Opportunity

Mainstream methods to bridge opportunity gap often lack long-term viability
By Aakash Jain ’14 THE ROUNDUP This year’s Summit will focus on finding solutions to address the so-called opportunity gap, which refers to the growing global disparity in income, education and ultimately, standard of living. While most reasonable people generally agree that helping the poor and underprivileged should be a priority, there is usually heated debate as to how to achieve this elusive goal. Many people advocate “safety net” programs,…
Summit speaker lineup provides insight into opportunity gap
By P. Erik Meyer ’14 THE ROUNDUP This year’s summit will feature four keynote speakers. All students will be required to attend these assemblies. The focus of their speeches will revolve around the opportunity gap created by economic inequality, not only in America but around the world. Rev. Jim Gartland, S.J. Fr. Gartland is a Jesuit from the Midwest. Through his travels to South America, particularly Peru, Fr. Gartland has…
First generation college students seek newfound opportunities
By Jackson Santy ’13 THE ROUNDUP Over these past few weeks, colleges have sent out decision letters to students around the country. Seniors eagerly wait to rip open the envelopes determining their future for the next four years. Some students will follow in their parents’ footsteps attending their alma maters. Others will set off on their own college legacy and some will even be the first of their families to…