A new BART station and thousands of units of housing may transform the area of the Mission District south of Cesar Chavez Street, if a candidate for District Nine supervisor has his way.Josh Arce, a community liaison for laborers union Local 261 running to replace Supervisor David Campos, laid out plans on Thursday to replace the Safeway and its parking lot at 30th and Mission streets with a new BART station, and to develop dozens of parcels in the area to increase the neighborhood’s housing supply by 2,000 units.The development, part of a proposed “Mission Street South of Cesar Chavez” plan, would “not touch any existing housing,” Arce said. The housing built would be a mix of market-rate projects and affordable housing.“There’s never really been a plan for this neighborhood,” he added, standing with some 20 supporters in the Safeway parking lot at 3350 Mission St. where the new station would go. The Safeway itself could be incorporated into the new station, Arce said, or a new store could be built elsewhere. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0% The triangular slice of the Mission District between Mission and Valencia streets below Cesar Chavez Street — known by some as “La Lengua,” the “tongue” of the Mission — has no integrated transit plan, Arce said, and is ripe for housing needed to address the “displacement crisis” in the gentrifying neighborhood.“This is a neighborhood that can play a part in the solution,” he said, saying the BART station could be the cornerstone of a new corridor. “What if that solution is just right here below our feet? And that solution, I propose, is the potential for a brand new BART station right here at Mission and 30th streets.” The plans for the new transit station and housing are preliminary. Arce said the development “might take a long time” and estimated that the BART station alone could cost $200-$300 million. He said a mixture of developer’s fees from new market-rate housing in the corridor and state or federal funds could finance the project.BART is hoping to pass a $3.5 billion bond in November to updates its aging infrastructure, but none of that money would go towards expanding service lines or building new stations. The current system “was built about 45 years ago to last 45 years,” said a spokesperson, who added that a new stations is “not a top priority.”“We’ve not had any interest generated until just now in a 30th Street station, it’s not really on our radar,” said Taylor Huckaby, a spokesperson for BART. The system will look to expand services and add stations to existing track, but Huckaby said it would take time.“It’s something that we’re interested in doing much further down the road,” he said, without giving a specific timeline.A 2003 study by BART looked at the 30th and Mission streets site as one of several in San Francisco for an “infill” station that would sit atop existing track, Huckaby said, but nothing has been done since then. That study put the cost of the station at between $440–$530 million, but Huckaby did not know whether construction cost might be cheaper or more expensive today.Candidates Pledge Thousands of Units of HousingThe proposal for a new BART station is only the cornerstone of what Arce said would be a transformation of the entire La Lengua corridor, however.The thousands of units pledged would be contingent on rezoning dozens of parcels to allow for taller buildings, Arce said, up to 65 feet. Many of the lots are “soft sites,” those identified by the Planning Department as being underdeveloped with the potential for housing.Those sites could add more housing by building atop parking lots and other empty spaces, though some sit on existing buildings like single-story storefronts.The “soft sites” identified by the Planning Department on Mission Street south of Cesar Chavez Street. Photo by Joe Rivano Barros.Arce’s plan parallels that of one of his opponents, Hillary Ronen, who is also running for District Nine supervisor and currently serves as chief of staff for Supervisor Campos. Ronen announced in January her intention to build 5,000 affordable housing units in the Mission District in the next decade, saying she would develop empty lots and raise heights to accomplish the feat.The Mission District has seen no new units of affordable housing constructed in the last decade and just 455 units approved across four sites for the next four years. Those will be joined by a couple hundred more once funds from the housing bond passed last November are disbursed, but that would still be a fraction of the total Ronen has pledged for her term in office.On Thursday, Arce said he doubted Ronen’s plan, saying it lacked detail.“I don’t know that she has a plan,” he said. “I’m someone who thinks things should be very specific.” Arce’s plan does identify specific sites but would require that private developers construct market-rate housing on their own, feeding impact fees into the proposed BART station and affordable housing in the area. To incentivize developers to build there, dozens of parcels in the area would need to be rezoned for taller buildings.A similar rezoning effort that would have granted height bonuses to projects with higher percentages of affordable housing was bitterly opposed earlier this year, and it is unclear how Arce would accomplish the change needed to incentivize construction.At the press conference on Thursday, Arce was joined by Assemblymember David Chiu, who represents the eastern half of San Francisco in the State Assembly. Chiu , and quipped that he would have gotten to the conference earlier himself if there were a BART station on-site.“I was supposed to get here at 10 o’clock. I got here at 10:12. I would’ve gotten here on time if we had a 30th and Mission BART station,” Chiu said. “That’s why this vision is so important, this vision of doing something that has not been proposed in decades, and that is to add a new station.”Nicholas Josefowitz, a representative on the BART Board of Directors, also spoke on Thursday in support of the plan, saying the city needed to make better use of its remaining lots to build up housing and transit infrastructure. “We’re sitting here today in a half-empty parking lot,” he said. “Is that really what we want for our communities, half-empty parking lots?”Josefowitz acknowledged that “there is no point building new stuff if our system is falling apart,” but added that Bart must also look to “move forward” and anticipate greater demand for transit in the area.“We don’t want to just plan as a system to rebuild what we have,” he said.
