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Undocumented Students Generated Up to $132 Million in Relief to Colleges—But They Won’t Receive a Dime From the Stimulus

By Viviann Anguiano - Maya is an undocumented student activist enrolled at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) as a sociology and labor studies major. Her parents are undocumented and have lost their jobs due to shutdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. While Maya’s family’s unexpected struggles resemble many families’ across the country right now, her family is not eligible to receive the stimulus checks that the U.S. government is disbursing as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Maya recently paid her family’s rent with the money she received from a private $1,000 scholarship.

We Need Your Help, Spreading Awareness for Aylin Acikalin, Democrat for Judge of New Orleans, First City Court!

Turkish American women saw one political success story so far this year with the election of Aycha Sawa as City Comptroller of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, last month. Aycha is the 12th Turkish American elected to public office, and the first Turkish American woman elected as the chief financial officer for a major American city. She is also the second woman elected as a city official in Milwaukee.

Professor Ivet Bahar became a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

The highly successful molecular biology professor, Ivet Bahar, has been elected a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the world’s most prestigious science academy, for her scientific research.

The U.S. National Academy of Sciences, whose headquarters are located in Washington, honored 120 scientists in the USA and 26 scientists outside the USA by electing them as members this year.

Following the announcement made, as of April 27, those elected bring the total number of active members to 2,403 and the total number of international members to 501. Professor Bahar continues her research  as the Founding President and Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computational and Systems Biology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Bahar is known for her theoretical and computational models, which she developed to explain the functional dynamics of biological systems on a molecular scale, signal transmission, and regulation among neurons, their alignment, and functions in proteins.

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