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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los Angeles) met with Occidental President Jonathan Veitch and leaders and students from other Southern California colleges today to discuss college affordability and student loan interest rates, which are set to double on July 1 unless Congress acts.
At a campus press conference following the meeting, Juan German ’12 of Rhode Island — a newly minted Fulbright Scholar who attended Oxy on a mix of institutional aid, loans, and Pell Grants — called on Congress to continue to fund low-interest loans “to help students like myself afford this kind of elite education.”
Both Pelosi and Becerra — himself a first-generation college student — called for a bipartisan response to the current deadlock, which will double the interest rate on federal Stafford loans unless an agreement as to how to pay the estimated $6-billion cost of maintaining the current rate is reached in the next five weeks.
“This isn’t about politics, this is about people,” Pelosi said.Pelosi, Pelosi Discuss
I often have people ask me this question. And much of it you already know; good grades, strong test scores, lots of volunteering, research, doctor shadowing and maturity.
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When I arrived at the airport, my host parents, Belinda and Cesar, were there to pick me up with great big smiles on their faces. I explained to them that I don´t speak much Spanish yet, but that I wanted to try to speak as much as possible. They were very understanding and they have been very welcoming. That first day they explained to me that to avoid a bad case of altitude sickness, I needed to drink some coca tea and go straight to bed for a few hours, and so I did. That evening their family had a huge family gathering because one of their nephews, who now lives in New York City, was coming in for a couple of days, so when I woke up I had a lot of friendly faces to meet. The food was fantastic—lots of vegetables and some grilled meats such as chicken, sausage, and even slivers of cow heart of a stick. It waFamily