Let the admissions begin

first_imgSeven hundred and seventy-two students have been admitted to the Harvard College Class of 2016 through the Early Action program, which was reinstated this year after a four-year absence.“Their academic, extracurricular, and personal promise are remarkable by any standard, and it will be exciting to follow their progress over the next four years and beyond,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid.The Admissions Committee admitted fewer students than in the most recent years of Early Action, when between 813 and 902 were admitted from applicant pools that ranged from 3,869 to 4,214, slightly fewer than this year’s 4,231.“Given increases in our overall applicant numbers over the past few years to nearly 35,000 last year, the Admissions Committee took great care to admit only those we were certain would be admitted in Regular Action,” said Fitzsimmons.The admitted group is more diverse ethnically than any previous early cohort and is comparable with the current freshman class.  Although it is difficult to make precise comparisons to previous years because of changes in federal requirements concerning collecting and reporting race and ethnicity information, 9.6 percent of admitted students this year are African-American, compared with 7.2 percent the last time Harvard had Early Action. There was a similar increase for Latinos (9.9 percent vs. 7.9 percent) and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians (1.7 percent vs. 1 percent), and a slight decrease for Asian Americans (22 percent vs. 23 percent). The current freshman class is 19 percent Asian American, 10 percent African-American, 10.2 percent Latino, and 1.7 percent Native American and Native Hawaiian.It is still too early to determine the socioeconomic composition of the admitted group because many students have not yet submitted financial information.“Preliminary information such as requests for application-fee waivers indicates that there could well be more economic diversity than in previous early cohorts,” said Sarah C. Donahue, director of financial aid.  “We stand ready to help families that require financial assistance, including those that might be interested in a variety of financing options.”Admitted financial aid applicants will be informed of their awards as soon as they complete their forms.  All applicants to Harvard, Early or Regular (Jan. 1 application deadline for March 29 notification) have access to Harvard’s new Net-Price Calculator (NPC), a simple, one-page application available on the NPC website that provides an estimate of a family’s eligibility under Harvard’s generous need-based financial aid program.Families with annual incomes of $65,000 or less and normal assets are no longer required to contribute to their children’s educational expenses.  Those with incomes from $65,000 to $150,000 pay on a sliding scale up to 10 percent of annual income, and there is also need-based aid available to families with incomes greater than $150,000.  Home equity and retirement funds are not considered in the calculations, and students are no longer required to take out loans.  More than 60 percent of Harvard students receive need-based financial aid and receive grants averaging more than $40,000.Applicants were notified of the Admissions Committee’s decisions on Dec. 15.  In addition to the 772 admitted students, 2,838 were deferred and will be considered in the Regular Action process, 546 were denied, 25 withdrew, and 50 were incomplete.  Early Action at Harvard is nonbinding for admitted students, who are free to apply to other institutions and need only reply to Harvard by May 1, the National Common Notification Date.“Admitted students will hear a great deal from us over the months ahead,” said Marlyn McGrath, director of admissions.  Faculty, staff, undergraduate recruiters, and alumni/ae will use phone calls, emails, and regular mailings to reach admitted students with information about Harvard.  Many Harvard clubs will host local parties during the winter holidays and in April.  All admitted students will be invited to Cambridge on April 21-23 for the Visiting Program.“We want our admitted students to be fully informed about Harvard, as they make their decisions about which of the many fine colleges to which they have been admitted provides the best match for them at this important time in their lives,” she added.last_img read more

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St. John rules Arlington Sport Compacts

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (July 25) – Brock St. John broke the winning streak of Nate Coopman in Satur­day’s Coors Light IMCA Compact feature at Arlington Raceway.Coopman had won 10 of the past 12 feature events at Arlington. St. John led the entire distance from his front row spot. Coopman started ninth and worked his way through the field of cars but didn’t have enough time to catch St. John. Alan Lahr took third.There were three different leaders in the Eckblad Trucking IMCA Hobby Stock feature, Dakota Robinson, Shane Honl and finally Cory Probst, who took charge with two laps left and went on to win his sixth consecutive feature.The Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature also saw three different leaders, Tom Malchow, Tim Bergerson and then Matt Looft, who set the fast pace the last three times around the oval.Paul Konokowitz led the first two laps of the 95.7 the Rock IMCA Sprint Car feature before the red flag was thrown when Brandon Allen took a tumble and demolished his car. When the race resumed, Brett took the lead and stayed in front to the checkers.Once again the MN 93 IMCA Modified feature was exciting with four different leaders. Early leader Chad Porter was on a mission but four early yellows slowed the race.Dalton Magers and Eric Dailey ran at the point before 12th starting Clint Hatlestad took charge.Dan Mackenthun made another visit to victory lane following the B&B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature.last_img read more

