Last Thursday I had the privilege of speaking at Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, both about Generation Debt and to Mass Communication students about my short career in journalism. The highlight of my trip was meeting the students of the Minnesota State University Students Association, some of whom drove 2 1/2 hours from the Twin Cities. MSUSA is essentially a state version of the successful student unions found in Canada and Europe, founded in 1967 and funded by a small per-credit student fee. They make a lobbying trip to Washington each spring. They are up on the issue of student debt.
At Winona State, the Student Senate has a page for people to register their hometowns, majors, and cumulative student loans.