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"student emergency fund" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

04:54 min | 3 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on Native America Calling

"This? Is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez voters in. Tuesday's Kansas primary elected a Navajo woman for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas State House of Representatives district ten Rondo of Aldo has more Christina has would twenty six years old is set to become the third native American and youngest member in the Kansas legislature as the race will be uncontested in the general election three other. Native women and Kansas all won their primaries. Tuesday has what graduated from both Haskell Indian nations university and the University of Kansas and felt her presence was needed to represent everyone in Douglas County which includes Lawrence Kansas a lot of these issues that happen at our level. The people don't really experience this particularly like me I've grown up in not the best neighborhoods I've grown up on like wick in section eight housing reduced lunch programs, even tribal clothing from nation living here, and I don't really hear that much stories of like like that this wasn't like fifty years ago. This is pretty recent And just seeing that type. I WANNA see that type of representation statehouse and And I I believe I'm qualified to do this. Believe our voices I'm voice that you know a lot of us feel like that wasn't her being heard of and I hope I can bring that to the State House. has would one unofficially with two thousand, two, hundred, thirty, nine votes compared to Brandon Holland five, hundred, five votes and AJ Stevens. Four hundred fifty, five votes. This is Rhonda Nevada for National Native News. Native American US congresswoman cherise. David's was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas Third District seat. She'll face Amanda Adkins November who in the Republican race Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Center has received a twenty million dollar donation from writer Mackenzie Scott ex wife of Amazon's at CEO Christine Trudeau reports the American Indian Graduate Center or AIG see received an unprecedented twenty million dollar individual donation of unrestricted funds from Mackenzie Scott. Scott. said in a recent announcement tweet that the contributions following up on a commitment she made last year to give away a majority of her wealth in her lifetime she continued in opposed to be a medium that of the nonprofits elected that quote every one of them is telling complex challenges that will require sustained effort over many years while simultaneously addressing consequences of the Covid nineteen pandemic AFDC Executive Director Angelique Albert we are just a mess like. To be a recipient of this incredible generosity really honored that she's just trusting us to do the work that promotes equity and justice in our in our society. At the time she says, students were hit hard last spring enough for the organization to create a designated Student Emergency Fund that started in. March. So far the additional fund has distributed over two hundred thousand dollars to Aggie students emergency needs because of the pandemic. Cova fill impacting our communities and our students have a hard time. They still are having a hard time. So going back to school has created additional challenges because some universities are doing remote but some are not heading into the fall semester. Albert says funds will address student needs covering housing utility bill, and household item costs along with technology access. Scott's donation is the largest individual donor gift in unrestricted funds over Aig sees fifty year history the solutions journalism network who funds this reporting was also included in Scott's nonprofit donations. I'm Christine Trudeau and demand Honiara Gonzales..

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Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

Native America Calling

03:52 min | 3 months ago

Kansas voters overwhelmingly pick Navajo woman for House seat

"This? Is National Native News Antonio Gonzalez voters in. Tuesday's Kansas primary elected a Navajo woman for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas State House of Representatives district ten Rondo of Aldo has more Christina has would twenty six years old is set to become the third native American and youngest member in the Kansas legislature as the race will be uncontested in the general election three other. Native women and Kansas all won their primaries. Tuesday has what graduated from both Haskell Indian nations university and the University of Kansas and felt her presence was needed to represent everyone in Douglas County which includes Lawrence Kansas a lot of these issues that happen at our level. The people don't really experience this particularly like me I've grown up in not the best neighborhoods I've grown up on like wick in section eight housing reduced lunch programs, even tribal clothing from nation living here, and I don't really hear that much stories of like like that this wasn't like fifty years ago. This is pretty recent And just seeing that type. I WANNA see that type of representation statehouse and And I I believe I'm qualified to do this. Believe our voices I'm voice that you know a lot of us feel like that wasn't her being heard of and I hope I can bring that to the State House. has would one unofficially with two thousand, two, hundred, thirty, nine votes compared to Brandon Holland five, hundred, five votes and AJ Stevens. Four hundred fifty, five votes. This is Rhonda Nevada for National Native News. Native American US congresswoman cherise. David's was unopposed for the Democratic nomination for the Kansas Third District seat. She'll face Amanda Adkins November who in the Republican race Tuesday. The American Indian Graduate Center has received a twenty million dollar donation from writer Mackenzie Scott ex wife of Amazon's at CEO Christine Trudeau reports the American Indian Graduate Center or AIG see received an unprecedented twenty million dollar individual donation of unrestricted funds from Mackenzie Scott. Scott. said in a recent announcement tweet that the contributions following up on a commitment she made last year to give away a majority of her wealth in her lifetime she continued in opposed to be a medium that of the nonprofits elected that quote every one of them is telling complex challenges that will require sustained effort over many years while simultaneously addressing consequences of the Covid nineteen pandemic AFDC Executive Director Angelique Albert we are just a mess like. To be a recipient of this incredible generosity really honored that she's just trusting us to do the work that promotes equity and justice in our in our society. At the time she says, students were hit hard last spring enough for the organization to create a designated Student Emergency Fund that started in. March. So far the additional fund has distributed over two hundred thousand dollars to Aggie students emergency needs because of the pandemic. Cova fill impacting our communities and our students have a hard time. They still are having a hard time. So going back to school has created additional challenges because some universities are doing remote but some are not heading into the fall semester. Albert says funds will address student needs covering housing utility bill, and household item costs along with technology access. Scott's donation is the largest individual donor gift in unrestricted funds over Aig sees fifty year history the solutions journalism network who funds this reporting was also included in Scott's nonprofit donations. I'm Christine Trudeau and demand Honiara

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"student emergency fund" Discussed on Native America Calling

Native America Calling

03:49 min | 5 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on Native America Calling

"This is national. Native News on Tonia Gonzalez. A fifth member of the northern Arapaho tribe has died due to cove in Nineteen Wyoming Public Radio Savannah Mar reports the northern Arapaho Business Council announced on Saturday. Evening that are tribal member had passed the Wyoming Department of Health. Says she was an older woman with pre existing health conditions that put her at high risk northern Arapaho tribal members. Now account for five of the state's eat confirmed corona virus related deaths and at least thirty percent of confirmed cases in Wyoming have been among native people who make up less than three percent of the state's population. This is in part due to an aggressive testing program on the wind. River reservation but tribal members are also more vulnerable to the viruses. Most serious side effects leaders on wind river say underfunding of the Indian Health Service has led to high rates of illnesses like Diabetes Heart Disease Wind River remains under a strict. Stay at home order and nightly curfew while the rest of the state begins to open up tribal leaders hope this will prevent further tragedy. I'm Savannah Mar Walter. Maria with the National Council of Urban Indian health is urging US lawmakers for policy fixes and equity in funding beyond line items for Indian organizations. He was one of three executives from national native organizations to take part in a virtual roundtable Friday on Cova nineteen Indian country hosted by a subcommittee of the US House Natural Resources Committee. Maria says urban Indian health is often overlooked from day. One you have been on the front line. Battling for P. and testing kit shortages but continuing to provide services these challenges compounded the difficulty in providing those services on combined with a chronic underfunding and funding infrastructure gaps. Already face the facility in San Jose California for example instead of thirteen percent positive rate. You Aisles were not allocated any Abbott Abbott rapid testing machines from the IHS or FEMA and had to fight for any testing capabilities of all as our health workers are risking their lives every day. We need the federal government to ensure that our frontline heroes received the same protections as all other public health employee's executives from the National Congress of American Indians and the native American Finance Officers Association also participated saying Unmet needs an Indian country are growing due to Cova nineteen including an areas of healthcare education and infrastructure. The American Indian Graduate Center is distributing emergency relief funds for students facing financial distress amid the cove nineteen pandemic Christine Trudeau reports. When school started shutting down back in March the American Indian graduate center began a designated Student Emergency Fund outside of their initial awarded Scholarship Dollars Executive Director Angelique Albert said last week the fund has raised almost a quarter of a million dollars and that one hundred and forty two thousand has already been distributed to ninety one students so far it comes down to student. Emergency needs they're are no longer on campus so they're no longer in the dorms so they have housing needs. They have food needs and we're having to respond to those needs to make sure that they can just stay in college. In addition to housing and food the money also helped cover student utility bills. Emergency travel costs and household items. Aig C. says. They're grateful for support to the Emergency. Relief Fund that came from the Indian collective wells Fargo an online auction held by their board vice president. Walter the Lamar. I'm Christine Trudeau. The story is a collaboration with National Native News and the Solutions Journalism Network. I'm Antonio Gonzalez.

