ProLiteracy and LiteracyCNY are teaming up to create a mentoring program for adults wishing to take the high school equivalency exam. Their new program, called “Buddy Up,” seeks to create a corps of highly-trained volunteers to support 225 low-income, underserved youth and young adults studying for the exam.
The leader of one of the nation's most prestigious universities will depart next year to head the world's largest museum and research complex. David Skorton will be relocating to Washington D.C. in July 2015 to lead the Smithsonian Institution. His appointment was approved by a vote of the Smithsonian Board of Regents on March 9. In a news release, Chair of Cornell's Board of Trustees Robert Harrison has nothing but praise for Skorton: