Friday, October 26, 2007

Michigan Report


I've been doing a lot of events this fall talking about student debt & related issues. I have three more events coming up next weekend (I'm especially excited about attending and covering the Power Shift conference in DC, the largest-ever student conference against climate change) .
In my presentation I always try to strike a balance between "service" messages about personal finance and "action" messages about changing the policy equation vis-a-vis higher education and the workforce.

For some reason, the land of Michael Moore has been a popular spot; I've now spoken on campuses in Ann Arbor, Kalamazoo, Ypsilanti, Marquette, and Mount Pleasant, where we snapped the above picture at a Bennigan's with Dr. Hope May and some of her students in the Center for Professional and Personal Ethics, who were all charming and motivated as hell.
You can read the students' take on the event here.

I was at the podium answering the last question about what it was like to be a freelancer when my phone started vibrating. It was a call from an editor at 8:30 at night.

1 comment:

Katherine said...

Hope you are having a great time at Powershift this weekend. I was unable to attend but wanted to share my coalition's efforts during the weekend in DC: smnr.us/lobbyday.

One of the topics was passing the Energy Bill. If you agree with better fuel and energy standards, go to www.energybill2007.org and sign the petition. Thanks!