Southern Illinois University Carbondale wants students to know: They see you — you are more than a test score. A Saturday afternoon shouldn’t count for more than years of hard work in high school, say SIU administrators, and so SIU no longer requires ACT or SAT scores for admission to the university.
“Research has consistently demonstrated that the most important predictor of college success is the high school grade-point average,” said chancellor John M. Dunn.
Some Navy brass sailed into St. Louis this week to meet with local high school students.
The top two officers and the highest-ranking enlisted man from the Navy's newest battleship, the USS St. Louis, talked Wednesday at Soldiers Memorial with JROTC units from Cleveland Junior Naval Academy and Vashon High School.
Known as the ship's "triad," the sailors were Cmdr. Kevin Hagan, commanding officer; Cmdr. Eric D. Turner, executive officer; and Command Senior Chief Brandon Ellison.
Mildred Lewis was born in Tennessee 79 years ago. She was an only child, which was unusual in those days. Her mom, for instance was one of 10 kids. So Mildred had many cousins, and many aunts and uncles, a few of whom had migrated north and settled in St. Louis.
Although, or maybe because Mildred’s parents had little formal education, they wanted their daughter to go to college. That was then a big ambition for a young black woman in the South.