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first_imgYesterday, the non-partisan music-based voter registration group, Headcount, launched a brand-new initiative dubbed the Cannabis Voter Project. Founded with the recognition that “cannabis legalization is an issue that has the power to drive voter turnout in a big way,” the Cannabis Voter Project seeks to educate Americans about how voting can impact cannabis policy.The Cannabis Voter Project’s website, CannabisVoter.info, offers an easily digestible resource for voters that breaks down where elected officials in all 50 states stand on cannabis issues. Voters can find out where every governor, senator, and congressional representative stands on things like federal marijuana legalization, state-level marijuana legalization, allowing veterans to use medical marijuana, allowing banks to work with marijuana businesses, CBD legalization, and industrial hemp legalization.This Cannabis Voter Project’s newly-launched website has a number of other resources for cannabis-friendly voters, such as resources for calling and writing elected officials. Those voters can also make their position known by purchasing shirts that say “I Smoke Pot And I Vote” and “Vote Green”, and the site makes it easy to connect with cannabis policy reform groups like NORML, Students For Sensible Drug Policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, and the Drug Policy Alliance. Of course, since this is a Headcount initiative, the site makes it very easy for folks to register to vote.Yesterday, The Disco Biscuits bassist Marc Brownstein—who also happens to be co-founder and co-chair of HeadCount—announced the Cannabis Voter Project. You can read his full message below. For more information on the brand-new Headcount initiative, head to the Cannabis Voter Project’s website here. We’ve heard it all… My vote doesn’t count. or.. There’s no point in voting, both parties are the same… Nothing ever changes… or does it?Do you care about cannabis legalization?Let’s not forget that in all states where cannabis has been legalized, there was a vote by the people or elected legislature to make that happen.Voting has already legalized medical cannabis in 30 states and recreational use in nine states. Three more states are voting on legalization measures this November.With that in mind, check out HeadCount’s Cannabis Voter Project on our new website CannabisVoter.info.We created a singular resource for you to learn where your elected officials stand on seven major cannabis issues, from industrial hemp to outright legalization.CannabisVoter.info also has links to the best of cannabis media, advocacy organizations, and opportunities to take action. And of course, it’s a place where you can register to vote.Check it out. Click around the website. Share it on social media. Let us know what you think. You might be surprised by what you learn.Cannabis policy is incredibly unique. It is one of the only truly non-partisan issues in modern politics, with the power to engage people of all ages, races, and political affiliations. It’s an issue that shows how people’s votes can shape policy and directly change lives. This is why HeadCount launched the Cannabis Voter Project.And if you wear your colors, grab one of these t-shirts and be a proud cannabis voter.See you at a show,Marc BrownsteinCo-Founder and Co-Chair, HeadCountlast_img read more

first_imgHarvard College announced today (Feb. 24) that it will restore nonbinding early action as part of its admissions process this fall and significantly enhance its recruiting program to assist talented students from modest economic backgrounds in navigating the admissions process. Harvard also announced it will increase its investment in undergraduate financial aid next year to more than $160 million. Currently, more than 60 percent of Harvard College students receive scholarship aid, and the average grant is about $38,000.In 2007, Harvard eliminated its nonbinding early action program on a trial basis and moved to a single admissions deadline, announcing at the time that it would evaluate the impact of the change after several years.“We piloted the elimination of early action out of concern that college admissions had become too complex and pressured for all students, and out of particular concern for students at under-resourced high schools who might not be able to access the early admissions process,” said Harvard President Drew Faust. “Over the past several years, however, interest in early admissions has increased, as students and families from across the economic spectrum seek certainty about college choices and financing. Our goal now is to reinstitute an early-action program consistent with our bedrock commitment to access, affordability, and excellence.”