Anti-war and civil rights movements. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district. The district includes the eastern part of the Bronx and portions of north-central Queens in New York City. She is a member of the Democratic Party. Ocasio-Cortez drew national recognition when she won the Democratic Party's primary election for New York's 14th congressional district on June 26, She defeated Democratic Caucus Chair Joe Crowleya term incumbent, in what was widely seen as the biggest upset victory in the midterm election primaries.
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Taking office at age 29, Ocasio-Cortez is the youngest woman ever to serve in the United States Congress. Ocasio-Cortez is among the first female members of the Democratic Socialists of America elected to serve in Congress. Ocasio-Cortez attended Yorktown High Schoolgraduating in Ocasio-Cortez had a John F.
Lopez Fellowship. Inwhile Ocasio-Cortez was a sophomore at Boston University, her father died of lung cancer. She has said that the experience helped her learn "firsthand how attorneys appointed by the court to administer an estate can enrich themselves at the expense of the families struggling to make sense of the bureaucracy.
During college, Ocasio-Cortez served as an intern for U. Senator Ted Kennedyin his section on foreign affairs and immigration issues. I was the one that had to help that person navigate that system. Ocasio-Cortez graduated cum laude from Boston University College of Arts and Sciences with a BA inmajoring in international relations and economics.
After college, Ocasio-Cortez moved back to the Bronx and took a job as a bartender and waitress to help her mother—a house cleaner and school bus driver—fight foreclosure of their home. During the primaryOcasio-Cortez worked as an organizer for Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign. But her visit to North Dakotawhere she saw others "putting their whole lives and everything that they had on the line for the protection of their community", inspired her to begin to work for her own community.
She faced a financial disadvantage, saying, "You can't really beat big money with more money. You have to beat them with a totally different game. On June 15, the candidates' only face-to-face encounter during the campaign occurred on a local political talk show, Inside City Hall. The format was a joint interview conducted by Errol Louiswhich NY1 characterized as a debate. Ocasio-Cortez was endorsed by progressive and civil rights organizations such as MoveOn Black Lives Matter and Democracy for America and by actress and first-time candidate Cynthia Nixon.
On June 26,Ocasio-Cortez received Time called her victory "the biggest upset of the elections so far";  CNN made a similar statement.
Bernie Sanders and Noam Chomsky congratulated her. Without campaigning for it, Ocasio-Cortez won the Reform Party primary as a write-in candidate in a neighboring congressional district, New York's 15thwith a total vote count of nine, highest among all 22 write-in candidates.
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King also delivered sermons at local churches and developed a reputation as a powerful preacher. King completed his dissertation in April and received his PhD that June. Handy to King, 18 Novemberin Papers — Introduction, in Papers — Document Research Requests. Skip to content Skip to navigation. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute.
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The university has over 3, faculty members and nearly 33, students, and is one of Boston's largest employers. The university is ranked 40th among undergraduate programs at national universities, and 46th among global universities by U.
Among its alumni and current or past faculty, the university counts eight Nobel Laureates23 Pulitzer Prize winners, 10 Rhodes Scholars  six Marshall Scholars 48 Sloan Fellows nine Academy Award winners, and several Emmy and Tony Award winners. Boston University is well known for men's hockeyin which it has won five national championships, most recently in Boston University traces its roots to the establishment of the Newbury Biblical Institute in Newbury, Vermont inand was chartered with the name "Boston University" by the Massachusetts Legislature in The University organized formal Centennial observances both in and On April 24—25, a group of Methodist ministers and laymen at the Old Bromfield Street Church in Boston elected to establish a Methodist theological school.
Inthe Congregational Society in Concord, New Hampshireinvited the Institute to relocate to Concord and offered a disused Congregational church building with a capacity of people. Other citizens of Concord covered the remodeling costs. One stipulation of the invitation was that the Institute remain in Concord for at least 20 years.
Inthree trustees of the Boston Theological Institute obtained from the Massachusetts Legislature a charter for a university by name of "Boston University". These trustees were successful Boston businessmen and Methodist laymen, with a history of involvement in educational enterprises, and they became the founders of Boston University. Lee Claflin's son, Williamwas then Governor of Massachusetts and signed the University Charter on May 26, after it was passed by the Legislature.
As reported by Kathleen Kilgore in her book, Transformations, A History of Boston University see Further readingthe founders directed the inclusion in the Charter of the following provision, unusual for its time:.
Every department of the new university was also open to all on an equal footing regardless of sex, race, or with the exception of the School of Theology religion. On January 13,Isaac Rich died, leaving the vast bulk of his estate to a trust that would go to Boston University after ten years of growth while the University was organized.
Kilgore describes this as the largest single donation to an American college or university as of that time. By December, however, the Great Boston Fire of had destroyed all but one of the buildings Rich had left to the University, and the insurance companies with which they had been insured were bankrupt. The value of his estate, when turned over to the University inwas half what it had been in As a result, the University was unable to build its contemplated campus on Aspinwall Hill, and the land was sold piecemeal as development sites.
Street names in the area, including Claflin Road, Claflin Path, and University Road, are the only remaining evidence of University ownership in this area.Boston Universityprivate, coeducational institution of higher learning in BostonMassachusettsU.
The university is composed of 15 schools and colleges. A range of graduate degree programs are available in education, engineering, and the arts and sciences. The university operates internship programs in cities around the world, including Washington, D. Mugar Memorial Library and its branches house about 1. Total enrollment is about 30, Boston University began as a Methodist theological school in Vermont in The school moved to Boston in The university was one of the first American institutions of higher education to accept African-American and international students and the first in the state to award degrees to women; Helen Magill White became the first American woman to receive a Ph.
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