CSU Institutions Serve as Engines of Social Mobility, CollegeNET Index Shows – Newswise

Newswise — ​CollegeNET’s 2021 “Social Mobility Index” (SMI) once again placed California State University campuses as top performers in economic mobility, highlighting the transformative power of a CSU degree to propel alumni and their families into higher economic strata.

CSU campuses claimed 50% of the top 20 spots in this year’s rankings, with six campuses in the top 10.

The campuses included in the top 20 of the SMI are: Los Angeles (2), Long Beach (3), Fresno State (5), San Bernardino (6), Northridge (7), Dominguez Hills (8), Pomona (13), Channel Islands (15), Fullerton (19) and Bakersfield​ (20).

The 10 CSU campuses in the nation’s top 20 are collectively providing more than 250,000 students with opportunities to pursue good paying jobs and improve their communities, thanks to high-quality degrees offered at an unparalleled value. 

The annual SMI report measures the extent of a university’s impact in providing opportunities for economically disadvantaged students to graduate into well-paying jobs. Methodology is based on factors like cost of attendance, economic background of the student body, graduation rates and early career salaries.

At the CSU, nearly one-third of undergraduates are the first in their family to attend college, and nearly half of CSU students are  from underrepresented communities. In addition, half of CSU undergraduates receive the Pell Grant, indicating financial need.

Across the CSU’s 23 campuses, there are countless examples of alumni who have bettered their lives with a CSU degree. Cal State Long Beach alumnus Robert Garcia, who was elected mayor of Long Beach in 2014, is one example: “Coming from Peru with no money, very little education, not knowing anyone here, and to be able to work hard, graduate college, and then to become an elected official who has the chance to give back—that’s everything,” said Garcia in a 2016 interview with Garcia is part of the CSU alumni community that’s more than 4 million strong, powering the economy and improving communities across California. 

A leader in the national conversation around economic mobility, the CSU’s Graduation Initiative 2025 is focused on helping students earn degrees in less time—finishing with less debt and entering the workforce earlier. This fall, the CSU is further focusing its initiative on closing equity gaps between students from underrepresented communities and their peers.


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Red Bull set to announce Ford engine partnership deal with US car giant – BBC

Honda-powered Red Bull won both the drivers’ and constructors’ championships in 2022

Red Bull are poised to announce an engine partnership deal with US car giant Ford.

Ford will join forces with the team from 2026, part-funding the engine Red Bull are designing for the new regulations to be introduced that year.

The agreement is expected to be officially unveiled at Red Bull’s 2023 season launch in New York on Friday.

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Ford set to announce F1 return with Red Bull engine deal – The Race

Red Bull and Ford are set to announce they will work together on a Formula 1 engine for 2026.

The widely rumoured collaboration will be announced on Friday, when Red Bull is set to reveal the livery for its 2023 car the RB19 at an event in New York.

Though not confirmed by either party, the news of a tie-up between Ford and the newly created Red Bull Powertrains engine division was mistakenly leaked in Italian media and is understood to be correct.

Ford has been interested in a potential F1 programme for several months, based around the 2026 engine regulations – which feature “100% sustainable fuels”, according to F1, and an increase in the electrical …….