Wendell Pritchett: Penn’s 30th Provost
Wendell Pritchett has been selected to be the 30th Provost of the University of Pennsylvania. Penn President Amy Gutmann announced his appointment last Wednesday. Currently Presidential Professor of Law and Education at Penn Law, Dr. Pritchett “is a celebrated teacher and scholar of urban policy, education, civil rights and race relations, an accomplished leader and administrator, and a passionate advocate for academic excellence and civic engagement,” said President Gutmann. “A longtime faculty member and universally admired leader in our Penn community, he is consummately well-positioned to work with our deans, faculty, staff, students and me in advancing Penn’s highest priorities,” she added. He will formally assume his office on July 1, 2017 after ratification by the Trustees at their June meeting.
Dr. Pritchett’s leadership experiences uniquely position him to serve as Penn’s chief academic officer. As interim dean of Penn Law from 2014-2015 (Almanac April 15, 2014), he led and stewarded the school during the search that culminated in Ted Ruger’s appointment as dean. As chancellor of Rutgers-Camden from 2009-2014 (Almanac April 7, 2009), he saved the campus in the wake of a failed proposal to merge it with another institution. Dr. Pritchett’s leadership of Rutgers-Camden saw immense growth and improvement for the institution, including graduating classes of record sizes, the introduction of the campus’s first doctoral programs, the hiring of dozens of new faculty and the initiation of critical capital projects, including new health education and science facilities, a new dormitory, and library renovations. In 2012, he was elected president of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities, a national consortium of higher education institutions.
Dr. Pritchett is a consummately interdisciplinary and award-winning attorney, legal scholar and urban historian whose research examines the development of post-WWII urban policy, in particular urban renewal, housing finance and housing discrimination. His first book, Brownsville, Brooklyn: Blacks, Jews and the Changing Face of the Ghetto (University of Chicago Press, 2002), explores race relations and public policy in 20th-century Brooklyn. His most recent book, Robert Clifton Weaver and the American City: The Life and Times of an Urban Reformer (University of Chicago Press, 2008), is a biography of the firstAfrican-American cabinet secretary, a leading thinker and practitioner of 20th-century urban development. His 2008 article, “Which Urban Crisis? Regionalism, Race and Urban Policy, 1960-1974,” won the Urban History Association Best Article Award. A member of the Pennsylvania Bar since 1991, his practice focused on real estate and housing law, including the representation of nonprofit organizations involved in the development of affordable housing.
Dr. Pritchett earned his PhD in history from Penn in 1997 under the mentorship of Walter Licht, the Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History in SAS, with whom Dr. Pritchett maintains a close relationship today in the finest traditions of graduate education at Penn. Dr. Pritchett earned his JD from Yale Law School in 1991 and BA in political science from Brown University in 1986. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Pritchett joined the faculty at Baruch College-City University of New York, where he taught courses in post-bellum American history, American legal history, nonprofit law, and the history of immigration to the United States. He joined the Penn Law faculty in 2002 as assistant professor of law, was promoted to full professor in 2006, and served as Penn Law’s associate dean for academic affairs in 2006-2007. He rejoined Penn in 2014 as Presidential Professor of Law and Education upon completing his chancellorship of Rutgers-Camden.
A strong believer in the value of public service and the importance of knowledge-based public policy, he also served in 2008 as deputy chief of staff and director of policy for then-Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, W’79, where he helped oversee the preparation of the City’s Five-Year Plan and budget and managed the operations of the Mayor’s Office. As Mayor Nutter’s appointee, Dr. Pritchett was vice chair (2008-2010) and chair (2010-2011) of the Redevelopment Authority of Philadelphia and also served as the Mayor’s appointee to the School Reform Commission from 2011-2014. He chaired the board of Community Legal Services of Philadelphia from 2005-2008 and was co-chair of the World Class Great Philadelphia Initiative of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia. Dr. Pritchett’s other community and public policy contributions—too numerous to fully recount—have included service as a member, trustee, or director of the Pennsylvania State Planning Board (as the appointee of then-Governor Ed Rendell, C’65, Hon’00), the Public Health Management Corporation, the Campaign for Black Male Achievement, the Library Company of Philadelphia, Cooper University Hospital, Cooper’s Ferry Partnership, Campus Compact and College Unbound.
