TCU dean of admission promotes diversity, equity and inclusion

first_imgHoroscope: November 13, 2019 Mariana Rivas Mariana Rivas ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution printTCU dean of admission Heath Einstein. Photo by Cristian ArguetaSotoWhen Heath Einstein was interviewed for his current position, he was asked what he would want TCU to do to diversify the campus, Associate Provost Mike Scott recalls. His response: they could start by hiring a Jew as dean of admission.Einstein’s own lived experience perfectly aligned with TCU’s search for diversity, equity and inclusion in Vision in Action: Lead On.He is a “champion for social justice,” said Scott. “That is so apparent.”Einstein now uses his sense for inclusion to guide his decision-making as dean.“Perhaps even my biggest goal is to help the university achieve its mission to create a space that is as inclusive as possible to as many people as possible,” Einstein said. “I don’t ever want someone to come here for a visit, much less enroll here, and feel like the experience is meant for somebody else.”His involvement in the organization, Admissions Community Cultivating Equity and Peace Today (ACCEPT), has helped Einstein better understand the experiences of marginalized students who navigate the college process.“It’s an online group trying to build a community of adults who are going to be prepared to help these students through difficult times, whether it’s a result of systemic racism that they may encounter or a particular instance of individual or overt racism,” he said.It was through this involvement that he got a “Black Lives Matter” bracelet, which is often seen on his wrist.From a young age, Einstein never strayed from people of diverse backgrounds. At his high school in Orange County, California, he wasn’t the type to stick with a single crowd.“A lot of high school students I come in contact with sort of struggle with that,” Einstein said. “They feel pigeon-holed or that they’re sort of typecast. But I always felt like I didn’t really have a label. I was just sort of friends with the people I liked.”His ambitious pursuit of new experiences pushed him to go far for college: The George Washington University in D.C., where he studied political science.It was after graduating that he stumbled into a job as an entry-level admissions counselor at his alma mater.“My thought, like many people who start in our line of work, was ‘I’ll do this for a couple years and then see where it takes me and probably will use it as a stepping stone for something else,’” Einstein said. “But I just stayed.”Commitment to CommunityPart of the appeal was that Einstein could talk to high school students and college students regularly.“I just get a kick out of having a conversation with a 17-year-old about what their life dreams are,” Einstein said.Einstein wanted to help even more teenagers on the other side after almost three years at GW admissions.It was among the 200 college visits he did as a high school college counselor that he first saw TCU.“It was clear that this place was different,” he said. “I remember driving into the campus and seeing purple street signs and seeing students walk around who looked really happy.”When he decided to go back into admissions almost eight years later, TCU became his new home.“There’s a level of commitment to community here that is different,” he said. “Now not everyone feels it, and I recognize that. But I felt it when I got here, and I haven’t been let down at any point since.”Einstein being able to maintain relationships with TCU students is one of his favorite parts of the job.After she wanted to get involved with admissions as a campus tour guide, senior Lexee Leach set up her first meeting with Einstein, but it turned into many more.“He took the time to meet with me several times, check in on my academic progress and make sure I was happy,” said Leach. + posts TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Mariana Rivas Venezuelan migrant families manage struggles for citizenship in Colombia Mariana Rivas Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Twitter Linkedin Twitter Facebook Mariana Rivas is a junior journalism major at TCU. A native of Caracas, Venezuela, she grew up in Houston, Texas. You can usually find her drinking coffee, hanging out with friends or writing about anything she is passionate about! Einstein gave Leach a gold horned frog pin that she said she now wears to every campus tour and event.Leach credits Einstein to having made a positive impact on her TCU career, saying she’s never met a person that cares more about the people on campus.“He has impacted my experience by being an incredible mentor to me when that is definitely not his job,” she said.Heath Einstein’s office features purple in every corner. Photo by Mariana RivasHe keeps some of his favorite TCU mementos close by. Photo by Mariana RivasHardest Job on CampusHis day job entails running the admissions staff, making important decisions about the future student body and meeting with other administration.“Everyday is a little different,” Einstein said. But there still is a rhythm to a year in admissions.编辑触摸共享全屏制作你自己的了解更多此交互式图像使用ThingLink创建。在thinglink.com上查看此图像。接触图片分享图像…全屏”“He has probably the most difficult job on the campus,” said Scott. “The entire operational ability of the university hinges upon us bringing in a certain number of students every year.”But Scott recognizes that it isn’t just about tuition dollars. The university wants students with high academic profiles, active involvement and diverse experiences.Einstein said he feels fortunate that they don’t consider a family’s ability to pay when making an admissions decision.“While I know at a very high level we need to make the numbers work in terms of dollars and cents, what we’re looking for is students who bring diverse perspectives to campus.” Einstein said. “And we know that students who don’t have the same financial means that other students have have lived a different experience.”Bringing students from those different backgrounds will be more valuable for the students and the university as a whole, Einstein said.Director of freshman admission Mandy Castro said it’s not always easy to keep the end goal in perspective.“There are weeks we work long hours with not much reward, but when we see the future of TCU and the students on campus, it is all worth it,” she said.But Einstein said it’s almost impossible to measure the success of a class after the deposit deadline.“People will come up to me often as the admissions cycle is ending and say ‘Boy you guys did a great job. We had a great year,’ or ‘We missed the mark a little bit. Better luck next time,’” Einstein said. “I’m not going to know with any class of students we bring in how successful it is until four years later when we see those students graduate.”Einstein helps his team to stay on track despite the delayed gratification, Castro said.“He is committed to the University’s strategic goals and consistently presents the lenses of increased profile and inclusiveness in our efforts to bring in the class,” Castro said.The sticky notes surrounding his desk are a more accurate gauge of how Einstein measures his successes.“Sometimes they’ll be pieces of paper all over the place, and if I can just crumple them up and throw them away that’s like a big win for me,” he said.“Not about Heath Einstein at the end of the day”Einstein said his biggest win is raising his three children.“When I get home that’s my family time,” he said. “I’m not spending all day with my children so the time that I do have I really value.”A note from Einstein’s kids hangs in his office. Photo by Mariana RivasIt wasn’t always the case that Einstein learned to have the right balance.“It wasn’t really until I got into a position of leadership when I started preaching having work life balance that I looked inward and started to think about the imbalance in my life,” he said. “I’ve learned to just stop.”But during the work day, Einstein said he wants to leave TCU a better place than he found it. Horoscope: November 14, 2019 Previous articleMen’s tennis sweeps opening two rounds of NCAA tournamentNext articleDiversity, equity and inclusion not taking a break Mariana Rivas RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Facebook Mariana Rivas Horoscope: November 15, 2019last_img read more