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"student emergency fund" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

Newsradio 830 WCCO

08:23 min | 6 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on Newsradio 830 WCCO

"Of St Thomas Dr Julie Salamon doctor good morning good morning Dave well you've certainly had plenty on your plate right now a number of things to talk about the first thing I'm thinking about madam president as a virtual admission has happened something you had to learn how to deal with now to definitely back I have to say I'm just really really pleased with the way our team has evidence really pivoted on a dime and we are doing a virtual admissions are open houses were doing webinars just over the past three days we had three virtual open houses and whether our events that were attended by a total of fifteen hundred students and three thousand people because many students are family members joined and so we have a virtual tour of our campus we have online sessions with our admissions counselors so we are staying connected and doing outreach anyway we can so it is going well is there any way to know what your enrollment will be like next fall you know we like many other schools we moved our may one deadline to June first so that's the deposit deadline right now as of this morning actually we have one thousand two hundred and twenty deposit we are targeting class of one thousand four hundred fifty so we're about eighty four percent of the way there and generally we did unwanted deposits come in in the last month so we remain quite hopeful there's a great deal of interest continues among prospective students with Saint Thomas and art like I say our team is in constant personalized contact with them even though it might not be face to face so so we were feeling pretty good in terms of retention those numbers look good we just finished fall registration the students register now for our current students for next fall and the credit looks stable for next fall or even slightly up from where they were this fall so you know I think the issue we all face right now is is your plan today going to be your plan three months from today and we're just doing the best we can to navigate that but so far it looks pretty good Dr Sullivan how would you handle graduation well that's a great question our seniors are really deserve to be celebrated and they want to celebrate with one another but it's just not feasible to do it this year like we normally do it so we're trying to make it as special as it can be virtually and and I'll tell you just a little bit about that moment and then we also are planning to do something has some type of reunion for this class to be able to come back together in person as soon as that seasonal but so our graduation is may twenty third Saturday and on that date we will have a virtual celebration and Cape celebration that will include some remarks by our student speaker our graduation speaker actually is taping her remarks so it will be a nice really tape type ceremony but we're mailing capping downs to all of our students were also mailing them a virtual skews me a gift package that includes a framed picture frame and then in the week leading up to graduation were doing senior days so every day we hello from virtual event for our seniors and these range from today were they all Cindy and pictures of themselves graduating from kindergarten her middle school and a picture of them and they're capping down today or or trivia night or or decorate the top of your cap night so we've got some very creative people that are range I really planning in going to lead to some personal connection points it'll be fun for students off for the whole week leading up to graduation a what about does the economics of everything it it student emergency funds for students is or something set up for them yes indeed you know everyone is experiencing a greater staff economic hardship right now and so we're very concerned about our students be able to meet their basic needs and so we do have a student emergency fund so far we have provided three hundred and seventy grants and those have total two hundred forty thousand on the maximum grant to anyone students seven hundred fifty and it really is you know how are you going if you have any food and security you need money for the rent check or maybe you need to pay your internet service bill so we're trying to make sure the students basic needs are met and then we're really focusing on also a hardship scholarship fund in raising money for that as well land that we'll be using that as we transition into the fall and in trying to help students as much as we can stay on track to graduate because that's our that's our goal now I would ask you as well I will I don't think there's any news on it but there anything new with the attempt to go to division one now you're right there isn't a day into double eight rightfully so has been quite preoccupied with other issues right now clearly the impact of the nineteen all fall sports is a huge issue and as well as they've been and you're you're very aware with your sports expertise they've been very absorbed with trying to get some consistency around name image and likeness issue so they did not consider our case in in their April meetings we have been assured repeatedly that they are going to do that in their June meeting and we'll wait and see yeah boy I tell you speaking of football terms and of course I know that you have football in your background and your family as a present you have to call an audible a fair amount of I feel like every place an audible the doctors often thanks so much for taking the the calls for a good to hear your voice good to hear from you and thanks for having me I appreciate it Dr Julie Sullivan the president of the university of St Thomas here on WCCO on the morning news it's been a busy morning I again we're really anxious to hear what the governor well every day I think that's a must listen to radio isn't I love the fact when you have Chad tuned internals and two o'clock to have the governor on it's just really good day radio plus channels to service such a nice job on it interviews and information so that's a good segment right there but we're gonna learn today apparently what will be loosened up with these restrictions if anything sounds like some things will end of the governor the order as you know will expire on Monday yep we're already gonna be into may here really soon is not something but he did indicate yes it down more than two with that much talked about press conference down there that he you'll dial back the restrictions a little bit and so we don't know exactly what that is but two o'clock today we will find out so we're looking for that I would tell you make sure you have the radio on at some point here on WCCO because we will have live coverage of that and then make sure tune into Chad as well anyway by the way if you're going to cosco and Monday if you're going in there you got a face mask they're now everybody has to have one whether you're working there or you're shopping there that's Monday they're going to do that I guess you might if you don't have one if you're there because a lot of people don't you might they're gonna pass them out if you're shopping there I think next week I don't know how long those alas but then that's going to be a short term thing so best to have that as well and W. C. she'll talk more business coming up next hour from Minneapolis Saint Paul business journal at eight forty five with Nick and Patrick right now W. CCL three before eight o'clock good morning tell us how you stay connected stay connected M. and com and is now a page from the diary of flow dear diary there's something about protecting people's homes to progressive that inspires me because I just had an idea for a book well it was originally an idea for a movie based on a play inspired by a podcast but the idea is how.

