Richard Barth ’89 named Commencement’s chief marshal


first_imgThe Harvard Alumni Association (HAA) announced that Richard Barth ’89, chief executive officer of the KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) Foundation, has been chosen to serve as Harvard University’s chief marshal at this year’s Commencement ceremonies.The chief marshal is selected each year from the ranks of the College’s 25th reunion class. Barth joins a roster of distinguished alumni dating back to the late 19th century. According to the 1892–93 Harvard Graduates’ Magazine, the installation of a chief marshal likely began in the 1880s, following Harvard’s 250th anniversary celebration. The position is a special honor granted to individuals who not only have achieved success in their careers but also have contributed to Harvard and society as a whole.On Commencement Day the honoree hosts the Chief Marshal’s Spread, a luncheon for dignitaries and guests. The marshal also selects “aids” to assist the HAA’s Happy Observance of Commencement Committee and leads the University-wide alumni procession into Harvard Yard for the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (the Afternoon Program).“Richard is a wonderful choice,” said HAA President Catherine A. Gellert ’93. “He has devoted his career to helping students succeed, despite great obstacles, and his selection signals his class’s admiration for all that he has achieved.”“I am humbled that my classmates have chosen me for this honor,” said Barth. “My experience as an undergrad at Harvard was transformative, and opened my eyes to what a college education can do — not only for me, but for others. Now, in my work with KIPP, I feel fortunate to be able to contribute toward helping students from our nation’s most underserved communities succeed in college and lead choice-filled lives.”The recognition from his College peers is a fitting tribute for Barth. An American history concentrator, he has championed education since his undergraduate years, when a history seminar led to what he described as a “deep, personal inquiry” into the history of race relations and, ultimately, the transformative role of education.In December 2005, he was named CEO of the KIPP Foundation, which oversees the national network of KIPP public charter schools. During Barth’s tenure, KIPP has expanded from 45 to 141 schools, serving more than 50,000 students across the country — 85 percent of whom are from low-income backgrounds. KIPP’s college completion rate is above the national average for all students and four times the rate for students from low-income families.“At Harvard, I met extraordinary people — classmates and professors — from all walks of life,” Barth said. “I was exposed to ideas that set me on the course I have pursued day in and day out for the past 25 years.”Barth is an Aspen Institute Fellow and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. In March, he was named a 2014 Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the Year. He currently serves on the board of directors of 50CAN, The Broad Center for the Management of School Systems, ROADS Charter High Schools, and General Assembly.Harvard’s 363rd Commencement will be held May 29. To reserve tickets for the Alumni Spread Luncheon and the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association (the Afternoon Program), please visit alumni.harvard.edu/annualmeeting.last_img read more

