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  • People with student loan debt oppose Obama’s tuition-free college plan, study finds

    University of Illinois graduate students, from left, Shubhanshu Mishra and Derek A. Houston and alumnus Daniel A. Collier analyzed the content and civility of comments posted on four prominent websites in response to President Obama's announcement of his proposed program, America's College Promise. Co-authors on the study were Nicholas D. Hartlep and Brandon O. Hensley, an education professor and recent alumnus, respectively, both of Illinois State University.

    University of Illinois graduate students, from left, Shubhanshu Mishra and Derek A. Houston and alumnus Daniel A. Collier analyzed the content and civility of comments posted on four prominent websites in response to President Obama's announcement of his proposed program, America's College Promise. Co-authors on the study were Nicholas D. Hartlep and Brandon O. Hensley, an education professor and recent alumnus, respectively, both of Illinois State University.

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  • Editor’s notes: To reach Daniel Collier, call 847-727-7418; email daniel.anthony.collier@gmail.com

    The paper “Free College? An Analysis of Online Discourse about Making Higher Education Affordable” is available from the News Bureau.