Science Outing Puts Kids on Campus

Program aimed at at-risk students Daily Gazette, January 2008 Exactly what causes the moon to be either a crescent, half or full? About 24 third-graders from local schools and Girls Inc. of the Greater Capital Region attempted to answer that question at Schenectady County Community College on Monday. Instructors Melanie Louise Uebele, an Operation SMART … Read more

Improving the College Pipeline for At-Risk Youth

Excerpted from the Christian Science Monitor, May 24, 2007 Now I know how Don Quixote felt when he jousted with windmills. As I read about the efforts of Bill Gates to reform American high schools, I want to scream “No!” While his efforts will do some good, I wish that he, and others who are … Read more

Engaging Minds

48 third-graders in Albany get a chance to put a college education in their future Conventional wisdom holds that a student’s chances for succeeding in college are determined by the grades he or she has accumulated in high schools, and his or her scores on the SATs. But, like most conventional wisdom, that’s only part … Read more

Former Union president launches foundation to help low-income children

Academies Open Doors to College ALBANY – Geographically speaking, college life is less than a five-minute walk away for the third-graders at Pine Hills Elementary School. But for many of the low-income children who attend the former School 16, the prospect of actually attending college someday could be far more remote. Former Union College President … Read more

A Hull of a Program to Get Kids to College

The Daily Gazette, October 1, 2006 The Capital Region should be grateful that Roger Hull didn’t do what most retirees do when he left Union College last year. Instead of hitting the links or moving south, he’s launched a new career aimed at getting poor and minority kids to do what they rarely do: go … Read more

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