Aldy to chair M-RCBG program

first_imgJoseph Aldy, assistant professor of public policy at Harvard Kennedy School, has been named faculty chair of the Regulatory Policy Program at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government (M-RCBG).Aldy’s research focuses on climate change policy, energy policy, and mortality risk valuation. In 2009-10, he served as the special assistant to the president for energy and environment, reporting through both the National Economic Council and the Office of Energy and Climate Change at the White House.“The Regulatory Policy Program will serve as the hub of regulation-related research activities at the Harvard Kennedy School and will engage scholars across the University to identify the most effective ways to design, implement, and evaluate regulatory policy,” explained Aldy.last_img read more

New Data Reveals Stark Gaps in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York By Annie Waldman, ProPublicaA new report released Thursday provides a detailed look at the graduation rates of low-income college students. At many colleges, low-income students graduate at much lower rates than their high-income peers.At the University of Missouri-Kansas City, only 35 percent of Pell Grant recipients graduate college, a rate that is more than 20 percentage points lower than that of their wealthier peers. And at St. Andrews, a liberal arts college in Laurinburg, North Carolina, only 13 percent of Pell Grant recipients graduate, more than 50 percentage points less than students who don’t receive the grants.The study found 51 percent of Pell students graduate nationwide, compared to 65 percent of non-Pell students. The average gap between wealthy and poor students at the same schools is much smaller: an average of 5.7 percentage points. That’s because many Pell students attend schools with low graduation rates. (You can now look up whether poor students are graduating at the same rate as their classmates in our newly updated interactive database, Debt by Degrees.)Ben Miller, the senior director for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress, said that schools with large graduation gaps deserve greater scrutiny.“Colleges have responsibility to ensure that the students they enroll are well served,” said Miller. “If you’re going to enroll someone, you should do the absolute best you can to graduate them, or else don’t take their money.”The new report comes on the heels of recently released federal education data that has brought new focus on how low-income students fare at college, including how much federal debt they take on and how much they earn after graduation. The graduation rates of low-income students were not included in that data.The group behind the new report, the Education Trust, collected the graduation rates of Pell Grant recipients 2014 typically students whose families make less than $30,000 a year 2014 for a selection of more than 1,000 colleges across the country.A spokesman for University of Missouri-Kansas City said many of their students are low-income and that the school is working to do better. “We are not satisfied with that gap,” said John Martellaro. “We are investing more resources in our student success programs in an effort to narrow that gap.” (Read their full statement.)St. Andrews did not immediately respond to requests for comment.At more than a third of the colleges studied, schools were able to serve their Pell students almost as well as non-Pell students, with a gap of less than 3 percentage points.Other schools have managed to graduate Pell students at an even higher rate than their non-Pell peers. According to the new data, nearly 90 percent of Pell recipients are able to graduate Smith College, compared with an 85 percent graduation rate of non-Pell students. And at Western Oregon University, Pell recipients have a graduation rate of 50 percent 2014 nearly 10 percentage points better than their peers.Both schools worked hard to ensure high graduation rates, including improving admissions policies and bolstering financial aid, as well as increasing advising and support services for students at school, says the new report.The Pell Grant program is the nation’s largest need-based student grant program, giving out billions of dollars annually. Yet for years, the data on Pell recipient graduation rates was mostly hidden from the public eye.Although colleges are required to give the government graduation-rate data that’s broken down by gender and race, the data is not required to be reported by income or Pell Grant status. Since 2008, schools are required to disclose Pell graduation rate data if it’s requested by prospective students.“It’s kind of astounding when you think about how much money is spent on the Pell Grant program,” said Andrew Kelly, the director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute. “We don’t have any idea about how much of that money goes to producing degrees. We don’t know what happens to Pell recipients after they enroll.”In order to collect Pell graduation rates, the Education Trust filed requests for data through state higher education systems as well as with the schools themselves. Some of the data was purchased from U.S. News and World Report. However, only around 1,150 schools were included in the report, out of the more than 7,000 institutions in the country. The survey also did not include data from for-profit colleges, where many Pell-recipients attend school.Sisi Wei contributed to this report.ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for their newsletter.last_img read more