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"student emergency fund" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

WGR 550 Sports Radio

13:54 min | 7 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on WGR 550 Sports Radio

"Three seven seven six in sixty seconds you can hear about this college football coach doing everything he can to make things easier in these times the first year your sports and headlights well how's it up let it directed G. Smith said that he needs more information from experts on how holding sporting events in empty stadiums or arenas what is with the help of student athletes is what he had to say about playing without fans when I first heard that let's see okay that works we didn't figure if we don't have fans in the stands that needs that we've determined it's not safe for them in in a gathering in bar so why would it be safe for the players all spring events were counted by the NC double a because of the corona virus outbreak but no decision had been made all fall sports which of course include college football the NFL competition committee has decided not to endorse a renew a replay review array the passing offense according to a list of RuPaul's was released Friday by the NFL the committee also declined to endorse the parity proposals what version of a sky judge concept and those are your sports in the headlines a lot of college football teams a lot of cultural programs and coaches of course they got a lot of uncertainty eat in their minds with a season that may or may not happen could be at the late season but that doesn't mean that a coach and a friend of ours is not doing great things try to make sure that this perspective when it comes to cover nineteen affecting everybody in this world coaches are still active Freddie and our next guest joins us now here on ESPN radio's been very active units bride have done unbelievable things in their city of Austin Texas along with his players and that's the university of Texas Longhorns football coach Tom Herman returns you to Freddie Fitzsimmons coach I hope you're well staying safe but we'll start right there how proud are you not just of of of what you're doing in your family is doing because you've helped us so many different organizations during this destroying Tambaram but also your players managed to get quarterback Sam Ehlinger he's raised close to one hundred fifty thousand dollars for people impacted by covert nineteen how does that make you feel just just describe that before you answer that union and Freddie is everybody statesman and healthy I mean didn't give me an update on on how you and your families and don't don't well you know I got two daughters you know fourteen eleven home schooling as you well know is a bit different right but that and my wife is not kick me out of the house yet so if things go to the common household as well everyone's healthy that's kind of the way I do have success you ready I I I'm still alive and I I know I haven't had to sleep on the couch or in my car so that's still a pretty pretty close you reach for for me the correct code please keep it to themselves he does not use the media home and I I will tell you and I don't know if this was gonna be a question you're gonna ask or not but there is a silver lining in the US and and for us especially coaches that you know I I've literally gone weeks where did the only time I I see mine my kids away is Saturday after the game and then the next Saturday after the game we have it all because we're leaving the house at six AM when they're still asleep when her get home at ten thirty at night when when they're already in that and so that do yeah the massive amounts of games with email and monopolies and one moment and I'm going to get an accurate and you know what I think we're going on nine straight nights of of sitting down as as a family all five of us eating dinner and if the kids actually get along I mean it's it's been something that you know us coaches will never be able to get this time back so we're we're cherishing it as much as possible but chance your question at the end of channeling here's a different dude man I mean he does I I I use the phrase all the time but no more so does it applied and been with ease your your daughter kind of material I mean I would have been surprised had he not done something like this just because of the guy that I know and you know and you know it's just remarkable he is always hidden in my years and he has always used his fame to help others in this platform in his his voice and his influence to help others and and not be self serving and it's it's been such a wild ride full time for me to to see him and the things that he's doing and and I do appreciate you mentioning you know what Michelle and and myself and my family are doing you know the the boys and girls club this is near and dear to my heart I was a club kid growing up and you know they they need help in the worst way because you know they they are used to be there when when school wasn't you know for others the families that they served and and how that's pretty difficult but they're they're also you know helping yeah first responders I guess is the right term but you know medical workers police firemen we don't even does your store workers they're they're they're they're getting you know nine kid plugs in and that they're able to provide daycare for those kids and then the the homeless shelter in front steps here in Austin is one that's near and dear to my heart knowing that you know my my father died in a homeless shelter shelter when he was fifty two years old and and we tried for years to help them and you know it's really important for us to we try to do what we can and then maybe we can save somebody else's that grace the by Tom Herman the university of Texas football coach with Freddie Coleman Anne fitzsimons on Freddie and Fitzsimmons on ESPN radio you've also been a big big person starting the university of Texas student emergency fund how did that get started coach well our our president I guess now former president since he is it has decided to move on to Emory University and and I can't thank him enough for his service here and and for bringing me home you know he was the one that hired the