|Fighting the College Cash Crunch
Parents, students and college counselors agree: Jewish families are finding it harder than ever to pay for higher education during this major downturn in the economy.
“Parents are coming in confidentially and asking how they keep their daughter in school. Families are in an economic strait jacket,” says Claire Friedlander, a college consultant and licensed professional counselor in Connecticut. “I didn't get the feeling that financial aid was an issue until this year.”
But Bruce Scher, director of college counseling at Chicagoland Jewish High School in Illinois, offers this advice: “There is a tremendous amount of opportunity out there [that] students just don’t know about. The biggest fallacy is that parents feel the full amount of tuition is their burden. ”
(PHOTO: Financial pressures are more prevalent than ever among college students. )
|IN THIS ISSUE:
• College Cash Crunch
• Editor's Column
• Judea Pearl
• Seth Rogen
• UJC GA Wrap-Up
• Muhlenberg Provost
• F & M Klehr Center
• News Bites
• College 101
• Learn Something Jewish
|In this issue...
Hillel Campus Report is pleased to inform its readers that Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life has launched an online financial aid page to help assist Jewish high schoolers and college students as they struggle to afford a four-year education. If you are aware of other opportunities, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also in this issue, you will learn how your local Hillel can get involved in a worldwide music event to support interfaith dialogue and honor the memory of slain Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl. Our interview with his father, Judea Pearl, is one of Hillel Campus Report's most compelling pieces to date.
Wishing you a meaningful Thanksgiving holiday,
Danielle Freni, Editor
Hillel Campus Report
Judea Pearl: Father of Slain Reporter Honors Son's Memory
The infamous photo of a captured Daniel Pearl, handcuffed with a gun to his head, tells the story of his violent and widely publicized death. Danny’s family, however, chooses to tell the story of his well-lived and widely celebrated life.
“We were thinking after his funeral, ‘How will we cope with his upcoming birthday?’” Judea recalls. “His sister suggested we [celebrate] in a way that he would like – with a jam session. So we contacted his musician friends, people came together, and it was the seed for Music Day.”
Schmoozing with...Seth Rogen
Funnyman Seth Rogen is the newest Jewish star to take Hollywood by storm. Last year’s double feature of Knocked Up—his starring vehicle—and Superbad—his first screenplay—made him the biggest name in comedy. In August he starred in Pineapple Express, another film he co-wrote with fellow bar mitzvah Evan Goldberg. This fall he stars in Kevin Smith’s newest film, while also shooting a 2009 release with director Judd Apatow. Despite his hectic schedule, Rogen takes an on-set breather with Fred Topel of JVibe, the magazine for Jewish teens, to explain how his Jewish upbringing influences his comedy.
Hillel Student Creates Web Site to Ease the College Search Process
When Jordan Goldman was school shopping he wasn’t satisfied with the information available. Sometimes the only thing he had to base his $250,000 decision on was a phonebook-sized college guidebook. So he decided to create his own resource - and company - with no business experience and $20,000 in savings.
"My mom said 'you're totally nuts this is your savings. Get a job,' " said Goldman, whose response was "when the money is gone I’ll get a job."
A Wrap-Up of the 2008 UJC GA in Israel
Hillel President Wayne L. Firestone writes from Israel about his experience at the 2008 United Jewish Communities General Assembly including the dedication ceremony of a new Hillel attended by President Shimon Peres.
Muhlenberg Provost Makes History at Austin College
After a 15-year career at Muhlenberg College, Dr. Marjorie Hass has accepted a new appointment at Austin College in Texas where she will become the first female and first Jewish president of a traditionally Presbyterian campus.
Franklin & Marshall Dedicates Klehr Center
Students, administrators and alumni recently attended the festive dedication ceremony of a new Jewish student life center at Franklin & Marshall College in Pennsylvania.
Emory Hillel student will break a record on December 1 / Jewish students at the University of Rhode Island prepare to have a new home on campus / Jewish and Muslim students at Rutgers University meet together to find common ground / Towson Hillel students celebrate Jewish tradition with a mock wedding ceremony and klezmer music / Batman producer talks to Cornell students about realizing dreams and Jews' contributions to the entainment industry
College 101: College Cash
Reform Judaism Magazine's Insider's Guide to College Life recently published a list of scholarships, grants and lower cost loans available for Jewish families.
Learn Something Jewish: Music and Judaism
The family of Daniel Pearl uses music to honor their son's memory. In this week's LSJ, former Koach Field Worker Hannah Estrin explores the Jews' relationship with song.
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