Bill Clinton arrives in Pyongyang to seek release of US journalists

first_img Organisation As doubt persists on North Korea’s “zero” coronavirus cases, RSF urges for transparency Journalists face archaic sanction of capital punishment in some parts of the world November 18, 2019 Find out more Receive email alerts “Without independent journalism, this would be the news” – RSF’s new ad July 6, 2020 Find out more Help by sharing this information Follow the news on North Korea News RSF_en center_img North KoreaAsia – Pacific to go further Campaigns August 4, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Bill Clinton arrives in Pyongyang to seek release of US journalists Reporters Without Borders reiterates its support for detained American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee following former US President Bill Clinton’s arrival this morning in Pyongyang with the aim of negotiating their release.“We hope that the talks between Bill Clinton and the North Korean authorities will lead quickly to the release of Ling and Lee, whose state of health has deteriorated in a disturbing manner,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The US request for an amnesty for the two journalists must be granted as a matter of urgency so that they can receive treatment without delay.”Little information is so far available about Clinton’s visit but the North Korean news agency KCNA reported that he was received by Supreme People’s Assembly vice-president Yang Hyong Sop and deputy foreign minister Kim Kye Gwan.Ling and Lee, who work for California-based Current TV, were arrested on the border between North Korea and China on 17 March, while preparing a report on the trafficking of North Korean women across the border. A Pyongyang court sentenced them on 8 June to 12 years in a labour camp.The US government stopped pressing for their release on humanitarian grounds last month and instead asked North Korea to grant them an amnesty. Reporters Without Borders also called for an amnesty in the course of a rally in support of Ling and Lee in Paris on 9 July. At the same time, it stressed that journalists have a fundamental right to do reporting in the field. North KoreaAsia – Pacific News News April 1, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Fill Your Parks Rx in Washington County, MD!

