Rossier project highlights marginalized students’ stories

first_imgA new project from the USC Rossier School of Education is helping to influence higher education policy by collecting student profiles from marginalized groups.Zoë Corwin, an associate research professor at Rossier, initiated My Higher Ed Story through the Pullias Center for Higher Education. She said that one of the main goals is to provide people with information about how higher education policy affects students personally.“I thought that it was really important for people who are making policy and people who are reading the newspaper and people who vote to get to know some of the students that can either be helped or hurt by new legislation and current legislation,” Corwin said. “A lot of times, if you yourself are not a first-generation student and you haven’t had that experience, it’s maybe hard to know what other students have gone through.”Corwin said that she conceived of the project, in part, because of the current presidential administration.“After the recent presidential election, we put out a series of policy and informational pieces to encourage the new administration to think about the work that we do here,” Corwin said. “Dr. Tierney, who co-directs the Pullias Center, led the way and we put out a piece for the new Secretary of Education about Higher Ed [and] the head of the higher education task force. We had all these pieces going out just to say we know a little bit about how to support students who have been historically marginalized.”According to Corwin, part of the work the Pullias Center does is research how to increase college access.“How do schools, school districts, the government, [and] access providers help students who are first in their families to go to college, low income, etc.,” Corwin said. “So that’s the research we’ve been doing for a very long time.”Corwin added that one thing they found post-election was that many students were fearful about their futures.“I was actually teaching a master’s level course, and I had students coming to me who were scared and fearful about the future,” Corwin said. “We work in a lot of high schools in the area where kids were not going to school, they were scared of what was going to happen with their families. That’s due to immigration status; it’s due to students from religious minorities, and some LGBTQ students are concerned because there’s a lot of uncertainty.”Corwin said that as a qualitative researcher, she believes in the power of storytelling, which was a driving factor in the launch of My Higher Ed Story project.“We were really reaching out to people from a historically underrepresented group,” Corwin said. “Everyone found a couple of people to tell their story and we asked them: What has been a pivotal moment in your higher ed journey? Where has higher education let you down? What do you think policy makers and practitioners need to know about higher ed and financial aid?”Corwin said that this project is timely given the current political climate.“With a lot of the rhetoric that’s going on right now, people can feel less than or scared to wear a hijab or scared to be out,” Corwin said. “I think that they felt it was rather empowering to be able to share their stories and hopefully make an impact beyond their circle. It’s nice because the participants are not just from USC, they’re from institutions across the country. So we’ve been hearing back from all different institutions to say how much people are appreciating hearing the stories.”Corwin said that the premise of the project is knowing that people’s stories can be transformational.“So often we harbor resentment or stereotypes or just misinformation about different groups of people, and it’s really hard to find the spaces to interact,” Corwin said. “I think this was an effort to spread stories out, and my hope is that if people get to know stories then we’ll slowly be able to break down different biases.”Antar Tichavakunda, a Ph.D. student in the Rossier School of Education and a curator of the project, wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan that he was particularly touched by the sheer volume of people who were ready and willing to share their stories.“It’s difficult to remain unchanged after reading these narratives,” Tichavakunda wrote. “[The goal of the project is] to remind folks of the humanity of people who maybe look differently from us that would not come in contact with otherwise.”Erica Kirk, a graduate student and contributor to My Higher Ed Story, wrote in an email to the Daily Trojan that the project is important because it gives a voice to students who are not typically heard.“For me personally, it’s nice to know that there are people who look at diversity beyond simple numbers,” Kirk wrote. “Students from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds have stories and histories that shape their educational experience.”Kirk chose to share the story because transgender and gender-nonconforming students often have few role models that have succeeded in higher education.“I am a graduate student who has dealt with harassment and discrimination but I have persisted and will graduate this May,” Kirk wrote. “It would have meant the world for me to see that as an undergrad, so I know the importance of sharing our struggles and our successes.”Correction: A previous version of this article misstated Erica Kirk’s preferred pronoun. 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USC faces South Florida for first time since 1979

