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    Examining the differences between American and Greek education

    Greece’s debt crisis led to major implications across the country, including the eternal student phenomenon in higher education. An eternal student takes extra college courses to delay entering the workforce. Education in Greece is free, encouraging the delay. “Greece is in a difficult situation. How to keep the things such as quality, free education for all but, at the same time, creating avenues that people can find access to jobs,” Gerassimos Karabelias, professor at Panteion University in Greece, said. Karabelias spoke at Queens College on Oct. 19 about the effects of the Greek debt crisis, which began in 2009. “Students did not feel stressed or pressured to complete their studies.…

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    Students majoring in ‘debt’

    A scroll through degree listings never shows debt as an option, but with the levels of student debt growing nationwide, financing an education may be what students are learning most about. The New York Public Interest Research Group, a national student directed research and advocacy organization with a chapter at Queens College, is holding a campaign entitled, Don’t Major in Debt. The cost of college and difficulty in obtaining a job post-graduation leaves students in a sticky situation with debt that can take decades to pay off. “Even though I have no credit card debt, watching how deep in the hole I’m going in student debt is disheartening,” said Cher…