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School Notes: Yale College
July/August 2012

Yale Latinos gather on campus

The second Latino Alumni Reunion, held on campus the weekend of April 21, brought Latino alumni to New Haven from all over the country to hear talks by, among others, Quiara Hudes ’99, the first Latina Pulitzer Prize winner; Cathy J. K. Sandoval ’84, the first Latina commissioner of California Public Utilities and first Latina Rhodes Scholar in the US; and Carlos Moreno ’70, former California Supreme Court justice. A special visit by Dolores Huerta, a prominent Mexican American civil rights leader, capped off the weekend, which was declared “Yale Latino Weekend in New Haven” by the city. An exhibit highlighting the struggles and accomplishments of Yale’s Latinos was displayed from April to June at Sterling Memorial Library.

Writing tutor wins international fellowship

Cathy Shufro, the Berkeley College Writing Tutor, recently won a fellowship from the International Reporting Project. This prestigious award allowed Shufro to spend the spring in Thailand, reporting on global health issues. Cathy has extensive writing credits in the fields of health care, medicine, and science; her articles have appeared in the Yale Alumni Magazine as well as in the New York Times. There are twelve Bass writing tutors, one in each residential college; their role is to assist Yale students with whatever writing projects they have, from fellowship applications to senior projects. The program, which is supported by continuing gifts from the Bass family, began in the late 1970s and currently averages over 4,000 tutorials per year.

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