university of Texas and well we're we're really excited for his replacement J. R. colon but president sender started this fund and right right as soon as we caught wind of it you know Michelle but I look at Michelle and I said you know we're gonna donate money to the homeless to serve victims of domestic violence to deals on wheels the the shoot banked in boys and girls club it will be we can't not help our own students you know in the end so it would just it seems very logical and and a given like yeah we're we're gonna do it for them as well because we we wouldn't be in in the business or profession that worry and without the student support Texas Longhorns football coach saw Tom Herman here with us on Friday that Simmons on ESPN radio Freddie Coleman IBM that summons and your coach from the football seems just so I want to see insignificant because it's not but it just seems like you know so much on the back burner I mean you're recruiting right now you've you've you're trying to plan for if you can crank it up July wanted to give his August one if it's September wonder so many different things that you're having to try and manage right now as a coach how are you dealing with all of the unknown when it comes to not just your support for the world we're living in right now yeah that's a good question in a week we had a call today with with my resume call or meeting whatever you whatever you call it I'm betting my flip flops and T. shirt while I was doing that I guess it was a meeting but of with with my chief of staff for name the local by my head strength coach you can refine it in an envelope director crystal Connie in the big twelve I sent out to you us you know kind of some some different proposals and and or or contingency plans are models what whatever you wanna call it so Chris and I just kind of bands around you know what would be our most favorable what would be on that you know kind of worst case scenario this that the other so we're we're taking steps to comply and but as you guys know it's very difficult to plan in in these times because those circumstances seem like they're they're changing our lead not just daily but hourly and so that's difficult but our team is in a routine you know we we meet with staff meet twice a week it so our whole staff standpoint the offense and defense and stabs that they need to talk football and projects in recruiting three times a week we meet with our players conditionally three times a week as well as we have one special teams meeting only and then we've got one all staff meeting devoted to recruiting so usually my mornings from seven or eight so about noon is tied up the man of the afternoons are are kind of reserved for doing stuff like this with you guys as well as a recruiting calls and then you know and then about five or six six gross vehicle the grill and I would not think we when we're done with dinner let's let's get the usual cards out in place of a cell he was very good for our players you know we we had them fill out of a scheduled from wake up to to going to bed every day Monday through Friday which includes your listing Ron and meetings during clashes some you know at at Texas some of our guys are classes that they literally have to elongate the zoom or whatever after you can actually watch a live lectures summer as they're calling on demand where it's maybe a lecturer on assignment that that you do at your own pace and and assign the who you know at the end of the week so our our hats off to our academic staff they've done a great job landed around all this craziness and and getting guys on track and you know our guys are are finding a way to just stay in shape and and stay engaged I saw earlier this week you had a virtual chat where you were taking questions on ards bloods dot com and I know these are trying times but it seems like you are having a ball doing something like that coach Herman how much of that is sort of easing your mind with all this going on all that you and your family have to deal with you know you're right Freddie I I that was so much fun for me I didn't want to embed and unfortunately the battery on my laptop died with this okay it was it was great you know our fans along with the students are our fans are what make us and you know it I felt so removed from everybody from our team from our fans from art is that correct the guys that I that I work with every day that I had an idea and I I I reached out to one of the reporters not that this is gonna be a regular thing where we were right now all right the message board conspiracy theorist who we're where we and but it just was a way for me to to reach out to the fans and and you know really I was hoping you know I got asked some hard questions because I wanted to educate our fans in a very informal setting on what you know our strategies and philosophies already it was great Anwar Richardson did a phenomenal job in hosting that in and providing you know not all softball questions you know and and really allowing me to to show our fans you know what a different side of me I I I bought it you know I've read some different comments well this is the new coach Herman knowledge I've been saying dude for going on forty five years he didn't alert or maybe even a little bit more of it through these times that's they always looking to find positives and negatives what without without a question and and before we turn you loose coach I'm curious to get your thoughts on something your your former boss and Jean Smith eighty at Ohio state said today and that is if it's not safe for fans to go to a game ball game because we're we're all walking here in a constant conversation we may have games without fans this point is what is not safe for the fans how is it safe for the players your thoughts yeah I I didn't I didn't hear Jeanne comments or or read them but I do respect the heck out of him and appreciate my time with him and I don't know I I I do think you know economically it is it is going to be difficult to sustain anything without a season and you know the NFL different the NFL gets roughly you know close to eighty percent of their money from TV where college football we get most of our money from from the gate and from the sessions and and from all of that so.

