President Cullinan and EWU alumna op-ed piece published in The Seattle Times

November 7, 2016 By eastern247
Drawing of a ladder bisected by a money symbol that leads to a grad cap
Graphic courtesy of The Seattle Times
Graphic courtesy of The Seattle Times

President Mary Cullinan and EWU alumna Elena Calderon published a joint op-ed piece in The Seattle Times Nov. 3 on college debt, titled Don’t scare students about college debt—there are other options.

“Elena Calderon is a first-generation college student who graduated from Eastern Washington University with two degrees and without debt.

This isn’t the story you’re used to reading about. The media are full of horrifying anecdotes, highlighting an unemployed art major who left college owing $100,000. State and federal legislators cite student debt as a national calamity. The standard narrative is negative: As a result, many students, rather than being excited for the college journey that lies ahead, focus on the debt they fear will overwhelm them.”

Continue reading in The Seattle Times.