Indiana Law Schools Remain Predominantly White But Women Are Gaining Ground

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare December 26, 2017Marilyn Odendahl  for TheIndianaLawyer However, the racial and gender mix of students from 2015 to 2017 differed at both schools.IU Maurer’s minority enrollment ticked up in 2016 but slumped 4 percentage points to 17.4 percent in 2017. At IU McKinney, minorities have held steady at roughly 18 percent of the student population from 2015 through 2017. Both schools have charted a steady increase in the percentage of women with the balance tipping and females gaining a slender majority at IU McKinney in 2017.At Valparaiso, women continued to outnumber men, although the gap has narrowed to 49.1 percent and 50.0 percent, respectively. Also, while the northwest Indiana institution still sustains the highest percentage of minority students of all the law schools in the state, as the number of students at Valparaiso has declined so has the percentage of minorities. In 2015, minorities composed 38.3 percent of the student body at Valparaiso while they currently comprise 28.6 percent.Notre Dame Law School bucked the trend a little bit. Its student body has increased by 19 students since 2015 but the composition stayed mostly male and white.Among the students, Black or African Americans and Hispanics have either been the largest or second largest minority group at IU Maurer, IU McKinney and Valparaiso since 2015. At Notre Dame, Hispanics have been the dominate minority for the past three years and Asians have consistently been the second highest minority.The 2017 statistics from the individual schools are as follows:IU Maurer had a total of 505 students in 2017. Of that, the number of men was 267 (52.9 percent) and women was 237 (46.9 percent). Racially, 352 (69.7 percent) were white and 88 (17.4 percent) were minority with the largest minority group being Black or African American.IU McKinney had a total enrollment of 783 students in 2017. Of the entire student body, men numbered 391 (49.9 percent) and women number 392 (50.0) percent. Also 628 (80.2 percent) were white and 140 (17.9 percent) were minority with Black or African American being the biggest minority group.Valparaiso had a total enrollment of 234 students in 2017. Of that, men numbered 115 (49.1 percent) and women numbers 119 (50.9 percent. Also, 161 (68.8 percent) were white and 67 (28.6 percent) were minority. The largest minority group was Hispanic.Notre Dame has a total of 600 students in 2017. The student body consisted of 333 (55.5 percent) men and 270 (45 percent) women. Also, 412 (69.7 percent) were white and 157 (26.2percent) were minority.Statistics for 2016 and 2015 are as follows:In 2016, the IU Maurer had 525 students of which 68.8 percent were white and 21.5 percent were minority while 55.4 percent were men and 44.4 percent were women. In 2015, the Bloomington school had 538 students. The composition was 69.7 percent white and 20.3 percent minority along with 57.1 percent men and 42.8 percent women.In 2016, the IU McKinney has 804 students of which 79.6 percent was white and 18.5 percent was minority. Also, men comprised 51.1 percent of the student body and women 48.9 percent. In 2015, the Indianapolis school had 816 students. Of that, 80.9 percent was white and 17.8 percent was minority while 53.2 percent were men and 46.8 percent were women.In 2016, Notre Dame had 599 students. Of that 68.8 percent white and 26.2 percent minority while 55.6 percent were men and 44.4 percent were women. In 2015, the South Bend school had 581 students of which 68.5 percent were white and 25.3 percent were minority while 58.7 percent were men and 41.3 percent were women.In 2016 Valparaiso had 346 students. The composition was 66.5 percent white and 30.3 percent minority while 48.3 percent were men and 51.7 percent were women. In 2015, the northwest Indiana school had 433 students. Of that, 59.1 percent was white and 38.3 was minority while 49 percent were men and 51 percent were women.center_img Three of Indiana’s four law schools have shrunk in recent years but overall, minority enrollment has slipped while the number of women has been increasing since 2015, according to the recently released in the Fall 2017 Standard 509 Reports from the American Bar Association.Indiana University Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law and Valparaiso Law School all welcomed smaller classes in 2016 and 2017 compared to 2015. Valparaiso posted the most significant decrease, cutting the size of its student body by just under 200.  Both IU Maurer and IU McKinney reduced their enrollments by a total 33 students, each, since 2015.last_img read more

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Lewis, Fernandez head Reporter All-Area Football Team Prep QB secures year-end…