first_imgUSC women’s tennis coach Richard Gallien has been coaching tennis for more than 25 years.He’s seen hundreds of players improve, mature and graduate.Quite a few of his players have gone on to become head coaches themselves. But according to Gallien, he has never coached against one of his former players — until today.The No. 17 USC women’s tennis team takes on No. 27 South Florida today at 1:30 p.m. at Marks Tennis Stadium.The Bulls are coached by Agustin Moreno, who Gallien coached at Pepperdine in 1986.“We talk all the time,” Gallien said of Moreno. “He’s a good friend of mine.”Gallien said despite the friendship, both coaches have been keeping it serious.“We’re both a little too tight for [smack talk],” Gallien said.Adding to the seriousness is the cramped schedule of both teams.South Florida is coming off a 5-2 loss at No. 2 Florida last Tuesday and will face San Diego on Sunday.The Women of Troy swept San Diego State last Tuesday and will host Texas on Sunday.With both teams playing three games in five days, there is no time to joke around.“It’s a quick turnaround,” said sophomore Danielle Lao. “But we’re rested and ready.”Gallien says he doesn’t expect his team to take the midweek match lightly.“South Florida’s a very good team,” he said. “They’ve been consistently ranked about 25 in the country for the past three years or so. They have two ranked doubles teams, which is really hard to do.  It’ll be a good match.”Although also USC has a pair of ranked doubles teams, it is an area Gallien feels his team needs to improve in.“We didn’t play that well in doubles against San Diego State,” he said. “I think the girls will be extra motivated and excited to make amends.”Despite their lackluster doubles performances, the Women of Troy did win their first match in a week and a half when they went against the Aztecs.“It was a good win,” Gallien said. “It was good to get some momentum, and now we want to keep it going.”Fans can help the team “keep the momentum” by showing up at Marks Stadium tomorrow afternoon.Admission is free and there will be In-N-Out Burgers available for purchase.The Women of Troy are 1-0 all-time against South Florida with their only other meeting coming in 1979 during the AIAW Nationals.last_img read more

Ireland target more medals at European Games

first_imgChloe and Sam Magee are presently taking on a Polish pairing into the Mixed Doubles Quarter-final.Scott Evans also remains unbeaten as he targets a medal in his Men’s Singles Quarter-final against Emil Holst of Denmark.Later this afternoon, Sam & Josh Magee will look to improve on their bronze medal as they face a Russian pair in the Men’s Doubles Semi-finals. The London Olympic hero will have to overcome the home town favourite in her Lightweight semi-final as she goes up against Yana Alekseevna of Azerbaijan.Lightweight Sean McComb and Middleweight Michael O’Reilly are also involved in semi-finals this morning as they look to improve the squad’s medal haul.The Irish badminton squad are also making waves in Baku this week.last_img read more

Don Mattingly introduced as Miami Marlins manager

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Mattingly parted last month with the Los Angeles Dodgers, and with the change in jobs, he’ll face a big adjustment regarding resources. The Dodgers led the majors by far this year with a payroll of $289.6 million at the end of the regular season; Miami ranked last at $64.9 million, and the Marlins plan only a small increase in 2016.Mattingly said the tight budget doesn’t bother him.“The consensus around baseball is that this is a talented club with a good core that has a chance to grow and develop,” he said. “For me, that was the single biggest thing the chance to develop, teach and mold a young club and build toward winning the division and winning the championship.”The Marlins went 71-91 this year, their sixth consecutive losing season, but were riddled by injuries. The roster is led by slugger Giancarlo Stanton, ace Jose Fernandez and NL batting champion Dee Gordon.Mattingly went 446-363 in five years with the Dodgers and won the NL West the past three years, but he went 8-11 in the postseason and did not reach the World Series. He becomes owner Jeffrey Loria’s first high-profile managerial hire since Ozzie Guillen four years ago. Guillen was fired after one troubled season, and his four-year contract just came off the books.Mattingly was a six-time All-Star and a .307 hitter with the New York Yankees from 1982 to 1995. Loria is a New Yorker and Yankees fan.center_img MIAMI — Don Mattingly wants to end to the Miami Marlins’ managerial merry-go-round.“I signed a four-year deal,” he said at a news conference Monday. “I plan on being here at least 10.”That would be a big change for the Marlins, who introduced Mattingly as their seventh manager since June 2010. He was hired last week, and the announcement was delayed until after the World Series. “We committed that we wanted this to be the last manager’s press conference we ever did,” team president David Samson said. “We’ve done too many.”last_img read more

ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions

first_img17 Jul 2013 ISPS Handa European Masters invites for past champions Two former English champions will return to top level Tour golf in next week’s ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters at The Buckinghamshire – thanks to England Golf.Kiran Matharu (top) from Cookridge Hall in Yorkshire, and Lucy Williams, from Mid-Herts, have had players’ invitations passed to them by England Golf as part of a strategy to support former amateurs.Rebecca Wood, England Golf’s Performance Manager for women’s golf, commented: “We are keen to support and provide opportunities for young players to bridge the gap between amateur and professional golf.“These two invitations will give Kiran and Lucy a platform to step up and perform at the highest level in European professional golf and may change their fortunes for the future.”For both players the event, which starts on Friday July 26, marks a return to the big-time. Kiran, 24, took a few months off after losing her LET card at the end of last season and said: “I didn’t enjoy it anymore and that’s why I had a break. I only started playing again when I wanted to.“I really wanted to play at The Buckinghamshire so I really appreciated the invitation,” she addedNow, with some changes made, her game is in good shape and Kiran has already eased through this week’s pre-qualifying event for the Ricoh Women’s British Open. “I’m playing well – I wasn’t before, but I’ve made a few changes and now I’m getting ready for next week.“I played well there last year, even though I was struggling and hardly hitting any fairways, and I’m definitely a better player than last year.”Kiran was the 2006 English champion and turned pro later that year after playing in the Curtis Cup. Despite losing her card, she’s had a number of high finishes and is a past winner of the Volvo Cross Country Challenge, a mini order of merit covering events in the Nordic countries.Lucy Williams also 24, is also approaching the event with a renewed appetite for the game and a recent success under her belt, having won the WPGA championship at Slaley Hall by 11 shots.She combined her amateur golf with a degree in Applied Golf Management Studies at Birmingham University and also qualified as a PGA professional. Lucy enjoyed plenty of success, winning the 2011 English amateur, the 2008 English mid-amateur and helping her university to win the world student matchplay championship.She found the transition to Tour golf challenging, playing initially on the LET and, for the first part of this year, on the Access Series, where the top 25 players and ties make the cut. “I found that quite difficult and felt I was putting pressure on my golf and not enjoying it.“So I started playing smaller events to try and enjoy playing again and get my confidence up again. I’m playing nicely and looking forward to next week.”She knows and likes the course, it’s only 45 minutes from home, her father, David, will be on the bag, and there will be a get-together with friends who have also made the move from amateur to pro ranks over recent years. “I’m really excited about playing in it” said Lucy.In addition to these invites, England Golf is also supporting an inaugural LET Access Series event in England, the WPGA International Challenge at Stoke-By-Nayland in September.For more information at the ISPS Handa Ladies’ European Masters visit www.ladieseuropeanmasters.com  Anyone who pre-registers by midnight on Wednesday 24th July 2013 will get a special offer price of a £10 season ticket per person.Image © Tristan Joneslast_img read more

Falcón’s great fight in his second crusader injury

first_imgFalcon, that you have received the most important support from his family, friends and all his teammates, rose stronger from his injury in the crusader in 2017, performing at a high level in Atlético from where last summer decided return to Barça. In the Catalan club, he has played eight league games and two Champions League matches this season, acting as end or side on the left wing. The one from Arucas appreciates the fact of being when facing an injury of this level: “We have the best medical services in the world. The club has the best personnel, both doctors, physiotherapists and retractors, as well as all the necessary material to be able to make the recovery in the best possible way. “On the injury, Falcón indicates that the experience has helped him take recovery better. “The first time it happened to me, the injury taught me that it was much, much stronger than I thought. It is what helps me get over it now. If I already did, why this time does it have to be different? “, the footballer points out.A scar that marks a challengeAndrea Falcón, who was close from Stay outside From the past world Due to a problem in the sole of the foot, she has been accompanied by injuries during her career. Despite this, the canary has not stopped reap success, with six Leagues and two Cups in his record. The footballer is shown very positive Regarding the recovery of his serious injury, from which he points out that “this time he is being everything easierSuch an injury always goes uphill. Be so long without your partners it’s complicated. However, having lived it before makes me know what steps to follow, the feelings I have to have and if they are normal or not, “says Arucas.“It is a difficult injury. During recovery, you live on a roller coaster: a few days the knee is great and you are happy; and the next day it hurts and you get the slump and want to quit. Even so, with work and effort it is overcome. Do not give up“declares Falcón, looking at the scar from the operation on his knee with a single thought: “Back better than I was.” Minute 14 of the Espanyol-Barça derby (0-4) on December 16. Soccer stopped again for Andrea Falcón (Arucas, Las Palmas, 23 years old). The Canarian player relapsed at that time in one of the injuries most feared by footballers: the ligament tear anterior crossover. For the second time in his career, First on the knee of the right leg and this time from the left, the Barça ’21’ was faced the operating room and to a recovery that, at least, would leave him six months without being able to play. “I knew it before they confirmed it to me, from the moment I made the gesture in the game and noticed that feeling. For a few seconds i stayed on the ground and I relived in my head the eleven months that I spent without playing because of that same injury three years ago“indicates the player in an interview with AS.The left-handed lane, which he caught the quarantine in half of his recovery, performs all the indications that Barça medical specialists send them from their home in Las Palmas. “It is not costing me much, the truth. Right now I am in a phase of the injury where I work the muscle. For this, I have different materials such as rubbers, a TRX, a medicine ball and a step to make the exercises what me day by day“, recounted the Spanish international, after explaining how the confinement is living:” I try keep a routine to keep your mind busy and not think so much about this situation. “The player, graduated in psychology, emphasizes that she is” eager to return. ” “I know I’ll be back. It will take time and it will be hard, but I will work to make it as soon as possible, “he says.last_img read more