President Gutmann’s selection of Dr. Pritchett as Penn’s next Provost concludes a four and a half month international search in which the Consultative Committee, chaired by Penn Medicine EVP/Dean J. Larry Jameson, conducted dozens of informational interviews with individuals and groups in the Penn community to understand the scope, expectations and challenges of the Provost position, as well as many informal contacts. The Committee considered approximately 60 candidates, potential candidates and consultants. From these, the Committee selected 12 individuals for interviews from whom six individuals were recommended to President Gutmann as finalists for the position.
On behalf of the University, President Gutmann also expressed thanks and appreciation to Vincent Price for his exemplary ongoing service as Provost since 2009. “Vince has brought extraordinary leadership and vision—as well as grace and good humor—to our academic enterprise. Vince helped recruit exceptional deans and faculty members while advancing initiatives to diversify the faculty, develop new forms of teaching and learning, expand Penn’s global engagement (including our new Penn Wharton China Center and Perry World House), and enhance arts and culture on campus. He has also been a major force in facilitating interdisciplinary research and teaching, developing Penn’s online learning initiatives, and providing intellectual forums for our community to come together to address some of the most challenging issues of our time. We are all very proud of Vince and know that he will do an absolutely fantastic job as he assumes the presidency of Duke University on July 1 (Almanac December 6, 2016)—carrying with him all his incredible Penn experiences and accomplishments.”
“I have every confidence that Wendell will be an exceptional partner and inspiring presence for me and the entire Penn community. His deep experience, impeccable judgment, inclusive manner and warm style will help us further increase Penn’s eminence and momentum. Wendell has been a standout and a star in every role he has inhabited—teacher, scholar, senior academic administrator, policymaker, and political advisor among them—and he will surely shine as our University’s Provost, helping to propel forward our shared and ambitious vision for Penn,” Dr. Gutmann concluded.
Patricia D’ Antonio: Carol Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing
Patricia D’Antonio has been named the Carol E. Ware Professor in Mental Health Nursing. In addition to being the chair of the family and community health department and director of the Barbara Bates Center for the Study of the History of Nursing, Dr. D’Antonio is a world-renowned historian whose program of scholarship is in the area of nursing history, with a focus on nursing’s labor, gender and religious history. Her work has also centered on elucidating the ways in which changing ideas about mental health and illness structured the work and worth of those who cared for such individuals and their families. She has received funding from the Rockefeller Foundation, the American Association for the History of Nursing, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In addition to extensive publications, she has authored seven books. She has taught across all levels of the curriculum and is known for being a dedicated teacher and mentor. Her professional affiliations include roles as editor of Nursing History Review, member of the National Library of Medicine Scholarly Books in Biomedicine and Health Study Section, the American Academy of Nursing (AAN) Expert Panel on Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing’s Task Force on Psychiatric Mental Health Behavioral Health Competencies, and the AAN Expert Panel on History and Policy.
Launching Penn’s Center for Health, Devices and Technology
Today, the University of Pennsylvania celebrates the launch of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology, or Penn Health-Tech, a University-wide effort to advance Penn’s world-class breakthroughs into new devices and health technologies to meet the world’s most pressing health care needs. To mark the opening of the Center, the University will host the first in a series of regular symposia.
Penn Health-Tech was established by the Perelman School of Medicine, the School of Engineering and Applied Science and the Office of the Vice Provost of Research. It is sponsored in part by a generous gift from Penn alumnus Jonathan Brassington, GEng’97, whose passion to encourage interdisciplinary investigative projects sparked its creation. Serving the local rich ecosystem of institutes and centers, Penn Health-Tech will expand Penn’s biomedical technology pipeline. Its mission is to focus on the intersection of physical devices and information systems that translate to innovative health care technologies. It will serve as an important link to regional partners such as the health systems at Penn and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“Pioneering research at Penn Medicine and Penn Engineering places Penn at the forefront of the biomedical revolution,” said Penn’s Vice Provost for Research Dawn Bonnell. “The new Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology is designed to extend Penn’s leadership by providing resources to investigators with a focus on biomedical devices.”
