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ASU's law school has largest class ever with 400 students
PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona State University officials say its Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law has its largest class ever with 400 students. They say Juris Doctor candidates comprise 230 of the students with various master's-level programs accounting for the rest. The candidates come from 97 undergraduate universities, 39 states ...
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Let doctoral candidates teach science to kids: Column
Mediocre U.S. test scores would rise if we deployed hard-science grad students to elementary schools.         
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CU revokes Ph.D. of pharmaceutical researcher for falsifying data
The University of Colorado Board of Regents on Thursday revoked the Ph.D. of a pharmaceutical researcher, whom investigators concluded had falsified data for several research papers, including his doctoral thesis.
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Sherman J. Polley, longtime affordable-housing advocate, dies
Sherman Polley, a retired affordable-housing official who was also active in the National Negro Golf Association, died of complications from dementia Aug. 18 at the Lorien Columbia nursing home. The longtime Columbia resident was 97. Born in Huntington, W.Va., and raised in Indianapolis, Ind.,...
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Employers should focus on qualifications, not college degrees
Arbitrarily making a college degree a condition of job eligibility, when such degree does not even pertain to what the job entails, penalizes both young and old.
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Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine, dies
Margaret E. Dougherty, former editor of Maryland Magazine who sought to highlight the beauty, diversity and history of the Free State, died of a stroke Tuesday at College Manor Nursing Home in Lutherville.The former longtime Federal Hill resident was 96.The daughter of Joseph F. Dougherty, head...
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Rebecca Polen 'Becky' Hartman, longtime Baltimore area social worker, dies
Rebecca Polen "Becky" Hartman, a social worker whose career at Sinai Hospital's Community Care Department spanned almost 40 years, died Aug. 13 at Sinai Hospital from cancer. She was 70."She was very committed to our patients and our pediatric outpatient department which primarily serves the inner...
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Christopher Elliott, Pikesville therapist, dies
Christopher Moshe Elliott, a Pikesville therapist who specialized in treating teenagers and was heavily influenced by his Jewish faith, died in a bicycle accident in Upperco on Aug. 26. The father of two was 42.His father, Michael Elliott, said Mr. Elliott was cycling and struck a stopped pickup...
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Questions about lab tech forces DA to review 10 years of DWI cases
The Harris County District Attorney's Office is reviewing all of the DWI cases analyzed by a lab worker for the past 10 years after her qualifications have come under scrutiny.
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Political battle heats up among 7 candidates for Henderson mayor
Henderson Councilwoman Debra March faces her biggest political battle in a mayoral race that includes six other candidates.
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Among white Americans, people without college degrees are driving an increase in death rates
In 2015, a pair of economists received widespread attention for their study showing that since the late 1990s the death rate has been rising for middle-aged white Americans. Now a new analysis by the same Princeton University team has identified which part of that population was driving that trend:...
