William R. Berkley Gives NYU Stern $50 Million for Undergraduate Scholarships

The Largest Scholarship Gift in NYU Stern’s History Will Eliminate Tuition Burden for Recipients From NYU News New York University’s Stern School of Business unveiled a landmark gift of $50 million, the largest scholarship gift in the School’s history, from the Berkley Family Foundation, established by alumnus William R. Berkley and his wife Marjorie. The gift will provide scholarships to students in Stern’s top-ranked Undergraduate College through a brand-new program to be called the Berkley Achievement Scholars Program. William R. Berkley is the current Chairman of NYU’s Board of Trustees,…

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How misinformation, medical mistrust fuel vaccine hesitancy

More than two dozen experts discussed how to combat misinformation about COVID-19 and the vaccines at a virtual conference held Aug. 26.SEP 2 2021 From Stanford University/Medicine News Center Speakers at a conference on the COVID-19 infodemic stressed that the medical community needs to partner with people such as religious leaders and community activists to combat misinformation about the disease and vaccines.Prictrider/Shutterstock.com Public trust in government agencies and health professionals; access to vaccines and treatments; and accurate, clear, nonjudgmental information about COVID-19 are key to counteracting misinformation about the disease. Those…

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DSU dedicates a Tuskegee Airmen memorial section on campus

From DSU News On Campus The pedestrian circle area between the William C. Jason Library and the Mishoe Science Center is slated to be converted into a place of education and celebration in honor of the legendary Tuskegee Airman. A Sept. 12 dedication ceremony to mark the plans to memorialize the Tuskegee Airman on that portion of the Delaware State University campus attracted about 70 people to that outdoor section of the campus. That including members of the John H. Porter First State Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen Inc. and many…

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Delaware State University rises to Top Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide

Delaware State University rises to Top Ten Historically Black Colleges and Universities nationwide University retains standing as #3 public HBCUAmong Top 1% in Social Mobility Dover, DE – /September 14, 2021/ — US News & World Report announced today that Delaware State University has risen to #10 nationally among all other Historically Black Colleges and Universities while retaining its ranking as the #3 public HBCU in America. The University returns to the Top Ten for the first time since 2014. The University achieved its most significant gains in social mobility, a…

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