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"Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan Relief" Exhibit

 


By Elizabeth Simmons, December 19, 2014


The holiday season is a time for joyous celebration with families and friends -- and the advent of the New Year often impels us to reflect on our life's goals. It is very appropriate to see an art exhibit here at MSU's Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum this winter that also brings together the ideas of celebration and reflection, as related to higher education.

When college students reach graduation, it is surely cause for celebration: a milestone met, a tangible step into a new stage of life. Yet when students graduate with loan debt, there is also reason to reflect on how our state and nation might better support higher education as a valued underpinning of our shared economic, intellectual, and cultural life.  

The exhibit “Day After Debt: A Call for Student Loan Relief" brings us face-to-face with the issues in a powerful way. Once again, the arts are calling us to thought, inspiration and action.

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