Tuition freeze necessary and doable

This year, a tuition freeze wouldn't just be good for students, it's absolutely necessary — and it's doable through an increased role in making up the funding gap through the UI Foundation.

Ponnada: First-gen programs a plus

Obviously, enrolling in a college and then leaving without a degree can have significant monetary, occupational, and other consequences for individuals. Hence, it is important to provide this group of students with the support and guidance they need to stay motivated and finish their time at the university.

Bianchini: Pick up a (real) book

When you think of school, what's the first thing that comes to your mind? For some, it might be dreading the endless amount of homework. Others may cringe at the cost of their textbooks. Me? I think of ICON, e-books, and any other electronic device that you can imagine.

Nourafshan: Post-convention politics and shifting perceptions of competence

Poll numbers released following the Democratic and Republican National Conventions defy this intuitive logic, however, given that President Obama's lead over Gov. Mitt Romney has increased by several points, narrowing the possibility of a Republican victory in November.

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