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Storify: Social media reactions to higher-ed affordability pledge

The presidents of Amherst College, Mount Holyoke College and Smith College were among those attending Thursday's White House Summit on making college more affordable. The event drew more than 100 educators and nonprofit leaders. Here's a sampling of tweets and take aways from the event:

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NORTHAMPTON — As their presidents joined a White House summit on affordability of higher education, three local colleges pledged Thursday to increase scholarship and other aid to students. Mount Holyoke College President Lynn Pasquerella called the gathering, which drew leaders of the nation’s elite colleges and public universities as well as business and nonprofit leaders, “a very valuable opportunity. “What …

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