“We looked carefully at trends in Harvard admissions these past years and saw that many highly talented students, including some of the best-prepared low-income and underrepresented minority students, were choosing programs with an early-action option, and therefore were missing out on the opportunity to consider Harvard. We have decided that the College and our students will be best served by restoring an early option,” said Dean Michael D. Smith of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.Harvard’s concerns about equity and transparency will continue to guide the structure of its admission program. It will maintain a nonbinding approach, which maximizes freedom and flexibility for students. As in the past, students can apply under the single-choice, early-action program by Nov. 1 and will be notified by Dec. 15, at which point students completing financial aid applications will receive notice of their awards. Regular decision will continue to operate as usual, with applications due on Jan. 1 and notification on April 1. All students, whether admitted under early action or regular decision, will have until May 1 to decide whether to attend.To ensure that the return to early action serves Harvard’s commitment to access and diversity across many dimensions, the change in admissions policy will be accompanied by enhancements in the College’s recruiting program, including a new program promoting transparency in college admissions, greater outreach, and targeted staff visits to schools where few students apply early to college; increased involvement of Harvard undergraduates throughout the year in three major recruiting efforts — the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative, the Undergraduate Minority Recruitment Program, and the Undergraduate Admissions Council’s Return to High School Program; and enhanced web features providing families with the ability to calculate the likely net cost to them of sending a child to Harvard, and perspectives from financial aid students on life at Harvard.“The commitment to including first-generation, low-income, and historically disadvantaged minority students in the full spectrum of admissions options is a key feature of this new early-action option,” said Harvard College Dean Evelynn Hammonds. “We have made significant gains in recent years in recruiting larger numbers of these students and in supporting them for success once here. I am very pleased that we are able to re-conceive early action, consistent with these goals, and to work with students based on whatever timetable best meets their needs.”“We continue to be concerned about the pressures on students today, including those associated with college admission,” said Harvard College Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid William R. Fitzsimmons. “In all of our work, we will do everything possible to level the playing field in admissions and encourage all students to make thoughtful choices about how they can best contribute to society.”last_img read more

first_imgScott Malpass, vice president and chief investment officer at Notre Dame, was recently elected to the board of The Investment Fund for Foundations (TIFF), according to a University press release. The foundation’s goal is to enhance investment returns of U.S. non-profit organizations, the release stated. TIFF currently manages more than $9.5 billion for more than 750 endowed charities. TIFF Chief Investment Officer Richard Flannery said Malpass’s work at Notre Dame made him highly qualified for a position on the foundation’s board. “The Notre Dame Investment Office has a long and distinguished record as one of the premier endowment management organizations in the country,” Flannery said. “We are honored to have the leader of that office join our board. We are delighted that Scott answered our call to service and grateful to the University of Notre Dame for sharing him with us.” Malpass will serve on the board of directors of TIFF Advisory Services, Inc. (TAS), the regulated investment advisor that, along with its affiliates, administers investment vehicles bearing the TIFF name. Malpass, the University’s chief investment officer since 1989, manages the investment of the University’s endowment, working capital and pension and life income assets of $7 billion. Under Malpass’s leadership, that endowment has become the 14th largest in American higher education and the largest at a Catholic university. Through the work of the Investment Office, Notre Dame has experienced a 12.1 percent annualized return on the endowment pool, the release stated. The University has been recognized as an innovator in international, private capital and alternative investing. Also elected to the TIFF board were Ashvin Chhabra, chief investment officer for the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., and Sandra Robertson, chief investment officer and chief executive officer of Oxford University Endowment Management Ltd., in Oxford, U.K.last_img read more

