Jackie's Opportunity Scholarship:
Criteria: Must have a high school GPA. First preference is given to students matriculating from Trinity High School. Students transferring from another institution and graduates of Trinity High School may also be reviewed. Must demonstrate financial need. Interested students must send a letter describing a life challenge that he or she has encountered and how it was overcome. Letters should be emailed to Cathie Sadler at @. The deadline is April 15. For further information, contact Cathie Sadler, Office of Residence Life, Watson Hall, .
Amount: Up to $500 ($250 per semester)
In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history." The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...] Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth September 13, 2017
Political & Economic Transition at Home and Abroad - Ali Velshi
8:00 PM – Great Hall, Memorial Union - MSNBC anchor and correspondent Ali Velshi brings a unique perspective to his coverage of politics and the impact of the current administration's domestic and international policy shifts. He was previously CNN’s chief business correspondent and is known for his ability to explain in plain terms the causes of the global financial crisis, the debt ceiling and the budget debates. Velshi reported on the . presidential campaign and provided overseas coverage of ISIL, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the Iran nuclear deal as the host of Al Jazeera America's “Ali Velshi On Target.” He also serves as an NBC news business correspondent, is the author of Gimme My Money Back , and co-authored How to Speak Money with former CNN colleague and Iowa State alum Christine Romans. Manatt-Phelps Lecture in Political Science