What are you reading right now by Will Mitchell

Will Mitchell is an Information Technology Specialist in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

What are you reading right now?
Screen Shot 2015-10-16 at 4.12.27 PMThere are two articles that I’ve read recently that I would like to share: “LeBron James pledges up to $42M for Akron kids to go to college” written by Benjamin Snyder and, “Report: LeBron expanding program to help adults get GEDs” written by David Kenyon.

Benjamin Snyder’s article discusses how Lebron James has pledged to pay tuition for all students to attend the University of Akron who have successfully completed his “I Promise” program and graduated from the Akron public high school system.  The details of who qualifies for the scholarships is still being determined; nonetheless, this is a very encouraging program considering that without it, many of the students may not have had an opportunity to attend a university at all.

David Kenyon’s article speaks on another way Lebron James is attempting to help families from Akron’s inner city.  For those parents of children enrolled in Lebron’s foundation’s scholarship program that do not have High School Diplomas, those parents are eligible for financial support in pursuit of a GED.  This financial support includes paid practice and official tests, free bus passes and parking to attend classes and, access to an HP laptop that the parents can keep if they complete the classes.  I think this is great!

If it’s a book, are you reading it on a device or between hard covers? Which do you prefer and why?

I prefer reading on my computer or phone.  The reasons being are that these devices allow me to have a numerous reading materials in one location (either my phone or computer) and, to perform internet searches for additional information on the topic that I am reading.


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