THE HARRISONS AND THE PRICE OF EDUCATION - THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Published 4/4/2019

Alex, 12, Julius, 11, Sierra, 16, Aiyanna, 6, father Kendrick, Joshua, 12, and mother Michelle Harrison pictured with their belongings packed into a moving truck outside their Las Vegas home on their eviction day. 


Kendrick, a father and a veteran, was a student at Argosy University. He received stipends as student that helped keep the family afloat. But when his campus suddenly closed, Argosy University illegally kept stipend money belonging to students, including Kendrick. The loss of funds for the Harrisons made a large impact on their finances which ultimately lead to an eviction. "How America's College-Closure Crisis ⁣Leaves Families Devastated." A daily assignment for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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THE HARRISONS AND THE PRICE OF EDUCATION - THE CHRONICLE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
Published 4/4/2019

Alex, 12, Julius, 11, Sierra, 16, Aiyanna, 6, father Kendrick, Joshua, 12, and mother Michelle Harrison pictured with their belongings packed into a moving truck outside their Las Vegas home on their eviction day. 


Kendrick, a father and a veteran, was a student at Argosy University. He received stipends as student that helped keep the family afloat. But when his campus suddenly closed, Argosy University illegally kept stipend money belonging to students, including Kendrick. The loss of funds for the Harrisons made a large impact on their finances which ultimately lead to an eviction. "How America's College-Closure Crisis ⁣Leaves Families Devastated." A daily assignment for The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Julius, 11, and brother Alex Harrison, 12, bring boxes onto the moving truck.

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Julius, 11, and brother Alex Harrison, 12, bring boxes onto the moving truck.

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A box labeled "Joshua's cloths" sits on the curb as they pack up their home.

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A box labeled "Joshua's cloths" sits on the curb as they pack up their home.

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Alex Harrison, 12, picks things up on the steps as boxes of the family's belongings are stacked in the living room.

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Alex Harrison, 12, picks things up on the steps as boxes of the family's belongings are stacked in the living room.

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Sierra Harrison, 16, brings boxes of the family's belongings outside to the moving truck.

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Sierra Harrison, 16, brings boxes of the family's belongings outside to the moving truck.

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The Harrison family pack up all their belongings into a moving truck. Without a place to move , they moved their belongings in to a storage unit while they are in temporary housing.

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The Harrison family pack up all their belongings into a moving truck. Without a place to move , they moved their belongings in to a storage unit while they are in temporary housing.

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Aiyanna, 6, rests her head on the wall as she picks up garbage in her bedroom.

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Aiyanna, 6, rests her head on the wall as she picks up garbage in her bedroom.

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Kendrick comforts daughter Aiyanna, 6, as they pack up their belongings. "I can take it.. but them, it’s not fair to them, it's not fair... to be uprooted, because of greed and corruption? That's what hurts me the most. Having to break the news to them that our beautiful home that we’ve created is pretty much being taken from us because of because of an action that we have no control over. " Kendrick said. "So if you want to know what, that's whats giving me nightmares at night. How is this going to impact them?"

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Kendrick comforts daughter Aiyanna, 6, as they pack up their belongings. "I can take it.. but them, it’s not fair to them, it's not fair... to be uprooted, because of greed and corruption? That's what hurts me the most. Having to break the news to them that our beautiful home that we’ve created is pretty much being taken from us because of because of an action that we have no control over. " Kendrick said. "So if you want to know what, that's whats giving me nightmares at night. How is this going to impact them?"

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Sierra Harrison, 16, and neighbor Destiny Gonzalez, 12, pack boxes of the family's belongings in the living room. Various neighbors came by to say goodbye and help with packing.

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Sierra Harrison, 16, and neighbor Destiny Gonzalez, 12, pack boxes of the family's belongings in the living room. Various neighbors came by to say goodbye and help with packing.

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Michelle, left, and husband Kendrick move their family belongings into a storage unit.

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Michelle, left, and husband Kendrick move their family belongings into a storage unit.

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 Kendrick and wife Michelle Harrison move all of the family's belongings into a storage unit while they are in temporary housing.

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 Kendrick and wife Michelle Harrison move all of the family's belongings into a storage unit while they are in temporary housing.

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Michelle Harrison, top right, and her kids Sierra Harrison, 16, top left, Aiyanna Harrison, 6, bottom left, and Julius Harrison, 11, bottom right, ride down the elevator after moving all the family's belongings into a storage unit. "I feel like they prayed on us. It wasn’t like they turned their back on us. Someone intentionally did this. Somebody made a decision. Somebody somewhere in some office made a decision that this was okay. Thats intent. Thats not a mistake... And this is the result. My family other families like mine. You know this is the result." Kendrick said.

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Michelle Harrison, top right, and her kids Sierra Harrison, 16, top left, Aiyanna Harrison, 6, bottom left, and Julius Harrison, 11, bottom right, ride down the elevator after moving all the family's belongings into a storage unit. "I feel like they prayed on us. It wasn’t like they turned their back on us. Someone intentionally did this. Somebody made a decision. Somebody somewhere in some office made a decision that this was okay. Thats intent. Thats not a mistake... And this is the result. My family other families like mine. You know this is the result." Kendrick said.

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Kendrick Harrison hands out pizza to his family and neighbors as they gather for pizza for the Harrison's last night in the house.

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Kendrick Harrison hands out pizza to his family and neighbors as they gather for pizza for the Harrison's last night in the house.

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Alex Harrison, 12, and brother Joshua Harrison, 12, play games in the beds they made on the floor, after putting their beds into storage, for their last night in the house.

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Alex Harrison, 12, and brother Joshua Harrison, 12, play games in the beds they made on the floor, after putting their beds into storage, for their last night in the house.

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