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Going to college can be a dream come true, but for an increasing number of students, the dream is turning into a nightmare as they struggle to cope with the expectations that higher education brings. suicide rates increasingThe New... Read More
When Jeff Strickland started college at Southern Oregon University in 2000, he wasn’t a typical student. Forty-three years old, he was parenting two daughters and working full time.90% of cost of attendance coveredAfter receiving a ReStart... Read More
Catherine and Wes Caudle knew it wouldn’t be easy starting their own Bend-based business in the middle of a recession, with the region’s unemployment rate hovering above 14 percent. But their dream had always been to open a bakery, and... Read More
Twenty-five years ago, Richard Kitumba was a child living in the midst of a violent civil war. The Springfield resident, now 36, grew up in Democratic Republic of the Congo, a war-torn region of eastern Africa.“The Democratic Republic of... Read More
Amid all the damage reports from Haiti’s January 2010 earthquake, Yvette Blanchette heard one thing loud and clear: 39,000 pregnant women were homeless.My heart was in my hands.“My heart was in my hands. That was the deciding moment for me... Read More