As universities make last ditch efforts to woo new students ahead of the May 1 National College Decision Day — when students will make their final college decision — a handful of public universities ranked lowest in a report on resources for black students are still struggling to support some of their currently enrolled students. When Kaidee Akullo moved nearly 400 miles from her hometown of Fort Collins, Colorado to attend Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado in 2016, she felt lucky to have been assigned to one of the few black resident assistants on campus. Durango is nearly 300 miles from Colorado Springs, the nearest major city and has an estimated 18,000 residents, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The town had just more than 100 black or African American inhabitants in 2017. Former VP Biden Enters Race for President, Takes Fight to Trump Her RA would later introduce her to Fort Lewis’ Black Student Union, which, at the time, was only in … [Read more...] about Public Universities Struggle to Support Black Students, Report Finds
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By Felicia Mello | March 20, 2019 at 6:29 am When state legislators grilled University of California staff at a hearing Tuesday about the university’s response to the recent college admissions scandal, Assemblyman Kevin McCarty asked the question that’s been reverberating since the story broke last week. “How do we reassure the public that the system is not totally rigged?” It’s a dilemma for lawmakers who feel pressure to respond to a nationwide cheating scheme that cuts at the heart of higher education’s legitimacy. Among the dozens of people charged by federal law enforcement with using fake test scores and athletic profiles to secure admission for wealthy students at elite colleges, one was a UCLA soccer coach and another the parent of a UC Berkeley alumnus. The scandal stung all the more given the massive demand among Californians for a UC degree. Though Tuesday’s hearing generated strong talk of crackdowns and expulsions, there are … [Read more...] about California lawmakers debate how to prevent another college admissions scandal
Six candidates running for Cary village board agree the village needs to step up efforts to spur economic development, attract new businesses and increase sales tax revenues. But they have different ideas on how to go about doing that. One-term incumbents Jim Cosler, Kimberly Covelli and Ellen McAlpine and newcomers Dale Collier, Tim Ritter and Sean Wheeler are vying for three, 4-year terms on April 2. Candidates agree the village's roughly $1.3 million yearly sales tax revenue isn't keeping pace with expenditures, which this year amounts to roughly $8 million for operations and roughly $21 million for all funds. Nearly all of them expressed support for contracting out for an economic development coordinator or management firm dedicated to networking and bringing in new development and businesses.Cosler, 48, a pilot who was elected as a write-in candidate in 2015 and ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2017, said the village has cut staffing -- down from 83 to around 53 employees who … [Read more...] about Cary trustee candidates discuss economic development needs
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Editor’s Note: Ten days after this story about the death of Laura Levis was published on BostonGlobe.com, the leaders of Somerville hospital’s parent company, Cambridge Health Alliance, met with her husband, Peter DeMarco, at the Globe’s Boston office. DeMarco, who had talked about the story on NBC Nightly News and other outlets, had asked CHA nearly a month earlier to answer questions about his wife’s death. * * * SEPTEMBER 16, 2016, 4:23:59 A.M. 911 operator: “This line is recorded. Where is your emergency?” Laura: “I’m at Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “I’m sorry. Where are you?” Laura: “Somerville Hospital.” 911 operator: “OK, what’s the emergency?” Laura: “I’m having an asthma attack. I’m dying.” 911 operator: “Whereabouts are you at the hospital?” Laura: “Emergency room.” 911 operator: “OK.” Laura: … [Read more...] about Laura Levis was left to die outside an ER. Why were the doors locked?