Developments in Development is a “weekly” column recapping real estate, housing, planning, zoning and construction news.Sure, they’re controversial to some, but activists in the Mission have achieved a lot in recent years, and several of those wins are becoming tangible.For one, Alex Nieto’s family is crowdfunding for a memorial to their son, the man shot by police in Bernal Heights Park in 2014. While the fundraiser is only about a tenth of the way to its goal, the fact that the memorial will exist was a major victory when the Board of Supervisors approved a mandate to the Recreation and Parks department to install it. With plenty of help offered up by neighbors and supporters in all areas of its production, it’s safe to say it’s only a matter of time before your strolls through Bernal Heights Park will take you past a monument to Nieto.Affordable housing at 1950 Mission Street is closer to breaking ground by being granted a streamlined environmental review, according to Socketsite reports. The land, formerly an abandoned school, has been a symbol of the city’s ongoing efforts to figure out how to fight homelessness. It has been serving as the city’s first Navigation Center, a transitional shelter with intensive focus on ending clients’ homelessness, for more than two years. When plans for the building were first announced, 1950 Mission was the first entirely-affordable housing to be built in the Mission in nearly a decade. 0% Sometimes local groups develop an exceptionally broad recognition. Calle 24, a cultural corridor and advocacy group that has scored several preservationist victories for the street and often been a thorn in the side of potential developers, is now recognized as a state cultural district. It will join several other organizations around California in peer-to-peer exchanges and receive $5,000 for branding, technical, and promotional support through the program.While this has little to do with advocacy, it is a matter of community rebuilding: A reader asked us recently what’s going on with 2999 Harrison Street, a fire-damaged building where she reported squatters may have been living. That’s a concern because squatters have been known to cause repeat fires in burned out buildings, as they allegedly did at 22nd Street. I’m happy to report that building permits appear to have been filed for repairs on Harrison Street and these could add one dwelling unit to the existing one on site.Meanwhile, depending on how Planning responds, a crackdown may be coming to 2150 Folsom Street. Artists evicted from that space have recently been expressing concern that their former spaces would be taken over by the offices of an online clothing retailer, Everlane (the company denies having plans to do so). Now, someone has filed a complaint with the Planning Department alleging that the commercial spaces previously occupied by Workspace Limited are being converted into an unauthorized office space. The complaint is under review. Tags: development • Developments in Development Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0%
LANCE Hohaia is confident Saints can return to Leeds and repeat the success of earlier in the season.He says recent form has shown they are at the top of their game and confident.“If you ask most people involved with the team they would say it has been a rocky season,” the 30-year-old said. “But now we are in week two of the playoffs and could progress closer to the Grand Final. It is a good position for us to be in.“We played well against Hull KR and we owed them a performance really. They beat us in the Cup and at home but we have come a long way since then. That game gives us a lot of confidence heading into this week. That is a good thing as is momentum too.”One of the reasons for Saints recent successes has been settled combinations.Hohaia’s partnership with Jon Wilkin is working well and it complements the work of Jonny Lomax and James Roby too.“The combinations are pretty good at the moment,” Hohaia added. “It’s working with Jon in the halves and Jonny Lomax is dangerous at the back.“It’s important to have Roby back too. He is a great rugby player; one of a kind really in what he can do. He is classy and has that calm steadiness that all top players have.“He has definitely developed since I have been here too. He has developed a kicking game and his decision making is class. He has shown how important he is to the team. He is deceptive and if you take your eye off him he will make you pay.”Leeds come into Friday’s match on the back of a 40-20 loss at Warrington but Lance reckons they won’t want to give up their title without a fight.“Warrington performed as well as they have all year and were relentless. Leeds will be hurting from that. They will be in front of their home fans, with their big name players and will come out with confidence.“They will play well and we have to do the same too. We need to perform because we have a chance of making the semi-finals and going further. There is good confidence here and I’m sure that will transpire to the field too. We have a full squad to choose from and our best players on the field. We are confident we can do well but it will be a big challenge for us.“We need to start well. That was the disappointment of the Warrington game; we cannot afford to have those lapses. We need to thrive on the atmosphere and enjoy the game too. We don’t get to play in games like this too often so have to leave the field feeling satisfied.”Tickets for tonight’s match will be available from Headingley right up until kick off. Western terrace prices are £20 (adults), £13 (concessions, students, under 21s) and £5 (juniors).