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Weigh in on town mitigation plans
HopkintonThis is real news A panel discussion on fake news, tweets and facts in our democracy will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Hopkinton Town Library, 61 Houston Drive. Panelists will include John Greabe, professor of law; Ralph Jiminez, opinion editor, Concord Monitor; Dan Barrick, news directo...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger declines $40,000 fee for UH commencement speech
Arnold Schwarzenegger has told the University of Houston that he will not accept the $40,000 to speak at the campus's spring commencement, the university said Thursday
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Kent State signs partnership agreement with China's Xi'An International Studies University
Through a partnership with China's Xi'An International Studies University, Kent State students will be able to study Chinese language, literature and culture abroad, and students from China will have the opportunity to be immersed in Kent State's many education opportunities. AKRON, Ohio -- A delegation from Xi'An International Studies University (XISU) in China, led by President Wang Junzhe, recently met with members of the Kent State University faculty and staff to sign a partnership agreement between the two universities. XISU, located in the historically significant city of Xi'An, provides an important strategic partnership for Kent State. Through the partnership, XISU students will be welcomed to Kent State, and Xi'An International Studies University will become the newest education-abroad destination for Kent State students. At XISU, Kent State students will receive instruction in Chinese language, literature and culture while living and traveling in one of the most culturally important cities in China. The delegation from Xi'An International Studies University arrived in Kent March 6. Sarah Malcolm, director of international partnerships and marketing and communications in the Office of Global Education at Kent State, met the group for a tour of University Library. The delegation joined Kent State President Beverly Warren in the University Library's Urban Conference Room, where the signing ceremony took place. A traditional exchange of gifts between the two parties followed the signing.  In addition to Junzhe, the delegation from XISU included Huang Libo, associate dean of the School of English Studies; Chenguang Pang, associate dean of the School of Chinese Language; Fan Hua, deputy director of international cooperation and exchange and Na Hong, deputy secretary-general of the Alumni Association. Warren was joined by several faculty and staff members from Kent State University at Stark, including Dean Denise Seachrist, Associate Dean Aloysius Kasturiarachi and Associate Professor of Communication Studies Bei Cai, who is an alumna of Xi'An International Studies University. She recently returned to her position at Kent State Stark after a fall semester sabbatical at XISU, where her work led to a deeper collaboration between the two universities.  Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon and Associate Provost Marcello Fantoni also attended the ceremony, along with a small audience of Kent State faculty and staff. Translation between the two parties was provided by Color Kang, an international admissions counselor in the Office of Global Education.  "A successful partnership is all about a good 'match,'" Cai said in a news release. "Both universities have strong degree programs in humanities and liberal arts, and both universities are mutually interested and committed to making the partnership a success. Our two universities have a lot to offer to each other."  Malcolm, who oversaw the foundation of the partnership, said in a news release, "The partnership with Xi'An International Studies University is an excellent example of how the connections and collaborations among faculty can blossom into a comprehensive partnership. We are pleased to see this partnership include strong faculty connections and quality student education-abroad experiences."
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Janice Rieve, Hopkins clinical nurse
Janice Rieve, a retired Johns Hopkins Hospital nurse, died of complications from heart failure Feb. 1 at Oak Crest Village in Parkville. The former Northeast Baltimore resident was 77. Born in Schooley's Mountain, N.J., she was the daughter of Leo and Nettie Rieve. She earned a diploma in nursing...
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We all pay a price for street violence: Ron Soeder (Opinion)
Guest columnist Ron Soeder, president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland, writes that we all pay a price for urban street violence. Ron Soeder is CEO and president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland.Ron Soeder  Guest columnist Ron Soeder has been president and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland since May 2006. He joined the organization after spending nearly three decades as a senior executive in the consumer products industry. In October, he was one of the presenters at 'Reality Shifts,' a TEDx/Cleveland State University event. He holds a bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace University and a master's degree from the University of Akron. He and his wife, Sherry, live in Concord Township. Rayshawn Armstrong oozed charisma. He told jokes that left our Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland kids giggling uncontrollably. He patiently helped children with homework. He played games with youthful joy. He helped change lives. So when Rayshawn, 25, a BGCC staff member, was shot and killed while sitting in the passenger's seat of a car in 2014, his co-workers wept and an entire community felt a deep sense of loss. Unfortunately, street violence has claimed the lives of more than 50 members of our Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland family since I became CEO of the