Editor:

Sean Crofton’s otherwise observant editorial misses a detail describing federal financial aid. He uses a number, $65 billion, that is much more than the entire Department of Education budget.

This false figure was invented for a recent Congressional report by combining grants and work-study with loans. As most UR students could explain to the Congress, there’s a difference. Yes, the government allows $50 billion annually in student loans, but 95% of those loans are paid back with interest.

The true figure? This year true US government spending on college financial aid is about $13 billion, or less than $1,000 per student.

Jonathan BurdickDean of Admissions and Financial Aiddeanafa@rochester.edu (585) 275-6805



Notes by Nadia: Can money buy happiness?

People can enjoy their hobbies without worrying about finances. Because let’s be honest, not everyone loves their job.

Live action remakes: If it ain’t broke, do it again but worse

For the most part, these movies are just rehashes — visually bland and feebly attempting to offset their lack of originality with celebrity cameos and nostalgia bait.

An interview with HermAphrodite, UR’s newest drag performer

“That’s incredibly satisfying for me, to kind of dress bigger and a lot more feminine than I would normally and have people not recognize me even though I’m calling more attention to myself in my opinion,” she explained.