Brown scores 21 as Celtics pound Bulls without Irving

first_imgBulls: Host Memphis on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina They remembered what happened when they visited in December, getting blown out with Irving sidelined by a bruised quadriceps, and made it clear right from the start that wasn’t going to happen again. The Celtics immediately took control, building a 37-point lead on the way to their fifth win in six games.“Kyrie didn’t play last time (and) they felt like they could beat us and they did beat us by 20-plus points,” Brown said. “Coming into this game we had the mindset we needed to get out on them early and we did that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkJayson Tatum scored 14, while Al Horford and Terry Rozier added 13 points apiece for Boston.“We were ready to play,” coach Brad Stevens said. “Our defense was really good in the first half, obviously. I thought we were really flying around, covering for one another, playing the right way. And then we were aggressive in taking the ball to the basket. That opened up some 3s.” This one got out of hand almost as soon as the opening tip.After losing to the NBA-leading Rockets on Saturday by three points, Boston led 55-29 at halftime. Brown had 10 points as the Celtics raced out to a 26-5 lead. He nailed a 3 and threw down a one-handed jam before Horford’s steal and dunk made it a 21-point game with 4:21 left in the first quarter.IRVING UPDATEStevens wasn’t sure if Irving will be ready to play at Minnesota on Thursday.“It doesn’t sound like it’s a long-term concern, but certainly, it could last through the week,” Stevens said.With Irving out, the Celtics opted to put Shane Larkin in the lineup rather than Rozier or Marcus Smart. That was because Stevens wanted to keep the second unit together.Larkin had nine points and four assists in his first start since the 2015-16 season with Brooklyn. He made all three of his field goals — each of them 3-pointers.“He was great,” Stevens said. “It’s one of the things we talked about — who should start? We trust all three of those guys. Then it becomes who you want to play off the bench. But (Larkin) was really good.”TIP-INSCeltics: Brown was 9 of 13 from the field. … The Celtics scored 35 points in the first quarter, five shy of their season high for an opening period.Bulls: LaVine shot 1 for 11. He along with G Kris Dunn and C Bobby Portis combined to go 6 of 29. … Hoiberg said the Bulls will recall G Antonio Blakeney from the G League Windy City Bulls “in the next couple of weeks.” Blakeney is averaging 7.1 points in 12 games for Chicago.UP NEXTCeltics: Visit Minnesota on Thursday. Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)CHICAGO — This time, Boston delivered the big beating in Chicago with Kyrie Irving sidelined.Jaylen Brown scored 21 points, and the Celtics pounded the Bulls 105-89 on Monday night even though their All-Star guard sat out because of a sore left knee.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer NLEX signs up former Sixer Arnett Moultrie It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Chicago lost for the 14th time in 17 games. Denzel Valentine scored 20 and nailed four 3-pointers for the Bulls, but that was about the only positive for them.“They made us uncomfortable, things got tough and we just shut down,” coach Fred Hoiberg said. “We quit playing.”Zach Lavine said the Bulls were “terrible all around” and added: “There’s no excuse for what we did out there.”STRONG STARTIt didn’t matter that the Celtics held out Irving. He was still sore after aggravating his knee in Saturday’s loss at Houston, but his absence didn’t stop Boston from burying the Bulls right from the start.They had no trouble driving to the rim against a weak defense and dominated in the paint 46-26.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Undefended man freed of child sexual activity charge