Legal merger sparks South Bank search

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CONCERN: Many Floridians Receive positive COVID-19 results but Never Got Tested

first_imgSouth Florida physicians are reporting that some patients who waited in line in Broward county at CB Smith Park, but who got exasperated with the wait and never got tested, received a positive test result in the mail. This outcome has been reported dozens of times.“I got a call asking for me, and they told me that I had tested positive. I was like, ‘Positive for what?” Then, the lady said for COVID, and I said, ‘That’s impossible. I never got tested, Ma’am,’” Mindy Clark said.Clark had gone to the drive thru testing sight at Manatee Rural Health, but before she was able to get swabbed, she left the line because she realized it was for people with symptoms only.“I told them they needed to take this off my record, and they said I had to prove it to them that I wasn’t positive,” Clark continued.She tested negative just two days later, and also tested negative for the antibodies. Plus, according to many of our viewers, this hasn’t only happened to her.Clark says if she and many others have been incorrectly identified as positive in the state’s system so easily, how accurate are the numbers that are released daily?“This is part of the testing mechanism problem. People are sitting in their cars, sometimes for hours, or standing in line, six feet apart sometimes for hours. You’re registered though, you’re number 15 in line, and you are Jay Wolfson. If Jay Wolfson says he can’t wait any longer and he leaves, it will get number 15 and now get Rebecca Fernandez, who was standing behind him, and she tests positive, and then everyone from then on gets the wrong results. There has to be a better way to do this,” according Dr. Jay Wolfson, Public Health & Medicine Professor for the University of South Florida.While all this is happening, the virus continues to spread since the right people are not identified.“It’s such a bad time. These last five months have been so bad. People don’t need these added mistakes. Everyone is already so nervous and trying so hard, and these mistakes are really causing more anxiety in people,” Clark expressed.“The trust is real, but the disease is more real. Trust the fact that the disease is real. The data may be confusing, the state has to clean up their act, but the disease is real and very concerning. Protect yourself. Be safe out there. Be safe and be well,” said Dr. Jay Wolfson.If you’ve received a test result, but were never actually tested for COVID-19, be sure to call the Florida Department of Health and get it sorted out. Making sure those results are removed from your health record and the COVID-19 database.last_img read more

Diabetes Prevention Program Offered by Providence

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Providence Health and ServicesAre you at risk for developing Type 2 Diabetes?  Ready to take preventative action? Help is on its way!Providence Medical Group – Boldt Diabetes is now accepting applications for a Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) which will be offered in Lacey on Tuesdays beginning in June.DPP is a CDC recognized, proven lifestyle change, year-long program that helps participants lose weight and cut their risk of diabetes in half.  Group classes meet weekly for the first 4 months, then twice monthly, then monthly, with a maintenance group meeting ongoing. View the PreventT2 flyer for more information.Applications are now being accepted for patients that meet the following criteria:1.       At least 18 years old and2.       Be overweight (body mass index ≥24; ≥22 if Asian) and3.       Have no previous diagnosis of type 1 or type 2 diabetes and4.       Have a recent blood test (within the past year) result in the pre-diabetes range (qualifying labs below) OR been previously diagnosed with gestational diabetesQualifying labs: Hemoglobin A1C: 5.7%–6.4% or Fasting plasma glucose: 100–125 mg/dL or Two-hour plasma glucose (after a 75 gm glucose load): 140–199 mg/dL.Some insurance companies are covering some or all of cost of this program.  Participants also welcome to pay out of pocket or from a health savings account. Cost of this program will be $17.00 per 60min class (=$442.00/1 year program).For more information, or to be scheduled for a screening contact:Rachel Akins MPH RD, CDEDiabetes Education Program CoordinatorSouthwest Washington PMG Boldt Diabetes and Nutrition Clinic- Oly/[email protected]last_img read more

