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  • Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million in college scholarships for 'dreamers'

    01/12/2018 9:29:11 AM PST · by bitt · 77 replies ^ | 1/12/2018 | Sara Selinas
    Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' Jeff Bezos just donated $33 million to 'dreamers' 41 Mins Ago | 00:41 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for "dreamers" — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization's history and will fund 1,000 scholarships. "My dad came to the U.S. when he was 16 as part of Operation Pedro Pan," Bezos said...
  • Former US Rep. Corrine Brown, on stand, blames theft on aide

    05/04/2017 9:42:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2017 6:18 PM EDT | Jason Dearen
    Facing nearly two dozen federal fraud and conspiracy charges, former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown took the stand in her own defense on Thursday, saying she was left in the dark while her former chief of staff siphoned thousands of dollars from what prosecutors are calling a sham charity. The Florida Democrat told the jury she was betrayed by her former top aide, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons. “I loved Ronnie Simmons like a son,” said Brown, crying. “A lot of young people in this community end up in jail. I never would’ve wanted that to happen to Ronnie.” Federal prosecutors want Brown...
  • Liberal Students Overwhelmingly Awarded $30K Federal Truman Scholarship

    04/28/2017 8:23:24 AM PDT · by detective · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Apr 2017 | Tom Ciccotta
    Left-leaning students are overwhelmingly awarded the Truman Scholarship, a federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service, according to a survey by The College Fix. According to the survey, more than a third of Truman Scholarship recipients have ties to Democratic politicians or leftist activist groups. Only several had ties with Republican or right-leaning organizations. More than 40 of the 112 scholars in 2015 and 2016 have ties to Democratic politicians or liberal groups while less than a handful were found to have worked for Republicans or conservative organizations. Among the...
  • Beyoncé announces Formation Scholars program

    04/25/2017 5:20:18 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | April 25, 2017 | Ariana Bacle
    Beyoncé is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Lemonade, her award-winning visual album, by launching a scholarship program for young women. The singer made the announcement on her website Tuesday. The Formation Scholars program will kick off in time for the 2017-2018 academic year "to encourage and support young women who are unafraid to think outside the box and are bold, creative, conscious, and confident." Four scholarships total will be awarded to incoming, current, or graduate female students studying creative arts, music, literature, or African-American studies at Berklee College of Music, Howard University, Parsons School of Design, and Spelman College. The...
  • Program offers college scholarships to immigrant students

    05/11/2016 5:07:08 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 18 replies
    cns news ^ | 5/11/16
    Delaware State University is joining with a national scholarship program to increase college opportunities for immigrant students living in the United States without permanent legal status. Gov. Jack Markell joined school officials and former Washington Post chairman and CEO Donald Graham on Tuesday to announce the historically black school's partnership with TheDream.US, a privately funded scholarship program co-founded by Graham. TheDream.US is also partnering with Eastern Connecticut University to offer Opportunity Scholarships for students who face barriers to higher education in 16 states. "In four states, they are banned from some or all state colleges," Graham said. "Even if they...
  • Rihanna Just Launched Her Very Own College Scholarship Program

    Queen Rihanna wants to help you work, work, work, work, work towards your college degree: On Monday, the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter announced that she's officially launching a global scholarship program through her nonprofit, the Clara Lionel Foundation, to help students pay for college. According to its website, the program will assist citizens or natives of Brazil, Barbados, Cuba, Haiti, Grenada, Guyana, and Jamaica in pursuing higher education in the United States. USA Today reports that scholarship grants will range from $5,000 to $50,000; may be renewed up to three years; and will be based on student need. There is no set...
  • (Northwestern) NLRB decision very well-reasoned

    03/27/2014 6:54:21 AM PDT · by T-Bird45 · 44 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/27/14 | Lester Munson
    The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board in Chicago, Peter Sung Ohr, ruled Wednesday that Northwestern University football players are university employees and entitled to an election that will determine whether they can form a union. The blockbuster ruling and Ohr's reasoning raise significant legal questions: Q: What is the basis that college athletes are employees and entitled to form a union? A: Ohr based his conclusion primarily on the enormous revenue and benefit that result from the efforts of the Northwestern football players and on the rigorous control that Wildcats coaches have over the lives of the...
  • Rosie the Riveter coming back in style for American women

    02/11/2014 9:05:50 AM PST · by usalady · 27 replies
    Examiner ^ | February 11, 2014 | Martha
    The next time there is the need for a plumber don’t be surprised if the person carrying a tool box is a woman. That is because American women are getting the message that a degree in Women’s Studies can be worthless while a plumber’s certification provides a good paying job.
  • Loyola med school to admit undocumented students

    06/14/2013 1:17:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 40 replies
    Crain Communications ^ | June 13, 2013 | Claire Bushey
    The university's Stritch School of Medicine not only intends to waive legal residency as an admissions requirement for applicants but aims to offer a financing plan through a state agency
  • ‘Whites only’ Columbia $hock

    05/15/2013 7:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 61 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 15, 2013 | JULIA MARSH
    Jim Crow may be dead in most of America — but not at Columbia University. Almost 50 years after the Civil Rights Act ended legal discrimination, the bastion of liberalism is finally trying to change one of its scholarships, which is restricted to “whites only.” The Ivy League school’s Lydia C. Roberts Graduate Fellowship stipulates that the funds be given only to “a person of the Caucasian race.”
  • Amendment extends E-Verify (Immigration Bill)

    05/02/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT · by haffast · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | Stephen Dinan
    The latest version of the Senate immigration bill still repeals E-Verify but keeps it operational in the meantime so businesses in states that require its use can keep using it over the next five years. That change is part of a new 350-page amendment filed late Tuesday by the “Gang of Eight” senators who wrote the bill, which now runs to 867 pages and covers everything from legalizing illegal immigrants to boosting border security to rewriting the legal immigration system. “We have made some technical fixes and clarifying edits to the legislative language, but that’s it. This is a routine...
  • 4 Hofstra basketball players charged in burglaries

    12/01/2012 4:08:23 PM PST · by re_nortex · 40 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated November 30, 2012, 11:44 a.m. ET | Associated Press
    Four Hofstra University basketball players were arrested on burglary charges stemming from dormitory room break-ins, police said Friday. Detectives said the players were charged in six burglaries that occurred between Oct. 4 and Nov. 5, but they suspect there have been numerous other thefts starting at the beginning of the semester.
  • Yale QB's Rhodes bid was suspended (ESPN reports on prohibited NYT story)

    01/27/2012 4:25:48 AM PST · by Scoutmaster · 10 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 |
    A Yale football player who said he withdrew from consideration for a Rhodes scholarship in order to prepare for his team's rivalry game against Harvard had in fact been informed his candidacy had been suspended, The New York Times reported. The Rhodes Trust had suspended quarterback Patrick Witt's candidacy when it learned, outside of official channels, that a female student had accused Witt of sexual assault in September, the newspaper reported. Witt had previously announced he had withdrawn his application because his interview for the prestigious scholarship was on the same day as Yale's game against Harvard, its ancient archrival....
  • Radical Muslim Cleric Lied to Qualify for U.S.-Funded College Scholarship

    04/12/2010 6:39:10 PM PDT · by opentalk · 12 replies · 594+ views
    Fox news ^ | April 12, 2010 | Catherine Herridge
    Anwar Awlaki, now believed to be an Al Qaeda recruiter hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack and the attempted Christmas Day jet bombing. The American Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, considered by some to be one of the most wanted terrorists behind Usama bin Laden, was educated in the United States with taxpayers money, an ongoing Fox News investigation has found. Awlaki, now believed to be recruiting for Al Qaeda from hiding in Yemen, is connected to at least two recent suspected terrorism cases – the Fort Hood attack...
  • Libya ends college funding for 2,000 US students (Don't let the door...)

    05/13/2011 10:44:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Educators say about 2,000 Libyan students who attend college in the United States are losing financial support from their home government. The Spokesman-Review reports the Libyan government stopped funding the Libyan-North American Scholarship Program after the U.S. froze about $30 billion of its assets. Nearly 40 Libyan students at Washington State University are among an estimated 2,000 nationwide who no longer will receive money for education and living expenses from the Libyan government at the end of the month.
  • Solving the College Affordability Problem

    04/04/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies ^ | April 4, 2011 | Dan Lips
    How much should a college education cost? According to the College Board, the average cost of earning a degree at a private, 4-year university is now more than $100,000. If tuition prices continue to rise as quickly as they did during the past decade, a college degree will cost more than $200,000 by the time today’s third-graders are applying. That price tag is enough to cause most parents to break into a sweat. Is a college degree really worth this cost? Some bright minds think Americans are paying way too much. In fact, Bill Gates--one of the country's most famous...
  • Is college athletics a sweatshop?

    01/10/2011 6:39:07 AM PST · by Celtic Cross · 34 replies ^ | January 9, 2011 | Bob Greene
    (CNN) -- On Monday night, with millions of fans watching every play, Auburn will take on Oregon for the national championship of college football. If you're viewing at home, you may notice the same thing you can observe each season at every massive college football stadium or glistening big-time college basketball arena: Everyone working in the place is being paid: the hot dog vendors, the television broadcasters, the guy peddling game-day programs, the person who manufactured the university-logo jerseys and caps that are for sale at the souvenir stands, the employees changing lightbulbs in the tunnels. ... Everyone except the...
  • (RAT) Eddie Bernice Johnson Wins District 30 Despite Scandal

    11/03/2010 11:53:18 AM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    DFW CBS Local ^ | 11/02/10 | Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman
    Johnson Wins District 30 Despite ScandalBy Carol Cavazos & Matt Goodman, CBS 11 News November 2, 2010 10:35 PM DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the midst of many Republican gains, the Associated Press announced that Democrat Eddie Bernice Johnson had defeated her challenger for District 30 U.S. Representative despite a nationally publicized scholarship scandal. Her opponent, Republican Stephen Broden, didn’t want to discuss the race, and refused to concede until all votes counted. With 77 percent of precincts reporting, however, Broden was trailing by 54 percent of the vote. **SNIP** Broden would still not concede the race. In August, officials with...
  • Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson: 'I broke no rules' in scholarship flap

    09/28/2010 5:18:46 PM PDT · by Free in Texas · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 07:13 AM CDT on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | By GROMER JEFFERS Jr. / The Dallas Morning News
    Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson said Monday that she should have been more diligent in overseeing the allocation of scholarship money that ultimately went to her relatives and the children of an aide. But she refused to apologize or acknowledge that she did anything wrong.
  • Letters Show Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Steered CBC Scholarship Money Directly...

    09/08/2010 10:34:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | September 8, 2010 | Bryan Preston
    Complete title: Letters Show Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) Steered CBC Scholarship Money Directly to Her Grandsons Nine-term Dallas Democrat caught up in her own culture of corruption. On August 29, the Dallas Morning News dropped a bombshell into the race for House District 30 in Texas: Nine-term Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, Democrat, had evidently abused her position to push Congressional Black Caucus scholarship money toward several of her relatives and the children of her aides over the course of several years.  According to the News: Longtime Dallas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has awarded thousands of dollars in college scholarships...