first_imgGlenroy Frank was on Monday acquitted of a child sexual activity charge at the Sexual Offences Court.He was found not guilty by a 12-member jury, which considered the evidence presented over a few days of trial and made its decision following about two hours of deliberations.Frank had been charged with engaging in sexual activity with a female relative in the county of Demerara. Guyana Times understands that the child was eight years old and the matter allegedly occurred in January 2013. However, the jury panel was of the view that Frank was not guilty despite the arguments presented by lead Prosecutor Narissa Leander and Seeta Bishundial and Orinthia Schmidt. Frank opted against legal counsel and defended himself during the trial. Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall presided over the Demerara High Court case.last_img read more

Vendors complain of dysfunctional static compactor at Stabroek Market

first_imgVendors at the Stabroek Market, one of the busiest in the country, are complaining of the dysfunctional compactor that is unable to properly collect their waste.The vendors recently reached out to Guyana Times to complain that they are forced to work in a filthy and smelly environment, with flies and other pests frequently bothering them and their efforts to make sales.This publication understands that the compactor has been down for a few weeks, hence the buildup of garbage at the market.The drains of the Stabroek Market environs are lined with garbage, while the bins overflow with sameDuring a recent visit to the area, a vegetable vendor whose only name was given as Deborah said she is forced to work in the smelly environs to make ends meet, since she is a single mother. She said the garbage piles and stench run customers away, ultimately affecting her profits. Already, the single mother complained, she has had to thrown away spoilt vegetables on several occasions.Situated not far from where the static compactor had been located are food stalls which have been feeling the brunt of the effects as well. A food vendor who asked to remain anonymous said she is tired of working under such conditions, although they are made to pay heavy fees for using the market’s stalls.She said City Council needs to a better job, and make provision for such events.When contacted, Solid Waste Director at the Mayor and City Council (M&CC), Walter Narine, explained thus, “We have a static compactor that (does) collect the garbage there, but the compactor is down”.According to him, it has been just over one week since the compactor has been down.Every day, he said, workers are sent to the market area to clean the environment, but this task is very difficult as the market generates a lot of waste.He added that City Hall has been collecting the garbage via bins, and asked that the vendors be patient as the M&CC works to rectify the situation.Georgetown has long been plagued by the issue of pollution and proper waste disposal, and the M&CC itself has been facing some challenges in this regard.Only last November, financial strain at City Hall once again forced principal collectors, Puran Brothers and Cevon’s Waste Management, to withdraw their disposal services.Puran Brothers and Cevon’s Waste Management had said they were owed some $150 million by City Hall. This debt was said to have been outstanding since the second quarter of 2018. Puran Brothers Disposal Service was owed $73 million, while Cevon’s Waste Management was owed $75 million. It was only in March of this year that the debt to those contractors was fully paid off, after Government was again forced to intervene.The Business Development Supervisor of Cevon’s Waste Management told Guyana Times that the respective sums of money due were disbursed by the Communities Ministry to his company and Puran Brothers Disposal Services.The M&CC had hired five smaller contractors after Puran and Cevon’s had taken strike action for their monies. Those contractors are still operating in the city and its environs.last_img read more

Northern Strikers Under 17 Girls team wins gold at Caledonia Cup

first_imgThe Northern Strikers will be playing again in Edmonton at the 2020 FC Memorial Tournament from January 30 to February 3. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Northern Strikers Under 17 Girls team was in Edmonton on the weekend for the Caledonia Cup.While at the Tournament, the Northern Strikers managed to win gold by holding a record of three wins and one loss.In their first match of the Tournament, the Strikers would take on the Mackenzie United Soccer Club of Calgary. The score was close but the Strikers managed to win the match 3-2 over MacKenzie United.- Advertisement -The Strikers would then face Phoenix-Ernscliffe of Sherwood Park in the second match of the Tournament. This game resulted in a draw of 0-0.The third match of the Tournament would see the Strikers take on the MacKenzie United for a second time. Once again, the Strikers were able to beat MacKenzie United with a score of 2-1.Then in the fourth and final match of the Tournament, the Northern Strikers faced Scottish United-Corbalan. In this match, the Strikers were able to claim gold with a final score of 3-0.Advertisementlast_img read more