15 Feb

nora grant winner

Nora Neus, Third Year. 

Nora is researching the Social Security Act of 1935, which was a landmark piece of legislation which set up, in part, the system of social security checks that all Americans receive after they turn 65.  When President Roosevelt and Congress were trying to decide how to run the program, many people wanted the individual states to run the program.  Nora will be examining how this decision was made.  Nora is in the Batten School and will be working with Charles McCurdy from the History Department.