“Penn scientists and physicians are defining the future of medicine in the development of new diagnostics and therapies,” said J. Larry Jameson, executive vice president of the University for the Health System and dean of the Perelman School of Medicine. “Establishment of the Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology will accelerate our efforts in the biomedical device domain.”
Vijay Kumar, Nemirovsky Family Dean of Penn’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, said, “The Center is an exciting opportunity for Penn Engineering to partner with Penn Medicine to develop novel biomedical devices. Penn’s leadership in cyber-physical systems, nanotechnology and other areas offers untapped potential for innovation at the forefront of this field.”
The Penn Center for Health, Devices and Technology will be co-directed by Brian Litt, professor of neurology, neurosurgery and bioengineering in the Perelman School of Medicine, and Insup Lee, the Cecilia Fitler Moore Professor in Penn Engineering’s Department of Computer and Information Science. The Center will also be supported by Mark Turco, Penn Center for Innovation’s chief innovation and corporate outreach officer.
As part of the launch event, the new Penn Center will announce a competition offering $300,000 in seed funds to be awarded at a second symposium to be held in the fall.
The inaugural Penn Health-Tech symposium will take place from 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. today, May 2, in the Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium in the Smilow Center for Translational Research.
A national launch is planned for the fall.
More info about today’s symposium and Penn Health-Tech is available at healthtech.upenn.edu
School of Engineering and Applied Science 2017 Teaching Awards
The S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award
Daeyeon Lee, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been awarded the S. Reid Warren, Jr. Award, which is presented annually by the undergraduate student body and the Engineering Alumni Society in recognition of outstanding service in stimulating and guiding the intellectual and professional development of undergraduate students.
Dr. Lee received his BS in chemical engineering in 2001 from Seoul National University. He then went on to earn a PhD in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“Dr. Lee has been incredibly helpful to me throughout my career, both academically and professionally,” one of his students remarked. “He is one of the most personable and skilled professors that I’ve had at Penn.”
Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising
David Pope, professor of materials science and engineering, has been awarded the Ford Motor Company Award for Faculty Advising. The award recognizes dedication to helping students realize their educational, career and personal goals.
Dr. Pope received his BS in applied science from the University of Pennsylvania in 1961. He then went on to earn MS and PhD degrees in materials science from the California Institute of Technology in 1962 and 1967, respectively.
“Dr. Pope is a professor who understands the value of guidance and provides it in a way that cultivates our learning,” one of his students noted. “Through his influence, we’re often inspired to discover the answers to our own questions.”
Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track
Mahadevan Khantha, senior lecturer in materials science and engineering, has been awarded the Hatfield Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Lecturer and Practice Professor Track. The award recognizes outstanding teaching ability, dedication to innovative undergraduate instruction, and exemplary service to the School by consistently inspiring students in the engineering and scientific profession.
Dr. Khantha earned BS and MS degrees in physics in 1979 and 1981 from the University of Madras in India. She then went on to earn a PhD in physics in 1985 from the Indian Institute of Technology.
“One of the best things about Dr. Khantha is that she is always accessible to answer questions and willing to re-explain a concept in different methods,” one of her students wrote. “She’s truly dedicated to ensuring that students are understanding the material being taught.”
School of Nursing 2017 Teaching Awards
Dean’s Award for Exemplary Teaching
Anne M. Teitelman is the Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health and an associate professor of nursing. Dr. Teitelman was nominated by her doctoral students and selected for her commitment to teaching, advising and mentoring which enables her students to fully develop as nurse scholars. In addition to being able to skillfully convey her expert scholarly content knowledge, Dr. Teitelman communicates complex concepts and abstract topics in ways that meet the individual needs of each student. By doing so, she is able to prepare and drive her students towards their highest levels of intellectual growth and rigorous scientific research scholarship. She is fully present and available to her students and serves as an advocate for them in building their leadership and networking skills. One of her students commented, “Dr. Teitelman excels in stimulating students and actively engaging them in interactive, hands-on projects where they are able to learn from her mastery of rigorous community-based intervention work.” Another stated, “Dr. Teitelman provides the perfect balance of guidance, trustworthy support, feedback and knowledge for each of her students – an invaluable and rare skill … she is an incredible role model and inspiration. We have been fortunate to work with and learn from her.”
