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4 hrs ago | CNN

Homeless valedictorian moves from shelter to Georgetown dorm

Last month, Rashema Melson lived in a single room with her mother and two of her six siblings at a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter.


Related Topix: Georgetown (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Personal Finance

8 hrs ago | Daily Kos

Free Speech and the Bible Museum

An effort by the pro-LGBT group Truth Wins Out to block the opening of a private Bible museum in the Nation's Capital is a misguided assault on constitutional protections that properly protect everyone, including LGBT Americans and their opponents.


Related Topix: National Mall, US National Parks, Georgetown (Washington, DC), us Travel, North America Travel, Travel, Washington D.C. Travel, Gay/Lesbian

12 hrs ago | Center for American Progress

The Underuse of Apprenticeships in America

The insufficiency of our nation's education and training system is clear. While policymakers and educators have often encouraged young Americans to obtain a bachelor's degree, too many young people now believe that a four-year degree is the only way to achieve economic mobility.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | US News & World Report

10 Law Schools That Receive the Most Full-Time Applications

The University of California-Los Angeles was among the law schools that get the most applications, with 5,562 for fall 2013.


Related Topix: UC Los Angeles, Washington DC, College of William and Mary, University of South Dakota

16 hrs ago | Workplace Prof Blog

Welcome Guest Blogger Rebecca Lee

Please welcome guest blogger Rebecca Lee, who teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law.


Related Topix: Texas, University of Texas at Austin

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Medical News

Experts join MD Anderson to end cancer

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is pleased to announce that one of the world's preeminent experts in breast cancer research and treatment, V. Craig Jordan, Ph.D., will join the institution's efforts to end cancer.


Related Topix: Medicine, Cancer, Health, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Breast Cancer, Oncology, Biology, Science

The Washington Post

D.C.'s diversity gives grad programs in tourism and hospitality an edge

Jason Kreiselman's experience with the Peace Corps in Ecuador led him to pursue a career in tourism administration in D.C. After four years in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, Jason Kreiselman, an engineer, decided to shift his focus on development to a different field: tourism.


Related Topix: George Washington University, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Washington, DC, Uruguay Travel, South America Travel, Brazil, Uruguay Travel


TCA: When FX Hosts 'Tyrant' Q&A With Some Of Show's ...

"This is an adopted child for me," Howard Gordon told TV critics this afternoon, of FX's controversial drama series Tyrant.


Related Topix: Tyrant, Entertainment, Television, Israel, World News, Middle East

Hometown Life

City of Farmington Hills

SUMMARY OF PROCEEDINGS CITY COUNCIL REGULAR MEETING JULY 14, 2014 The meeting was called to order by Mayor Brickner at 7:35p.m. Council Present: Brickner, Bridges, Bruce, Knol, Lerner, Massey and Steckloff Council Absent: None Others Present: City Manager Brock, City Clerk Smith, Assistant City Manager Boyer, Assistant to the City Manager Geinzer, ... (more)


Related Topix: Farmington Hills, MI, Oakland County, MI, Bingham Farms, MI

Education Week

Teachers Get Up-Close Insight Into High Court Workings

Joel Hinrichs, center, a social studies teacher at Branford High School in Branford, Conn., presents arguments during a moot court case during a Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers earlier this summer at the Georgetown University Law Center in Washington.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Education Etc., Stephen Breyer

Summer reading starts the conversation for incoming freshmen

And since 2010, the National Association of Scholars has been studying these assignments to find out what books are selected, how many and what kinds of colleges have such programs, and how these books are integrated into academics.


Related Topix: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, University of Richmond, Longwood University, Johns Hopkins University

Medical News Today

Long-term benefits and value of investing in sexual and reproductive health of 10 to 14 year olds

Age 10 to 14 years, a time when both girls and boys are constructing their own identities and are typically open to new ideas and influences, provides a unique narrow window of opportunity for parents, teachers, healthcare providers and others to facilitate transition into healthy teenage and adulthood years according to researchers from Georgetown ... (more)


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Health

AME Info

Qatar National Research Fund awards 33 grants to 127 undergraduates across Qatar

Qatar National Research Fund , a centre of Qatar Foundation Research and Development , has awarded 33 grants to 127 undergraduate students in universities across Qatar, 44% of which are Qatari students.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

Washington Times

Russia could lose sovereign immunity if implicated in Flight 17 downing

The Russian Federation and its agents may face civil and criminal liability if it is proved that the Kremlin or its operatives supplied the missile that Ukrainian separatists are suspected to have used to shoot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Pro- Russia separatists reportedly have taken custody of the jetliner's black box and removed bodies from ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, Russia, Asia, Netherlands, Washington DC


Is there a District dialect?

Sometimes, accents speak louder than words. Just ask the Georgetown University researchers who have been studying the way people here in Washington speak.


Related Topix: Washington, DC, Georgetown (Washington, DC), Columbia Heights (Washington, DC)

AME Info

Georgetown removes the barriers to full university access for the disabled

Georgetown University in Qatar recently launched the first phase of a major initiative that aims to allow all visitors, students, faculty and staff with disabilities equal access to the university's building and resources.


Related Topix: Libraries

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Detroit Free Press

Catholic group helps religious aspirants pay off student loan debt

Melanie Bruss, left, of Center Line gives a picture of Jesus to her friend Amie Bourdua of Madison Heights as she prepares to move to Minnesota to join a Catholic religious order.


Related Topix: Center Line, MI, Madison Heights, MI


NATO And Azerbaijan: An Unbalanced Partnership

NEWS: NATO AND AZERBAIJAN: AN UNBALANCED PARTNERSHIP [ Part 2.2: "Attached Text" ] Armenian Assembly of America News 1334 G Street, N.W., Suite 200 Washington, D.C. 20005 Tel: 393-3434 Fax: 638-4904 E-mail: Web: NATO and Azerbaijan: An Unbalanced Partnership By Peter Kechichian and Gevorg ... (more)


Related Topix: World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Washington, DC

The Atlantic

On Campus, Young Veterans Are Learning How to Be Millennials

They spent their early 20s in combat zones. Now they're back in school, struggling to fit in with their peers and figure out the rest of their lives.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, Framingham State College, US Military, US Marine Corps, US News, US Politics

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Marigny intersection where cyclist was killed was the scene of a nearly identical wreck in 2005

A Faubourg Marigny intersection where a cyclist was run over by a truck Thursday was the site of a nearly identical crash in 2005.


Related Topix: Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, Stanford University