Lights Up! Chart It’s Only a Play’s 36-Year Journey to Broadway


first_img Next stop, L.A. After another round of updated jokes featuring Joan Rivers and Macaulay Culkin, McNally’s peek behind the Broadway curtain headed west in 1992. The star-studded cast included David Hyde Pierce, Dana Ivey, Paul Benedict and Doris Roberts (playing the later-cut role of cab driver Emma Bovary) and Charles Nelson Reilly, who was also the punch line for several jokes in the script. McNally ignored Steinbeck’s advice Before Terrence McNally was a celebrated playwright, he was a struggling stage manager for playwright Molly Kazan’s workshops. When she asked McNally if he might be interested in being a tutor for the children of one of her writer friends, he jumped at the opportunity. The writer? John Steinbeck. According to The Los Angeles Times, the legendary novelist had some important words of advice for the young playwright: “Don’t write for the theater.” Related Shows Time heals all wounds In 1982, four years after its epic fail, McNally resurrected Broadway, Broadway at off-Broadway’s Manhattan Punch Line Theatre with a revised script and a brand new title: It’s Only a Play. With a cast featuring British screen actress Frances Cuka, Paul Guilfoyle (TV’s CSI) and Ken Kliban (Legal Eagles), the comedy fared better. “You’re laughing and trying to remember some of the funny one-liners to quote later,” the Associated Press remarked. Broadway…or not Broadway, Broadway, an insider’s look at the world of theater, was poised to be a hit. It featured Geraldine Page and James Coco, and after its out-of-town tryout in Philadelphia in 1978, the comedy was bound for Broadway’s Eugene O’Neill Theatre. But sadly, the play never made it out of the City of Brotherly Love. “I felt like I’d done something wrong,” McNally later told The New York Times. “I lost confidence. I sulked a lot…But I came to understand there are worse things than having a play close in Philadelphia.” See It’s Only a Play, opening October 9 at the Schoenfeld Theatre! Another round! After the well-received but sparsely attended production of It’s Only a Play, McNally added even more punchy quips, name-checking theater folks Lanford Wilson, Rita Moreno and ”Betty” Bacall. The revamped production ran off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club in 1985, with James Coco reprising his role, joining Christine Baranski and Paul Benedict…and it was a hit! “Only a writer who loves the theater and has survived its bloodiest wars could have written a comedy like this one,” Frank Rich of The New York Times noted. Broadway (finally!) beckoned 36 years after closing in Philadelphia, It’s Only a Play has officially arrived on Broadway with a megawatt cast—including F. Murray Abraham from Legend, the play whose opening night initially inspired the comedy to begin with! “If you’ve never been to an opening night party of a Broadway show, then you haven’t lived,” Abraham joked to Broadway.com. What makes watching a show about theater people so much fun? “No matter what, we go on,” Nathan Lane explained. “You can kick us ‘til we’re bleeding but we get up and say, what’s next?” Places, everyone! Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick are reuniting on Broadway in It’s Only a Play, an ultra-meta comedy about what happens after the curtain goes down on opening night. In this revamped revival of Terrence McNally’s 1978 play, Lane and Broderick play two best friends: Peter Austin (Broderick), a playwright with a brand new Broadway show, and James Wicker (Lane), his actor pal who fears it’s a flop. The ensemble show also features Rupert Grint, Megan Mullally, Stockard Channing, F. Murray Abraham and Micah Stock—with this many stars packed into one theater, anything could happen! Dim the lights, get ready for curtain, and remember, “Whatever happens tonight, it’s only a play.” His first play was a flop Steinbeck be damned, McNally wrote his first play, And Things That Go Bump in the Night, at 25. The reviews for the 1965 Broadway comedy, about a man who brings his cross-dressing boyfriend home for dinner, were terrible. The playwright recounted one particularly scathing review to The New York Times: “The American theater would be a better place this morning if Terrence McNally’s parents had smothered him in his cradle.”center_img It’s Only a Play View Comments Play got a 2014 facelift As It’s Only a Play entered the 21st century, McNally continued to update the topical punch lines. Out were Joan Rivers and Shirley McLaine to make way for gags about Kelly Ripa and Rosie O’Donnell. The playwright packed the play with sendups of current Broadway shows, including The Lion King, Rock of Ages and a musical tribute to Wicked. Shia LaBeouf, James Franco and Jeremy Piven are even namechecked and joked about in the revamped version. The setback inspired him After attending the opening night party for the short-lived Broadway play Legend, starring F. Murray Abraham and Elizabeth Ashley, McNally realized his wasn’t the only one getting panned. “I saw their pain as the reviews came in, which were pretty brutal, very much as they’d been for my first play,” McNally told Broadway.com. “I saw the pain and the comedy in it.” His experience (and the earlier cradle-smothering review) sparked the idea for Broadway, Broadway, a sendup of reviewers, producers, playwrights, and everyone involved in the wacky world of the Great White Way. Show Closed This production ended its run on June 7, 2015 Star Files Nathan Lane Matthew Brodericklast_img read more

