The end of PSLF?

From The Hill:

A bill from House Republicans would end a program that forgives student loans for graduates who enter public service, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

The GOP bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, introduced by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) on Friday, would eliminate the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which erases student debt for those who work for qualifying employers after making payments for 10 years.

The qualifying employers include government organizations and nonprofits, according to the federal student aid website. Those who volunteer for the Peace Corps or AmeriCorps are also eligible.

The Department of Education proposed eliminating the debt forgiveness program in its budget earlier this year.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has overseen the elimination or rescinding of several guidances or programs within her department.

The department has also reportedly considered ending other policies that would eliminate debt forgiveness, including an Obama administration rule that erased the debt of students defrauded by predatory for-profit programs.

Data for dissertations

36874 Eurobarometer 86.1: Parlemeter 2016, Future of Europe, Media Pluralism and Democracy http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36874.v1

36952 Millennium Cohort Study http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36952.v1

36107 Lone Wolf Terrorism in America: Using Knowledge of Radicalization Pathways to Forge Prevention Strategies, 1940-2013 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36107.v1

36639 Multi-site Family Study on Incarceration, Parenting and Partnering, 2008-2014 [5 States] http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36639.v1

36650 Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in Botswana, 2014 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36650.v1

36797 General Social Survey, 1972-2016 [Cumulative File] http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36797.v1

36815 Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2013 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36815.v1

36816 Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2015 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36816.v1

36833 Community College Civic Outcomes Survey, Spring 2015 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36833.v1

36955 State of Michigan: Taking Action on Flint Water Test Results, 2015-2017 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36955.v1

Data for dissertations November 6, 2017

36615 Los Angeles Metropolitan Area Surveys [LAMAS] 6, 1973
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36615.v1

36644 Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in
Algeria, 2015
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36644.v1

36721 Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in
Nigeria, 2014-2015
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36721.v1

36763 Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in
Liberia, 2015
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36763.v1

36814 Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2011
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36814.v1

36838 Afrobarometer Round 6: The Quality of Democracy and Governance in
Sudan, 2015
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36838.v1

36902 The National Survey of Fertility Barriers, 2010 [United States]
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36902.v1

36950 Chicago Health Aging and Social Relations Study: Attrition
http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36950.v1

Data for dissertations November 2, 2017

36673 Eurobarometer 85.1 OVR: European Youth, April 2016 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36673.v1

36798 Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 2016 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36798.v1

36799 Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th-and 10th-Grade Surveys), 2016 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36799.v1

36813 Newly Licensed Registered Nurse Survey, 2009 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36813.v1

36873 National Social Life, Health and Aging Project (NSHAP): Wave 3 http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36873.v1

A useful tool for project management

It’s hard to manage complex research projects – especially if those involving multiple collaborators. It’s even hard managing solo projects if only because most of us have multiple ongoing obligations. 

I’ve used Slack for a while now for managing my projects. It’s mostly known in the coding world for those running Agile design and production strategies but it can be useful for any sort of project, including keeping track of ideas for classes.

I use the channels feature to create a private channel for each project. Some are for me alone; others are shared with collaborators. It’s like a stream of ideas, links, duties, and other ephemera that persists – unlike the stuff that goes to die in my email. 

I also use Hangouts or Evernote when they’re useful. But Hangouts is really one channel per collaborator so projects are mixed. And Evernote seems more useful as a notebook or wiki. Both have purposes but neither duplicates Slack. 

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