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UChicago Empower, the First Test-Optional Admissions Process by a Leading College, Increases Access to Higher Education for First-Generation, Low-Income Students
The initiative includes expanded financial aid, new scholarships, and programs for under-represented communities
A strategic initiative to address key barriers encountered by underserved and under-represented students, the UChicago Empower Initiative has three areas of focus: (1) the use of technology for greater flexibility in the admissions process, including making submissions of standardized test scores optional; (2) increased financial support, on-campus programming, and online resources for first-generation, rural, and under-represented students, with full tuition aid for students whose families earn less than $125,000, and (3) new scholarships and access programs to recognize those who serve our country and local communities. Each aims to empower historically under-represented communities in the highly selective admissions process by increasing equity and access. "Today, many under-resourced and under-represented students, families and school advisers perceive top-ranked colleges as inaccessible if students do not have the means to help them stand out in the application process," said James G. Nondorf, vice president, dean of Admissions, University of Chicago. "The UChicago Empower Initiative levels the playing field, allowing first-generation and low-income students to use technology and other resources to present themselves as well as any other college applicant. We want students to understand the application does not define you – you define the application." Rollout of the UChicago Empower Initiative will begin with the Class of 2023. Specific offerings will include: Flexibility in the Application Process
- Self-submission of transcripts, to eliminate fees and simplify the application process.
- The ability to apply without submitting either SAT or ACT scores, and additional ways to exemplify strong academic work and demonstrate intellectual abilities.
- The ability to submit a two-minute video introduction, to embrace technology in communicating merit.
- Full tuition aid for students whose families earn less than $125,000, to build on the College's history of ensuring access to all.
- Scholarships of $20,000 over four years, and a guaranteed paid summer internship, for all first-generation College students.
- Expanded funding for veterans and the children of veterans, police officers and firefighters at state and local departments across the U.S., in addition to covering all education costs for eligible Yellow Ribbon participants (veterans and their eligible children).
- New mentoring technology for first-generation and low-income students, to expand the ways in which engaged alumni can offer mentorship and support.
- Partnership with the Posse Foundation's Veterans Program, to build an undergraduate veterans cohort.
- Allison Davis Jr. Education Summit and the UChicago Summer Scholars Program for African American students sponsored by UChicago's Women's Board.
- Partnerships and experiential learning opportunities that will be announced in 2019.
Bounce's "Saints & Sinners" Season Three Seen by 7.5 Million Viewers America loves Bounce's Saints & Sinners. The only original, scripted drama series on multicast television shined in its third season, reaching over 7.5 million total viewers. Viewership was up versus season two among Households and in the delivery of Persons 2+ and the primetime premieres of the new episodes delivered over half a million P2+for eight consecutive weeks. Saints & Sinners was the fourth most-watched program among all ad-supported cable in the delivery of African-Americans (25-54), Bounce's target-audience, Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m. during its run. One of the many season highlights occurred on May 6 when Saints & Sinners was the #1 most-watched program in all of television, beating CBS, FOX and NBC and all ad-supported cable and pay networks in the delivery of African Americans (P25-54) between 9:00-10:00 p.m. (ET). Saints & Sinners beat such shows as NCIS: Los Angeles on CBS, Family Guy on Fox, Fear The Walking Dead on AMC and Westworld on HBO that night. Consumers can catch up on all three seasons of Saints & Sinners anytime on Brown Sugar, Bounce's new subscription-video-on-demand service. Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all unedited and commercial-free and is accessible on Channels, Fire TV, Kindle, Apple TV, Roku, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets and web browsers via BrownSugar.com. Saints & Sinners centers around the pursuit of power, intertwined with greed, deception, corruption and murder - all set against the backdrop of a large southern church. The series stars Vanessa Bell Calloway, Clifton Powell, Christian Keyes, Keith Robinson, J.D. Williams, Jasmine Burke, Tray Chaney, Demetria McKinney, Afemo Omilami and Donna Biscoe. Saints & Sinners is produced in partnership with Swirl Film's Eric Tomosunas (Undershepherd, 35 and Ticking).Season Three of "Saints & Sinners" Viewed by Over 7.5 Million Viewers
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