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In The News – Truman Scholars Association https://trumanscholars.org Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:06:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://trumanscholars.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/truman_logo_gsuite-100x100.gif In The News – Truman Scholars Association https://trumanscholars.org 32 32 Gomez: “When Hero Rings Hollow” https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/gomez-when-hero-rings-hollow/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gomez-when-hero-rings-hollow Tue, 14 Jun 2011 03:06:13 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/06/13/gomez-when-hero-rings-hollow Posted in In The News

Don Gomez (NY ’09) authored a commentary piece, “When Hero Rings Hollow,” published in The New York Times. Read the full article.

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Don Gomez (NY ’09) authored a commentary piece, “When Hero Rings Hollow,” published in The New York Times.

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Eric Greitens (MO ’95) Interviewed on Colbert Report https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/eric-greitens-mo-95-interviewed-on-colbert-report/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=eric-greitens-mo-95-interviewed-on-colbert-report Wed, 18 May 2011 13:08:55 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/05/18/eric-greitens-mo-95-interviewed-on-colbert-report Posted in In The News

Eric Greitens (MO ’95), a Navy SEAL who recently authored the book The Heart and the Fist, was interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report. Watch the full episode.

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Headshot GreitensEric Greitens (MO ’95), a Navy SEAL who recently authored the book The Heart and the Fist, was interviewed on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.

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Andrew Quoted in New York Times https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/andrew-quoted-in-new-york-times/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=andrew-quoted-in-new-york-times Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:22:49 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/04/27/andrew-quoted-in-new-york-times Posted in In The News

Seth Andrew (RI ’99), founder of three Democracy Prep charter schools, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Charter School Space: Free of Rent, Maybe, But Not of Hurdles.” Read the full article.

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Seth Andrew (RI ’99), founder of three Democracy Prep charter schools, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Charter School Space: Free of Rent, Maybe, But Not of Hurdles.”

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Andrew: A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/andrew-a-new-approach-to-holding-charter-schools-accountable/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=andrew-a-new-approach-to-holding-charter-schools-accountable Sat, 09 Apr 2011 17:18:43 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/04/09/andrew-a-new-approach-to-holding-charter-schools-accountable Posted in In The News

Seth Andrew (RI ’99) wrote a piece published by The Huffington Post: “A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable.” Read the full article.

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Seth Andrew (RI ’99) wrote a piece published by The Huffington Post: “A New Approach to Holding Charter Schools Accountable.”

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Zimmerman Elected as St. Louis County Assessor https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/zimmerman-elected-as-st-louis-county-assessor/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=zimmerman-elected-as-st-louis-county-assessor Thu, 07 Apr 2011 15:13:08 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/04/07/zimmerman-elected-as-st.-louis-county-assessor Posted in In The News

State Representative Jake Zimmerman (MO’ 95) was elected St. Louis County Assessor in the first election for that position in 51 years. Read the full article.

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State Representative Jake Zimmerman (MO’ 95) was elected St. Louis County Assessor in the first election for that position in 51 years.

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Media Clips: 2011 Truman Scholars, From Coast to Coast https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/media-clips-2011-truman-scholars-from-coast-to-coast/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=media-clips-2011-truman-scholars-from-coast-to-coast Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/04/02/media-clips-2011-truman-scholars-from-coast-to-coast Posted in In The News

  The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recently announced the selection of the 2011 Truman Scholars. The 60 Scholars were selected from among 602 candidates nominated by 264 colleges and universities. Read the full release. Media from across the country, ranging from The New York Times to college publications, have announced the selections. A sampling headlines […]

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The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation recently announced the selection of the 2011 Truman Scholars. The 60 Scholars were selected from among 602 candidates nominated by 264 colleges and universities. Read the full release.

Media from across the country, ranging from The New York Times to college publications, have announced the selections. A sampling headlines appear below:

2 College Students Are Named Truman Scholars, The New York Times

Boston College junior wins Truman Award; 7th to do so in BC history, The Boston Globe

Williams College junior awarded the prestigious Truman Scholarship, iBerkshires

Streak: Another University of Utah student wins prestigious Truman scholarship, Salt Lake Tribune

Student wins Truman Scholarship while clearing life’s hurdles, WDAM-TV

UNL Student Wins Truman Scholarship, Lincoln Journal-Star

UAB junior Kimberly Everett wins Truman Scholarship, UAB News

BC Junior Aditya Ashok Named Truman Scholar, Boston College News

Corey Metzman of Penn Named a 2011 Truman Scholar, Penn News

Senior From Junction City Is K-State’s 33rd Truman Scholar, KSAL News

Campus activist wins $30K Truman Scholarship, ASU News

Hendrix Junior Named Truman Scholar, Hendrix College

Stony Brook Student Named Truman Scholar, Newsday 

EKU Student Honored, Richmond Register

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Compton Featured in Segment About Non-Traditional Students https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/compton-featured-in-segment-about-non-traditional-students/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=compton-featured-in-segment-about-non-traditional-students Tue, 15 Mar 2011 16:30:12 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/03/15/compton-featured-in-segment-about-non-traditional-students Posted in In The News

By Cara Vallente-Compton (NM ’10) I am a senior at the University of New Mexico, graduating in May.  Last spring I was honored to be selected as one of two Truman Scholars from the great state of New Mexico.  As a non-traditional student I have been very active on the UNM campus in reaching out […]

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By Cara Vallente-Compton (NM ’10)

I am a senior at the University of New Mexico, graduating in May.  Last spring I was honored to be selected as one of two Truman Scholars from the great state of New Mexico.  As a non-traditional student I have been very active on the UNM campus in reaching out to other older students and raising awareness of the special needs and talents of this increasing population of students. In the fall I represented the Association of Non-Traditional Students, as Vice-President of the organization, as a candidate for Homecoming Queen.  Last week the administration’s PR department asked me if I would be willing to be interviewed by KOAT for a segment they were doing about non-traditional students, and of course I said yes.