COVID-10 Stress


first_imgThere is a lot of conversation lately about stress and mental well-being, particularly during this time of COVID-19 and sheltering in place. The coronavirus is bringing huge health challenges to our communities and impacts everything from jobs to families. Many things feel like they’re out of our control, and the stress keeps building. While we can’t control a virus or the economy, we can take care of our emotions and health and become more resilient against stress.What is stress? Stress happens when a person has a demand made on them that is more than they think their current resources can handle. Stress happens all the time — it’s normal. For example, you might feel stress before starting a project you’ve never done before.In typical situations, when a person feels stressed, they problem solve or find additional resources. A little stress pushes us to grow. But overwhelming stress can become toxic. It’s important to realize that your stress is a normal response to an immensely abnormal situation. It is not a weakness on your part. Even in this unique and frightening situation, we can still engage in stress management. Know the signs and symptoms of toxic stress The first step is recognizing when you or a loved one has stress levels that are getting toxic. The following can be signs that someone’s stress is at a dangerous level:Changes in physical health including trouble sleeping, loss of appetite, headaches, stomach distress, excessive fatigue, or muscle cramps and aches.Changes in behaviors like not doing usual activities (e.g., church, meeting friends), not taking care of appearances, missing meetings, or increased drinking or drug use.Changes in thinking such as trouble concentrating, irritability or negative thoughts that won’t go away: “I’m a failure,” “It’s impossible to make it,” “The world would be better off without me.”Changes in emotions like loss of enthusiasm, anxiety, depression, hopelessness or not feeling close to loved ones.If you are experiencing some of these signs, it is important to act now and find ways to make positive changes to combat stress. Ways to combat stressTake care of yourself physically. We all know to do this, but it’s important to commit to it. Eat three good meals a day that include fruits and vegetables. Make sure to limit your caffeine intake and drink at least eight glasses of water a day. You also need to incorporate physical activity:  It provides an outlet for the extra anxious energy and stimulates the parts of the brain that keep our stress response in check, as well as those needed for good decision-making and problem-solving. Find something physical that you enjoy — walking, biking, yoga, whatever works for you — and do it.Intentionally limit news and social media. Avoid becoming overwhelmed by the difficult news around us. Plan ahead and set priorities and don’t be afraid to say “no” to something that isn’t a priority. Set realistic daily goals and then pay attention and be positive when you meet them.Catch yourself if you fall into all-or-nothing thinking (“I always make the wrong decision,” or “I never can get anyone to help me”) and replace those thoughts by remembering times you have solved complex problems and been successful and received support.Maintain a strong social network for your emotional well-being. Family, friends and community groups are some of the best protectors against toxic stress. But you have to reach out to people and talk to them in order for them to support you.It is OK to tell someone you trust that you’re struggling. Talking to your family doctor or faith leader can also be helpful. If you are feeling depressed or anxious and it is keeping you from functioning, find a counselor to help. If you don’t know how to find one, contact the Georgia Crisis and Access Line at 1-800-715-4225. It is free and confidential.Remember, while we can’t control what is happening in the world, we can control how we respond to it. We can keep ourselves as resilient and as healthy as possible, so that we can take care of ourselves and our loved ones. You’re important — the world needs you and you deserve to take care of yourself.For more on handling toxic stress, refer to UGA Extension’s “Stress Less, Live More” guide and other resources at extension.uga.edu/rural.last_img read more

11 websites that will make you smarter about money


first_imgby: Sarah SchmalbruchNot everyone has a financial adviser, and not everyone has the time to read a personal finance book.Luckily, there’s the internet.We’ve made learning about money easier for you by compiling a list of some of our go-to websites for money advice.Happy browsing.1. InvestopediaWhy we like it: Investopedia’s dictionary is great for finding easy-to-understand, comprehensive definitions of financial terms or concepts.It also provides tutorials on everything from income taxes to becoming a landlord. The site even features study guides for nationally administered finance exams.Best for: Looking up the definition of a QTIP Trust and figuring out if you need one. continue reading » 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