SAINTS ran in nine tries as they swamped Bradford 50-0 on Sunday.Led superbly by Luke Walsh and Lance Hohaia they overwhelmed the Bulls to pull within a point of Leeds at the top of the Super League table.They coasted to a 22-0 first half lead with Walsh imperious.He scored one and made three others, as his side overran the Bulls’ charge.Jon Wilkin bagged two whilst Jonny Lomax took advantage of Tommy Makinson’s great offload.The second half was a little tighter but well-worked tries from Makinson and Adam Swift within the first ten minutes underlined their superiority.Three more tries coming in the last quarter to finish off a complete performance.Saints named a familiar looking line up with Anthony Walker coming in at prop and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook moving to loose forward.Paul Wellens returned on the bench and there was a spot for Luke Thompson too.The Bulls made a couple of changes – Lee Gaskell partnering Danny Addy in the halves – and ex-Saint Jamie Foster was on the wing.Saints kicked off but two early penalties for offside gave Bradford a big opportunity.The visitors hung on but it was the Bulls that were making all the headway in the opening stages.Saints did test the Bulls’ line when James Roby chipped to Tommy Makinson in the 9th minute but seconds later Bradford broke and Foster just couldn’t collect a kick – the ball going over the touchline.From that scrum Saints scored. They moved it on the blindside and Matty Dawson went 70 metres only to be hauled down.The visitors had numbers on the left though and Jon Wilkin used all his strength to go over.Walsh with the extras.Saints had settled into their defensive structure very well denying Bradford any opportunity to take advantage of their slick play.And they were starting to poke through in attack as well threatening the line each time.Roby’s chip forced a drop out on 22 minutes – after Mose Masoe had been held up over the line – and then Greenwood went to within inches.You always felt a Saints try was coming though and when it did, it was superb.Lance Hohaia went to the line, stepped and ghosted through. Support wasn’t forthcoming but when the stand-off was tackled he offloaded to the sprinting Luke Walsh who went in under the sticks.Saints next score came courtesy of a Walsh chip to the corner which was taken in the air by Makinson and offloaded to Jonny Lomax.Adam O’Brien was denied by a last-ditch tackle on the line with four minutes to go and then Jonny Lomax took a high ball in ‘sand corner’ to quell an attack.But Saints were dominate and it showed when Walsh masterminded another try. His pass catching Wilkin on a simple line for his brace.In the second half Saints won an early repeat set and good hands saw Tommy Makinson cruise over.Saints then picked off a Bradford attack and Hohaia drew the defence for Adam Swift’s ninth of the season.Bradford had a chance on 60 minutes when they forced two repeat sets but inexplicably knocked on from the drop out.And Saints make them pay – Sia Soliola crossing for his side’s seventh of the afternoon.There was time for Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and James to get on the scoresheet in the final stages.Game as it happened here.Match Summary:Bulls: Tries: Goals: Saints: Tries: Wilkin (2), Walsh, Lomax, Makinson, Swift, Soliola, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, RobyGoals: Walsh (7 from 9)Penalties: Bulls: 6Saints: 5HT: 22-0FT: 50-0REF: Matthew ThomasonATT: 6311Teams:Bulls: 2. Elliot Kear; 22. Sam Wood, 21. Adam Henry, 34. Joe Arundel, 5. Jamie Foster; 16. Danny Addy, 17. Lee Gaskell; 35. Antonio Kaufusi, 9. Matt Diskin, 15. Adam Sidlow, 11. Tom Olbison, 3. Adrian Purtell, 33. Jay Pitts.Subs: 13. Chev Walker, 19. Adam O’Brien, 20. Luke George, 24. Alex Mellor.Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax; 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Josh Jones, 26. Matty Dawson, 5. Adam Swift; 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh; 25. Anthony Walker, 9. James Roby, 18. Alex Walmsley, 12. Jon Wilkin, 23. Joe Greenwood, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook.Subs: 8. Mose Masoe, 11. Sia Soliola,17. Paul Wellens, 28. Luke Thompson.