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Kathleen M. Brown, practice associate professor in the family and community health department has been with the School of Nursing since 1993, teaching students across curricular levels and across disciplines. She was nominated by faculty, students and alumni for her dedication, passion and innovative teaching style, that expands the professional growth of her students and teaching colleagues. With a focus on forensic mental health, forensic science and victimology, she led a series of interdisciplinary courses that were known across the University and within the Philadelphia Prison System that left an indelible impact on students, faculty, and on the incarcerated and newly released from prison with whom she worked. One of her students noted, “Dr. Brown brought two groups together, students and inmates, to teach and learn from each other. The course pushed us to learn new things and go outside our comfort zones…while skillfully guiding our learning experience. I have never taken a course like that before and am so grateful to have had the opportunity and the mentorship.” A faculty colleague wrote, “Reflecting upon…those ‘peak educational experiences’ that we hope to experience…and to inspire…I experienced a few of those moments as a result of Kathy’s wisdom and encouragement, and am deeply grateful to have been a teacher, and a learner, with her.”
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence
Patricia Griffith is an advanced senior lecturer in the biobehavioral health sciences department teaching in the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (AGACNP), which is consistently ranked among the top tier master’s programs nationally. She was nominated by the 2017 class of AGACNP students for being an extraordinarily and highly supportive teacher. An exceptional clinician, Ms. Griffith combines her extensive knowledge and experience with an understanding of the unique needs of each student. She has a deep understanding of the content which enables her to translate complex concepts in a clear and concise way reducing any pressure the students may feel in dealing with content for the first time. Her students also appreciate her compassion and understanding as they seek balance between their professional and personal lives. Her students noted that “…Patti has instilled a confidence in me that makes me feel that I can put my family first and still bring my ‘Penn game’ to wherever I work…” and that “Patti Griffith is more than just a teacher to us—she is a role model, motivator, trusted adviser, and friend.” She is also widely respected by faculty and clinician colleagues for her innovative and interdisciplinary style which includes the development of an interprofessional clinical immersion model for medical and nursing students.
Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship
Eileen T. Lake is the Jessie M. Scott Endowed Term Chair in Nursing and Health Policy and an associate professor of nursing in the biobehavioral health sciences department. She was nominated by students for exceptional mentoring as demonstrated by her ability to adeptly guide her students through the many complex stages associated with creating and implementing a program of research for the first time. She is able to simultaneously challenge and nurture students igniting their long-term interest in nursing research and in pursuing doctoral education. She encourages and assists students in developing projects that integrate their own questions and ideas. As a result of her mentorship, her undergraduate student mentees have obtained small grants, presented their projects at interdisciplinary meetings and sought publication for their projects. Dr. Lake also seeks out opportunities for students to build a network of researchers which is vital to successful scholarship. One of her students stated, “Dr. Lake is a brilliant researcher, professor, and mentor who is invested in the next generation of research scholars. She cares deeply about her students and expresses it by inspiring them to reach ever greater heights in their professional roles.”
Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Advising
Connie B. Scanga is a practice professor of nursing in the biobehavioral health sciences department. She teaches anatomy, physiology, and physical assessment to nearly every traditional BSN student in the School of Nursing. Among students, faculty and staff, she is considered an exemplar in undergraduate advising both inside and outside the classroom. Fully understanding the stress associated with the demands of the nursing program, she educates her advisees on a variety of coping mechanisms and provides them opportunities to hear from experts across the University to further insure their success. She truly cares about her students and makes herself available to them at all times. Having played a role in the development of the undergraduate curriculum, she is considered an expert in its nuances but will also go out of her way to find answers for students to questions she may not know. A student noted, “Dr. Scanga sets the bar high both in academic learning and in personal development…she has believed in me when I did not believe in myself.” A staff member stated, “Dr. Scanga is a role model in the advisor role. She listens and observes, is accessible and assists students as they transition from high school to college to the professional arena and even then, students stay in touch with her long after graduation.”
