online courses, summer school tuition breaks, and classes for high school students. credit students now exceed 25,000 students, said Snyder, parents more than $12 million in tuition costs because of taking courses in high school. But the point of the hearings is that more needs to be done. Ball State is the latest state university to react to concerns over rising tuition. A Ball State degree costs about $35,000 dollars for a traditional student and that won change. But the majority of Ball State students can now pay less if they take advantage of new incentives. Only a third of Ball State students graduate in four calendar years. Half of them fail to get the job done in six years. hard for us to finish all of our credits on time, says senior Amber Pope, finish in four years. New tuition breaks are designed to change those statistics. we want to do is incentivize students to graduate in 4 years or less, said President Joann Gora. That includes a $500 scholarship if a student graduates in four years. Tuition for summer school will be cut by 18%. will definitely take advantage of that, says student Billy Remeika, I think it will be beneficial. majors will have a new requirement of 120 credits, down from 126. 85 percent of our students could take advantage of the lowered credit hours, says BSU vice president Randy Howard. And students who take 12 credit hours on campus will have the ability to take online classes free. Ball State administrators say a typical student could save $6,000 under the new plan. One who takes advantage of all of the options could save close to to $10,000. Both the governor and the state commissioner of higher education endorsed the the new plan but will continue to keep an eye on tution rates. ranks 3rd in the nation on the default loan rate for student loans, says Commissioner Teresa Lubbers, so we remain concerned about this. new incentives take effect next summer. The plan is meant not only to help students, but also to make better use of Ball State facilities, particularly over the summer. Ball State action comes on the heels of new tuition breaks at most state universities. The key exception is Purdue. Republican Scott Schneider election tonight to replace Teresa Lubbers in the seat she vacated in the state Senate is a victory for the far right. He joins a growing list of right wingers to replace moderate Republicans in the state Senate in recent years. Mike Delph took over for Murray Clark, Greg Walker took over for Bob Garton, Brent Waltz replaced Larry Borst you get the idea. The Republicans hold a 33 to 17 majority in the Senate and will lose it, in all likliehood, only if they become too extreme. They are headed that direction. Republicans are already buzzing about the possibilities in state Senate District 30, the district now served by Teresa Lubbers. 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Or the time I spent an entire day wearing a shirt that, unbeknownst to me, was marred by unsightly deodorant streaks. setbacks all, yet none broke me. These blows may have caused me to complain loudly, irritated by the inconvenience I faced, but when all is said and done, I am richer for the experience. It only confirms what I have long suspected: What does not kill me only makes me whinier. go on, world, I dare you. Sling your arrows at me. Steal my designated parking space. Cause every ballpoint pen in my possession to prematurely run out of ink. Give me an ice cream headache. Ensure that my neighborhood drugstore no longer stocks my favorite body wash. Do your worst, world! For my capacity to piss and moan will always prevail. me to elaborate further. It was the morning of Wednesday last. I was awaiting the crosstown bus that takes me to work. According to the posted timetable, the bus was scheduled to arrive at 7:35. It was now 7:39. I was starting to get agitated. The minutes ticked by. I ground my teeth and restlessly paced the sidewalk, consulting my watch frequently and exhaling sharply and audibly enough to attract attention from the four or five other people waiting with me. It was not until 7:44 you read right, 7:44 my bus finally appeared. was only five minutes early for work instead of the usual fifteen. That gave me less than three minutes to hang my coat in my locker, put my lunch in the break room refrigerator, use the restroom, and fetch a cup of coffee. As I scurried about the office, cross and flustered, my coworkers received an earful of my unpleasant experience. In great detail, I described all nine minutes of the delay and speculated on the reasons behind it. And I did it in a shrill, nasal whine that was difficult to stomach. granted, "The Tardy Bus Incident" did not result in my being fired, having my pay docked, or receiving a reprimand of any sort from my boss. Nor was I struck by a car as I exited the bus and sprinted across the street to my office. Outrageous as The Tardy Bus Incident was, it is becoming increasingly clear that I emerged from it intact and essentially unscathed. But, as God is my witness, my talent for complaint has grown stronger than ever. did not always possess this quality. When I was younger, I quietly and stoically accepted misfortune. A broken toy may have produced a few sniffles and a vague sense of loss, but nothing more. I adapted to the sudden arrival of a permanent grease spot on my favorite jacket as Neanderthal man adapted to the Ice Age. Aside from an initial crestfallen feeling, it did not even occur to me to complain, because I harbored a subconscious, intuitive presumption that life was full of these setbacks. as I grew into adulthood, I learned about a wondrous concept called "entitlement," and it changed my life. Why accept life's inherent imperfections when we can gripe incessantly about them? He who does not complain, who passively absorbs his misfortune, sentences himself to a life of mediocrity, of "also rans" and "second bests." Greek philosopher Plato believed that ideals existed apart from the everyday world. For the first time in my life, I myself began to envision a better world, one free of snagged zippers, flatware that has parts that taste too much like metal, and eyeglasses that rest too heavily against your face. I did not know how this wonderful world could be made my own, but I fully believed it existed. To make others aware of it, and to devise a way to help me cope with the maddening and dulling effects of reality, I embarked on a strenuous crusade of whining that flourishes to this day. find my philosophy immoral, solipsistic, and even is a direct quote To my critics, I respectfully submit that whining is a noble act that can give birth to great things. For it is dissatisfaction, not necessity, that is the mother of invention. I'll wager that Henry Ford did not invent the Model T to create an affordable automobile for the masses, but because he knew that people's calves get all crampy when they're forced to walk, and who wants to put up with all the crowds of annoying pedestrians, anyway? must admit that I have never invented anything. In fact, I boast no particular intelligence, character, or mark of distinction. But if it is true that each man possesses a single genius or aptitude, let mine be whining whining incessant and intolerable, unfettered and ungelded! Let the workaday stiffs who make up a majority of the American public square their shoulders, swallow their lot, and be pummeled into catatonia by life's irritations. As for me, I choose to whine, whine, against the dying of the light. 543390 009 Women Size Air Jordan 6 Velentines Day 2014,Phish is set to make its first ever splash in front of an Oklahoma audience at Oklahoma City's Zoo Amphitheatre. 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