Kinrade, B-Sens take 2-0 lead over Charlotte in AHL playoffs

first_imgIt’s been obvious from the start of the playoffs the Binghamton Senators enjoy starting on the road.For the second consecutive set the B-Sens stole the first to games of the best of seven AHL Calder Cup Eastern Conference Finals and head home with a two-game lead.Ryan Potulny scored twice and Robin Lehner bounced back from a sub-par Game one to lead Binghamton to a 3-0 win over Charlotte on Friday night.Binghamton, opening the series Thursday with a 7-4 victory, now lead the best-of-seven series 2-0 heading home for Game three Tuesday at the Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena.In the opening series against Manchester, Binghamton split the opening two games on the road.Friday’s win was Binghamton’s eighth in a row on the road, one shy of the AHL record.In the opener three Binghamton players – including Kaspars Daugavins – tallied a goal and two assists apiece as seven different B-Sens scored.Nelson Minor Hockey grad Geoff Kinrade, logging quality minutes for Binghamton in his second season as a professional, finished the two games a plus-3 — a plus-2 during the opening despite Charlotte scoring four times.SERIES NOTES: The Checkers outshot Binghamton 40-22 during game one, including 17-3 in the second period, and 35-31 in game two. . . . Ryan Potulny had scored 13 times in the playoffs and leads Binghamton in goals and points, with 22.last_img read more

FRENCH-BRED TALCO RALLIES TO DEFEAT FAVORED BOOZER BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS IN $60,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE; ESPINOZA, SADLER TEAM TO WIN AT FLAT MILE ON TURF

first_imgPURCHASED AT LOS ALAMITOS FOR $1,152, ONE WINNING PICK SIX TICKET PAYS $41,361.60 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2015)–Ridden for the first time by Victor Espinoza, French-bred Talco rallied late to overhaul favored Boozer and take Thursday’s $60,000 allowance feature at Santa Anita by 1 ¼ lengths while covering one mile on turf in 1:34.50. Trained by John Sadler, Talco shortened up off of a close second place allowance finish going 1 1/8 miles on Feb. 5 and notched his first stateside win from six tries dating back to Aug. 31 at Del Mar.The second choice at 2-1 in a field of eight older horses, Talco paid $6.00, $2.80 and $2.40.“Yeah, I’d love to put him back into some graded stakes, he’s a pretty nice horse,” said Sadler. “He’s been so unlucky. In the (Grade II) Mathis Brothers Mile (fifth, beaten 1 ¾ lengths on Dec. 26) he had a tough trip and he hasn’t really had one good turf trip since he’s been here. I guess he had a good trip with no excuses against California Chrome (when third, beaten three lengths in the Grade I, 1 1/8 miles Hollywood Derby on Nov. 29), but other than that, he runs really well.”Owned by Hronis Racing, LLC, Talco improved his overall record to 12-3-3-3, and with the winner’s take of $36,000, he increased his earnings to $182,823.“John told me wherever he breaks, just give him a nice clean ride and don’t get stopped,” said Espinoza. “He missed the break a little bit so I sat back, I took my time and when it was time to go, that was it. He’s got a good turn of foot.”Ridden by Gary Stevens, 8-5 favorite Boozer sat second to Pound Piece around the Club House turn, but took charge past the half mile pole. Quickly engaged by Jules Journey and Home School around the far turn, Boozer was no match late for the winner, finishing second, 2 ¾ lengths clear of Jules Journey. Trained by Mark Glatt, Boozer paid $2.80 and $2.40.Mid-pack early under Santiago Gonzalez, Jules Journey rallied three-wide turning for home and overtook Home School late to finish third by a half length. Off at 14-1, Jules Journey paid $4.40 to show.There was one winning ticket in Thursday’s Pick Six. Purchased at Los Alamitos for $1,152, it paid $41,361.60.First post time on Friday at Santa Anita is at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. –30–last_img read more