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New events for women and girl county champions

first_img20 Mar 2016 New events for women and girl county champions New competitions are being launched this year to find the England Golf women and girls’ county champions of champions. They will join the men, boys and senior men at County Champions’ weekend at Woodhall Spa in September. England Golf championship director James Crampton said: “We are delighted to add these two events to the calendar and look forward to welcoming the women and girls’ county champions to Woodhall Spa. “When we put this proposal to county associations we had very enthusiastic feedback and I am sure the new titles will be very keenly contested.” For this year only, the events will be run over 18 holes because of restrictions on course availability and they will be played on the Bracken course on Sunday, 11 September. From 2017 onwards the championships will be over 36 holes. Players who hold both the girls’ and women’s titles in their county will be able to compete for and win both trophies. Entry forms will be sent to all county associations. The English men’s county champion of champions was first held in 1962 and has been won by players including Sandy Lyle, Nick Faldo, Lee Westwood and Tommy Fleetwood. The boys’ event was added in 2009 and the senior men’s in 2011. Image © Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Stuart Broad becomes latest bowler to eclipse 500 Test wickets, Yuvraj Singh flexes on…

first_imgAdvertisement s7sNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2qcWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5i44d( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 6nxypvWould you ever consider trying this?😱Can your students do this? 🌚vt7Roller skating! Powered by Firework Stuart Broad joined an elusive list by only becoming the fourth bowler to scalp 500 wickets in test match cricket. While congratulations poured from all corners, Broad’s former nightmare Yuvraj Singh chipped in with a tweet as well to commend the pacer’s journey to the landmark figure. Advertisement The pacer from Nottinghamshire reached the 500 wicket mark during the third test against West Indies at Old Trafford. After being dropped for the first test, Broad made a statement by claiming the man of the series award along with a ten-wicket haul in the deciding fixture.Advertisement Despite shattering record books and reaching the pinnacle, several people still associate Stuart Broad to his performance against India in the 2007 T20 World Cup, where he was hit for six sixes in an over by Yuvraj Singh. While the all-rounder has retired from the game, he still shares his thoughts and opinions when it comes to modern-day cricket.In a heart-warming gesture, Yuvraj sent in a tweet congratulating Stuart Broad for his achievement. Also, at the same time requested fans to not relate him with the 12-year-old incident and instead appreciate the hard work, dedication & determination shown by the bowler over the course of his career.Advertisement Apart from Yuvraj, Broad was met with congratulatory messages all over social media from cricketing legends including Sachin Tendulkar. Sachin wrote:Congratulations to England on their emphatic series win. And like I said earlier, @StuartBroad8 had a spring in his step and was out there on a mission. Congratulations also to him on picking his 500th Test wicket. Terrific achievement! #ENGvWI”.Yuvraj’s sends love instead of sending the ball over the ropes“I’m sure every time I write something about @StuartBroad8, people relate to him getting hit for 6 sixes! Today I request all my fans to applaud what he has achieved! 500 test wickets is no joke – it takes hard work, dedication & determination. Broady, you’re a legend! Hats off,”The duo shares a special camaraderie off the field with Stuart Broad having wished Yuvraj a happy retirement when the all-rounder decided to bid adieu to the sport. Broad had posted a photo of them together along with the caption “Enjoy retirement Legend @yuvisofficial.” Ever since that fateful night in Durban, Broad’s trajectory has only been upwards with the bowler representing England in 140 Tests, 121 ODIs, and 56 T20Is and has bagged over 700 International wickets to his name.Broad’s pairing with Anderson in red-ball cricket has been the formula for England to win test matches, especially at home.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comAlso, Read Kapil Dev claims Sachin Tendulkar never became a ruthless batsman Advertisementlast_img read more

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