Campus students, community react to Biden’s rejection of student debt proposal

A resolution to cover up to $50,000 in loans of student debt was rejected by President Joe Biden, but at a CNN town hall, the president indicated that he would be open to forgiving $10,000 of student debt. Many members of the campus community were disappointed to hear this, with campus senior Madhumitha Krishnan expressing concerns over the role loans play in aggravating existing economic inequality. (Photo by Gage Skidmore under CC BY SA 4.0 .)

President Joe Biden rejected a resolution Feb. 16 by Congressional Democrats, which would have forgiven up to $50,000 in debt per student. In the days that followed, the UC Berkeley community expressed mixed responses to his decision.
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Underground Scholars Initiative celebrates 2nd graduating class

Francis, or “Frankie,” Guzman, a 2007 UC Berkeley graduate, returned to his alma mater Sunday afternoon to address the second graduating class of the Underground Scholars Initiative, a pioneering program unique to UC Berkeley that connects campus resources to formerly incarcerated students and students with formerly incarcerated family members.
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