first_imgMost parents plan on seeing their child’s teacher only a few times a year at parent-teacher conferences. But building a relationship with your child’s teacher can improve your child’s performance during the school year. Parents who have a working relationship with their children’s teachers can tackle problems with the child’s academic performance or behavior earlier and more effectively. “That relationship with a teacher is important, especially when a child is young,” said Diane Bales, a child development specialist with the University of Georgia College of Family and Consumer Sciences. “The teachers are sometimes the first people to see when a child is having difficulty and can alert parents to any problems.” One key to building an open conversation with your child’s teacher is to start talking at the beginning of the school year before any problems arise. When a teacher has to tell a child’s parent that their child is misbehaving or falling behind, tensions can run high. That’s not the best time to start a relationship with your child’s teacher. “Don’t wait until something goes wrong to talk to your child’s teacher,” Bales said. She suggests meeting the teacher in person at the beginning of the year and then touching base regularly through a quick email or with a phone call. If you feel your child is facing a hurdle in class or you have other serious concerns, set up an appointment to meet with the teacher. You don’t have to wait for the parent-teacher conference at the end of the grading period to have a conversation about your child. When parent-teacher conference time does come around, make the most of it. Write down any questions or concerns you want to address and use that to guide the conversation. Be prepared to share information about any life changes that you or your child are going through during the school year — a move, a new sibling or a change in parents’ relationship can impact a child’s classroom performance. “You don’t have to tell your whole life story, but give the basics about why your child might be upset so the teacher knows what’s going on,” Bales said. Above all, don’t be defensive if your child’s teacher reaches out to you about a behavior problem or your child’s difficulties in class. Teachers sometimes have insight into children’s behaviors and academic performance that parents don’t. They also can help find your child the extra help or interventions they need to get back on track. “A parent is the expert on their child, but teachers know, on average, what children are like and may spot problems before parents,” Bales said. “Parents may not notice that something is unusual; they are not around as many different children as teachers.”last_img read more

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Egg Hunt @ Country Fair Entertainment Park, 3351 Route 112, Medford. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. March 23. Eggstravaganza @ Baldwin Park, Southern end of Grand Avenue, Baldwin Harbor. Egg hunts, egg races, potato sack races, and a visit by the Easter Bunny. Noon-4 p.m. March 23.Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ Applebee’s, 105 Veterans Memorial Hwy., Commack. 8-10 a.m. March 23.Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ The Cupcake Corner, 61 New Hyde Park Rd., Garden CityBunny breakfast and egg decorating. 10-11:30 a.m. March 23.KJOY Eggstravaganza Easter Event @ Newbridge Road Park, Bellmore. 9 a.m. March 23.Easter Celebration @ Village Green, Farmingdale. 11:30 a.m. March 23.Mr. Easter Bunny @ BroadHollow Theatre Company at Elmont, 700 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont. Follow along as Billy and Betty try to convince their dad, the Mayor of Easterville, that you’re never too old to believe in a six-foot, magical, singing and dancing Easter Bunny. 4 p.m. March 23.Easter Parade w/ Easter Bunny @ Bellmore Firehouse, Pettit Avenue, Bellmore. 11:45 a.m. March 23.Easter Spectacular Gift Fair Expo @ Four Points by Sheraton, 333 S. Service Rd., Plainview.  Featuring chocolatiers, fine art, photographer, ceramics, stained glass, hand painted items, hand crafted soaps, gift baskets, jewelry, and more.  March 23. 10 a.m. -6 p.m. ; March 24 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Easter Bunny Pancake Breakfast @ Middle Island Fire Department, 31 Arnold Dr., Middle Island. 8:30 a.m.-noon. March 24. Breakfast with the Easter Bunny @ West Babylon Fire Department, 126 Arnold Ave., West Babylon. Take pictures with the Easter Bunny, see Sparky the talking animated fire dog, working train table top display presented by TMB Railroad Club, games, free fingerprinting and identification packages, clowns, and balloons. 8 a.m.