first_imgFor more information, visit our website:  Time alone spent in nature can be very therapeutic, but it can also encourage social interactions and integrations. Positive experiences in nature can lead to a lifelong commitment and dedication to caring for and conserving natural resources, creating stewards for our public lands. So grab some friends, your family or your best adventure sidekick and fill your park prescription in Washington County, MD. Your mind and body will thank you for the nature therapy! Some of our suggestions: If you find yourself craving time in nature, Washington County is the perfect destination for you! With 5 National Parks and 8 State Parks, there’s an abundance of hiking and biking trails throughout the county where you’ll find vast opportunities to view beautiful landscapes, see abundant flora and fauna, and enjoy the peaceful outdoors. Anyone, at any age, can reap the benefits of connecting to nature and you don’t have to climb a mountain to do so.  Geocaching – Some call it a sport, some say it’s a treasure hunt. We think of it as a real-time adventure! Our counties three official Geo-Trails will challenge and engage you in your pursuit to locate over 50 caches.  The beauty of our area coupled with our history, arts, and culture will surprise and enlighten you as search. Geo-Trail caches can be found at our national, state, county and town parks, as well as at museums, wineries, historical sites and places of natural beauty.  Cachers have come from all over the USA to take on our trails. Horseback Riding – Guided Western Pleasure Horseback Riding is available through Elk Mountain Trails, where you can ride the trails near historic along the Potomac River/C&O Canal in Maryland’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Horses available for all levels of rider, including beginners. Enjoy the peace, beauty and relaxation known as the experience of time spent in the wilderness with a horse. Reservations recommended. Kayaking/Canoeing/Rafting– River & Trail Outfitters offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking and canoeing tours in Knoxville, MD, right next door to Harpers Ferry, WV. For those on the adventurous side, they have a 840 foot zip line. For those looking to explore the C&O Canal and other scenic trails in the area, biking and hiking are also available. Offering themed paddling tours, featuring wine & beer tastings, environmental educational trips for schools and youth groups, as well as unique team building experiences on land and water. Our paddling shop offers new and used canoes and kayaks from 5 manufacturers, as well as a variety of paddling gear and accessories. Bird Watching – Bird is the Word! Birdwatching has long been a favorite activity in Washington County. Professional ornithologists, photographers, birdwatching enthusiasts and nature lovers come from across the USA to soak up the scenery and snap the common and elusive bird pics, do scientific research, and simply enjoy. Scientific evidence indicates that exposure to natural environments is associated with better health and well-being. Experiencing the awe and wonder of the natural world positively affects mental health as well as chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. Doctors have recognized that being active outdoors is even more beneficial than being active indoors and many are prescribing park prescriptions for their patients.  last_img read more