organization 10 years ago. I vividly remember the sobering response of one young, inner-city panelist who, when asked at a conference what he wanted for his 18th birthday, said, "I have it. I am still alive." At another recent event, a Club alumnus who grew up in Cleveland's King Kennedy neighborhood was asked whether she had ever been personally impacted by a violent death. She replied, "I have experienced more (murders) than I have years in my life." She is 22. Hopes and dreams wither in a world where kids can't get to school or work safely. It doesn't have to be that way. We, as a community, can help restore those hopes and dreams by creating safe, positive places for youth, steering teens and young adults away from gangs and showing them the path to good jobs. Or we can ignore those issues, writing off those lost dreams as someone else's problem. We will pay either way. The difference is whether we invest in ways to help kids become productive citizens with bright futures or construct more prisons. Here at BGCC, we've decided we cannot and will not look the other way. We are committed to working where we are needed most - in Cleveland neighborhoods and the inner-ring suburbs - rather than where it might be more comfortable. We agreed to take over Cleveland Peacemakers Alliance, an anti-gang initiative, because we believe this effort is vital, not because it is easy. I urge you to join us by getting involved in efforts to help Cleveland's at-risk kids and young adults. Support or volunteer with one of the many organizations doing good work in the inner city. At our Clubs, for example, we teach kids how to be good citizens, live healthy lives and succeed in the classroom. Youth who aren't headed to college can get training for a good career. Those with a knack for growing things have opportunities in our urban farm program. Our new recording studio gives teens an outlet to express themselves and learn how to play instruments. None of these programs would be possible without our partners, supporters and volunteers. I have grown tired of seeing the teddy bears that mark each death scene in our neighborhoods. I want to change the dialogue to celebrating a birthday, a promotion in school, a winning performance on the field and on the stage and a graduation from high school or college. Let's celebrate life. It has been estimated that between all the expenditures for police investigations, emergency rescue services, medical treatment, legal services and incarceration, it costs $1 million each time a bullet hits flesh. For young people like Rayshawn Armstrong, the price is much steeper - and one we cannot afford. Have something to say about this topic? Use the comments to share your thoughts, and stay informed when readers reply to your comments by using the Notification Settings (in blue) just below. Readers are invited to submit Opinion page essays on topics of regional or general interest. Send your 500-word essay for consideration to Linda Kinsey at [email protected] Essays must also include a brief bio and headshot of the writer. Essays rebutting today's topics are also welcome.  
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University of Akron cuts $12.9 million over 2 years on graduate student support
The University of Akron will reduce financial support to graduate students who have research or teaching assistantships, saving $12.9 million over the next two years. AKRON, Ohio - The University of Akron will reduce financial support to graduate students who have research or teaching assistantships, saving $12.9 million over the next two years. The university will no longer provide stipends for research assistants and will cap tuition waivers. The changes, which will not affect current students, go into effect this fall. UA officials began examining graduate assistantship programs and costs in 2015 as they addressed budget challenges. They discussed cutting some assistantships that involve administrative or clerical work and those in programs where the degree, such as in business, has economic value, the student newspaper the Buchtelite reported. Currently, the assistantships provide stipends of $6,000 to $18,000 plus remission of tuition and some fees, according to the university. Students work about 20 hours a week. The university offers about 100 graduate programs and enrolls about 3,200 students. Graduate teaching assistantships at most universities are typically funded by the school, while research assistantships traditionally are funded through external research grants. UA was providing stipends to students in research assistantships. It also provided tuition waivers and stipends to master's degree students while most universities give waivers and stipends only to doctoral students, according to information provided by the university. "Over the past few years, UA has been considering the full financial impact of its practices related to funding these graduate assistantships, particularly at the master's degree level," a background report said. "The results of that examination revealed that UA expends $31.7 million per year (both tuition remission and stipends) for 3,247 graduate students. That amount is significantly more than is being expended at other Ohio peer institutions." This is what the university found: University of Akron  "The Graduate Council unanimously concluded that UA's current practice of awarding both tuition remission and stipends for doctoral and master's level programs is not sustainable," the report said. "It also concluded that changes in the funding model are necessary, especially given the financial challenges that UA faces." Following are the changes, which were also approved by the Faculty Senate: The Graduate School will no longer fund stipends for research assistants. For community/industrial grants, tuition waivers cannot exceed the value of stipends and students will be considered in-state, tuition-paying students. Stipends and tuition waivers will not exceed the required number of credit hours to get a degree.
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Janine Davidson, Metro State’s pick for new president, pledges to keep school accessible for vets, undocumented immigrants
Janine Davidson, the new president of Metropolitan State University of Denver, vows to build on the school's reputation for providing an affordable education for military veterans, students living in the country illegally and others without deep pockets.
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Camden man went from college dropout to White House intern
Rashan Prailow — onetime college dropout who worked his way back to Wall Street and the White House — visited Camden Monday at an event honoring 22 high school students who have worked to get their grades on track despite obstacles such as homelessness, teenage parenthood, and family traumas.
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Pastor cites faith as aid during Romania imprisonment
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - This is all you need to know about Luminitza Cristecu Nichols' faith: She was willing to die for it. A former nurse, she is the first native-born female Romanian Baptist pastor in the world. On Feb. 26, the 46-year-old will become the first female pastor at ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Southern Baptist Convention Nicolae Ceauşescu Romania Baptist Protestantism Academic degree American Baptist Churches USA Romanian Revolution of 1989
Oberlin College VP is new president of Wittenberg University
Michael Frandsen, vice president for finance and administration at Oberlin College, was named president of Wittenberg University on Friday. SPRINGFIELD, Ohio - Michael Frandsen, vice president for finance and administration at Oberlin College, was named president of Wittenberg University on Friday. Frandsen will begin his tenure July 1. "Wittenberg is extremely blessed to have found in Mike an outstanding leader in higher education and a passionate advocate for the liberal arts who exemplifies our mission,"  the Rev. Jonathan Eilert, chair of the Wittenberg Board of Directors and chair of the presidential search committee, said in a statement. "Mike clearly sees the big picture, finds the intersections that create opportunity, seeks creative solutions, and collaborates and communicates effectively with constituents, all while staying focused on our students and their personal and professional success. We are thrilled to have attracted such a distinguished leader, and we are convinced that he will take Wittenberg to new heights of excellence." Frandsen's selection follows a six-month national search. The private liberal arts university, 30 miles northeast of Dayton, had been without a permanent president since November 2015, when Laurie Joyner abruptly resigned. Joyner was named president of Saint Xavier University in Chicago, last December. Her LinkedIn profile said she was at Wittenberg through June 2016. Dick Helton, president emeritus of Vincennes University, has served as interim president at Wittenberg since January 2016. The presidential search drew 90 applicants, the university said. "I am deeply honored to have been chosen to lead Wittenberg during this important time in its distinguished history," Frandsen said in a statement. "Wittenberg is a vibrant community of learners that places teaching excellence and the success of every student at the forefront of its mission. It is a place where students learn by doing - through research, internships, and study abroad, in classrooms and laboratories, on playing fields and stages, and through service to the community of Springfield." Frandsen, of Athens, Ohio, spent more than 10 years in corporate finance before pursuing his current 17-year career in higher education as both a professor and senior-level administrator.  He had been at Oberlin since July 2014. Prior to joining Oberlin he served as interim president at Albion College in Michigan. Frandsen earned a  bachelor's degree and masters in business degree from Pennsylvania State University. He received a doctorate  in management from the University of Texas at Austin.
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New entry in Michigan governor's race: Detroit health chief
After watching the Flint water crisis unfold, Detroit's public health director is quitting his job to run for governor.        
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Texas Parks & Wildlife looking for game wardens

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Texas colleges and their most respected degree programs
With mailboxes packed with letters of college acceptance, future college students around the state of Texas are thinking more closely about what they might want to study.
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Julia Collier, Goucher College official
Julia Collier, a retired vice president at Goucher College, where she also had been dean of students, died Tuesday from complications of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. She was 76. The daughter of Charles Collier and Marion Lasher Collier, fruit farmers, Julia Collier was born...
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Nearly everyone in Congress has a college degree. Most Americans don't.
A look at a somewhat surprising figure.
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Oregon WR Jalen Brown transferring to Northwestern
Oregon receiver Jalen Brown is transferring to Northwestern. Brown caught 26 passes for 407 yards and four touchdowns in two seasons at Oregon after redshirting in 2014. He had 19 catches for 318 yards and three TDs as a sophomore last year. Brown will graduate from Oregon in June and pursue a...
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Governor appoints Yvonne Laird as District Court judge
HELENA, Mont. (AP) - Gov. Steve Bullock has appointed Chinook attorney Yvonne Laird as judge for Montana's 17th Judicial District, which covers Blaine, Phillips and Valley counties. Laird replaces retiring Judge John McKeon, who came under fire recently for giving a 60-day jail sentence to an eastern Montana man who ...
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Henry Ford College to hold adjunct faculty job fair
DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Henry Ford College in suburban Detroit is looking for instructors to teach during its upcoming winter, spring and summer semesters. The Dearborn school is holding an adjunct faculty job fair at 11 a.m. on Nov. 30 in its Administrative Services & Conference Center. Anyone looking to ...
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Mary Ann Welzant, nurse and instructor, dies
Mary Ann Welzant, a nurse who also taught nursing at Towson University, died of cancer Nov. 3 at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. The Timonium resident was 78. Born in Rock Island, Ill., and raised in Washington, Mary Ann Devine was the daughter of Thomas A. Devine, assistant director...
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UW president says reducing faculty is necessary
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - Even as the University of Wyoming grapples with more than $40 million in budget cuts, President Laurie Nichols said she still holds out hope of offering pay raises to faculty and staff next year. Nichols told the UW Board of Trustees on Thursday that it's too ...
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Herbert Hendrix Hubbard, attorney and veteran, dies
Herbert Hendrix Hubbard, a retired attorney and World War II veteran, died of cancer Monday at the Blakehurst Retirement Community. The former Charlesmead resident was 94. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Amberson Hardy Hubbard and Virginia Louise Hendrix. He was a 1939 Baltimore City College...
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New Parma school board member lists divinity doctorate on resume, for sale by Universal Life Church for $32.99
The Parma school board, scrutinized as members try to plug a $7 million budget hole, appointed Michael Lewis to the board. On his resume, Lewis lists a doctorate of divinity from the the Universal Life Church Monastery, an honorary degree you can buy online for $32.99. Michael R. LewisMark Holan/special to  PARMA, Ohio -- The struggling Parma school board has named Tiffin University administrator Michael Lewis as its newest appointee. On his resume, Lewis lists a doctorate in divinity from Universal Life Church Monastery, an honorary degree listed on the church's website for $32.99. The degree was not a factor in Lewis's appointment, said school board President Karen Dendorfer. Dendorfer noted that Lewis, a program chair for off-campus and online courses for the criminal justice and social sciences department at Tiffin, has strong ties with the district. Lewis graduated from Parma Senior High; two sons have graduated from the district, and another is in high school.  11 people submitted applications for the position, empty after board President Lynn Halloran resigned in October. Read more: Who applied for the Parma school board spot filled by Michael Lewis? That was weeks after former board President Kathleen Petro stepped down amid protests of proposed cuts at the district. To replace Petro, the board appointed Michael Johns, a small business owner with a bankruptcy in his past. Parma Mayor Timothy DeGeeter, Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne and Seven Hills Mayor Richard Dell'Aquila wrote a public letter after that controversial appointment. "We believe filling this vacancy offers an opportunity for the board to regain some of the public trust lost over the outcry surrounding the initial recovery proposal as well as the controversy regarding the school board's latest appointment," they wrote. Dendorfer said she could not comment on the criteria the board used to appoint Lewis, as it was discussed in executive session. She also said she couldn't comment on working with Lewis, since he was only appointed Nov. 7. Lewis said he wrote a dissertation for his degree from Universal Life Church, known for giving out thousands of free ordinations per year, mostly so people can preside at their friends' weddings. But he did not provide a copy of the paper to before publish time.  What else should you know about Lewis? Education: Lewis said he is currently working on a doctorate in public policy and administration from Walden University, an accredited online for-profit college. His bachelor's degree is from Myers University and his master's is from Tiffin University.  Service: Lewis volunteers in Parma school sports, and served as wrestling booster club president, according to his application. Financial background: There are no liens, foreclosures or bankruptcies listed on Lewis's financial record.  Views on the district: Lewis said he feels the district is making good progress and that priorities should be student success and righting districts' finances He said he can bring experience from his role in higher education and a dedication.  He praised community members for their engagement. "(It's just about) being as transparent as possible," he said, when asked about a lack of trust between the school district and residents.  Read his full application in the document viewer at the end of this article. What's going on with the schools right now? The state Department of Education designated Parma City Schools in "fiscal caution" in August. Since then, the district submitted a financial plan to the state. The process created turmoil in the district, with community members questioning the board's transparency. The first version caused uproar because of a plan to consolidate the district's three high schools and cut to programs. Read more: What exactly are Parma schools cutting? 5 things eliminated in the $7 million fiscal recovery plan Voters approved a property tax renewal in November.  // DV.load("", { width: 600, height: 800, sidebar: false, container: "#DV-viewer-3221804-Michaellewisapplication" }); // ]]>
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Who applied for the Parma school board spot filled by Michael Lewis?
