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St. Olaf student support program survives federal cuts

By David Gonnerman '90
August 23, 2010

A recent Star Tribune article takes a close look at how a number of federally funded TRiO Student Support Services programs serving low-income, first-generation, or disabled college students have not been granted money for the coming year.

St. Olaf's SSS program that currently serves 180 students did get re-funded at nearly $1.3 million for five years — in addition to money from other sources, including the college. The story notes that St. Olaf accepts more students into its program than they have funding for, but "There are just so many students that want to be served," says program director Kathy Glampe '92, who benefited from the program when she was a student.

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