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Students at Washington State University can now save up for school and have the institution match their savings.(Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto)
1. Students at Washington State University can now save up for school and have the institution match their savings. Under a new program at the university announced Oct. 23, more than 400 students can open a savings account with up to 400% interest. The program, which will be funded by a $1 million Assets for Independence grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, aims to raise student retention rates by providing low-income students with the financial assistance needed to stay in college. “We know through research and really kind of just common sense that finances are a barrier to student success for a great number of students,” says Todd Mordhorst, communications coordinator for the WSU office of the provost and executive vice president. “We’re hoping that this will help relieve that financial barrier for the 425 students that this will affect over the five years and possibly more.”
2. Yale University senior Emi Mahmoud fights battles with words. At the young age of 11, Mahmoud began accompanying her parents on speaking tours to educate others on the war in Sudan, writing about the genocide and how it was affecting her people. “That was the first time I used poetry for a purpose,” she says. On Oct. 10, 11 years later, Mahmoud used spoken word poetry for a purpose — and won the Individual World Poetry Slam Championship. After making her way through the first several rounds, Mahmoud had already used all her poems. The only solution? Write new ones. In the final round, Mahmoud performed Mama — a poem she composed on the spot — for the first time. But even though she had just written the poem, she didn’t feel nervous. “It was like an out-of-body experience,” she says. “I had several hundred people celebrating the women in my family with me, standing in solidarity and cheering for peace. That’s pretty amazing.” Read more…