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A Different Game by DVS

Sun, 06/25/2017 - 17:57
Bodie/Doyle | 215K | When both Bodie and Doyle are hurt in the Brixton Riots (1981) the future looks bleak. Bodie's secrets hold the key to their future. Coming to terms with a disability is just as hard as coming to terms with love.

2017 Best Colleges in America - Niche

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 17:05

Why is Being Ray Rice Honored in New Rochelle?

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 15:50

News12 Tweet on Ray Rice coaching NRHS football

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- News12 reported Thursday that former Baltimore Ravens All-Pro Ray Rice has officially joined the coaching staff of the New Rochelle High School football team. He has volunteered his time with the team over the past three years, according to the report.

Two weeks ago, Ray Rice was indicted into the New Rochelle Walk of Fame.

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How Rutgers University-Newark's Approach to Admissions Helps Black Students Graduate - The Atlantic

Tue, 05/30/2017 - 00:17
"With the national college-graduation rate for black students half that of whites, this school is changing the rules of the game—and beating the odds." … "Protests focused on entrenched racism rocked campuses around the country this year. Many top colleges enroll small numbers of black students, and the four-year college graduation rate for black students is half that of whites. In response, many admissions officers have been scouring the country—and the globe—to attract “qualified” black and brown students, striving to meet diversity targets while avoiding students they consider “at risk” of dropping out. But a growing group of colleges and universities think that the calculation for who is “at risk” is fundamentally wrong. They not only accept students often turned away by other four-year universities, but also aggressively recruit them, believing that their academic potential has been vastly underrated. Rutgers University-Newark in New Jersey has a graduation rate for black students that is far above the national average. But instead of offering out-sized athletic scholarships or perks to potential out-of-state students, the university is doubling down on a bid for students who are often ignored—low-income, urban, public high-school graduates with mediocre test scores. Rutgers offers free tuition for low- and moderate-income Newark residents and local transfer students, regardless of their GPAs and test scores. Its newly minted honors program doesn’t consider SAT scores for admissions. It has put emotional and financial supports in place. Course offerings have been enhanced. And administrators don’t see their efforts as charity. “We’re a land grant public institution with a commitment to our state and our city, and that’s the talent we should be cultivating,” said Nancy Cantor, who has been chancellor at Rutgers-Newark for two years. “There’s phenomenal knowledge and talent out there, and that contributes so much to the institution. We don’t have the traditional view that we’re somehow ‘letting these kids in’ to be influenced by us.” In 2015, Rutgers-Newark’s six-year graduation rate was 64 percent for black students and 63 percent for white students, according to administrators, compared with 40 percent and 61 percent respectively at public institutions nationally. Among public universities whose student populations are at least 5 percent black and one-quarter low-income, Rutgers-Newark had the second-highest black male graduation rate in the nation in 2013 and the fifth-highest black graduation rate overall. It also had a much higher percentage of low-income students and African American students than the four universities above it. “These are very talented students who, for a variety of reasons, rarely having to do with their own issues, are going to get bypassed if we don’t draw them into the education system,” Cantor said."

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