895 admitted under early action program

first_imgHarvard accepted 895 students to the Class of 2024 today from a pool of 6,424 who applied under the early action program, with additional candidates slated to be admitted in March as part of the regular-decision process.“We are excited about the many accomplishments of this group, and we are enormously grateful to the faculty, students, and alumni who helped to attract these extraordinarily talented students to Harvard,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid.Women comprise 51.7 percent of those admitted thus far, compared with 51.2 percent last year and 47.2 percent two years ago. “This is an encouraging result, and certainly a long way from the 4-to-1 male-to-female ratio of decades ago,” said Fitzsimmons. “Continued increases in the percentages of women interested in the physical sciences, engineering, and computer science bode well for the future, especially in the light of the opening of the new facility for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) this fall.”This year, 57.4 percent of those intending to concentrate in the physical sciences are women, compared with 52.9 percent last year and 33 percent the year before. For computer science, the corresponding percentages are 49.1 percent, 42.9 percent, and 29 percent.“It became a common theme in high school to be one of the few girls in my science classes. I was the only one in introductory engineering,” said Sydney Kepler, a sophomore from Minnesota studying bioengineering. “I knew the FAS sciences were good programs, and so far I’ve been super thrilled at the gender and racial diversity. A lot of my friends in my concentration are women, and Linsey Moyer taught my ‘Quantitative Physiology as a Basis for Bioengineering’ course. I don’t think I had ever had a female teacher in the field, and she has really allowed for a space in SEAS for women to feel comfortable pursuing what they want.”“We have been working hard to change the underrepresentation of women — and African American and Latinx students — that has plagued engineering, computer science, and other STEM fields nationally for many years,” said SEAS Dean Frank Doyle. “The makeup of this sample of the Class of 2024 more accurately reflects the population as a whole and that is very welcome news indeed.”So far, the incoming class includes students from a range of ethnic backgrounds. African Americans constitute 12.7 percent of those admitted (12 percent last year), Asian Americans 24 percent (26.1 percent last year), Latinx 11.1 percent (10.1 percent last year), and Native Americans and Native Hawaiians 1.3 percent (1 percent last year).International citizens comprise 9.6 percent of the admitted students to date this year, compared with 11.2 percent last year and 8.2 percent two years ago. The percentages of U.S. citizens, U. S. permanent residents, and U.S. dual citizens rose slightly.As always, many of the students admitted early have yet to file complete financial aid materials. So far 10.1 percent of the admitted students come from first-generation college backgrounds compared with 9.6 percent last year.Harvard’s financial aid program — bolstered by the Harvard Financial Aid Initiative — aims to make the College accessible to any student who is admitted. Approximately 70 percent of students receive some form of aid, and about 55 percent receive need-based scholarships, paying an average of $12,200 per year. Twenty percent of parents pay nothing, and Harvard does not require loans. International students receive the same financial aid consideration as domestic students.Students will be notified of early action decisions via email after 7 p.m. on Dec. 12. Those admitted under early action are not obligated to attend and have until May 1 to make their final college choices.The deadline to apply for regular action is Jan. 1. But, in line with longstanding policy, the deadline will be extended for any students and schools affected by natural disasters or other traumatic events. Related College stories illuminate Harvard’s far-reaching commitment to helping students thrive Student coordinators in Harvard’s minority recruitment program help raise understanding among applicants about accessibility, financial aid Reaching out to welcome diversity Behind the numbers, a deep personal dimension to financial aid The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news.last_img read more

