Facebook Home Local News Five things you need to know today, May 10 Pinterest By admin – May 10, 2018 Twitter Twitter Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, May 10. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com.1. A man convicted of attempted capital murder in December is appealing his case after new evidence was uncovered favoring the defendant.2. The Odessa City Council approved a $238,000 salary for the new city manager, that’s more than his predecessor made at $223,000 after 15 years.3. Sales tax revenue collected by the City of Odessa now tops 63 percent greater than what budget writers expected at this point in the fiscal year, with monthly payments that continue to surge and have topped collections of Midland for two consecutive months.4. Police are searching for four suspects who reportedly robbed a 7-Eleven cashier at gunpoint early Wednesday morning.5. Two Ector County Independent School District students will have their artwork launched into space in the form of mission patches. The patches will accompany an experiment from Falcon Early College High School to the International Space Station this summer. WhatsApp WhatsApp 2021 SCHOOL HONORS: Permian High School Capt. Cruz Regalado collects donations from a motorist. Odessa Fire/Rescue fire fighters are having their annual fill the boot campaign to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Fire fighters will be collecting through Friday May 11th at the intersection of Dixie Blvd. and 8th street. The fire fighters are hoping to raise $100,000 this year. Facebook Local News Five things you need to know today, May 10 Previous articleSaturday is time to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’Next articleToddler dies after near-drowning in Pleasant Farms admin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR OC employee of the year always learning ECISD undergoing ‘equity audit’ Pinterest Creamy Fruit SaladUpside Down Blueberry Pie CheesecakeSummer Spaghetti SaladPowered By 10 Sec Mama’s Deviled Eggs NextStay
Applications to the College have leveled off after five consecutive years of record numbers. A total of 34,285 applications were received, down from last year’s record 34,950. Two years ago 30,489 applied; 10 years ago 18,932 applied.“A number of factors may be involved,” said William R. Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions and financial aid. “The return of Early Action here and at Princeton and the University of Virginia may have led more students to make their college choices earlier and not apply to as many colleges in Regular Action. And demographic downturns in the number of high school seniors, particularly in the Northeast (which will continue over the next few years), may also have played a part. If so, we may experience a period of greater stability and less frenzy in college admissions, a welcome result for everyone,” he said.As might be expected, there is a great deal of similarity between this year’s and last year’s applicant pools. One change worth noting, however, is the modest (5 percent) increase in the international pool, compared with a 20 percent increase last year (from 5,006 to 6,014).“Outreach to international students by American colleges and universities historically has usually produced large annual gains as relatively few international students had ever considered coming to the United States for college,” said Marlyn McGrath, director of admissions. “Now an American college education is considered a normal option by more international students than in the past,” she added.“Harvard’s generous financial aid program once again was a critical factor in attracting a large and diverse applicant pool,” said Sarah C. Donahue, director of financial aid. “Over 70 percent of students receive some form of financial aid.” The program requires no contribution from families with annual incomes below $65,000 and asks on average no more than 10 percent of income from families with incomes up to $150,000 and typical assets — and does not require students to take out loans. The average financial aid recipient’s family pays only $11,500 annually.Over the next few months, the Admissions Committee will review the applications of those deferred during Early Action as well as those who applied for the Jan. 1 Regular Action program. Applicants will be notified of the committee’s decisions on March 29.Admitted students will be invited to Cambridge for Visitas, the undergraduate-named visiting program, which this year will be held from April 21 to 23, the Arts First weekend. Students will notify Harvard by May 1 of their intention to enroll.