The odd couple fighting against predatory payday lending


first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr In South Dakota, a conservative pastor and an openly gay former Obama campaign staffer have teamed up to battle an exploitative industry.by: Sean McElweeOne of the most important bipartisan reforms of recent years started with a Twitter fight. Steve Hickey, a pastor in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, sent a letter to the editor of the Argus Leader, denouncing gay marriage and homosexuality.* Steve Hildebrand, owner of a local coffee shop, took offense. “You are becoming a huge joke in this state—huge,” he tweeted at the pastor. “We should have coffee,” Hickey responded. “I love you, tolerate you, I don’t support gay marriage.” And Hildebrand took him up on the offer: “As long as you come with an open mind and an open heart and a willingness to listen to my point of view as I was BORN gay.”The two Steves sat down at Josiah’s Coffee House and Café, the shop owned by Hildebrand. They make an odd couple. Hickey is pastor of the Church at the Gate and a conservative state legislator; Hildebrand was the deputy national campaign director for Obama’s 2008 campaign. But they soon found they had something in common: concern over payday lending. Many of Hildebrand’s employees had taken out payday loans, and Hildebrand often offered them zero-interest loans to help them escape. Hickey said people in his church had often faced the same struggle. He had similarly aided people trapped in the cycle of debt that payday lending creates.Hickey had been introducing reform bills every legislative session since he had been in the legislature. “I’ve been here five years and I’ve offered something every year, but it has never gone anywhere, but I know from polls that voters want to vote these guys off the island,” Hickey told me. At one point, payday-lending lobbyists told him they would be interested in working on legislation. They flew to South Dakota to prepare a 12-page bill. But when the bill reached the legislative committee, industry lobbyists opposed it. “They lobbied against the very bill that they wrote,” Hildenbrand told me, describing the industry as “full of bullies and lies and cheats.” Payday lending companies hired “the most powerful lobbyists walking the halls,” which “really instilled fears in the eyes of these legislators,” he said. “There’s been efforts for several years now, and you can’t even get a bill out of committee.” continue reading »last_img read more

Truck carrying garbage rolls over, blocks traffic in Delaware County


first_imgDEPOSIT, N.Y. (WBNG) — The New York State Police Department responded to a report of a rolled-over refuse trailer on State Route 17 in Deposit around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. The driver of the truck was taken to Wilson Hospital for evaluation. Police say the overturned truck blocked both lanes of traffic when they arrived to the scene. An investigation revealed the truck traveled off the roadway and into a ditch.center_img Around 7:15 a.m., authorities opened the passing lane to traffic. The New York State Department of Transportation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Spill Response team also responded to the crash.last_img read more

