By CALmatters | PUBLISHED: October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm | UPDATED: October 24, 2018 at 1:00 pm Jana Bergevin’s dream was as elusive as it is common: a career in Hollywood. Growing up near Sacramento, she didn’t imagine herself in front of a camera or even behind one. She wanted to be an animator, able to turn her imagination into stories for screens big and small. Admissions officers at The Art Institute of San Francisco convinced her the for-profit college could all but guarantee her a job in the industry if she graduated from its expensive program. They talked about their connections to studios such as Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in 2007 but no entertainment job materialized. Admissions officers stuck to their selling points, persuading her to return for a graduate degree, she said. After seven years at the school, Bergevin said, she had $114,000 in debt and a monthly loan payment of $1,200. She still did not have the job … [Read more...] about California’s for-profit college watchdog fails to police as feds back down
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By Laura A. Bischoff, Columbus Bureau COLUMBUS — The two men running for Ohio attorney general, Republican Dave Yost and Democrat Steve Dettelbach, both boast that they’ve put away corrupt public officials and have a track record of political independence.But Yost charges that Dettelbach would use the office to advance a political agenda and Dettelbach paints Yost as a career politician, hop-skipping from one office to the next. “I’ve got a proven record of calling balls and strikes and ignoring politics,” said Yost, the state auditor since 2011. Related: Auditor on ECOT school case: ‘I believe this may rise to a criminal act’ “I don’t view it (the attorney general’s office) as a political office and by his promises and his public communications, he does. I don’t believe that we should make law through the courts, he does. I don’t believe in using lawsuits as a political weapon, he does,” … [Read more...] about ECOT and political independence central in Ohio attorney general race
/EIN News/ -- BOCA RATON, Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Stem Holdings Inc. (OTCQB: STMH CSE: STEM), (the “Company” or “Stem”) a publicly traded real estate company specializing in acquiring and improving properties for the cannabis industry, has received final approvals from the authorities necessary to complete construction for its newest dispensary location in Portland, Oregon. The new dispensary is a 1,300 square foot building ideally situated right on a busy commuting corridor. Work will begin immediately, and the renovation will include, structural improvements, modern interior design, exterior landscaping and improved ADA access. An advanced security system will be installed to ensure the safety of customers, employees, and products. Upon the completion of construction (anticipated to be finished in approximately two months), Stem will lease the location to award-winning cannabis operator TJ’s Gardens and the dispensary will hold … [Read more...] about Stem Holdings Inc. (OTCQB:STMH CSE:STEM), Receives Final Construction Permit in preparation of the Grand Opening of TJ’s on Powell, a Portland Dispensary.
Hailey Mensik Chicago Tribune Published 11:02 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 Chicago – It’s a struggle each month for Khallilah Beecham-Watkins to balance her student loan payment with the expense of supporting a young family. The 28-year-old education program specialist for a local nonprofit aspires to pay off her own college debt before her infant daughter eventually begins a four-year degree. But with a monthly childcare bill of $750, there’s little extra to put toward her loan payments, and even less to put toward the new home she wants to buy with her husband, who is also repaying student loans. “I’ve had to put a lot of my dreams on hold,” the South Side resident said. Beecham-Watkins’ story is consistent with many young women today, who hold nearly two-thirds of the nation’s outstanding student loan debt, according to the American Association of University Women, a nonprofit that researches women’s equity in higher education … [Read more...] about Women bear greater burden on student debt
WORLD NEWS 07/24/2018 04:15 pm ET A $62 billion economic partnership between the two countries is set to enshrine the long-standing repression of Pakistan's millions-strong Baloch minority. By Akbar Shahid Ahmed My big brother and I got into a shouting match about our country last summer. We’d been talking about a trip I took a few years ago to Gwadar, a centuries-old fishing community that millions of Pakistanis ― including my brother ― see as a portent of a glamorous, wealthy and once-unimaginable future. Gwadar is located just by the entrance to the Persian Gulf, in the southwest of the exceptionally poor and rarely peaceful Pakistani province of Balochistan. Eventually, it’s supposed to become the crown jewel of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, a $62 billion branch of China’s “Belt and Road” plan to expand trade and relationships across Asia and Europe. For Pakistan, the project is a way to provide for a rapidly growing … [Read more...] about China And Pakistan Plan To Get Rich Together. The Price? Human Rights.