Dean’s Award for Exemplary Professional Practice
Kimberly K. Trout, assistant professor of women’s health is a member of the family and community health department in the School of Nursing and a certified nurse midwife at Pennsylvania Hospital. Since receiving her MSN from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in 1987, Dr. Trout has practiced as a nurse midwife in a variety of urban, suburban and remote rural area practices including service as midwifery director at J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. While in this role, she initiated several quality and safety initiatives that dramatically reduced infant mortality rates at the hospital which had previously been some of the highest in the Commonwealth. In her current role at Pennsylvania Hospital, where she conducts research, practices and teaches nurse-midwifery students and new resident physicians, she is renowned for her expertise in physiologic labor and birth. Since joining the faculty at the School of Nursing, she has been highly successful in building links between the School and both Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania further enhancing interdisciplinary health care in the field of obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Trout was recently appointed as a University representative to the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization working group to decrease maternal mortality in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dean’s Award for Exemplary Citizenship
Lisa M. Lewis is the assistant dean for diversity and inclusivity and an associate professor of nursing in the family and community health department. She has demonstrated a long-term commitment to equity, access and quality care through her teaching and research in the field of health disparities. This has been demonstrated by her leadership of a team of faculty in the development of a new undergraduate course which teaches how to provide equitable and sensitive care to diverse individuals across the lifespan. Her research, with a focus on faith-based interventions for hypertensive black adults, has developed strong community partnerships and led to her participation on a White House Forum on Women and the Economy and a panel on The State of Black Women’s Health, for the US Department of Health and Human Services. Dr. Lewis was nominated by faculty and staff for her extraordinary leadership and management of the concerns and anxiety generated across the School as a result of the 2016 Presidential election. Her calm and compassionate style brought the School of Nursing community together in a number of forums providing them ample opportunity to express their apprehension and to quiet their fears. One of her nominators commented, “…we were comforted …when we came together as a school and reconfirmed Penn Nursing’s commitment to social justice as a core value of our mission...”
Student Nurses at Penn Undergraduate Award for Teaching
Lisa M. Lewis, who also won the Dean’s Award for Exemplary Citizenship, is the assistant dean for diversity and inclusivity, associate professor of nursing in the family and community health department, and faculty director at Gregory College House. In all her roles, Dr. Lewis is renowned for being a remarkable teacher and mentor to students. She challenges her students to reach their highest potential, creating a safe and supportive learning environment that promotes trust and critical thinking. Both as an educator and as a mentor at Gregory College House, she operates within a framework of mutual civility and social justice inspiring the same in her students. A student nominator remarked, “When I imagine the kind of nurse and educator I want to be, Dr. Lewis immediately comes to mind. Her poise, passion and dedication to her work is truly admirable. She values the importance of mutual respect and goes out of her way to ensure that her students always feel comfortable. I can honestly say that I am a better person and am more prepared for my future nursing career for having known her.”
Graduate Student Organization Graduate Nurse Educator Award
Kerry Shields is a lecturer in the family and community health department, at the School of Nursing as well as a pediatric critical care nurse practitioner at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She serves as an associate program director in the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program (PACNP) where her focus is in critical care. Ms. Shields is considered by her students to be a holistic educator who freely shares her expertise and wealth of clinical knowledge. She challenges her students but provides just the right amount of support as she prepares them for clinical practice on the youngest and sickest of patients. She imparts her own insight and wisdom as she explains complex health care ethics philosophies helping them to identify their own moral framework to enhance their clinical decision-making skills. In addition to preparing her students academically, she also educates them on how best to care for themselves in the stressful pediatric acute care environment. As one of her students noted, “Kerry Shields truly embodies the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing motto: ‘Care to change the world.’ Kerry indeed cares to change the world and the future of nursing through the individual students that she nurtures.”
