In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history." The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...] Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth September 13, 2017
Shivya, it was really nice to read about my favourite country here. Loved your write-up. Some of the extraordinarily beautiful areas in Germany, other than the ones you mentioned here, are the islands in the north, . the chalk cliffs of Ruegen, the Bodensee/ Lake Constance in the south with the picture perfect islands of Reichenau and Mainau, the entire Bavarian Alps – and even though Neuschwannstein is extremely touristic and somewhat cliched, one cannot but fall in love with the castle and its breathtaking surroundings! The Black Forest area from Freiburg am Breisgau and beyond – right through to Karlsruhe and Heidelberg looks like a picture postcard. I could go on and on :). One of my most memorable experiences was devouring a rich creamy Black Forest pastry sitting in a quaint restaurant atop a hill in Schauinsland – the heart of Black Forest. Looking forward to a happy exchange of ideas!
I got a nice new piano. I am giving my old one away. The piano we used a few weeks ago at 2nd Story Recording Studio has the long lost old Sorcerer piano in it, the one I recorded Dead Boy and certain songs from the last album on a few years ago!!! I was so happy to see it again. It seemed different. I tried to pretend that I recognized it. But it reminded me of the cat that changed color when it got a new owner. Norah Jones recorded her first record on that piano too. Anyway it sounded great.