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Jaden Smith will be honored by the University of California, Los Angeles for his environmental activism.

The 22-year-old son of A-list actors Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith will be named Environmental Champion on October 13 by UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

"The climate challenges we face are too big to leave any ideas unexplored. Supporting the very bright minds at the school tackling the toughest problems with intellect and action is the true honor for me and my nonprofit 501CTHREE," Smith told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that he's "humbled and grateful" to receive the award.

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In 2012, the young rapper/actor co-founded the brand Just Water, which uses plant-based packaging and sustainably sourced water. Through his 501CTHREE nonprofit, he has made mobile water-filtration systems available to lower-income minority communities in the U.S, including Flint, Michigan, which has long struggled with lead contamination in its water supply.

In 2019, Jaden Smith opened a vegan food truck to feed healthy, nutritious meals to the homeless in Los Angeles.

Previous recipients of the award include former American Vice President Al Gore and Barbra Streisand.

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Van Jones is still sweet on Kim Kardashian - even though she rejected him because she's not completely over her ex-husband, Kanye West.

Kim, 40, is busy preparing for the next chapter in her storybook life after the spotlight fades. She already has a great job reference - from her boss, Van Jones.

Jones gushed that Kim will be an "unbelievable attorney."

Jones made an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, which airs on Monday, May 24. Host Ellen was quick to ask how well Kim is doing as an apprentice at Van's non-profit organization Dream Corps JUSTICE.

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"She's doing amazing," Jones gushes.

"I think she has used her platform to help people behind bars. Her dad was a lawyer and she always wanted to be a lawyer. Once she got a taste of what she could do using her platform, using her brain, she hasn't let up, so I think she's going to be an unbelievable attorney. She's already I think one of the best advocates that we have in criminal justice."

In an interview with Good Morning Vogue earlier this year, Kim revealed she's already halfway through law school

"I have two years under my belt," she said.

"I actually am not doing an essay and doing this interview instead, so I'm gonna have to get up really early tomorrow to write, like, a two-hour essay..."

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The single mom-of-four was forced to cut back on her legal lessons last year, due to Covid, which she described as a "forced halt." She added she had no intention of slowing down.

"Even the work schedule, I would have worked non-stop and I would've done anything and everything at all hours and never taken into consideration just slowing down at all. This was a forced halt."

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New York is the latest state to offer free college tuition for its residents -- but there's a catch. Students must remain in the state after graduation or pay the tuition back as a loan.

Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo, who announced the benefit on Monday, said the rule was necessary to prevent students from taking advantage of the freebie and leaving the state.

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A university professor slammed the Obama administration for imposing its "transgender ideology" on colleges and universities.

Specifically, Oklahoma Wesleyan University President Dr. Everett Piper is opposed to the Obama administration altering Title IX's sex discrimination protections to include transgenders.

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The NCAA won't punish Catholic universities and colleges that file for exemptions from gender identity provisions in Title IX.

LGBT groups sent a letter signed by over 80 “lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ), sports, religious and youth advocacy groups” to the NCAA on March 9.

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