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"student emergency fund" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

Newsradio 950 WWJ

01:45 min | 7 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on Newsradio 950 WWJ

"For weekly benefits for all unemployed workers by six hundred dollars a week for up to four months and it extends benefit payments from twenty six weeks to thirty nine weeks the state's not working on the finer details for the application process why the local run do we W. W. J. use radio nine fifty nearly four hundred people are getting tested for corona virus at the Michigan state fairgrounds today let's go there live with W. W. J. suddenly Langton Charlie or but I've been here for a couple of hours on I haven't counted them but I can tell you that there have been a steady stream of cars that have been dubbed presenting themselves to the Michigan state fairgrounds how Detroiters getting the free covert nineteen testing you're going to need a prescription you're also going to need an appointment the city does not complete the four hundred tests today and we're gonna do this four hundred test for the next six weeks you can get here at seven AM they'll go to six PM Monday through Saturday I'm told it takes about ten minutes so take your temperature than the do that knows a swab a governor the governor will be here later to get a first hand look at what's going on I'm told that the results from people on the site here take about two to six days to get and they're all going to call you falls results are positive a lot of people here reporting live outside the state fair in Detroit Charlie Langton W. James radio nine fifty in the meantime the university of Detroit mercy has started a crowd funding effort to support the a covert now nineteen a student emergency fund that funding gives emergency assistance to students impacted by the coronavirus UDM officials say many students would like to return home to their families that cannot afford to do so others do not have access to the technology required to attend online classes they.

