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9/11 Fund hands out $100M in Scholarships

Helps families affected by the attack get through college
 
A scholarship fund set up for families of 9/11 victims said Wednesday it recently surpassed $100 million in awards handed out since the terrorist attacks.
 
The Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund said it surpassed the milestone while awarding more than $11 million in the 2013-2014 academic year.

Morning Brief: August 28

Back to School

Today’s the first day back to school from summer break for hundreds of thousands of CUNY students.  The City University of New York system includes 24 schools and is the third biggest higher-ed system in the nation after SUNY and the UC system.  Maybe the next Jonas Salk or Jerry Seinfeld is starting today—all CUNY grads.

NYC Colleges Fall Off Gay-Friendly List

No New York City schools makes Campus Pride's top 50 LGBT-friendly colleges.

New York's a gay-friendly city, routinely topping the lists. It earned its reputation from the Stonewall Riots and keeps it alive today with thriving neighborhoods like Chelsea and a wild Pride Parade each summer. Things are from from perfect for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender New Yorkers, but the city's name still holds.

"I've Never Seen a Subway Before" - College Freshmen Enter NYC

Thousands of students move in this week, and some like Lauren Graneto (above) have never visited before.

Fordham University's cafeteria is teeming with life. Rising above the clinking silverware and quiet *blop* of chicken tenders being dipped into ketchup is the conversation of hundreds of college freshmen, newly arrived to the Bronx campus. Classes start Wednesday, and today is the final day of orientation.

Fordham Conversations: Strikes a Chord to Help Combat the Stigma of Mental Illness

What do you do when the genius mind is also schizophrenic?
Every quarter WFUV’s Strike a Chord campaign examines an issue that’s important to you. This time, our news reports, PSA’s and public affairs programs are delving into the need to combat mental health stereotypes.

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