by Stephanie Addenbrooke | Jun 18, 2015 12:49 pm
New Haven lawyer Greg Pepe gave over $10,000 in college education scholarships to deserving high school seniors. Why? In part, to give other students something to LEAP for.
by Staff | May 25, 2015 9:19 am | Comments (10)
In a commencement speech with resonance for the entire country, New Haven’s latest wave of budding “1 percenters” were sent off with congratulations—and a sobering perspective on how the bid to create a meritocracy in higher education has unintentionally created a “new aristocracy.”
by Allan Appel | May 11, 2015 1:06 pm
Never in her life had Rachel Zwick gone into Home Depot—or any store—to buy a five-sixteenths combo wrench or five-inch floppy disks for sanders.
by Aliyya Swaby | May 5, 2015 5:08 pm | Comments (21)
Hundreds of Yale grad students and union members marched to the university provost’s office to deliver a 200-foot-long petition demanding the right to negotiate on mental health benefits, racial and gender equity and funding security.
by Staff | Feb 24, 2015 1:00 pm | Comments (2)
Forty-five New Haven high-school students on a winter vacation-week tour of college campuses—organized by their employer, the academics and athletics agency LEAP—spent their final day at Old Dominion and Hampton universities. Two students wrote in about what they learned.
by Staff | Feb 23, 2015 1:13 pm
Attention University of Richmond: Expect to hear an up-and-coming student from New Haven knocking on your door.
by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 9:36 am | Comments (1)
While blocks away politicians debated laws, dozens of New Haven high-school students debated where they should attend college.
by Markeshia Ricks | Feb 18, 2015 5:39 pm | Comments (5)
Jade Pearson found a way to juggle two part-time service jobs with college classes, and come out with a degree.
by Staff | Feb 18, 2015 12:48 pm
A campus club director had advice for the traveling students: “You’re the author. You’re the finisher. You’re the artist. You color it. You shape it.”
by Allan Appel | Feb 9, 2015 9:30 am | Comments (2)
The Southern Connecticut State University Fighting Owl T-shirts hung big on the shoulders of (in the front row) little Samia Virga, Alberto Cosme, and Melanie Peralta.
That was precisely the point: To grow into them.