Friday, April 13, 2007

Village Voice Ed Supp on Student Loans

I have a couple of pieces back in the Village Voice, one a roundup of student loan reforms, one a quickie piece on the Columbia situation.

"'Wow—as if I'm not paying Columbia enough already, now there's a dude profiting off my financial misery.' According to an online poll last week by the university's student newspaper, The Spectator, that's the most common campus reaction to news that Columbia's financial aid director, David Charlow, held $72,000 in stock in Student Loan Xpress from 2002 to 2005, even as his office at Columbia was promoting the student loan company as its top "preferred lender.""

1 comment:

Scott Jankins said...

Don't you just love the abuse of power. People are always looking for another edge.