first_img2016 Hudson Reporter All-Area High School Football Team ×  1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ DEFENSE DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR-Harrison Fernandez, Union CityMOST VALUABLE PLAYER-Johnathan Lewis, St. Peter’s PrepCOACH OF THE YEAR-Jason Acerra, Bayonne Quarterback-Johnathan Lewis, St. Peter’s PrepQuarterback-Wilden Germain, HobokenQuarterback-Jahleel Baker, SnyderRunning Back-Kamani Addison, LincolnRunning Back-Nolan Burns, SnyderRunning Back-Brayan Padron, WeehawkenRunning Back-Algenis Baret, BayonneRunning Back-Kevin Paul, Union CityWide Receiver-Jorge Portorreal, St. Peter’s PrepWide Receiver-Ayan Castro, MemorialWide Receiver-Nasir Smith, SnyderWide Receiver-Jonas Marte, North BergenTight End-Jacob Gonzalez, Union CityOffensive Line-Elyezer Oliviery, Union CityOffensive Line-Ben Petrula, St. Peter’s PrepOffensive Line-Markese Trent, LincolnOffensive Line-Rasheed Wallace, Hudson CatholicOffensive Line-Harley Monteiro, St. Peter’s PrepKicker-Joe Henry, St. Peter’s Prep Some legendary names have graced this All-Area squad, including a handful who eventually went on to play in the National Football League. Guys like Evan Rodriguez and Will Hill were All-Area honorees here before making it to the NFL.Others have gone on to become NCAA First Team All-America honorees, like former St. Peter’s Prep standout Minkah Fitzpatrick, who earned Associated Press All-America honors last week as a defensive back for the University of Alabama.Fitzpatrick became the first All-American to have graced the Hudson County gridiron since former Snyder great Rich Glover earned All-America honors in 1972 at Nebraska.To think, just two years ago, Fitzpatrick graced the Hudson Reporter All-Area squad and now he’s a First Team All-American. It’s truly a great feat.Well, there are 13 repeat honorees on this year’s Hudson Reporter All-Area Football Team. That’s the largest total of repeat honorees in the history of the All-Area team.For example, last year, there were only five repeat honorees, so it shows how many were able to duplicate their excellence for a second straight year.Also, since the abolishment of the Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League for football, with everyone joining the 119-team North Jersey Super Football Conference this fall, there will not be another All-County team selected in Hudson County.So this is it.Let’s give credit to the 13 athletes who grace the Reporter All-Area team for a second time. They are Johnathan Lewis, Ben Petrula, Jayson and Justin Ademilola, Joe Henry and Shayne Simon of St. Peter’s Prep; Harrison Fernandez of Union City, Nolan Burns of Snyder, Wilden Germain of Hoboken, Jalen Scott and James Burgess of Lincoln, Khashawn Decker of Hudson Catholic and Rafael Ponce de Leon of North Bergen.Those athletes deserve a world of credit for being able to maintain their level of excellence.The Hudson Reporter Offensive Player of the Year and Most Valuable Player honoree is Johnathan Lewis of St. Peter’s Prep.Lewis earned the Offensive Player of the Year honors last year as well, but adds the county’s MVP title to his resume this season after rushing for 1,084 yards and scoring 21 touchdowns, while passing for 1,544 yards and 10 touchdowns.Lewis’ brilliance helped to carry the Marauders to the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 4 title game against Paramus Catholic in MetLife Stadium, where he electrified the crowd with a sensational 69-yard touchdown run. He also engineered two late scoring drives, but the Marauders came up short in a 33-28 setback. Lewis is headed to Rutgers in the fall.The Hudson Reporter Defensive Player of the Year honors go to Harrison Fernandez of Union City, who really didn’t have a true position on defense. He was a hybrid between a linebacker and a free safety, but he was literally all over the field for the Soaring Eagles, making play after play. Fernandez registered 64 tackles and collected three interceptions, but he was an impact player practically on every snap. Hernandez was also the Soaring Eagles’ starting quarterback, where he rushed for nearly 700 yards and scored 15 touchdowns while passing for 400 more and five more TDs.The Hudson Reporter Coach of the Year is Jason Acerra of Bayonne, who in his first season guided the Bees to the NJSIAA North Jersey Section 2, Group V playoffs. – Jim HagueJim Hague can be reached via e-mail at [email protected] OFFENSE Defensive End-Andrew Duncan, SnyderDefensive End-Alex Lozano, LincolnDefensive End-Eddie Wilson, HobokenDefensive End-Jalen Scott, LincolnDefensive Tackle-Jayson Ademilola, St. Peter’s PrepDefensive Tackle-James Mitchell, St. AnthonyDefensive Tackle-Rafael Ponce de Leon, North BergenDefensive Tackle-Justin Ademilola, St. Peter’s PrepLinebacker-Zamir Mickens, St. Peter’s PrepLinebacker-Damien Abrams. St. Peter’s PrepLinebacker-Ibrahama Toure, Hudson CatholicLinebacker-James Burgess, LincolnDefensive Back-Khashawn Decker, Hudson CatholicDefensive Back-Andrew Liverman, Union CityDefensive Back-Michael Santini, North BergenDefensive Back-Shayne Simon, St. Peter’s PrepDefensive Back-Harrison Fernandez, Union City OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR- Johnathan Lewis, St. Peter’s Prep 1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ The 2016 high school football season has ended, and although there wasn’t a state championship celebration this year in Hudson County, there was plenty to be proud of.For instance, there’s the 26th edition of The Hudson Reporter All-Area High School Football Team. That’s right, for 26 straight years, the Hudson Reporter newspaper chain has honored the very best of high school football players in the circulation area.last_img read more

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Girls Swimming Sectionals @ Columbus North

first_imgGirls Swimming Sectional Final Results @ Columbus North.Team Results:  1. Columbus North-501; 2. Bloomington South-413; 3. Bloomington North-322;  4. Columbus East-187; 5. Greensburg-158;  6. Edgewood-153;7. Batesville-126;  8. South Dearborn-98;  9. Oldenburg Academy-81;  10. East Central-80;  11. Lawrenceburg-60;  12. South Ripley-37;  12 Milan-37.Girls Swimming Sectionals @ Columbus North FinalsCourtesy of The IHSAA.last_img

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