In the News
Feb. 29, 2008
Oberlin College utility bill helps students vote in Ohio
The Plain Dealer, February 29
2006 fellow Colin Koffel is fighting voter disenfranchisement. With help from his school and a ruling from Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner, he organized to get no-charge dorm room utility bills that out-of-state students can use as voter identification.
Big vote on campus
The American Prospect, February 25
This article features 2006 fellow Kevin Killer’s voter mobilization work on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota and discusses how the YP4 fellowship is operating outside the traditional scope of progressive organizing efforts.
Gillum implores FAMU students to tackle community issues
The Tallahassee Democrat, February 23
Tallahassee city commissioner, former student body president and Young Elected Officials Network director Andrew Gillum was featured as the keynote speaker for Florida A&M University’s Black History Month Convocation. Gillum was introduced by his sister, current student body president and 2005 fellow Monique Gillum.
Homophobia strikes Reilly in the form of threats
JackCentral.com, February 21
2008 fellow Ash Arp called for his university to take responsibility for hate crimes committed on campus and spoke of the importance of continuing to “live in the limelight” after receiving homophobic death threats.
Waco Hippodrome brings Broadway to town with ‘Evita’
The Lariat online, February 21
2008 fellow Jade Ortego reports on a nearly sold-out performance of Evita, the musical account the life of the former first lady of Argentina, at a theater near her campus.
Men Fake Foreplay at the Palace
The View From Here, February 20
Senior fellow and blogger/writer extraordinaire Liz Funk mentioned the Laughing Liberally performance at the YP4 Summit in this posting from her Times Union blog. The post discusses the use of comedy to address progressive issues.
Students fight tobacco use
The Lantern, February 18
2008 fellow Ben Bracy is involved in the BeAware effort on his campus to help students end tobacco use.
Adjunct, full-time faculty ratios lopsided
The Columbia Chronicle, February 18
2008 fellow Rachel Stapinski commented on the dearth of full-time faculty members.
Spending junior year here
The Bi-College News, February 12
In this article about Bryn Mawr’s study abroad programs, 2008 fellow Zanny Alter explained why she chose to independently attend a school in South Africa rather than pursuing a program through Bryn Mawr.
FSU students are ‘Young People For’
FS View & Florida Flambeau, February 11
Florida State University announced the selection of 2008 fellows Amanda Gonzalez, Beth Pagan and Jessica Pinto.
Election draws student activism
The State News, February 10
2008 fellow Steve Ross is mentioned in this article about the increase in student activism during election cycles.
Travel Diaries of a College Student, February 7
2008 fellow Jason Ernst blogged about the highlights of the YP4 Summit.
Results of vote watched with rapt attention
The Stanford Daily, February 6
2008 fellow Nipun Kant watched the 2008 Super Tuesday results and remarked that he’d rather hear the specific results than speculation and commentary.
Yankton Native attends leadership conference
Press & Dakotan, February 5
2008 fellow Carrie Johnson’s YP4 fellowship was announced in her hometown paper in Yankton, South Dakota.
SGA receives vice president’s resignation
The Columbia Chronicle, February 4
In the midst of his Student Government Association’s budget adjustments, 2008 fellow Miles Vance sought funds to bring an artist lecturer to school.
Educating populace always a good idea
The Famuan, February 1
2008 fellow Vincent Evans is cited in this article noting that 350 students on his campus registered to vote in the two weeks before the Florida primaries.
First-years anticipate MPC application deadline
The Brown Daily Herald, January 31
In this article about Brown University’s Minority Peer Counseling (MPC) program, 2008 fellow Vijou Bryant, who co-coordinates the program, explained the necessary qualifications to be an MPC.
Initiative to ‘focus’ students on global warming
The Lariat online, January 30
Whitney Petty is also mentioned in this article about the push to raise student awareness about global warming.
YP4 National Summit
Campus Progress, January 30
2008 fellow Gabriela McCall Delgado highlights her most memorable moments from the YP4 Summit.
Spitzer’s budget: Some money for aid cut in state’s spending plan
Washington Square News, January 29
2008 fellow Lilly Padia commented on New York Governor Eliot Spitzer’s recent cuts in aid to private universities.
Assistant professor’s memoir finalist for literature award
The State News, January 24
2008 fellow Nicole Iaquinto praised an award-nominated memoirist for her excellent teaching skills.
RecycleMania to kick off on Sunday
The Lariat online, January 24
2008 fellow Whitney Petty, president of the Environmental Concern Organization at Baylor University, explained the purpose of a 10-week event called RecycleMania.
University responds to growing Hispanic population
Daily Tar Heel, January 8
In this article, 2008 fellow Pedro Carreno notes that his school’s growing population of minority students is motivational for Latinos on campus.
Bringing home the green
This piece highlights the work that Inanna Younan plans to do around environmental sustainability as part of her 2008 YP4 fellowship.
The Minnesota State Reporter
2008 fellow Brittney Hansen writes regularly for the Minnesota State Reporter.