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Pender County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a registered sex offender who they say violated his residency requirements.Deputies say Nicholas William Barnhill, 31, is a registered sex offender who is in violation of residency requirements per his sex offender status. According to Captain James Rowell, his whereabouts are currently unknown since he left his Burgaw home sometime in October 2017. A felony warrant for his arrest is on file.- Advertisement – Rowell says “sex offenders are required to notify the sheriff within three days if they move within their registered county. If they move outside of their registered county, the requirement is that they report to the sheriff of the county they have moved to within 10 days. Barnhill did not report his move resulting in the violation that we are seeking him on.”Contact the Pender County Sheriff’s Office at 910-259-1212 or your local law enforcement if you know any information.Editor’s Note: Pender County Sheriff Office originally said Barnhill left his home in October 2016.
TABOR CITY, NC (WWAY) — A criminal investigation is underway after an inmate was attacked early Wednesday morning at Tabor Correctional Institution.Sonja Bennett-Bellamy with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety said the assault happened around 7:00 a.m. in a housing unit at the facility.- Advertisement – EMS took the inmate to a local hospital where he was treated and released about 3 1/2 hours later.Bennett-Bellamy said five inmates were placed in restricted housing as suspects. Local law enforcement responded. They are talking with the district attorney about possible charges.It’s suspected the five inmates attacked the other with some type of homemade weapon and also placed a padlock inside a sock to use as a weapon.Related Article: Felicity Huffman to plead guilty in admissions scam May 13Immediately after the assault there was a brief lockdown of that housing unit.Bennett-Bellamy said they do not have names right now of the suspects or the inmate who was beaten.Another assault also took place this morning at Columbus Correctional Institution.It happened just before 9:00 a.m.The inmate does not know who attacked him and can not identify the attacker, Bennett-Bellamy said.He was taken to Columbus Regional. He was treated and released.They did not recover a weapon.Law enforcement is investigation.No word on the extent of injuries in either case.Last Friday, a man serving a life sentence for a 2002 murder was stabbed several times at Columbus Correctional Institution.
Holly Shelter Game Land fire (Surf City Fire Dept.) 1 of 8 Holly Shelter Game Land fire PHOTO: Hannah Smit PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A Sunday afternoon wild-fire had many eyes to the skies in Pender County. Forest service officials tell us it was out by 6:30 P.M.The N.C. Forest Service is investigating a brush fire that they say torched roughly a dozen acres of the Holly Shelter Game Land. Officials do not know yet if other private lands were charred from the fire as well.- Advertisement – Inside the Game Land PHOTO: Hannah Smit WWAY viewers from as far as Topsail Beach could see the smoke from the fire. Forest Serviceofficials say it all took place around Pinnacle Parkway around 3:00 in the afternoon.They say at least seven trucks helped subdue the fire with aid coming from New Hanover County and local departments. The Forestry Service also used fire retardants and bucket dumps from helicopters as well as small engine air planes.Related Article: Surf City to break ground on new town hall in September“On a different day with different weather, this could have been a very different event,” said Chris Meggs with the Forest Service.Meggs tells us the fire endangered at least a dozen buildings, but no injuries came as a result of the fire. At this time, the Service says no homes were damaged either. Aerial attacks on Game Land fire PHOTO: Hannah Smit View of fire from Topsail Beach PHOTO: Bonnie Jenkins Moore Game Land fire PHOTO: Hannah Smit Holly Shelter Game Land fire (Surf City Fire Dept.) Aerial resource for Holly Shelter Game Land fire (Surf City Fire Dept.)
