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“Last week, the faculty at the Ivy League school voted to departmentalize the Center for African American Studies (CAAS), which has granted undergraduate and graduate certificates since 2006,” reports Diverse Education. While the Princeton Board of Trustees still has to approve the vote, the faculty vote comes nearly three years after an external review of the center led by Dr. Deborah McDowell, the Alice Griffin Professor of English and director of the Carter G. Woodson Center at the University of Virginia, recommended that the center be converted into a department and that the university should start offering a major.


The FCC Plans To Offer Subsidized Internet Access To Low Income Americans

The New York Times reports… Tom Wheeler, the FCC chairman, is suggesting major changes to Lifeline, $1.7 billion subsidy program created in 1985 that is responsible for granting low-income Americans access to advanced telecommunication services.“…[Lifeline] has helped millions of low-income Americans pay their phone bills, saying that telephone service is critical to summoning medical help, seeking work and, ultimately, climbing out of poverty,” NY Times said. Now, according to Wheeler, it’s time to expand that access to broadband Internet.


Allen Iverson Signs With Stance Socks

Allen Iverson officially retired from the NBA two years ago, but his influence is still potent. So it makes sense that A.I. has signed with Stance to be the sock brand’s latest ambassador. Stance made the announcement May 28, and the Virginia native joints Klay Thompson, Chandler Parsons, Dwyane Wade and more in becoming one of the brand’s official endorsers. Says Stance: Simply put, Allen Iverson is the uncommon thread… As impactful as his game was on the court, though, the 6-0 dynamo made an even bigger cultural dent off of it…In short, Iverson made it OK to be yourself, to be uncompromising, to be real.


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