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.”
Oprah received an honorary doctorate from Harvard last week… she earned her first degree from Tennessee State University in speech and performing arts (1976). Considering her life prior to the Oprah Winfrey Show, I’d be tearing up too if I got one of these.
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…
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! :) <<
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid!”
Images from Harvard University’s new exhibit titled “Truth and Justice: The Art of Citizenship”. This exhibit, curated by Sarah Lewis, provides a contemporary discussion on issues of art, justice and African American culture.