The $15.8-million contract awarded to Sloan Construction of Duncan, SC earlier this year calls for the replacement of 28 spans of the bridge, a new roadway surface, and an upgrade to the existing barrier rail. There will also be improvements on a short stretch of N.C. 133 by the bridge, as well as 5.2 miles of East Oak Island Drive.According to a news release, although the contract was awarded more than four months ago, the start of work was held off until now to accommodate the summer tourism season, as well as last weekend’s U.S. Open King Mackerel Fishing Tournament.NCDOT says the renovated bridge is scheduled to open to traffic by April 15, 2019, although the contractor can earn an incentive bonus for every day before that date that it opens.Related Article: NCDOT project may be consequential for DublinerN.C. 133 will be closed at the base of the bridge on both the north and south sides, with access remaining open to all homes and businesses along the highway.A signed detour will send traffic to the N.C. 906 (EF Middleton Boulevard) bridge to get on and off the island. Lane closures are possible at other times during the project, although no closures are allowed between 6 and 9 a.m. and 4 and 7 p.m. on Monday thru Thursday or between 6 a.m. on Friday and 7 p.m. on Sunday. G.V. Barbee Bridge (Photo: Town of Oak Island) OAK ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — The G.V. Barbee Bridge on N.C. 133 over the Intracoastal Waterway will be closing for six months, starting at 7 a.m. Monday.NCDOT says the closure is needed to allow a contractor to safely do extensive preservation work and repairs to the bridge.- Advertisement –
Crews will do rehabilitation work designed to extend the life of the bridge.Traffic will be detoured to the Isabel Holmes Bridge. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A heavily traveled bridge will soon be closing for a couple of weekends.Cape Fear Memorial Bridge will be closed to all traffic for two of the next three weekends. The bridge will be closed 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday and those same hours the weekend of November 9-12.- Advertisement –
“I did my research on it. I thought you know what, this sounds like a great career field,” Josh said. It encompasses all the aspects I look for in a job. It’s physical, it’s mentally stimulating, and it benefits the community.”After realizing the program would be a good fit for his two brothers, he told them about it.“You know I’d always liked playing with electricity, wiring up car radios, speakers and everything, so I looked into it a little more and it pretty much caught my interest right off the bat” said Dakota.Related Article: Affordable housing project complete for disabled homelessThe journey to a certification got off to a rough start. As soon as the program began, it briefly stopped due to Hurricane Florence.“We could have been helping out our community come back together and be whole again,” Logan said. “It was frustrating that we were essentially useless but we knew that we were going into that industry.”CFCC says because of natural disasters such as Florence and the increase in technological developments, the need in this industry is high. That’s why the day didn’t end with just the graduation.Following the ceremony, seven companies, including Duke Energy, were there looking to hire.“Hopefully we can walk out of here with either a job or knowing that companies have interest in us,” Logan said.CFCC says the program has nearly tripled in size since its start this summer.The Luce brothers are part of the second class to go through the program, which had a total of 40 graduates.The next graduating class is already full with 45 students enrolled, 2 of which are women. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It was a special day for three Wilmington brothers as they all graduated from Cape Fear Community College’s new power line technician program.Logan, Joshua, and Dakota Luce grew up in rural California spending their days learning trade skills from their dad and grandpa. Now, the trio hopes to turn their childhood past times into a rewarding career. Josh Luce, the oldest brother, originally found the program.- Advertisement –
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Advertisement Kenya’s largest telecommunications provider Safaricom is to invest Sh30 billion to upgrade its infrastructure and offer subscribers better quality of data and voice services.This was revealed through Business Daily saying the money will be spent in the next six months and will involve expansion and upgrade of its transmission stations around the country.The upgrade will see 2G base stations converted to 3G, which offers faster Internet access, with the exercise expected to reduce the number of dropped calls in the network.“Over the last year we have seen a lot of growth in data and voice traffic, which necessitates us to better our infrastructure,” Bob Collymore, Safaricom’s CEO, said in an interview. – Advertisement – At the moment, Safaricom has 3,140 2G base stations and another 1,847 running on 3G or third generation mobile telecommunication technology.The 2G network coverage covers 90 per cent of the population while the 3G network stands at a smaller ratio of 58 per cent.Mr Collymore said the fresh capital expenditure will focus on improving capacity, especially in congested urban areas.He said the firm will also put up base stations in the remaining nine per cent of the country where it doesn’t have coverage, aiming at connecting Kenya fully.In such places, the company will setup 2G networks that focus on voice and basic data services like SMS.The 3G networks will also be improved in cities and other urban areas where consumption of data services is highest.Source: CIO
