Lysley Tenorio on Heading to Rome
Professor Lysley Tenorio, recent winner of the Rome Fellowship in Literature Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, spoke with Jeff Marcus Wheeler, M.F.A. Fiction ’15, about his upcoming year in Rome. Tenorio discusses his ideal writing day, what he’s packing, and the importance of place in his work.
Cal Grant Will Not Be Cut
Governor Jerry Brown signed a $115.4 billion budget for 2015-16 which fully funds the Cal Grant for the private nonprofit sector. This avoids a potential 11.3 percent cut as proposed in January. The state legislature postponed the 11.3 percent cut for the next two years allowing the maximum award for Cal Grant A to remain at $9,044 and for Cal Grant B at $1,656 for new students.
Linking Horses to Learning
The EQUUS program in the Kalmanovitz School of Education has found some special partners at Skyline Ranch Equestrian Center in the Oakland hills where Oakland fourth- to sixth-graders pursue their lessons with help from horses.