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Wednesday | University Business

George W. Hynd named the sixth president of Oakland University

George W. Hynd has been named the sixth president of Oakland University , succeeding Betty J. Youngblood, interim president since July 2013.


Related Topix: Oakland University, College of Charleston, African-American, Champlain College, University of Southern Maine

Wednesday | Cape Gazette

Goldey-Beacom College trustees select Wirt as next president

Dr. Gary L. Wirt was selected as the 13th president of Goldey-Beacom College by its Board of Trustees at their June meeting.


Related Topix: Goldey-Beacom College, Psychology, Science, Jones College, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Danville News

Morning reception: Lee welcomes Civil War's end

As president of Washington College in Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee said he no longer had to send soldiers into harm's way and no longer was awakened at 4 a.m. to look at a piece of paper listing casualties.


Related Topix: Danville, PA


How Washington's Football Team Creates A 'Hostile' Environment For Native American Students

Much of the debate over whether to keep the Washington football team's name has centered around whether it's actually offensive to Native Americans.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, American University

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Bangor Daily News

Palermo Community Library has new board member

At a recent Board of Directors meeting, Holly Flowers was elected to join the Board of Directors of the Palermo Community Library.


Related Topix: University of Southern California, California, American University

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Media Matters for America

Limbaugh Claims He Hasn't "Spoken In Favor Of Impeachment" Just Weeks ...

Just weeks after saying President Obama "needs to be impeached," Rush Limbaugh now claims to have never "spoken in favor of impeachment."


Related Topix: Rush Limbaugh

Tue Jul 15, 2014


Joseph P. Pokrzywka

Joseph P. Pokrzywka, 86, of Dunkirk, died Tuesday morning July 15, 2014, at the Chautauqua County Home.He was born Dec. 6, 1927 in Dunkirk, the son of the late Joseph I. and Genevieve Pokrzywka.


Related Topix: Dunkirk, NY, Chautauqua County, NY, Grove City College, Sheridan, NY

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Cape Gazette

Russell J. O'Bier, retired Cape teacher

Mr. O'Bier was born Jan. 19, 1935, in Milford, the son of the late William Joseph and Beatrice O'Bier.


Related Topix: Milford, DE, Bridgeville, DE, Salisbury University, Seaford, DE

Business Journal

Washington College names Jay Griswold as interim president

Washington College on Monday named Baltimore businessman Jack S. "Jay" Griswold as interim president.


Related Topix: Chestertown, MD

Fri Jul 11, 2014


Fernald honored for observing weather for 40 years

One thing Kenneth Fernald can tell you for sure about the weather, is that it never rains on the third Saturday in July.


Related Topix: Weather, Greenland, NH, US Military, US Air Force

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WTVR Richmond

Virginia university to remove Confederate flags from chapel

Washington and Lee University cited slavery's "regrettable" role in the Virginia school's history and announced that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel that serves as a major meeting place.


Related Topix: Washington & Lee University, Lee University, Lexington, VA

Mount Washington College to close 2 campuses

The closures will take effect before Sept. 9, the start of the 2014-15 school year, according to Stephen White, a spokesperson for Mount Washington College and the Kaplan Education group, which purchased Hesser in 2000.


Related Topix: Nashua, NH, Salem, NH, Manchester, NH

Seattle Times

Round-up: Record number sign up for free college, NYC fears preschool teacher drain

Record number of students make pledge for free college : A record-breaking 96 percent of eligible students in South King County signed up this year for the Washington College Bound Scholarship, a program that guarantees free in-state, public college tuition to students who maintain at least a 2.0 GPA and avoid getting into trouble with the law ... (more)


Related Topix: King County, WA

Fri Jul 04, 2014

Los Angeles Times

The science of fireworks explained: Chemical reactions at 1,000 feet

All across the country, Americans will wrap up their Fourth of July celebrations by watching the sky light up with fireworks.


Related Topix: Chemistry, Science, Chestertown, MD

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Silver Spring student teaching at secondary school in Tanzania

Mariel Shilling of Silver Spring is nearly done with a six-week trip to Zanzibar, Tanzania, through America's Unofficial Ambassadors program.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, World News, Tanzania, Chestertown, MD

Wed Jul 02, 2014


Video delivers the 'works' on fireworks

Just in time for Independence Day, a new video from the American Chemical Society teaches you the science behind the sparkle.


Related Topix: Life, Holidays, 4th of July

Sacramento Bee Newspaper

McGeorge professor recalls trip to the south 50 years ago to enforce the Civil Rights Act

Brian Landsberg was just 26 years old when he checked into a Holiday Inn in Tuscaloosa, Ala., 50 years ago.


Related Topix: UC Berkeley, US News, University of the Pacific, American University

Mon Jun 30, 2014

CBS Local

Police Charge Suspect In Phone Robbery, Murder Of Chicago College Student

An 18-year-old man has been charged in connection with the fatal armed robbery of a South Side college student last January.


Myrtle Beach Online

Prairie home: The lineage is classic, the feel mostly modern

"Lee Copeland designed my parents' house," he says of the former dean of the University of Washington College of Architecture and Urban Planning .


Related Topix: University of Washington, Interior Design, Arts

US News & World Report

Community College Students: Budget for These 4 Unexpected Costs

Tuition and fees at two-year colleges are often significantly lower than those at four-year universities , and flexible course schedules allow many students to work either full or part time while earning their degree.


Related Topix: Train Disaster