Over 100 homes without power outside Letterkenny

first_imgOver 100 homes and properties have been left without electricity this morning following a fault in the Cullion area outside Letterkenny.A power outage occurred at 6.26am following a fault in the area.119 homes and properties are affected by the outage. ESB crews are currently working to repair the fault and estimate that supply will be restored by 3.30pm today.Over 100 homes without power outside Letterkenny was last modified: August 26th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sourcingmap Metal Rhinestone Decor Bowknot Hairclip Barrette : Yes really happy with this item

first_img I was pleasantly surprised by this, it arrived much earlier than expected, and is just like the picture. It feels quite fragile, so wonder how long it will last, but for the money, i am very pleased with it. Can not believe the price of this it is truly lovely i have pretty thick hair and it held it in place for the whole day. Beautiful barrel clasp hair clip, looks really good and pretty when worn. Most suited for thick hair as it grips easily. I was so pleased with this that i bought the red and silver one too. Can not believe the price of this it is truly lovely i have pretty thick hair and it held it in place for the whole day. It’s a beautiful hair piece. Beautiful design, i often get comments on this hair. Beautiful design, i often get comments on this hair piece, which itself is unusual. Very pretty and can hold up, even thick hair. Most grips are only suitable for flyaway hair, this piece is so much better. The barrettes i have purchased are very pretty but they are not as large as i had hoped and i can’t quite get all my hair into them. I have had to slightly adjust the amount i want up in the clip. The barrettes i have purchased are very pretty but they are not as large as i had hoped and i can’t quite get all my hair into them. I have had to slightly adjust the amount i want up in the clip. Beautiful barrel clasp hair clip, looks really good and pretty when worn. Most suited for thick hair as it grips easily. I was so pleased with this that i bought the red and silver one too. Excellent decoration for the hair. It’s a beautiful hair piece. Beautiful item looks rich perfect colour. Yes really happy with this item. Yes really happy with this item. The fittings and the way it easily slips into the hair is very good. Very happy with these, i wore them to my school formal last night and was expecting them to fall out of my hair by the end of the night but they didn’t and we’re still in my hair this morning when i woke up. They can literally make any hairstyle look elegant in a few seconds and are very easy to use. Yes really happy with this item. Yes really happy with this item. The fittings and the way it easily slips into the hair is very good. Arrived today its lovely thanks good seller. Beautiful design, i often get comments on this hair. Beautiful design, i often get comments on this hair piece, which itself is unusual. Very pretty and can hold up, even thick hair. Most grips are only suitable for flyaway hair, this piece is so much better. Arrived today its lovely thanks good seller. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-12-03 01:07:40Reviewed Item Sourcingmap Metal Rhinestone Decor Blue Bowknot Hairclip Barrette, Gold ToneRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  30  reviewsPrice£3.33 This product was excellent but was a lade arrival but worth waiting for. Thank you very much and i have also reordered more similar items. Excellent decoration for the hair. This product was excellent but was a lade arrival but worth waiting for. Thank you very much and i have also reordered more similar items. My wife was pleased with this item. . My wife was pleased with this item. Yes really happy with this itemBeautiful design, I often get comments on this hair Very happy with theseSourcingmap Metal Rhinestone Decor Blue Bowknot Hairclip Barrette, Gold ToneProduct Name : Hair Barrette; Material : Metal, PlasticClip Size : 75 x 19 x 17mm/ 3inchx 0.75inchx 0.67inch(L*W*H); Bowknot Size : 85 x 25 x 11mm/ 3.3inchx 1inchx 0.43inch(L*W*T)Color : Blue, Gold ToneNet Weight : 26gPackage Content : 1 x Hair Barrettelast_img read more