[dropcap]P[/dropcap]leasing result yesterday with the win for Aston Villa.Liverpool are a short price to beat Blackburn in the 4pm kick off today and consolidate their position as favourites to lift the title.Possibly unfortunately for Blackburn, they are facing a Liverpool side this afternoon who are on a good run of form – especially at home where they have won their last five games.This is the 10th time these two sides have been drawn together in the FA Cup, with Liverpool holding a 5 v 4 advantage.The hosts could well be boosted by the return of captain Steven Gerrard after a hamstring injury which has ruled him out of the last six matches. Blackburn will be without striker Josh King who scored a hat-trick in their fifth round game against Stoke.Blackburn manager Gary Bowyer is not under-estimating the task ahead. He said: ” He said: “It’s David versus Goliath. Nobody’s giving us a chance outside of our dressing room. I think they’re the most impressive team in the Premier League at the moment and the football that they’re playing is fantastic. Obviously full credit to the manager for the way he changed his formation. We’ve studied the videos, we’ve come up with a game plan, and we’ve worked with the players on it. We’ll go and take the challenge to Liverpool.”Liverpool v Blackburn RoversFA Cup Quarter Final4pm LIVE ON BT SPORTHEAD TO HEAD(Maximum 10 matches)Apr 2012 Premier Blackburn 2-3 LiverpoolDec 2011 Premier Liverpool 1-1 BlackburnJan 2011 Premier Blackburn 3-1 LiverpoolOct 2010 Premier Liverpool 2-1 BlackburnFeb 2010 Premier Liverpool 2-1 BlackburnDec 2009 Premier Blackburn 0-0 LiverpoolApr 2009 Premier Liverpool 4-0 BlackburnDec 2008 Premier Blackburn 1-3 LiverpoolApr 2008 Premier Liverpool 3-1 BlackburnNov 2007 Premier Blackburn 0-0 LiverpoolHopefully Liverpool / Liverpool at HT/FT will reward us at around 4/5 with Star Sports as we head into Cheltenham week.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK LIVERPOOL / LIVERPOOL in the HT/FT market for 8 points at around 4/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 106.72 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321
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AddThis ShareDavid Ruth713email@example.comKiplinger ranks Rice high for quality academics and low student debtFor the fourth year in a row, Rice University is ranked No. 4 on the list of best values in private universities and colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine.The rankings for 2011-12, released today, measure academic quality and affordability. In addition, Kiplinger adjusted its criteria this year to better reflect other issues affecting families. The rankings now give more weight to the four-year graduation rate — a measure of the college’s ability to deliver academic support and keep down the total cost to families — and to colleges that keep student debt down. While the criteria have shifted, the overall focus on value remains the same.Princeton, Yale and Cal Tech were the top three schools on the list, and Harvard rounded out the top five.According to Kiplinger’s, “Rice and the other schools included in the 2011-2012 lists represent the colleges that are providing high-quality academics, in addition to great cost value even during these tough economic times. These private colleges exemplify the traits parents and students want when looking into higher education options: small class sizes, many financial aid options, high four-year graduation rate and low debt for students after graduation.”Consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 research universities by U.S. News and World Report, Rice admits students regardless of their ability to pay and provides financial aid packages that meet 100 percent of their demonstrated need. At Rice, freshmen who qualify for need-based aid and whose family annual income is $80,000 or less are not required to take out loans to pay for their education. And Rice has a $10,000 limit on loans in financial aid packages for other need-eligible incoming freshmen for their four undergraduate years.With 3,708 undergraduates and 2,374 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is less than 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason Rice has been ranked No. 1 for best quality of life for three straight years by the Princeton Review.For more information on “What they’re saying about Rice,” go to www.rice.edu/nationalmedia/Rice.pdfThe annual private-school report appears in Kiplinger’s December issue.-30-Related links:Rice University 2011 Kiplinger rankings: www.kiplinger.com/links/college
