With the summer coming up quickly, Adelphi University is excited to share with you this new summer opportunity for students who are rising seniors, free of charge!
Adelphi’s inaugural Hispanic Community Partnership Program, offered Thursday, August 1 – Sunday, August 4, 2019, is designed to expose Hispanic high school students to college life while gaining the skills and confidence to pursue a college degree. Workshops and other benefits include:
- Navigating the college application process
- Financial literacy for higher education
- Living in one of the newest residence halls
- Trip to nearby New York City
I strongly encourage you to share information about this program within your school community. Take a look at the complete program schedule and consider nominating students today (the deadline for all nominations is May 15)! Self-nominations are also welcome.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.
Director of Freshman Admissions
firstname.lastname@example.org / adelphi. edu
516.877.3056 / f 516.877.3039
2020 DEMOCRATS TAKE THE STAGE: CNN hosted individual town halls on Monday night featuring five Democratic presidential candidates — Warren; Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); and South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg. Here are the highlights:
— Sanders took credit for first raising free college as an issue in the 2016 race when asked about Warren’s plan, which she earlier on Monday said “goes further” than Sanders’ proposals. (More details on her plan below.)
— “Everybody four years ago says, ‘Oh Bernie is a little bit crazy, talking about making public colleges and universities tuition free,’” he said. “Ain’t such a crazy idea today. It’s an idea that’s taking hold all across this country.”
— Klobuchar said she opposed sweeping loan forgiveness or eliminating tuition at four-year schools. “I actually want to get something done when it comes to student loans,” she said, suggesting her plan was more realistic than what Warren and others have proposed. She called for increasing Pell Grants, eliminating tuition at community colleges and expanding public service loan forgiveness to include students pursuing “in demand jobs.”
— Harris said she supports “debt-free college” but also wants to refinance student loans and make income-based repayment “the norm.” She called for simplifying the federal student aid application, which she called “an awful process.” She also proposed taking executive action to curb gun violence in the country.
— Buttigieg also called for refinancing student loans and a “significant increase” in Pell Grants. He also said states need to be “induced” into spending more on higher education “through a combination of sticks and carrots,” so they aren’t “continuing to pass it onto students.” As for Warren’s plan, Buttigieg said, “I find it pretty appealing,” though he wasn’t certain it should include people who make as much as it does.