Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Under plans being considered by the Education Department, students at colleges and universities such as Columbia University in New York will see changes to how their federal student loans are managed.CreditKarsten Moran for The New York Times The Education Department on Friday took up an Obama-era plan to streamline federal student loan servicing by moving to a new, single platform for managing the loans of 43 million borrowers. The department had indicated it might jettison the previous administration’s initiative, which was intended to simplify a system that consumer advocates have…

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SRFTI keeps tryst with National Awards

Kolkata: A lot has changed over one year at the Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute (SRFTI). The institute has a new director. The former dean of students has sought voluntary retirement. Three professors have been on suspension following sexual harassment complaints. But one factor has remained constant. Like last year, two SRFTI students – Christo Tomy and Moumita Roy – have yet again bagged National Awards in the non-feature film category for their diploma films. “They have made the institute proud. This award will motivate other students as well,”…

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