NEW HAVEN: If Yale students find a reason to protest the 2017 Yale Class Day speaker they may have most of America and God himself, herself[?] to deal with.
Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and former general manager of the Red Sox, will be this year’s Class Day speaker on Sunday, May 21, during Commencement weekend.
A graduate of Yale College (Class of 1995), Epstein is a former sports reporter and sports editor at the Yale Daily News.
As General Manager of the Red Sox he helped deliver the World Series to Boston fans after a wait of 86 years – and he was only 30 at the time.
Apparently either success went to his head, or he was up for another challenge when he joined the Chicago Cubs as president of baseball operations. Cubs fans had loser bragging rights that even surpassed the Red Sox. They hadn’t won a world championship sinceRoosevelt was president, that’s Theodore Roosevelt.
WEST HAVEN: A state-of-the-art academic building at the University of New Haven, is set to open in 2019, and will be named after Samuel S. Bergami Jr. and Lois Bergami, longtime university benefactors.
The 40,000-square-foot facility will support a building housing a maker space, cutting-edge science classrooms, communications studios, advanced “smart” classrooms, an atrium/cafe, and multidisciplinary student and faculty collaboration space.
New Haven Public Schools kicked off the American College Application Campaign, a national effort to increase the numbers of first-generation and low-income students who want to pursue a college degree or any form of higher education.
The campaign aims to serve high school seniors who need assistance navigating the college admissions process and to make sure they apply to more than one post-secondary institution.
The campaign started on Oct. 19 and will continue until Dec. 15 with various events and workshops at New Haven High Schools.
As part of the program’s promotion, the District teamed up with New Haven Promise, which served the dual purpose of ensuring seniors made their individual “Student Success Plan” goals.
In 2015, the campaign resulted in about 2,600 college applications submitted across New Haven’s high schools. This year, all nine high schools in the New Haven area will be participating in the campaign to increase the number of student applications to colleges, universities and training programs.