Cal Poly makes the “Best in the West” list.
Cal Poly Humboldt was named “Best in the West” in the latest list by The Princeton Review, the university announced this week.
The list hails a total of 655 colleges The Princeton Review recommends across five regions: Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, and International. Colleges that made the “Best in the West” list are located in fifteen western states. Schools in each region are listed alphabetically by school name rather than ranked.
The Princeton Review survey asks students to rate their colleges on dozens of issues and to answer questions about themselves, their fellow students, and their campus life.
Students described Cal Poly Humboldt as “unique and thoughtful,” with a “tight-knit community,” “relaxed campus climate,” and “cool vibe.”
Students also say that Humboldt offers “academic rigor in an exceptional environment,” “a holistic approach to learning,” and “hands-on, hands-on learning.”
Find the list at https://bit.ly/3BrJHFa.
Local senior center receives $404,000 grant
The Humboldt Senior Resource Center was awarded a three-year $404,152 Nutrition Innovations Program and Services grant from the Administration for Community Living, an agency of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The grant will help reduce hunger, encourage social engagement and promote health and wellness among seniors in Humboldt County, according to a release from the center.
“Our goal is to get more seniors to come to lunch — especially rural seniors who are at risk of not getting enough nutritious food,” said Tasha Romo, HSRC director of nutrition and activities.
The first innovation funded is the modernization of the agency’s three senior dining centers in Arcata, Eureka and Fortuna to make them more attractive to older adults, with a focus on the Baby Boomer generation. All three centers, now called Heritage Cafes, will offer cafe-style dining with table service, replacing the older cafeteria-style format. HSRC plans to expand the menu to offer customers a wider choice of entrees and a salad bar.
The second innovation funded will be the Heritage Café Mobile, a cafeteria-style truck that will deliver meals once a week to seniors and community centers where lunch is not currently served.
“Hunger and social isolation are both serious threats to the health of older people,” said Melissa Hooven, HSRC chief executive. “This grant offers us the opportunity to build partnerships with other local agencies. Together we can help more seniors stay well-nourished and engaged.”