Education/Youth

Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead and North Campuses have recently been awarded $3 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education’s Student Support Services Program (SSS) TRIO program, as part of a nationwide effort to assist first-generation, low-income, and disabled college students in their pursuit of a college education. The multi-million dollar grant, referred to as TRIO, is a set of federally-funded college opportunity programs designed to support and motivate students from disadvantaged backgrounds by giving them greater access to educational resources. The first TRIO program was established in 1964 as part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.
Miami Dade College (MDC) baseball coach Steve Hertz has been carrying the torch for MDC’s storied baseball program for 26 years. He has continued the rich tradition of baseball excellence that was started in 1961 with legendary MDC coaches Demie Mainieri and Charlie Greene. In June 2010, Hertz will retire and pass the torch to his successor.
Neysha SoodeenPresident of the newly revived Caribbean Association of Publishers Network (CAPNET) Neysha Soodeen is warning regional publishers that the industry will only survive if they cooperate much more and keep abreast of international trends.Soodeen, who is also the Managing Director of the Trinidad and Tobago-based Toute Bagai Publishing Company, best known for its MACO publications, said the publishing industry is facing several challenges with old business models crumbling. She said there is an urgent need for a re-thinking of the strategies for guiding the industry in the future.
Florida International University’s College of Law has partnered with two South Florida non-profit organizations to provide legal assistance to Haitians looking to file for temporary protected status (TPS).Catholic Legal Services and the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center have organized clinics—and FIU has begun providing law students, faculty, staff and alumni--to help undocumented Haitians fill out the proper paperwork that would allow them to legally live and work in the United States on a temporary basis.
After extending its search for president by several months, the Florida Memorial University Board of Trustees is prepared to announce three new finalists for president. “We carefully deliberated over an extended period of time to ensure that we select the right candidates from which to choose during this critical time in the institution’s history,” stated Charles W. George, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “The quality of the candidates is remarkable, and we look forward to offering one individual the opportunity to lead the institution in fundraising, advancement, and educational initiatives by the end of this year,” he continued.
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