ShareDavid Ruth713firstname.lastname@example.org Jeff Falk713email@example.comTexas coral reefs focus of national workshop at Rice’s Baker Institute Aug. 23 -24Scientists, policymakers and community leaders to discuss ‘Texas Coral Reefs: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow’ HOUSTON – (Aug. 16, 2012) – Scientists, policymakers and community leaders will gather for a workshop about Texas coral reefs to raise awareness of the reefs and banks along the Texas continental shelf at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy Thursday and Friday, Aug. 23-24. The Texas coral reefs are the northernmost reef system in the United States and a national marine sanctuary, home to hundreds of kinds of fish and other tropical sea life. The workshop will kick off at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23, with a public lecture by author and photographer Jesse Cancelmo on “Fifty Reasons to Love the Flower Garden Banks.”Who: Scientists, policymakers and community leaders. What: “Texas Coral Reefs: Today, Yesterday and Tomorrow.”When: Thursday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, 6100 Main St. Discussions will address the reefs’ condition today, in the past and over the next 50 years in the context of global warming, sea level rise, ocean acidification, overfishing, general pollution and other possible environmental issues.The workshop is sponsored by the Baker Institute Science and Technology Policy Program as well as Rice University’s Center for the Study of the Environment and Society and the Shell Center for Sustainability, in conjunction with the Harte Research Institute for Gulf of Mexico Studies at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.The event is free and open to the public. For the full conference agenda and speaker information and to register, visit http://bakerinstitute.org/events/texas-coral-reefs-today-yesterday-and-tomorrow. A webcast of the workshop will be available at http://bakerinstitute.org/webcasts.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6775.-30-Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University in Houston ranks among the top 20 university-affiliated think tanks globally and top 30 think tanks in the United States. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute sponsors more than 20 programs that conduct research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows and Rice University scholars. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. AddThis
ShareMEDIA ADVISORYDavid Ruthdavid@rice.edu713-348-6327Jeff Falkjfalk@rice.edu713-348-6775Former World Bank President Zoellick to discuss North American trade policy at Rice’s Baker Institute March 15HOUSTON – (March 5, 2018) – Former World Bank President Robert Zoellick will discuss North American trade policy in a global and historical context at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy March 15. He will examine both the economic potential and challenges of the U.S.-Mexico relationship.Hosted by the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center as part of its McLarty Lecture Series, the event is free and open to the public but registration is required. This event is also part of a 25th anniversary commemorative series featuring the centers and research of the Baker Institute.Who: Robert Zoellick, former president of the World Bank (2007-12), former U.S. deputy secretary of state (2005-06) and former U.S. trade representative (2001-05). Thomas F. McLarty III, for whom the lecture series is named, will introduce Zoellick and moderate the conversation.What: An event titled “McLarty Lecture Series: A Conversation With The Honorable Robert Zoellick.”When: Thursday, March 15, 6:30-8 p.m. A reception will be held at 6.Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.The Mexico Center’s McLarty Lecture Series features scholars and leaders with insight into the challenging policy issues affecting U.S.-Mexico relations, such as trade, energy, infrastructure, immigration, security and public safety, and the rule of law. The series is named for McLarty to honor his distinguished record of business leadership and public service.The public must RSVP for the event at www.bakerinstitute.org/events/1926.Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at email@example.com or 713-348-6775.For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.-30-Follow the Baker Institute via Twitter @BakerInstitute.Follow the Baker Institute’s Mexico Center via Twitter @BakerMexicoCtr.Follow Rice News and Media Relations via Twitter @RiceUNews.Founded in 1993, Rice University’s Baker Institute ranks among the top three university-affiliated think tanks in the world. As a premier nonpartisan think tank, the institute conducts research on domestic and foreign policy issues with the goal of bridging the gap between the theory and practice of public policy. The institute’s strong track record of achievement reflects the work of its endowed fellows, Rice University faculty scholars and staff, coupled with its outreach to the Rice student body through fellow-taught classes — including a public policy course — and student leadership and internship programs. Learn more about the institute at www.bakerinstitute.org or on the institute’s blog, http://blogs.chron.com/bakerblog. FacebookTwitterPrintEmailAddThis
