At a contentious trustees meeting, we recommended that the college increase its financial aid
budget by 300 percent.
laws and implications: According to the "2006-2007 Free Application for Federal Student Aid
" (FAFSA), a student who seeks Federal financial aid
and plans to enter college in September 2007, for example, must file an application no earlier than January 2007.
That's the essence of the financial-aid shell game, played with international foreign aid
(and, in a slightly modified version, with "free trade" agreements).
More than 20 million people have died of AIDS
since it was first identified in 1981.
In addition, this requirement delays delivery of emergency food aid
by an average of nearly five months.
"The CBA has opted to pursue the litigation route out of a sense of profound frustration with cuts to legal aid
that have resulted in a vacuum in access to justice for the poor in this province," says CBA'S McGrath.
Her condition improved significantly, however, after her medical aid
paid for a highly active antiretroviral therapy to treat the disease, in addition to providing her with counseling on how to properly use the medication.
Identity thieves also have used the identities of deceased individuals and prison inmates to apply for and obtain federal student aid
. Beginning in 2002, the department began checks of Social Security numbers against death records to identify the fraudulent use of numbers formerly issued to deceased individuals.
(Under Bush's plan, spending will increase to $5 billion a year by 2006.) As if to outdo himself, President Bush last year announced another new aid
program: $10 billion over five years to combat the AIDS
pandemic in Tanzania and 13 other poor countries in Africa and the Caribbean, roughly quadrupling current U.S.
In 2006 the world marked a somber anniversary--25 years since the first AIDS
The problem of too much information to handle well applies not only in conferences but every day in AIDS
, as so much is happening that no one could be aware of it all.
My scientific detachment didn't live long; AIDS
soon became more than a medical curiosity for me.