Snark: to annoy or irritate

"Snark" has been in English language dictionaries since at least 1906, and Lewis Carroll used the word to describe a mythological animal in his poem, The Hunting of the Snark (1874). Most recently, the word has come to characterize snappish, sarcastic, or mean-spirited comments or actions directed at those who annoy or irritate us.

At first, this blog was just going be a place to gripe, but because it's more satisfying to take action than it is to merely complain, now most of the posts/reposts suggest ways to get involved in solving problems.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Support Pell Grants

AAUW Action Network

Invest in the Future: Support Pell Grants!
Pell Grants -- which help more than nine million students afford college -- are facing massive cuts. The students who receive these grants, disproportionately women and minority students, are at risk of being among the victims of Washington’s current budget battle.

Cuts to Pell would not only devastate the futures of the students who rely on it, but also our economy, which desperately needs more college-educated workers to rebound. Pell Grants and other federal tuition assistance constitute a direct investment in the future and long-term economic strength of our country.

Today, the American Association of University Women and our allies across the country are standing up in support of Pell Grants. We're making sure Congress understands that cuts to Pell would hurt millions of Americans and weaken our economy moving forward.
Tell your members of Congress that slashing Pell is not an option. Tell them why higher education matters and why denying it to millions of women and minority students will undermine the economic recovery.
To send a message, click on the "Take Action" link in the upper right hand corner of this email.
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