I am 42, happily married to Charles Compton, the love of my life.  We have four small children at home, and I am the birth mother of a wonderful young man in New York who is a junior at SUNY Albany.  I am planning to attend UNM School of Law in the fall.

Watch the full video online: http://www.koat.com/video/27194996/detail.html

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Gupta Featured in Nashville Scene’s 2011 People Issue https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/gupta-featured-in-nashville-scenes-2011-people-issue/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=gupta-featured-in-nashville-scenes-2011-people-issue Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:07:24 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/03/04/gupta-featured-in-nashville-scenes-2011-people-issue Posted in In The News

Ravi Gupta (NY ’04), Founding Director of Nashville Prep Charter School, was featured in the Nashville Scene’s 2011 People Issue. Excerpt: “For Gupta, the thrill of education reform is not unlike the thrill of the campaign. He canvasses North Nashville neighborhoods and strategizes their efforts with the fervor of an activist — one who took […]

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Ravi Gupta (NY ’04), Founding Director of Nashville Prep Charter School, was featured in the Nashville Scene’s 2011 People Issue.

Excerpt:

“For Gupta, the thrill of education reform is not unlike the thrill of the campaign. He canvasses North Nashville neighborhoods and strategizes their efforts with the fervor of an activist — one who took Obama’s message to build more and better schools to heart.

“If this were a sporting contest, you’d think that we were losing,” Gupta says of the state of education. Though he chose social entrepreneurialism over law, his background certainly helps.

“Law is about the ability to frame an argument,” he says. “Because at the end of the day, a charter school is really an argument — to the city, to the parents, to the people who fund the school. Right now, our school system is antiquated and based off a lot of old assumptions. Kids used to have to go home and farm, and we’re not doing that as much anymore, especially in urban areas. So we can afford to spend a little longer now and catch our kids up on some key skills.”

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Key Among “America’s Most Daring Young Black Activists” https://trumanscholars.org/in-the-news/key-among-americas-most-daring-young-black-activists/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=key-among-americas-most-daring-young-black-activists Fri, 04 Mar 2011 15:59:32 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/03/04/key-among-americas-most-daring-young-black-activists Posted in In The News

Kendra Key (AL ’09) was named one of “America’s Most Daring Young Black Activists” by Campus Progress: “A 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama, Kendra Key, ran for student body president, a position that has long been held by a white student. Though Key narrowly lost the race, she brought attention to black representation […]

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Kendra Key (AL ’09) was named one of “America’s Most Daring Young Black Activists” by Campus Progress:

“A 2010 graduate of the University of Alabama, Kendra Key, ran for student body president, a position that has long been held by a white student. Though Key narrowly lost the race, she brought attention to black representation in student government at her school. Key was also awarded a Truman Scholarship and now works in Washington, D.C. for Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.).”

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Scholar a Trailblazer in the Evolution of College Prep https://trumanscholars.org/status-update/scholar-a-trailblazer-in-the-evolution-of-college-prep/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=scholar-a-trailblazer-in-the-evolution-of-college-prep Tue, 01 Mar 2011 05:04:33 +0000 http://www.trumanscholars.org/blog/2011/03/01/scholar-a-trailblazer-in-the-evolution-of-college-prep Posted in In The NewsStatus Update

by James Gibson (AL ’02) Birmingham, Alabama is the setting for the latest Truman Scholar success story. The Birmingham News recently published a piece on John Joseph (AL ’00) and Global Grad, his innovative startup that draws on his experiences as a teacher and in education policy to provide a “step-by-step plan for personal, academic, […]

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by James Gibson (AL ’02)

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Birmingham, Alabama is the setting for the latest Truman Scholar success story.

The Birmingham News recently published a piece on John Joseph (AL ’00) and Global Grad, his innovative startup that draws on his experiences as a teacher and in education policy to provide a “step-by-step plan for personal, academic, and professional success in college” and helps students stand out from all the other future college graduates. John (full disclosure: a personal friend of mine) is an accomplished person who stepped away from a promising career in law and development to craft Global Grad. He is committed to this venture because, as we all know, it has been the case for some time now that a college degree alone is no longer enough to guarantee postgraduate educational or career options. 

There is a crucial need for Global Grad, both in Alabama and nationally, and in making it happen John is truly living up to the “change agent” label the Foundation bestowed on him 11 years ago.

The web site is www.globalgrad.com, and you can find Global Grad on Facebook as well. John can be reached directly at johnj@globalgrad.com. Please don’t hesitate to contact him, and to circulate the article and links widely – to parents, educators, or just anyone who may be interested in the next great innovation in undergraduate education: http://blog.al.com/businessnews/2011/02/birmingham_entrepreneur_john_j.html.

James Gibson (AL ’02) is an attorney in Washington, DC. 


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