Democrats to hold student debt listening session
Published by the Wausau Daily Herald
 
Assembly Democratic Assistant Leader Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, and Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, will hold a listening session to discuss higher education affordability and the student debt loan crisis from 9:30 until 11:00 a.m. Friday at the UW Center for Civic Engagement.
 
The listening session will include a presentation from One Wisconsin Now on the student loan debt crisis, the impact state budget cuts have had on the University of Wisconsin System and its funding, and the ramifications for higher education affordability for students.
 
Following the presentation, there will be an open discussion with students, faculty, parents, and community members on real solutions that would help address this affordability issue for people all over the state of Wisconsin.
 
The UW Center for Civic Engagement is at 625 Stewart Ave. in Wausau. The listening session will be in Sonnentag Room 210. It is free and open to the public.