Michael Lewis was appointed to the spot left vacant by the departure of Lynn Halloran. Here's who else applied. PARMA, Ohio -- Eleven people applied for the Parma school board spot left open by the resignation of Lynn Halloran in October; five were new applicants. The rest had applied for the spot filled by Michael Johns, a controversial pick in the community. Among them was a former Euclid superintendent and a parent who helped find a large clerical error in the Parma budget. The school board picked Michael Lewis, a program chair at Tiffin University who listed on his resume a doctorate of divinity from Universal Life Church Monastery, which you can buy online for $32.99. Read more: Who applied for the Parma school board spot filled by Michael Lewis The school district, which is looking to plug a $7 million budget hole, recently submitted its fiscal recovery plan to the state. It means mid-year cuts to staffing and programs, and more in the future in order to balance the budget and prevent a shortfall. Read more: What exactly are Parma schools cutting? 5 things eliminated in the $7 million fiscal recovery plan Read on for more information about the applications submitted for the Board of Education position. Find the full applications in the document viewer at the end of this story.  Michael Lewis  Occupation: Program chair, Tiffin University Education: Bachelor's from Myers University, degree in Tiffin University in justice administration, currently pursuing a doctorate at for-profit Walden College  Children in district: Yes, son in district, two sons graduated from the district Previous involvement in the district: Parma Wrestling Booster President and current volunteer in sports  Mark Barton (also applied for Johns spot) Occupation: Marketing at Firefighters Community Credit Union Education: Bachelor's degree in math at Bowling Green State University, master's of business administration at Baldwin Wallace University Children in district: No Previous involvement in the district: Niece and nephew attend Valley Forge, student teaching assignment at Parma High and taught high school for two years after  John Schweitzer (also applied for Johns spot)  Occupation: Former Euclid assistant superintendent and principal at Mentor High School Education: Graduated from Parma Senior High School, bachelor's degree in education at Miami University, master's degree from Kent State University  Children in district: None of school age -- two children graduated from the district, two grandchildren in the district Previous involvement in district: Taught for over 20 years in Parma before being appointed deputy principal in 1992. Lived in Parma since 1963, coached school and rec teams.  According to the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas website, Schweitzer has liens in his past. Amanda Karpus (Also applied for Johns' spot)  Occupation: Business owner/photographer, Hai Bales Photography LLC. Education: Graduated from Valley Forge High School, professional development at Lorain Country Community College in business Children in the district: Parma Senior High, Greenbrier, Pleasant Valley STEM and First Step Previous involvement in the district: Room mom, STEM advisory council, PTA parent. Involved with Parents for Parma Education.  Karpus was involved with finding a roughly $9 million dollar error in the Parma City Schools budget. Read more here. Lawrence Lechko (Also applied for Johns spot)  Occupation: Part-time instructor, Cuyahoga Community College Education: Bachelor's degree in biology from John Carroll University, master's degree from Cleveland State University, Notre Dame 2008-2012 (no degree listed)  Children in district: No  Previous involvement in the district: Substitute taught in the district in the late 1990s.  Michell Adam (Also applied for Johns spot)  Occupation: Christian education coordinator, Parma South Presbyterian Church Education: Graduated from Parma Senior High Children in district: Fourth grader at John Muir, 11th grader at Parma Senior High Previous involvement in district: PTA member for more than 10 years, held board president position, received lifetime achievement award for PTA in 2012 According to the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas website, Adam has liens on his financial record. Stephen Hlafka Jr. (Also applied for Johns spot)  Occupation: Retired  Education: Midpark High School, various tech schools Children in district: No Previous involvement in the district: Employee in various positions for district for 13 years, OAPSE union president for eight years. Daniel Flowers  Occupation: Realtor, Westway Realty  Education: Bachelor's in sociology at Valparaiso University Children in district: No, put four daughters through the district Previous involvement in the district: None According to the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas website, Flowers has liens on his financial record. Christopher Brooks  Occupation: Attorney, First American Title Insurance  Education: Bachelor's degree from Kenyon University, law degree from University of Dayton Children in district: No  Involvement in district: None Christine Vodicka  Occupation: Business owner, College Colleagues LLC  Education: Bachelor's in art education and master's in education, with a reading specialization from Kent State University, currently pursuing doctorate in education from Cleveland State University.  Children in district: No Involvement in district: None listed Alison Giraldo  Occupation: Realtor, Keller Williams Tri-County Properties  Education: Cuyahoga Community College, medical term certification.  Children in district: Yes, at Parma Park and Valley Forge Involvement in district: Regular PTA volunteer for the past six years. 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Mississippi wants former college students to finish degrees
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Leaders of Mississippi's universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees. The Complete 2 Compete program aims at people who started college but never earned a degree or certificate. Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday at a College Board meeting ...
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Alabama school offers real-world business program
ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - Some high school students in north Alabama are getting a head start on what they can expect in a real-world business. It's called a simulated work place, and once fully implemented, it will have the 70 students in the diesel and automotive technologies programs at the ...
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Christan C. Cannella, research librarian, dies
Christan Carter Cannella, a research librarian who grew up in Severna Park, died of a heart attack Oct. 24 at his office at Florida International University in Miami. The resident of Miramar, Fla., was 39. Born in Baltimore and raised in Severna Park, he was the son of John Carter Cannella, a developer...
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Poker face no more: MIT unveils device that reads human emotions (VIDEO, POLL)
Accurately reading a person’s emotions can be tricky, but MIT scientists have developed a new device to detect and ‘read’ human emotions via wireless signals. Read Full Article at
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Cartan B. Kraft, engineer and chief financial officer, dies
Cartan B. Kraft, a former mechanical engineer turned chief financial officer, died Sept. 2 from complications of dementia at his home in the Broadmead retirement community in Cockeysville. He was 81. The son of Ned O. Kraft, an Alcoa Inc. mechanical engineer, and Helen Breck Kraft, Cartan Breck...
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Rice, Texas A&M lead Texas college grads in earnings potential
Graduates of Rice University and Texas A&M University may be a little happier on payday when they reach mid-career than others who call a Texas institution their alma mater.
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'Hamilton' creator helps Yeshiva University launch fundraising
Broadway superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda is making a mitzvah for Yeshiva University.
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Political author, educator, Chicago pundit Paul Green dies at 73
Throughout his studies and research of Chicago's rich political history, Paul Green taught one school of thought for decades to his political science students: "Politics in this town is like a giant onion. You have to peel it back one layer at a time."As an educator, author, researcher, media pundit...
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Let grad students teach science to kids: Column
Mediocre U.S. test scores would rise if we deployed hard-science doctoral candidates to elementary schools.         
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