Managing a Divided Democratic Party is a Test for Joe Biden


first_imgAfter supporting Mr. Biden as a means of defeating Mr. Trump, younger and more progressive Democrats who have gained a foothold in Congress and among party activists are skeptical about his future administration. Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, setting policy terms in a statement after Mr. Biden was declared victorious, said: “A Band-Aid approach won’t get the job done. We have a mandate for action on bold plans to meet these twin health and economic crises.” But for some on the left, the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis were reasons to push the administration further — not to back off. They cited mistakes made as Mr. Obama began his administration in 2009, when many believed the party’s progressive wing was too deferential to the new president in a moment of economic crisis.“I don’t think there will be a grace period for Biden, because the country doesn’t have time for a grace period,” said Heather McGhee, a former president of Demos, a progressive policy and research organization. “A million more people in poverty don’t have time for a grace period. A racial epidemic and the coronavirus pandemic isn’t taking a grace period. As he is declared the winner, he needs to be putting a team in place that can really change Washington.”Nina Turner, a co-chair of Mr. Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, said she expected progressives to pressure Mr. Biden’s transition team and administration from the outset. When asked how open she thought Mr. Biden would be to the left, she said, “If the rhetoric that’s being used on the campaign trail is any indication, not very open.”Still, she said, “things have an amazing way of changing once you’re in the office and you get that pressure.” It is unclear what kind of audience progressives will find with Mr. Biden and his administration. Throughout the year, his campaign sought to project unity through measures like a joint task force with supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders, which led a campaign to adopt some of the left wing’s policy proposals, including plans around college debt. But Mr. Biden stopped short of the biggest ideas, like eliminating the Electoral College or embracing statehood for Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.Some leading Democratic Party moderates said they supported many of the ideological goals on the left but, reflecting what has long been a divide between the two wings, urged caution, particularly because of Democratic losses in other races.“We all have to take a deep breath,” said Representative Debbie Dingell, a Democrat from Michigan, a state that Mr. Trump snatched from Democrats in 2016 but that Mr. Biden won back this year. “I know there are going to be people who are pushing for change. I’m one of those people who want Medicare for all.”She argued that Democrats needed to be careful not to push away voters whom Mr. Trump won in 2016, or else risk another, similar candidate.“I also know we can’t afford to have Donald Trump as president,” she said.But Stanley Greenberg, a Democratic pollster who advised President Bill Clinton when he successfully pushed the party to the center in the 1990s, said Mr. Biden would be able to delay divisive party fights because of the enormity of the crises he faces.“The nature of the pandemic and the economic and health crisis is so deep, he will inherit a mandate of urgency,” he said. “Unity within the party and unity within the country.” Representative Conor Lamb, a moderate from Pennsylvania who survived a difficult Republican challenge, said the results should be a wake-up call to the left.“What we heard from a lot of our constituents was that they do not like the Democratic message when it comes to police in Western Pennsylvania, and when it comes to jobs and energy,” he said. “And that we need to do a lot of work to fix that.”But after four years of pent-up frustration and energy, that may prove unlikely. By every early indication, Mr. Biden’s election has emboldened progressive energy, no matter the setbacks in the congressional races. There is an up-and-coming generation of elected Democratic officials who have been waiting in the wings, eager to take the lead in formulating a platform for the party.- Advertisement – Mr. Biden has made clear he intends for his administration’s cabinet to be diverse in race, gender and sexual orientation — but a left wing that has become disenchanted with the inherent idea of representation as progress will be looking for concessions of power.Grass-roots political groups on the left had a dual message for the president-elect: Congratulations — and here’s a list of demands. Several signaled that they expected Mr. Biden to defer to some demands of progressives, not only by selecting people from that wing of the party for key cabinet positions but also by excluding people with a Wall Street or lobbying background from the administration’s hiring process. However, Mr. Biden’s flexibility in making cabinet appointments sought by the left will be constrained if the Senate remains in Republican hands.Jamaal Bowman, a progressive New York Democrat who will be sworn into the next Congress, took the view that Mr. Biden’s victory was not an affirmation of moderate ideology, but a testament to a diverse Democratic Party that had embraced the shared goal of defeating an unpopular president. He cited the work during the general election of progressive groups and candidates who opposed Mr. Biden during the Democratic primary, including young climate organizers like the Sunrise Movement — and said they should be rewarded. “We have to move past the moderate-versus-liberal conversations and start speaking and moving together as a strong party,” Mr. Bowman said. “We have organizations like the Sunrise Movement and candidates like Jamaal Bowman who have gone out of our way to get Joe Biden elected.”Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said she expected a long-term fight, particularly given the setbacks for Democrats in the congressional contests. She also cited cabinet appointments as a way to measure Mr. Biden’s ideological core.She said some people, including Mr. Emanuel, should not play a role in the party’s future. The former mayor has been floated by some in Mr. Biden’s inner circle to lead a department like housing or transportation. “Someone like Rahm Emanuel would be a pretty divisive pick,” she said, citing his record as mayor on racial justice and his opposition to teachers’ unions. “And it would signal, I think, a hostile approach to the grass-roots and the progressive wing of the party.” Updated Nov. 9, 2020, 10:58 a.m. ETcenter_img After a fiery call among members of the House Democratic caucus, in which some argued that progressives who have entertained ideas like defunding the police or “Medicare for all” had cost the party congressional seats, some Democratic leaders pushed further away from the left wing.- Advertisement – Ever since President Trump won the White House in 2016, a shocked Democratic Party had been united behind the mission of defeating him. Four years later, with the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr., the divides that have long simmered among Democrats are now beginning to burst into the open, as the president-elect confronts deep generational and ideological differences among congressional lawmakers, activists and the party’s grass-roots base.The fault lines began to emerge within hours of Mr. Biden’s victory. Moderates argued that his success, particularly in industrial Midwestern states that Mr. Trump seized from the Democrats in 2016, was proof that a candidate who resisted progressive litmus tests was best positioned to win back voters who had abandoned the Democratic Party. Those tests included single-payer health care, aggressive measures to combat climate change and expanding the Supreme Court.- Advertisement – “I think that’s what people are keeping an eye out for: Is this administration going to be actively hostile and try to put in appointments that are going to just squash progressives and organizing?” Ms. Ocasio-Cortez said. “I don’t envy the Biden team. It’s a very delicate balance. But I think it’s really important to strike a good one. Because it sends a very, very powerful message on the intention to govern.”The fault lines crystallize the task ahead for Mr. Biden, who has long seen himself as a pragmatic consensus builder rather than a strict ideologue. In addition to the fractures within his party, Mr. Biden’s administration will also have to navigate a Republican Senate, unless Democrats wrest two seats in Georgia during closely watched runoff elections in January.If the party doesn’t win those seats, an already divided Washington looks likely to endure.Some moderate Democratic leaders urged the president-elect to head off any internal conflict by embracing policies both sides can agree on and reaching out to the left.“The first thing I would do if I were Joe Biden is I’d propose a $15-an-hour minimum wage,” said Edward G. Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and a former chairman of the Democratic National Committee. “That’s something that both sides agree on. That would be the first action on behalf of President Biden to show there are significant parts of the progressive agenda that need to be acted on.”Given the two Senate runoffs taking place in Georgia — contests that will determine whether Mr. Biden will, like Mr. Obama, begin his first term with a unified Washington — Mr. Biden might be initially reluctant to embrace positions that could make it easier for Republicans in Georgia to paint Democrats as out-of-touch, radical socialists. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, a leading voice of the party’s left wing, said in a phone interview that the next few weeks would set the tone for how the incoming administration will be received by liberal activists. “The progressives said we need a base candidate,” said Rahm Emanuel, the former mayor of Chicago and White House chief of staff under President Barack Obama, referring to a nominee who appeals to the left wing of the party. “No we didn’t. We needed someone to get swing voters. If you campaign appropriately, you can make that a governing transformation.”Moderate Democrats said they were hopeful the urgency of the problems confronting the nation would delay the inevitable reckoning the party faces between its ideological wings. Beyond that, they said that a disappointing showing by Democrats in congressional races — the party lost seats in the House and faces a struggle for even narrow control of the Senate — would give liberal Democrats less of a platform to push Mr. Biden to the left. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Beckham confirms Inter Miami’s interest in Messi,Ronaldo


