Archive for April 13th, 2016

Cambridge college to fund students living costs as Government scrap maintenance grants –

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016:

A college at the University of Cambridge is to fund the living costs of students from low-income backgrounds – replacing the maintenance grant recently scrapped by the Government. Undergraduates at St John’s College will be entitled to a non-repayable grant of £9,570 per year, aimed at covering their day-to-day living expenses, if their household income is below £25,000. The ‘studentships’ scheme will initially run for five years, during which the College will assess its effectiveness and financial sustainability with a view to continuing it in the long term. The initiative has been made possible using entirely new funds, raised from alumni of the […] Read More →

Staying Put for Second Season Was the Right Move for Utah’s Jakob Poeltl

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016:

Photo Poeltl was named a second-team all-American and was the Pacific-12 Conference player of the year. Credit Rick Bowmer/Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah men’s basketball coach, Larry Krystkowiak, said Jakob Poeltl was a perfect example of why many college players should return for their sophomore year, bucking the trend of playing just one season. Poeltl, a Utes center, announced Wednesday that he was leaving college to enter the N.B.A. draft after a spectacular second year in which he improved his game in almost every way. “He’s a poster child for what it’s like to stick […] Read More →

Mets Eke Out a "Must" Win, but Offense Remains Toothless

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016:

April 13, 2016 7:13 p.m. ET The Mets’ third victory of the season, a 2-1 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday, came in their eighth game. If the season were a marathon, the Mets would have run fewer than 1.3 miles so far. Still, after losing four straight, manager Terry Collins treated this April 13 matinee like a sprint to the finish, using closer Jeurys Familia, who had pitched two consecutive days before Wednesday, for a five-out save. “We had to win this game to get ourselves back going again,” Collins said. “We’ve got to show people we mean […] Read More →

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