Mr. Steven Gayle Dilts

first_imgMr. Steven Gayle Dilts, age 54, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on December 17, 1957 in Madison, Indiana, the son of, Donald J. Dilts and Irma Ray (Courter) Conner. He was raised in Rockport, Rising Sun and Vevay, Indiana and was a 1977 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. Steven was united in marriage on July 31, 1981, in Vevay, Indiana to Lonna Gulley and to this union arrived a daughter, Abby to bless their home. Steven was employed as a welder for Steel Construction in Atlanta, Georgia, for 4 years. He was also employed for Dayton Walther in Warsaw, Kentucky, for 12 years. Steven earned his minister’s license and was a Sunday school teacher and lay minister for the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana, New Life Tabernacle in Carrollton, Kentucky and for the Greater Augusta Apostolic Church in Augusta, Georgia. He was a member of the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana. Steven enjoyed listening and writing music, fishing, target and trap shooting, but most of all, drawing. Steven will be dearly missed by his loving family. Steven passed away at 7:50 pm, Friday, June 24, 2016, at the St. Elizabeth Medical Center in Edgewood, Kentucky.Steven will be dearly missed by his wife and best friend: Lonna (Gulley) Dilts of Moores Hill, IN; his daughter: Abby Michelle Paradise and her husband: Ron of Vevay, IN; his mother: Irma Ray (Courter) Conner of Vevay, IN; his sister: Cathy Manbeck and her husband: Todd Steven of Vevay, IN; his aunts: Linda Elam of Lawrenceburg, IN, Loretta Mounce of Greendale, IN and Patricia Courter of Lawrenceburg, IN and his uncle: Larry Courter and his wife: Delcina of Florence, INHe was preceded in death by his father: Donald J. Dilts.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 11:00 am, by Bro. Anthony Wilks, at the Truth Apostolic Church in Vevay, Indiana. http://www.haskellandmorrison.com/book-of-memories/2543032/Dilts-Steven/service-details.php Interment will follow in the Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, June 29, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Mr. Steven G. Dilts Memorial Fund % Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Dyke keen to test out video replays

first_img The International FA Board (IFAB) will hear details of a trial by the Dutch FA (KNVB) where a video assistant watches a match on television and liaises with the referee via a headset. The KNVB wants permission to trial the system live in Holland’s main cup competition and officials were presenting their findings to the FA on Wednesday. Dyke is expected to give his support at the meeting of IFAB, which is made up of FIFA and the four home nations. Dyke told Press Association Sport: “I believe we will look back in 20 years’ time and say, ‘Wasn’t it quaint that we didn’t use the available technology to help referees’. “I think the referees themselves are now up for trying it out somewhere. Slowly and gradually it needs to be done, as you could disrupt the game completely if you are not careful. “The Dutch also say they have something which can tell you offsides instantly which could be useful. “I hope it will be agreed that we can have a big trial of it somewhere – but we won’t put forward the Premier League.” FIFA president Sepp Blatter announced a U-turn on video replays last year when suggesting each manager should be allowed two ‘challenges’ on controversial decisions, but that idea has received little support. Scottish FA chief executive Stewart Regan was shown a presentation by the Dutch FA on Tuesday and said he was encouraged the system used existing technology and potentially did not interfere with the flow of the game in the way that the video referee can do in rugby. Regan said: “We would want to avoid referees relying on it for every incident and potentially slowing the game down and stopping it, we are very keen to keep the game at the same tempo. “We remain open-minded. The Dutch would like to go live with a test and we will discuss this at the IFAB.” Press Association The KNVB said findings to date suggested an average of two or three crucial incidents per game are suitable for video referral, with decisions typically possible in a time-frame of five to 20 seconds. KNVB spokesman Koen Adriaanse told Press Association Sport: ”We are supporters of technology to assist referees in the decision-making process and our first experiences are positive. We believe that a video assistant can support a referee in order to make more correct decisions. ”It is only for us in decisive situations – penalties, fouls before goals, red cards – and it is not only there to show wrong decisions, but also to support the referee in decisions that are right.” A survey this week saw overwhelming public support for video replays to be used in Premier League football. The Usurv poll of 1,000 people for the Press Association found 73 per cent in favour and 27 per cent against. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke will push for trials of video replays to help referees this week when the game’s law-makers meet in Belfast. last_img read more