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The Weekly Dispatch

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A weekly newsletter about the role of higher ed in society. Each week, we highlight how college is (or is not) working for citizens and communities.

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Life without loans

When one of your monthly bills suddenly disappears, what do you do with that newfound cash? That's been the question for roughly 40 million Americans during the pandemic as the government froze repayments on student loans.

What will become of work?

“A lot is up for grabs in the coming years,” says Paul Fain, who writes The Job. “Some colleges and employers will seize the moment and open up new pathways to good jobs. The question is how many, and for whom?”