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6 hrs ago | Daily Policy Digest

Grade Inflation Rampant on College Campuses

Grade inflation is a serious problem in colleges and universities, contends Thomas Lindsay in a new report for the Texas Public Policy Foundation.


Related Topix: Duke University

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Street Fight

Hyperlocal Chat App Yik Yak Bets Big On Anonymity

Tyler Drolls and Brooks Buffington typify the 20-something tech founder of today.


Mon Aug 25, 2014

Government Executive

Working From Home Seems More Legitimate If You Have a Kid

"How can you become a telecommuter?" asks one of a profusion of online guides on this topic.


Sun Aug 24, 2014

The Greenville News

Wedding: Victoria Ann Casselano & Stephen Chase Campbell

The ceremony was held on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at half past five in the evening at the Daniel Memorial Chapel at Furman University.


Related Topix: Wedding, Taylors, SC, Mauldin, SC, Greenville, SC

Sat Aug 23, 2014


Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition Looks Back at the '70s and the DOCUMERICA Photography Project

Images of everyday life in 1970s America evoke disco dancing and inflation, protests and bell-bottoms, gas shortages and suburban sprawl.


Related Topix: Photography, Arts, Environment, Science, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Recreational Vehicle, Security

Thu Aug 21, 2014


Women Seeking Flextime Pay Heavier Price Than Men

Women who ask to work from home or work nontraditional hours to fulfill family responsibilities are less likely than men to have their requests approved, according to a study presented here last week at the 109th annual American Sociological Association meeting.


Related Topix: Greenville, SC

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Government Executive

Why Employers Favor Dads Asking for Flexibility

New research shows working dads receive an advantage over working moms when they request flexible hours to care for their kids.


Related Topix: Kids, Family

Medical Daily

Women Seeking Work-Life Balance Are Perceived Less Positively; Add...

Moms who want to leave work early to care for their children may be seen less positively than dads who request time off.


Related Topix: Parenting


How Parenthood Benefits Men In The Workplace -- But Not Necessarily Women

When Max Schireson stepped down to from his post as CEO of MongoDB to spend more time with his family this month, many asked : Why are fathers left out of the work-life balance debate ? Perhaps, as new research suggests, dads don't face the same challenges as moms when it comes to asking employers to work around their schedules.


Related Topix: Parenting, Family


In Quest for Work-Life Balance, Men Tend to Win Out

A new study shows that when asking for flexible work arrangements, especially for childcare-related reasons, men are more likely to have an advantage.


Related Topix: Death-Metal

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Co-Workers Take Dim View of Women Who Seek Flex Time: Study

Women seeking a better work-life balance are less likely than men to be viewed positively by their colleagues, a new study finds.


Related Topix: Greenville, SC

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Men Viewed More Favorably Than Women When Seeking Work-Life Balance

While some suggest that flexible work arrangements have the potential to reduce workplace inequality, a new study finds these arrangements may exacerbate discrimination based on parental status and gender.


Fri Aug 15, 2014

Monticello News

New Teachers Are Introduced

School begins Friday, Aug. 8, for Jasper County public school students, and on Monday, Aug. 11 for Piedmont Academy students.


Related Topix: Jasper County, GA, Sport Movies, Drama Movies, Comedy Movies, College, University of Georgia Georgia College, Social Circle, GA, Walton County, GA

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Bluffton Today

Greenville is doing it right

Let me begin with full disclosure: I was born in Greenville and even though my family moved away when I was 5 years old, I still consider it my hometown.


Related Topix: Greenville, SC, Opinion

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Thomaston Times

Congregation hears about Sudan, Kenya from Ambassadors of Christ missionaries

Ambassadors of Christ to the people of Republic of South Sudan, known as "Peace Regulators," stopped by New Life Church recently to leave a message of encouragement to all members and non-members.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, South Sudan, The Regulators, Country, Fulton County, GA, Atlanta, GA, Emory University

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Pickens Sentinel

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Since 1955 the Carolina Youth Symphony has been dedicated to the advancement of musical excellence and the enhancement of musical arts in the Carolinas.


Pickens Sentinel

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Shelly McComb, right, of Easley High School was a 2014 national finalist for the U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad competition held at Furman University earlier this year.


Tue Aug 05, 2014

Daily Camera

Mark Twain to make cameo at Erie library

Dr. George Frein, right, will play the part of author Mark Twain, left, during the High Plains Library District's Chautauqua in Erie on Thursday, Aug. 7. Dressed in the famed author's trademark white suit and bow tie, Frein - a professor emeritus of philosophy and religion at the University of North Dakota and an adjunct professor of religion at ... (more)


Related Topix: North Dakota, University of North Dakota