Friday, January 02, 2009

Pell Grants a Great Legacy

A lot of people's lives were enhanced because of Claiborne Pell.

NEWPORT, R.I. (Jan. 1) - Claiborne Pell, the quirky blueblood who represented blue-collar Rhode Island in the U.S. Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped tens of millions of Americans attend college, died Thursday after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. He was 90.

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