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LCS Weekly Blog 1/19

Quote of the Week:

“Those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind.” –Bernard M. Baruch

Fun Fact of the Week:

The first speeding ticket was given in 1896 to a man going eight miles per hour. The speed limit was two miles per hour.

News Update:

Via The Los Angeles Times

College students in California can now earn money for doing community service. The new program– called Californians for All College Corps– is looking to give up to $10,000 per person to 6,500 low-income students.

In the past, many low-income students were unable to perform community service, instead needing to hold jobs to pay their way through school. With the change, they can now volunteer in areas related to their studies– such as at local elementary schools for those pursuing education– and receive stipends in return.

“If you are willing to serve your community and give back in a meaningful way, we are going to help you pay for college,” said California Chief Service Officer Josh Fryday, comparing the initiative to the GI Bill.

According to The Los Angeles Times: “Ian Chavez, a junior majoring in computer science at San Jose State and a fellow in the Civic Action program, said the funding has allowed him to continue volunteering his time to teach public school children how to code in the heart of Silicon Valley, where a computer science education isn’t a guarantee. Chavez, 20, has used his stipend to help pay for tuition and materials, including a webcam he uses for virtual presentations.”

Funds will go to sixteen California State University campuses, seven University of California campuses, and 18 community college campuses, with application materials set to be ready by March.

The Los Angeles Times contributed to this article.

Sports Update:

Via the legal examiner

The University of Michigan has agreed to pay $490 million to over 1,000 individuals who say they were sexually assaulted by a former sports doctor. During a nearly four-decade span, Dr. Robert Anderson– who died in 2008– repeatedly sexually abused his patients.

Anderson was the director of Michigan’s Health Service and a physician for several athletic teams, including the football program.

Of the settlement, $460 million will be paid to 1,050 people, with the amounts to each individual being determined by a third-party allocator. The remaining $30 million will be set aside for future claims.

“We hope this settlement will begin the healing process for survivors,” said Jordan Acker, chair of the University of Michigan Board of Regents. “At the same time, the work that began two years ago, when the first brave survivors came forward, will continue.”

ESPN contributed to this article.

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