LU students participate in roundtable with Warner, Kaine

Published 11:45 am Thursday, January 28, 2016

FARMVILLE — Two Longwood University students met with U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine Wednesday as part of a student debt roundtable in Washington, D.C.

Constance Garner and Emily O’Brion met with the senators, according to a spokeswoman with Warner’s office.

Garner and O’Brion are student government leaders at Longwood University, according to the release.

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Longwood was one of 15 colleges and universities represented at the roundtable.

“As the Senate begins consideration of the Higher Education Act, the Virginia Senators will also discuss their proposals to address college affordability issues and help alleviate the burden of student loan debt,” the release stated.

“Last week, Warner introduced two pieces of legislation designed to help borrowers better manage their student loan debts,” the release stated, noting that Kaine has introduced legislation tackling college affordability concerns, including increased dual enrollment options for high school students and additional tools to help students and families better calculate college costs.