World Cup Preview: United States

first_imgBy Dialogo May 25, 2010 *UNITED STATES* *Nickname*: The Yanks *World Cups*: 9 (1930, 1934, 1950, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010) *Championships*: 0 *Runner-up*: 0 *Third*: 1 (1930) *How it qualified*: The United States won the CONCACAF region by going 6-2-2 to finish with 20 points, one ahead of Mexico and four ahead of Honduras. The Americans scored a group-high 19 goals to earn their sixth straight berth in the World Cup. *Coach*: Bob Bradley *Projected starting lineup*: *Goalie*: Tim Howard *Defense*: Jonathan Spector; Oguchi Onyewu; Jay Demerit; Carlos Bocanegra *Midfield*: Ricardo Clark; Landon Donovan; Michael Bradley; DaMarcus Beasley *Forward*: Clint Dempsey; Jozy Altidore *Pool Play*: The United States, which is ranked 14th in the world by FIFA, is in Group C with eighth-ranked England, 31st-ranked Algeria and 23rd-ranked Slovenia. *Schedule*: June 12 vs. England at Rustenburg’s Royal Bafokeng; June 18 vs. Slovenia at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park; June 23 vs. Algeria at Tshwane/Pretoria’s Loftus Versfeld. *Did you know?* The United State’s chances could hinge on the play of Onyewu, who ruptured his patellar tendon during a World Cup qualifying game against Costa Rica on Oct. 14, 2009, and it is unclear whether he will be healthy enough to stop the world’s best strikers. Donovan, who is playing in his third World Cup, is the national team’s all-time leader in goals (42) and his 121 games rank fourth behind Cobi Jones (164), Jeff Agoos (134) and Marcelo Balboa (128). Dempsey and Beasley have each scored 17 goals with the national team, tied with Ernie Stewart (1990-2004) for sixth-most in team history. Beasley has played in 90 games for The Yanks since debuting in 2001, with Dempsey playing in 60 games since 2004. It’s been eight years since an American other than Dempsey has scored in a World Cup game, as he scored both U.S. goals – against Italy and Ghana – in 2006. Don’t overlook the Americans. When they play well, they can play with anybody – just ask Spain and Brazil. The United States’ 2-0 victory over the top-ranked Spaniards in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup ended their 35-game unbeaten streak. In the final, the United States jumped out to a 2-0 lead against the Brazilians before falling, 3-2. And where did both of those games take place? South Africa, of course….last_img read more

EHHA: Two Croatian holiday homes the best in Europe

first_imgCroatian holiday homes won in two categories in the selection Best European Holiday Home (BEHH), organized by the European Holiday Home Association for the fifth year in a row.  At the award ceremony held yesterday in Barcelona, ​​the title of the best family holiday home went to the Holiday House Gran Vista from Dragoslavec near Čakovec, while she won the title of the best house for a wellness vacation Villa Palmafrom Naplavac on the island of Korcula.  House for rest Gran Vista “I am glad that the tradition continues and that our beautiful facilities are once again recognized for the quality of content and decoration. With great pride I received awards and congratulations from all other representatives of national associations, which are proof that family tourism in the Republic of Croatia is developing in the right direction. These awards are a clear proof of investment in the quality of our hosts, which is precisely those who have significantly contributed to the creation of the Croatian brand as a country of beautiful holiday homes that provide a unique experience.”Said the president of the Family Tourism Association HGK Martina Nimac Kalcina, who took the awards on behalf of the winners from Croatia and congratulated the winners and all nominees on this great success, believing that it will encourage investment in the quality of other facilities in family accommodation. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce has been a member of the European Family Accommodation Organization since March 2017. In addition to active work within the organization, membership allows family accommodation owners in Croatia to apply for the best European holiday home. So this year in the category “Best Health & Wellness Holiday Home” out of eight finalists were as many as five from Croatia. It is part of the strategy advocated by the Family Tourism Association of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, raising the quality of family accommodation through its segmentation, branding and selection of the target market. Holiday homes are more than impressive, explore them: Gran Vista from Dragoslavec near Čakovec / Photo: Novasol Villa Palma from Naplavac on the island of Korcula This year, it was possible to compete in eight categories, and out of a total of 64 finalists from 17 countries, there were as many as 11 Croatian houses. A list of categories and finalists is available HERE.last_img read more

OLYMPIA COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETINGS : Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 6:00-8:00…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0News ReleaseCity of Olympia, WashingtonPO Box 1967, Olympia WA  98507-1967 ANNOUNCING . . .OLYMPIA COMMUNITY BUDGET MEETINGSThursday, June 9, 2011, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.Roosevelt Elementary School Music Room, 1417 San Francisco Ave NESaturday, June 25, 2011, from 9:00-11:00 a.m.The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St NWHosted by the Olympia City Council Finance CommitteeQuick, interactive sessions using pulse pad technology to learn about and register your priorities for the City’s budget and services. 50 touch pads available at each session.A top priority of the Olympia City Council this year is to reach out and listen to the community.  The City Council’s Finance Committee will use your input to help shape priorities for the City’s 2012 budget. Date of Release:        May 26, 2011Released by:             Jane Kirkemo, Administrative Services Director                             _____________________________________________________________________last_img read more