first_img Promoted ContentThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To Visit7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Can Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Beckham’s club play their first-ever MLS game at the weekend when they take on LAFC in Los Angeles. The former Manchester United and England star has been linked with brining some of the biggest names in world football to Miami. And Beckham admits he would like to bring the likes of Ronaldo and Messi across then pond. He said: “We really believe in the roster we have, the players that we have we’re really happy with but we have also talked about if we have the opportunity to bring in big name players from Europe into our city we will do that. “But we always talked about us being different from any other team, which I am sure every other owner says exactly the same thing. “So that’s what we will try to do and if we have the opportunity to bring big name players in then great we’re lucky we have an ownership group that has that vision and wants to succeed and has that competitiveness where we want the best players.” Beckham plans to have a hands-on role at the club alongside co-owner Jorge Mas. The 44-year-old, who also played for Real Madrid , AC Milan and LA Galaxy during his career, insists he’s in it for the long haul. He added: “When you talk about hands on there is no bigger hands on owners than you are looking at right now. “Our whole ownership group is hands on. That will continue because we care. Read Also:Ronaldo, Messi tipped to retire at David Beckham’s Inter Miami “This is not a vanity project it is a legacy for us, for our families. “I want to create a legacy that my children can turn around in 20 years and say my dad built this club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 David Beckham has confirmed his interest in bringing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami. Loading… last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Ripley County Tourney


first_imgThe Ripley County Girls Basketball Tourney @ Jac-Cen-Del.Consolation Game:  South Ripley  50     Milan  34Championship Game:  Batesville  48     Jac-Cen-Del  46The Lady Bulldogs win their 2nd consecutive RC Title and 9th overall.last_img

Batesville Enrollment Numbers Close To Last Year


first_imgBATESVILLE – There is a slight decrease in the number of students attending class at Batesville Community Schools so far this year.Early this school year, there are approximately 2,150 students, less than a percentage point down from last year.Batesville Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts told school board members Monday that numbers can fluctuate as the school year progresses.The following breakdown lists student numbers at respective schools:Batesville Primary School (grades K-2) – 455 studentsBatesville Intermediate School (grades 3-5) – 462 studentsBatesville Middle School (grades 6-8) – 484 studentsBatesville High School (grades 9-12) – 749 studentslast_img read more