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Entries by Amanda M. Fairbanks from 11/2011

Occupy Colleges: Student Supporters of Occupy Wall Street Plan Third Act of Support

Posted 11.02.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- College students at more than 70 campuses around the country will hold teach-ins late Wednesday and on Thursday as a way of building aware...

Average Debt Load For 2010 Graduates Hits Record High Amid Difficult Job Market

Posted 11.03.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- For the class of 2010, graduation marked a harsh introduction to a cruel reality: the highest average debt load on record and a 9.1 percen...

Opportunity Nation: By Measuring Opportunity, Index Hopes To Restore Access To The American Dream

Posted 11.04.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK -- As of Friday morning, every state and nearly every county in the U.S. has been given an "opportunity score" to determine where in the coun...

State Of Young America: Indebted And Dubious Of Attaining American Dream

Posted 11.09.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Five years ago, when TiffanyAnn Johnson first embarked on her dream of a college education, her parents agreed to shoulder a majority of t...

Occupy Wall Street's Student Supporters Walk Out Of Class In Solidarity

Posted 11.17.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- On a damp Thursday afternoon, several hundred students walked out of class and gathered in Union Square Park to demonstrate continued soli...

Occupy Student Debt Campaign Announces Nationwide Loan Refusal Pledge

Posted 11.21.2011 | College

NEW YORK -- Early Monday afternoon, a group of faculty and student organizers unveiled the Occupy Student Debt campaign from the southeast corner of l...

Occupy Seattle Protester Alleges Miscarriage After Pepper Spray Incident [LATEST UPDATES]

Posted 11.22.2011 | Parents

NEW YORK -- In recent weeks, the repeated use of pepper spray by police officers against Occupy Wall Street protesters has elicited widespread critici...

Overworked, Older Americans Not Using Up Allotted Vacation Days

Posted 11.26.2011 | Fifty

NEW YORK -- By year's end, the average American worker will have accumulated more than a week's worth of unused vacation days. According to a rece...