WASHINGTON – Riding the coattails of a historic health care vote, the House on Sunday also passed a broad reorganization of college aid that affects millions of students and moves President Barack Obama closer to winning yet another of his top domestic policies.
The bill rewrites a four-decades-old student loan program, eliminating its reliance on private lenders and uses the savings to direct $36 billion in new spending to Pell Grants for students in financial need.
In the biggest piece of education legislation since No Child Left Behind nine years ago, the bill would also provide more than $4 billion to historically black colleges and community colleges.
The bill was paired with the expedited health care bill, a marriage of convenience that helped the prospects of each measure. That combined measure passed 220-211.
The Senate will take up the bill next week under the same expedited rules used for health care legislation. That means the Senate can pass the education measure by a simple majority, virtually guaranteeing its success despite qualms from some Democrats and opposition from Republicans.
Alex Golesh was announced Sunday as USF football’s sixth head coach in program history, and fifth in just 12 years. 𝗔 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗛𝗘𝗔𝗗 𝗕𝗨𝗟𝗟 𝗜𝗡 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗔𝗬! Welcome @CoachGolesh #HornsUp🤘 pic.twitter.com/lzmK5EDPIP — USF Football (@USFFootball) December 4, 2022 The news of Golesh potentially being the new hire broke Saturday night per multiple reports, but first […]
Alex Golesh was reported to be hired as USF football’s new head coach, per multiple reports Saturday night. Action Network reporter Brett McMurphy first reported the news on Twitter. USF has not announced or confirmed the hire yet. Golesh is offensive coordinator and tight ends coach at No. 7 Tennessee. He has been in the […]
Following a sexual battery case that occurred in a University of Florida residence hall Nov. 16, the Center for Victim Advocacy and Violence Prevention shed light on resources offered to USF students. The incident, which took place between midnight and 12:30 a.m., occurred while the victim was returning from her dorm room with the suspect […]
Some male students can fall victim to societal stigma regarding mental health prompting them to not seek help, according to Scott Strader, director of the Tampa campus Counseling Center. Though women have higher incidences of mental illness, men’s mental health and emotions are often repressed and unclear, according to associate professor Thomas Miller. Women are […]
USF Parking and Transportation Services (PATS) recently introduced the USF Carpool Parking Program with the help of the RideFlag app to provide students and staff an easier way of finding carpooling services. The RideFlag app uses a trademark Vehicle Occupancy Detection (VOD) technology called Multiface, which is able to detect the number of occupants of […]
For the first time in the club’s history, students gathered on the second floor of the Marshall Student Center on Monday for a Latin American Student Association (LASA) World Cup watch party featuring the Portugal vs. Uruguay match. The event represented a space for students of all backgrounds to come together and embrace their collective […]