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Harvard University Announcement: No tuition and no student loans

by Harlem World Magazine

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition.  [Continue reading at Harlem World Magazine.]

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A Master List of 1,150 Free Courses From Top Universities: 35,000 Hours of Audio/Video Lectures
“The list lets you download audio & video lectures from schools like Stanford, Yale, MIT, Oxford and Harvard. Generally, the courses can be accessed via YouTube, iTunes or university web sites, and you can listen to the lectures anytime, anywhere, on your computer or smart phone.” Open Culture, July 2015.

“Right now you’ll find 133 free philosophy courses, 85 free history courses, 120 free computer science courses, 71 free physics courses and 55 Free Literature Courses in the collection, and that’s just beginning to scratch the surface. You can peruse sections covering Astronomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Economics,Engineering, Math, Political Science, Psychology and Religion.”

“The complete list of courses can be accessed here: 1,200 Free Online Courses from Top Universities” - Open Culture, July 2015.

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  1. Oxford University Museum of Natural History via Wikimedia Commons
  2. Oxford University Museum of Natural History via Wikimedia Commons
U.S. Son of Mexican Immigrants Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

U.S. Son of Mexican Immigrants Accepted Into All 8 Ivy League Schools

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In this May 28, 2015 photo, Fernando Rojas, a senior at Fullerton High School, stands with his parents, Raul Rojas and Maria in Fullerton, Calif. (PHOTO CREDIT: Rose Palmisano/The Orange County Register via AP) It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But…

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Shanelle Davis, a Jamaican student in New York, has made history by becoming the First Black Valedictorian for her high school.

“‘Shanelle, take up a book,’” she recalled her parents saying. “Education was stressed in our house. I had to get good grades.” Her parents, both from the island of Jamaica, couldn't afford a college education, but were determined that Davis, 17, would be the first in the family to earn a higher degree.

According to the online edition of The Queen’s Courier, the high flying 17 year old has been selected for the honour by Benjamin Cardozo High School and will thereafter move on to Harvard University on scholarships granted by the prestigious university and several other organizations. 

>> Congratulations Shanelle!!!!!!!! Keep up the good work! :) <<

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