-noon. March 24.Easter Egg Hunt @ Lakeview Library, 1120 Woodfield Rd., Rockville Centre. 6-7 p.m. March 28.Good Friday Walkabout and Tenebrae @ St. James Lutheran Church, Woodlawn Avenue, St. James. Walkabout begins at 11 a.m. Tenebrae begins at 7 p.m. March 29.Holy Saturday: Great Vigil of Easter @ The Church of St. Jude, 3606 Lufberry Ave., Wantagh. 7:30 p.m. An ancient liturgy of readings, music and mass. March 30.Manor Farm Egg Hunt @ Manor Farm, 210 Manor Rd., Huntington.  Bring an empty egg carton! 1-4 p.m. March 30.Spring Festival @ Sweetbriar Nature Center, 62 Eckernkamp Dr., Smithtown. Face painting, games, stories, wildlife programs, egg hunts, animal presentations and a guest appearance by the Easter Bunny. 1-4 p.m. March 30.Spring Egg Hunt @ Deepwells Farm County Park, Route 25A and Moriches Road, St. James. Free admission for children up to 10 years of age. Bring a basket and a camera for pictures with the Easter Bunny. 11 a.m. March 30.Annual Easter Car Parade @ Franklin Avenue and Seventh Street, Garden City. 10 a.m. Call 516-746-7724 for info. March 30.Dinosaur Egg Hunt @ Garvies Point Museum and Preserve, 50 Barry Dr., Glen Cove. Search for and collect “dinosaur” eggs with special prizes inside! 10 a.m. March 30.Egg Hunt @ Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery, 1660 Route 25A, Cold Spring Harbor. 10 a.m. March 30.Family Adventures Eggstravaganza @ Connetquot River State Park Preserve, Oakdale. Bring three hard-boiled eggs with you to decorate using techniques from near and far. Egg hunt follows. Reservations are required. 10-11 a.m. March 30.Penguin Egg Hunt & Family Brunch Easter Event @ LI Aquarium, 431 E. Main St., Riverhead.Visit www.longislandaquarium.com for complete schedule and details. March 30.Peter Rabbit @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury. 11 a.m. March 30. Annual Egg-stravaganza Easter Event @ Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary Audubon Center, 134 Cove Rd., Oyster Bay. Join Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary for this annual event meet egg-laying animals and search for eggs on the nature trails to win prizes. Kids ages 4-10 (with parents). Session 1: 10:30AM-11:30AM (toddlers only); Session 2: 12:30PM-1:30PM (kids 4-10); Session 3: 2:30PM-3:30PM (kids 4-10).March 30.Easter Egg Hunt @ Cold Spring Harbor Lions Club, 75 Goose Hill Rd., Cold Spring Harbor. 10 a.m. March 30.Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt @ Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Floral Park. Meet Whiskers the Bunny, egg hunts will be ongoing in the orchard throughout the day, egg toss, egg rolling, dance the bunny hop, take a hayride, and visit the farm animals. Noon-4 p.m. March 30.The Great Central Park Easter Egg Hunt @ Central Park at the Great Hill, Manhattan. Plus carnival games and more. 10 a.m. March 30.Clifford’s Egg hunt @ The Scholastic Store, 557 Broadway, Manhattan. Noon-4 p.m. March 30.Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt, Collage and Egg Decorating @ Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W. 83rd St., Manhattan.10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 30 & March 31.New York City Easter Parade @ St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Fifth Avenue, Manhattan. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 31.Easter Dinner @ The Snapper Inn, 500 Shore Dr., Oakdale. 2-9 p.m. March 31.Egg Hunt/Pancake Breakfast/Church at the Movies Easter Celebration Service @ Regal Cinemas, 565 Portion Rd., Ronkonkoma. 10 a.m. March 31.Easter Sunrise Service @ Sunken Meadow State Park, Route 25A, Kings Park. 6 a.m. March 31.Annual Egg Hunt @ Long Beach Recreation Fields, Magnolia Boulevard and West Bay Drive. 10 a.m. March 31.Easter Egg Hunt @ Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 16 Glenwood Rd., Glen Head. 9:30 a.m. March 31.Easter Egg Hunts @ Benner’s Farm, 56 Gnarled Hollow Rd., Setauket. 1 p.m., 2 p.m. , 3 p.m. March 31.Easter 5K Race @ Eisenhower Park, Hempstead Turnpike and Merrick Avenue, East Meadow. Check in and registration 7:30-8:45 a.m. March 31.Easter Parade and Egg Hunt @ Port Jefferson Village (In front of Theatre Three on Main Street) Noon. March 31.Easter Sunday Sunrise Service @ Tanner Park, Kerrigan Road off Montauk Highway, Copiague. 6 a.m. March 31.Resurrection Sunday @ Hofstra University, Hempstead Turnpike, Hempstead. Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Perfecting Faith Church celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, doors open at 11 a.m., held inside the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex. Noon-3 p.m.  March 31.Egg Hunt @ The Great Lawn, West end of Main Street, Westhampton Beach. Noon. April 7.Sag Harbor Easter Bonnet Parade @ Sag Harbor. Starts at Bookhampton, 20 Main Street. 1-2 p.m. April 23.last_img read more