Barbara J. Lowery Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award
Jianghong Liu is associate professor of nursing in the family and community health department, and associate professor of public health in the Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Liu’s students nominated Dr. Liu for her dedicated mentoring and unwavering support as they pursue their PhD in nursing. She involves them in her NIH-funded studies and encourages their questions and critical thinking in developing their own program of research. She walks them through the process of preparing and revising manuscripts and reviewing journal articles, and provides them opportunities to sharpen their teaching skills. She is known for her ability to motivate and encourage her students to develop research skills, critical thinking, and creative approaches to solving problems. Dr. Liu’s students say that as a role model, “…she is an excellent, hardworking and productive nursing researcher who gives us the emotional and academic support we need to succeed.” Dr. Liu’s excellence as a mentor is demonstrated by this success which includes one student being awarded a research grant and a second place designation for a conference poster and four students publishing as first author. Her students stressed their gratitude for the personal interest Dr. Liu takes in them and the time she devotes to their progress in all doctoral endeavors.
Penn Joins American Talent Initiative in National Effort to Expand Access for High-Achieving, Lower-Income Students
The University of Pennsylvania has joined the American Talent Initiative in a national effort to attract, enroll and graduate more high-achieving, lower-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.
The American Talent Initiative (ATI) brings together public and private institutions united in this common goal to attract, enroll and graduate 50,000 additional lower-income students by 2025.
Having been a first-generation, low-income college student herself, Penn President Amy Gutmann has more than doubled the number of students from low-income, middle-income and first-generation college families attending Penn, since she became president in 2004.
“I know firsthand, the tremendous impact increased access to higher education can have,” said President Gutmann. “Penn is steadfast in its commitment to providing access to talented high-achieving, low-income students and supporting them to graduate at higher rates. There is no better opportunity for economic growth for low-income families and no better pathway to cultivating creative understanding and ensuring a diverse democratic citizenship.”
ATI aims to welcome more of the 270 institutions with graduation rates of 70 percent or higher over the next few years in this effort. The member insitutions of ATI are enhancing their own efforts to recruit and support lower-income students, learn from each other and contribute to research that will help other colleges and universities expand opportunity and diversity.
The coalition of colleges and universities participating in the American Talent Initiative will further the national goal of developing more talent from every American neighborhood by:
• Recruiting students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds through robust outreach;
• Ensuring that admitted lower-income students enroll and are retained through practices that have been shown to be effective;
• Prioritizing need-based financial aid; and
• Minimizing or eliminating gaps in progression and graduation rates between and among students from low-, moderate- and high-income families.
The initiative is co-managed by the Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program and Ithaka S+R and funded with an initial $1.7 million, multi-year grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Grant funding will be used for best-practice research and dissemination, convenings of college presidents and staff, and data analysis and reporting.
“If we’re serious about promoting social mobility in America, we need to ensure that every qualified high school student in the US has an opportunity to attend college. I’m so glad that so many great colleges and universities have stepped up today and committed themselves towards that goal. This is a vital first step towards creating a more meritocratic society,” said Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies and three-term mayor of New York City.
Members will share lessons learned as well as institutional data. The Aspen Institute’s College Excellence Program and Ithaka S+R will study the practices that lead to measureable progress and disseminate knowledge to the field through regular publications.
Catharine Bond Hill, Ithaka S+R managing director and former Vassar president, said that “this Initiative speaks to fairness and equal opportunity for thousands of students who currently can’t claim either, and to the enormous societal benefit that comes from nurturing all of our most talented young people. Recent research suggests that at least 12,500 high school seniors per year have SAT scores in the top 10 percent with 3.7 grade point averages or higher—and still do not attend the top 270 colleges. If each of these institutions commits to do its share, an additional 50,000 talented students—12,500 in each grade level—will benefit from the incredible opportunity these colleges and universities offer and that these students have earned.”