After graduating from DePaul as a three-time All-American (1944-46), Mikan went on to play for the National Basketball League’s (NBL) Chicago Gears, whom he led to the 1947 NBL Championship. Even as a rookie, the 6’10″ Mikan was the most dominant basketball player in the country. He could sink hook shots with either hand, was a fierce rebounder and set up so close to the basket on offense that he was considered nearly impossible to defend. After the Chicago franchise folded, Mikan joined the Minneapolis Lakers of the NBL, who eventually became part of the Basketball Association of America before joining the NBA when the two leagues merged for the 1949-50 season. To prevent Mikan from commanding every game, the NBA changed its rules, widening the lane to 12 feet from six feet, and instituting the three-second rule, which limits the time to three seconds that a player may set up in the post without the ball.
Monroe had no film roles during the first months of her contract and instead dedicated her days to acting, singing and dancing classes.  Eager to learn more about the film industry and in order to promote herself, she spent time at the studio lot to observe others working.  Her contract was renewed in February 1947, and she was soon given her first two film roles: nine lines of dialogue as a waitress in the drama Dangerous Years (1947) and a one-line appearance in the comedy Scudda Hoo! Scudda Hay! (1948).  [d] The studio also enrolled her in the Actors' Laboratory Theatre , an acting school teaching the techniques of the Group Theatre ; she later stated that it was "my first taste of what real acting in a real drama could be, and I was hooked".  Monroe's contract was not renewed in August 1947, and she returned to modeling while also doing occasional odd jobs at the studio. 
In an effort to modernize, Yale will no longer use the terms "freshman" and "underclassmen" and will instead adopt gender-neutral terminology, such as "first-year" and "upper-level students." University officials still anticipate students and faculty to use the old terminology, since they're "deeply ingrained in our everyday language and in Yale's history." The new terminology can be found in the Undergraduate Regulations and the First-Year Handbook and is expected to appear in all Yale College's publications and communications by the start of the 2018-2019 academic year. The effort to phase out the older terminology is "a piece of a larger movement to reflect the diversity of college campuses" and also in part because the "two words in particular are gendered," according to Jennifer Keup, Director Of the National Resource for the First-Year-Experience and students in Transition. [...] Senate Bill to Make College Affordable and Accessible for Homeless, Foster Care Youth September 13, 2017