"student emergency fund" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

The Right Time with Bomani Jones

06:20 min | 8 months ago

"student emergency fund" Discussed on The Right Time with Bomani Jones

"Hi My name is Lee so I am a reporter at Vox Dot Com and this week I wrote a piece about how college closings across. The country are disproportionately hurting low. Income students who've had to scramble to address unexpected costs because of schools shutting down and moving to online coursework. Some of these costs include trying to figure out alternative housing transportation as well as storage and on top of that. What we've seen is that some students are looking to cover the cost of things like high speed Internet access. Because that's something that they'll need now. That classes will be exclusively online. Additionally there are students who have called out the fact that term time jobs were hugely important for them in that these jobs help both support them and in some cases their families and these wages are now salaries that they won't see because they won't be on campus anymore. It's been interesting to see how different colleges have handled the response. I think some institutions including places like Harvard faced criticism because they weren't initially super clear in how they would financially support students at this point. Harvard has said it does provide aid to students who need it for transportation potentially for housing and for storage as well some of the outstanding costs like Internet and like compensation for that Term Time. Work are still being figured out and potentially not being addressed. I think the larger question that this has raised is trying to figure out how we as a society and as institutions can cope with the response of the current virus for tried to understand how it's affecting different people differently and make sure that people's needs are continuing to be taken care of as they would be if school was continuing to be in session. I think the other question that this is raised to is that many of these institutions are very wealthy and have large endowments in the case of Harvard. The endowment is roughly forty billion dollars and so for them to cover ancillary costs. That students might be facing is not a huge ask relative to the resources that they have at their disposal. Uninteresting dynamic that we've seen in response to a lot of these needs is that student groups and alumni have stepped in to hold crowdfunding campaigns and tried to solicit donations can further help students with additional needs. Armand that can range from food assistance for when they're back home to covering some of those Internet costs we've talked about. Yo so this is a thing that hit me one thing. I want to encourage the people who are listening to this. Who went to college to do is check on whether your Alma Mater has some sort of student emergency fund or Emergency Assistance Fund or something like that I looked into it from my Alma Mater. Clark Atlanta University for those of you who are C. A. U. alums. I know for fact that C. A. U. has a emerges Emergency Assistance Fund for Students Put some on it over the weekend. If you are a c a you will love. I encourage you to do the same. And I say that because I feel like I'm GonNa talk about my Alma Mater particular on this. I imagined that others of you feel the same about the experience as yours. Who related as you can but I think something that for a lot of people based on how you came up that can be difficult to appreciate is there are a lot of people who are in college and really cannot afford it like there are people around them in their lives themselves in their own. Lives that doing everything that they humanly can. Just get to college and they figure out how they're going to get to that one semester and then they figure out how they're going to get through to child between it and then they figure out how to get through to some and the likes some of those people that win The fall semester ends. They don't know where they going to be staying until the dorm opens back up in January. Like those kinds of folks and those kinds of people. Now they don't know what to do right now like like all this has happened and is thrust them into a real tough situation and bought away. A lot of those people are contracting this virus it also got people that are being affected by like before we even get to the ones that actually have it. So I as you and I say this as a person I don't give back to my all modern. It's a long discussion as to why do not but I acknowledge that I do. Not But if you'll school has way to put some money directly in the hands of students at a time like this I strongly encourage you to find a way to assist right used by somebody online story or whatever that you believe or whoever happens to be and again if you are loved US Clark Atlanta University. If you are a student at Clarkson University if you know somebody that student tell them and tell them I said it because I don't know how it works. I don't know how long it's GonNa take them to cut checks. I don't know any of that. I don't know how to go about giving away money to people at a time like this to get it to him in a timely fashion as they needed. I don't have the ability to vet these things or anything else right. But I'm telling you right now if you are a student. Sea You or you know a student sea you. They have aid Emergency Assistance Fund. I know it's got some money in it because I know that I put some money in it. Go ask him about it right and if you have problems when you ask them about it come tell me about it and I'll help figure out how it that you can get this money because there are a lot of people that are in need in this position right now. I honestly myself. Don't have the greatest handle on how to help you and so I went about. It was seemed to be the best way that I knew how to do. And I want you to be able to go over there and get that money. If you need that money and you can I get it come? Holler at me and I will make sure that you get my damn money. Our next story comes from transportation. Hey this is Britney Shammas with the Washington Post recently wrote a story about a man who got into a nearly four year legal battle with the state of Kentucky over his desire to have the words. I'm God Unin Vanity.

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