regions: Boston Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.MIT Students Heading to Rome for First Ever Vatican Hackathon – MIT NewsroomThe first of its kind VHacks will take place in Vatican City from March 8-11, bringing in 120 students from various universities around the world to the city-state of the Roman Catholic Church.“This is not just for the church,” said Sophie Liao, MIT Sloan MBA ’18, in an interview with Meredith Somers from the MIT Newsroom. “This is more about breaking boundaries. Everyone is a migrant, everyone should be involved in this discussion no matter what country they come from.”“While this is the first event of its kind at Vatican City, using technology to address more than just science isn’t a new thing for the sovereign state’s most famous resident. In a TED Talk last year, Pope Francis suggested how ‘wonderful it would be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion.’” Pope Francis made a surprise Ted Talk in 2017, discussing the importance of humility / Photo via Ryan Lash, TEDYou can read more about the upcoming VHacks event in Vatican City here.Sawyer Introduces New Master’s in Marketing – Sawyer Business SchoolThe Sawyer Business School at Suffolk University has announced its new Master of Science in Marketing degree, which prepares students to “approach complex marketing problems, analyze information, and develop high-quality strategic and tactical solutions.”“Most master’s-level programs in marketing give the qualitative tools pretty short shrift,” says Professor Elizabeth Wilson, chair of the Department of Marketing. “But knowing how to do that kind of research and understanding the whole spectrum of social science research methods is something every employer will value.”Product management is one of the three concentrations offered in the new Master’s of Marketing program at Suffolk / Photo via nbbjThree concentrations will be offered as part of the new Master’s program, including: product management, global marketing, and market research and customer insights.“’I’m excited to see the new MS in Marketing program. The marketing landscape is constantly evolving, and the way brands need to talk to their customers is evolving as well,’ says Victor Davidson, MBA ’12, senior vice president of analytics at SavingStar. ‘The new degree program will empower students to stay on the forefront of these changes and position themselves as top marketers.’”You can read more about the MSM here.How News Coverage is Impacting ExxonMobil’s Social Responsibility – Simmons School of ManagementSimmons School of Management professor Edward Vieira recently co-authored a study that analyzed ExxonMobil’s corporate social responsibility messages over a 12-year period, from 2002-03, to “determine if there was a relationship between news coverage and subsequent CSR efforts.”“Corporations that don’t live up to stakeholder expectations may experience a decrease in credibility, reputation, and legitimacy. It’s beneficial for an organization to consistently communicate its CSR actions as well as address culturally relevant events. Therefore, it’s logical that as the world’s fourth largest oil producer, ExxonMobil’s CEO’s letters delivered CSR messages that focused on major external events.”Read more about Professor Vieira’s research here. RelatedSchool v. School: Harvard Business School or MIT Sloan?When selecting an MBA program, it can be difficult to cut through the fog to make the best long-term decision. For elite schools, the veil of prestige casts a long shadow. For lesser-known schools, it’s often a question of how much bang you’re getting for your buck. Allow our School…February 21, 2018In “Boston”2018 Trends: How Much Can You Get Out of a Boston MBA?Boston, the largest city in New England, is often considered the academic, economic, and cultural center of the Northeastern United States. Beantown is also considered one of top college towns in the country thanks to its numerous esteem colleges and universities. Lots of that talent sticks too: Forbes ranks the…January 18, 2018In “Boston”Sawyer Announces High School Summer Program, US News Rankings and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. New Summer Program for High School Juniors and Seniors – Sawyer Business Blog The Suffolk University Sawyer Business School recently announced the launch of its Stepping Stone program, which gives 11th and 12th-graders the opportunity…April 3, 2018In “Boston” About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer MIT Students Heading to the Vatican, and More – Boston News Last Updated Mar 6, 2018 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail