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Colleges That Change Lives – Changing Lives. One Student At A Time.

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 21:13
From How to Raise an Adult "CTCL is dedicated to the advancement and support of a student-centered college search process. The Colleges That Change Lives, Inc. (CTCL) story begins in 1996 when a book by the same name — Colleges That Change Lives — was published by retired New York Times education editor and journalist Loren Pope. A longtime student advocate and independent college counselor, Mr. Pope sought to change the way people thought about colleges by dispelling popularly held myths and challenging the conventional wisdom about college choice. His groundbreaking ideals were welcomed by students and the college counseling community alike. As a result, many of the colleges featured in the book began working together to further promote this philosophy of a student-centered college search. In 1998 the CTCL organization was formally organized, independent of Mr. Pope (although with his blessing) and his publisher. Today, CTCL is regarded as a leading advocate on the subject of higher education access and college choice. In additional to the resources available through this web site, CTCL offers printed materials and numerous outreach efforts to students, families, college counselors, schools and education agencies. Additionally, CTCL supports those in college counseling roles who ascribe to a similar philosophy and are working to help students frame their college search beyond the ratings and rankings. Furthermore, CTCL was founded on a philosophy of building the knowledge, character and values of young people by introducing them to a personalized and transformative collegiate experience. Although the member colleges approach this challenge with varying perspectives, institutional missions, and pedagogical strategies, a student-centered mission is common to all campuses. As an organization, CTCL will provide information and the opportunity to pursue a best-fit college to all students regardless of race, color, religion (creed), national origin (ancestry), sex, gender, sexual orientation, age, socioeconomic status, political affiliation, marital status, disability, military status, or any other means by which a student could be discriminated."

New Rochelle Clears Quarterfinal Hurdle vs. Clarkstown North with Ease

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 14:11

New Rochelle Clears Quarterfinal Hurdle vs. Clarkstown North with Ease

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Lou DiRienzo reminded his players this week that New Rochelle's last two sectional quarterfinals have not gone exactly as planned. Both games — with his Huguenots as a home favorite — were decided by a touchdown and were in doubt in the final minutes.

"Two years ago we beat Mamaroneck 28-20 and had to intercept a pass at the end. Last year we beat Carmel 6-0," senior Jared Baron said. "So we just had to come out here and do what New Rochelle does, which is win big."

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Wed, 10/25/2017 - 17:49
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[Readings] | The Working Classroom, by Malcolm Harris | Harper's Magazine

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 04:43
"The main thing is that twenty-first-century American kids are required to work more than their predecessors. This generation is raised on problem-solving to the exclusion of play. Authorities from the Brookings Institution to Time magazine have called for an end to summer vacation and the imposition of year-round compulsory schooling. But the possible downsides of this trade-off are almost never discussed. Parents, teachers, policymakers, and employers are all so worried that children won’t “meet the demands of a changing world” that they don’t bother asking what kids are expected to do to meet those demands, and what problems they’re being equipped to solve. The anxious frenzy that surrounds the future has come to function as an excuse for the choices adults make for kids." … "This sort of intensive training isn’t just for the children of intellectuals; the theory behind the rhetoric advocating universal college attendance is that any and all kids should aspire to this level of work. College admissions have become the focus not only of secondary schooling but of contemporary American childhood writ large. The sad truth, however, is that college admissions are designed to funnel young adults onto different tracks, not to validate hard work. A jump in the number of Harvard-caliber students doesn’t have a corresponding effect on the size of the school’s freshman class. Instead, it allows the university to become even more selective and to raise prices, to stock up on geniuses and rich kids. This is the central problem with an education system designed to create the most human capital possible: an increase in ability within a competitive system doesn’t advantage all individuals. In a world where every choice is an investment, growing up becomes a complex exercise in risk management. The more capital new employees already have when they enter the labor market, the less risky it is for their employers. Over time, firms have an incentive, as the economist Gary Becker put it, to “shift training costs to trainees.” If an employer pays to train workers, what’s to stop another company from luring them away once they’re skilled? The second firm could offer a signing bonus that costs less than the training and still benefit. Paying to train a worker is risky, and risk costs money. As American capitalism advanced, the training burden fell to the state, and then to families and kids themselves. Childhood risk is less and less about death, illness, or grievous bodily harm and more and more about future prospects. But if it is every parent’s task to raise at least one successful American by America’s own standards, then the system is rigged so that most of them will fail. The ranks of the American elite are not infinitely expandable; in fact, they’re shrinking. Given that reality, parents are told that their children’s choices, actions, and accomplishments have lasting consequences. The Harley Avenue letter is merely one of the more dramatic examples of this fearmongering. With parental love as a guide, risk management has become risk elimination. By looking at children as investments, it’s possible to see where the product of children’s labor is stored: in their human capital. It’s a kid’s job to stay eligible for the labor market (and not in jail, insane, or dead). Any work beyond that adds to their résumé. If more human capital automatically led to a higher standard of living, this model could be the foundation for an American meritocracy. But millennials’ extra work hasn’t earned them the promised higher standard of living. By every metric, this generation is the most educated in American history, yet its members are worse off economically than their parents, grandparents, and even great-grandparents. Every authority from moms to presidents told millennials to accumulate as much human capital as they could; they did, but the market hasn’t held up its end of the bargain. What gives? As it turns out, just because you can produce an unprecedented amount of value doesn’t necessarily mean you can feed yourself under twenty-first-century American capitalism. Kids spend their childhoods investing the only thing they have: their effort, their attention, their days and nights, their labor time. (And, sometimes, a large chunk of whatever money their parents may have.) If the purpose of all this labor, all the lost play, all the hours doing unpleasant tasks, isn’t to ensure a good life for the kids doing the work, if it isn’t in the “interests of all children,” then what is it for? When you ask most adults what any kid in particular should do with the next part of her life, the advice will generally include pursuing higher education. As the only sanctioned path, college admissions becomes a well-structured, high-stakes simulation of a worker’s entry into the labor market. Applicants inventory their achievements, being careful not to underestimate them, and present them in the most attractive package possible. Then, using the data carefully and anxiously prepared by millions of kids about the human capital they’ve accumulated over the previous eighteen years, higher education institutions make decisions: collectively evaluating, accepting, and cutting hopeful children in tranches like collateralized debt obligations that are then sorted among the institutions according to their own rankings (for which they compete aggressively, of course). It is not the first time children are weighed, but it is the most comprehensive and often the most directly consequential. College admissions offices are rating agencies. Once the kid-bond is rated, it has four or so years until it’s expected to produce a return."

Rivalry spotlight: 5-0 New Rochelle, Scarsdale Ready for Finals Rematch

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:30

First day of high school football practice at New Rochelle High School Aug. 14, 2017, which is the defending Section 1 Class AA champions. (Photo: Carucha L. Meuse/The Journal New)

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- When: Saturday, 3 p.m.

Where: New Rochelle High School

Top players: Scarsdale  — Ajani Bowie (5-9, 150), Sr., RB/DB; Max Bunzel (5-10, 198), Sr., RB/LB; Noah Glantz (6-2, 240), Sr., OL/DL. New Rochelle — Jonathan Saddler (6-1, 215), Sr., QB/LB; Romeo Holden (5-11, 175), Sr., SB/S; Jared Baron (5-8, 205), Sr., RB/LB.

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10/19 Astorino Announces the 50th Anniversary Westchester Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 05:30 PM

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 13:30

Robert P. Astorino

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WHITE PLAINS, NY -- Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino announced that the 50th Anniversary Westchester Sports Hall of Fame dinner and ceremony will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Westchester County Center in White Plains.

“I congratulate the inductees for the hard work and dedication that has earned them a place in the Hall of Fame,” Astorino said. “This year we are celebrating the Hall of Fame’s 50th anniversary of recognizing the talent in Westchester that has had such an important impact in advancing sports.”

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10/29 Iona MBB To Host Army In Hurricane Relief Exhibition 8 PM

Tue, 10/10/2017 - 08:09

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College men's basketball team announced the addition of a charity exhibition game to its preseason schedule. The Gaels will host Army West Point next Tuesday, October 24, at 8 p.m. at the Hynes Center. Tickets are on sale now and all proceeds will support hurricane relief efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas.

Money raised for the exhibition will be contributed to three organizations: Fondos Unidos de Puerto Rico, the Greater Houston Community Fund, and the Florida Disaster Fund.

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Monroe Men’s Rugby Takes First Defeat in Tough Matchup at Vassar

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 03:02

Monroe Men’s Rugby Takes First Defeat in Tough Matchup at Vassar

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Monroe College men's rugby team shouldered its first loss of the 2017 campaign on Friday at Vassar College by a score of 30-20.

Vassar took an early 3-0 lead after a penalty at the Mustangs' 22-meter line. Monroe responded with a try by Nedeck Adams, who powered through the Vassar defense. Vassar came back with two well-worked tries of their own.

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Monroe Women’s Rugby Wins Big on the Road at Drew

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:59

Monroe Women’s Rugby Wins Big on the Road at Drew

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY --After a strong defensive showing in its first-ever game and win last week, the Monroe College women's rugby team produced a terrific all-around performance on Saturday, taking down Drew University by a score of 75-7.

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No. 17 Monroe Women’s Cross Country Claims Second at Ted Owen Invitational

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:45

No. 17 Monroe Women’s Cross Country Claims Second at Ted Owen Invitational

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Three Mustangs claimed spots in the Top 10 to help lead the No. 17-ranked Monroe College women's cross country team to a second-place finish in Saturday's Ted Owen Invitational, hosted by Central Connecticut State University.

Freshman Claudrice McKoy continued her strong rookie campaign, finishing second out of 31 non-Division I (NCAA) runners with a time of 19:42.10. Sophomore Dawnel Collymore was close behind, taking fourth after finishing in 20:33.60. Lethabo Seema earned a seventh-place finish after clocking in at 21:05.90.

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Iona Volleyball Nets Third Straight With 3-0 Victory Against Manhattan

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:40

Iona Volleyball Nets Third Straight With 3-0 Victory Against Manhattan

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College volleyball team moved to 3-1 in the MAAC this afternoon with a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-17) victory against local rival Manhattan. The Gaels (5-9, 3-1 MAAC) have won three matches in a row that includes back-to-back sweeps.

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Masai Claims First to Lift No. 11 Monroe Men’s Cross Country to Victory at Ted Owen Invitational

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:32

Masai Claims First to Lift No. 11 Monroe Men’s Cross Country to Victory at Ted Owen Invitational

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Freshman Alex Masai was the first non-Division I (NCAA) competitor to cross the line in the Ted Owen Invitational hosted by Central Connecticut State University, claiming first place and leading a pack of four Top-5 finishers for the Mustangs, who claimed first place as a team after an impressive showing on Saturday.

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No. 16 Monroe Women’s Volleyball Takes First of Two in Final Day at Florida State at Jacksonville Tournament

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:28

No. 16 Monroe Women’s Volleyball Takes First of Two in Final Day at Florida State at Jacksonville Tournament

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The No. 16 Monroe College women's volleyball team split its final two matches at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Tournament on Saturday, defeated Johnson County Community College in three sets before falling in a five-set thriller to No. 9 College of Central Florida. The Mustangs leave the tournament with a 9-4 overall record. They will now head down to Lake City, Fla. to take on Florida Gateway College at 7 p.m. to finish their weekend down south.

MATCH 1: #16 MONROE 3, JOHNSON COUNTY 0

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No. 16 Monroe Women’s Volleyball Closes out Weekend with Three Set Victory over Florida Gateway

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:23

No. 16 Monroe Women’s Volleyball Closes out Weekend with Three Set Victory over Florida Gateway

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- After two matches in the morning at the Florida State College at Jacksonville Tournament, the No. 16 Monroe College women's volleyball team traveled over to Lake City, Fla., to visit Florida Gateway College in the evening to close out its weekend. The Mustangs came out on top, 3-0, to improve to 10-4 on the year.

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Varsity Crew 4+ Boat Wins Gold at King's Head Regatta

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:20

Varsity Crew 4+ Boat Wins Gold at King's Head Regatta

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- At least one New York team went into Philly this past Sunday and returned with a victory. The Iona Prep Varsity 4+ boat of Nicholas Calbo '19, Caleb Donnelly '18, Owen O'Meara '18, Dewayne Sealy II '19 and Joseph Kramer '18 as coxswain won gold and the Hudson Boatworks trophy at the King's Head Regatta on Sept. 24.

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Ground and Pound, Return Touchdowns Lead No. 17 Monroe Football to Shutout Victory at Thaddeus Stevens

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:14

Ground and Pound, Return Touchdowns Lead No. 17 Monroe Football to Shutout Victory at Thaddeus Stevens

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Fueled by 376 yards on the ground, a pair of return touchdowns and another lockdown performance by the defense, the No. 17 Monroe College football team finished up its four-game road stand to start the season with a 58-0 victory at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology on Saturday at Bevilacqua Stadium. The Mustangs improve to 4-0 with the win, while Stevens drops to 3-1.

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Iona Golf Wins Father George Hill Shootout

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 02:11

Iona Golf Wins Father George Hill Shootout

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- The Iona College golf program won its second contest of its 2017-18 season on Monday afternoon.  The Gaels took the top spot of the one-day Father George Hill Shootout hosted by Manhattan College at the Huntington Country Club in Huntington, NY.

The Gaels as a team shot 294 (+14), beating out Saint Peter's by one stroke and Manhattan by two.  Hofstra placed fourth with 300 (+20), and St. Francis (NY) placed fifth at 319 (+39).

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