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Here’s a roundup of some events planned for Martin Luther King Day - The Boston Globe

Here’s a roundup of some events planned for Martin Luther King Day - The Boston Globe Here’s a roundup of some events planned for Martin Luther King Day - The Boston Globe Posted: 15 Jan 2021 12:01 PM PST Museums, community organizations, and schools are all putting together events in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. The federal holiday is also a designated "day of service" by the US government, which is encouraging citizens to "volunteer to improve their communities." Each of the events seek to honor Dr. King, the civil rights hero who was assassinated in 1968, and his legacy. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many of these events online. Here are highlights of some events: The Museum of Fine Art is hosting a virtual celebration titled "Voices from King" from 5 to 6 p.m. Monday with performances and speeches from notable people across the state. Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins,

The Good Place season 4 premiere: inside the show’s moral philosophy lessons - Vox.com

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The only time I can remember feeling like a piece of culture was designed for me, specifically, was when I watched the premiere of The Good Place . The NBC show, whose fourth and final season ends Thursday night, was self-recommending: it was by Michael Schur, one of the original writers on The Office who went on to create and run Parks and Recreation and co-create Brooklyn Nine-Nine . The rest of the writing staff was a who’s who of the funniest writers for Parks and a few other extremely funny people, and if that weren’t enough, it starred Kristen Bell and Ted Danson. So far, so good. Then about halfway through the first episode, it started mentioning my college adviser. Eleanor Shellstrop (Bell), upon arriving in heaven (technically known as “the Good Place”), is paired with a “soulmate”: moral philosophy professor Chidi Anagonye (William Jackson Harper). This is convenient, as Shellstrop immediately realizes that there’s been a mixup — she’s been mistaken for a different, eth

DFW Universities Rank Among Nation's Top Online Educational Programs - dallasinnovates.com

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[Image: Courtesy U.S. News and World Report] The University of North Texas, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Christian University, and Southern Methodist University are all among U.S. News & World Report’s top 100 online programs in a variety of categories. U.S. News decides universities’ rankings based on a variety of factors depending upon the category. The scores are decided by the data that online programs report to U.S. News in an annual survey. For the U.S. News & World Report ‘s Online Master’s in Education Programs rankings, the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Arlington placed at No. 20 and No. 35 respectively.  In addition, UNT ranked No. 15 in Best Online Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction Programs, No. 17 in Best Online Master’s in Educational Administration Programs, No. 27 in Best Online Master’s in Criminal Justice Programs, No. 31 in Best Online MBA Programs, and No. 66 in Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. “I’m excit

Valuing Learning - ATD

Valuing Learning - ATD Valuing Learning - ATD Posted: 31 Jan 2020 01:37 PM PST Monique Makhlouf Title Director of L&D Organization ASNY Company Location Las Vegas, Nevada LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/moniquemakhlouf Education Associate degree, communication and media studies (Community College of Southern Nevada); bachelor's degree, communication studies (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); master's degree, communication studies (UNLV) Once an instructor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Monique Makhlouf began her L&D career as an instructional designer for the university's Center for Professional and Leadership Studies at the Harrah College of Hospitality and was later promoted to interim director of education, handling client relationships and online course development. She now is director of L&D for ASNY Company, a second-generation, family-owned business. She supports 13 companies representing three diff

Local students excel at colleges - Red Bluff Daily News

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University of Nevada, Reno James Harris, of Red Bluff, has been named to the Fall 2019 semester Dean’s List at the University of Nevada, Reno College of Engineering. The criteria is a 3.75 semester GPA with a minimum of 12 credits towards a declared engineering degree. Palmer College of Chiropractic Dakota Zitlaw, of Orland, graduated with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose on Dec. 9. Justin Martinson of Red Bluff, has been named to the fall 2019 quarter Dean’s List at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s West campus in San Jose. Palmer College of Chiropractic, the first and largest college in the chiropractic profession, has campuses in Davenport, Iowa; San Jose and Port Orange, Fla. Pensacola Christian College Joshua Eldred, of Cottonwood, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Pensacola Christian College. Joshua is among some 1,000 students who receive undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees each year. Th

NYC High School and College Students Demand “Cops Out!” of Schools - Hyperallergic

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High school and college students, teachers, parents, and activists protesting outside the New York City Department of Education in Lowe Manhattan. (all photos by Hakim Bishara) A group of about 70 high school and college students, teachers, parents, and activists gathered Friday morning, January 31, at the steps of the New York City Department of Education (DOE) building in Lower Manhattan to protest police presence in schools and subway stations, and to demand tuition-free education at City University of New York (CUNY) colleges. The protesters congregated outside the DOE’s offices on Chambers Street around 9am, where they were welcomed by a New York Police Department (NYPD) force of about 30 officers. “We’ve got to protect the pre-K school inside this building,” one of the officers told Hyperallergic. The protesters held signs that read “COPS OUT!”, “FREE CUNY”, and “FREE MTA”, among others.  The building across the street houses the New York City Department of Cultural Affair

Billionaire Insurance Industry Leader Hyatt Brown to Speak at Eastern Florida State College on Feb. 25 | - SpaceCoastDaily.com

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A Hail Mary For Community Colleges - Forbes

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A Hail Mary For Community Colleges - Forbes A Hail Mary For Community Colleges - Forbes Posted: 31 Jan 2020 05:00 AM PST Growing up in Canada, football was a sport that merited so little attention that no one thought it odd that 25% of the teams in the Canadian Football League—two of eight franchises—shared the same name: The Saskatchewan Roughriders and the Ottawa Rough Riders. Such inanity wouldn't pass muster in the U.S. where football receives more scrutiny than any other sport, particularly around the apotheosis of controlled chaos and conspicuous consumption known as the Superbowl. Every social media post, gesture, and play is picked apart, and millions of fans wonder at and/or second guess the intricate strategies devised by overworked, but well compensated coaches and coordinators. Football wasn't always so elaborate. In the early days of the NFL, quarterbacks would call their own plays, not unlike boys on a sandlot. It wasn&

Several U of A Programs Rank in Top 30 'Best Online Programs For Veterans' - University of Arkansas Newswire

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Several U of A Programs Rank in Top 30 'Best Online Programs For Veterans' - University of Arkansas Newswire Several U of A Programs Rank in Top 30 'Best Online Programs For Veterans' - University of Arkansas Newswire EdX introduces MicroBachelors programs, a first step toward online bachelor's - Inside Higher Ed U.S. News Ranks Several U of A Online Programs in Top 50 - University of Arkansas Newswire Several U of A Programs Rank in Top 30 'Best Online Programs For Veterans' - University of Arkansas Newswire Posted: 30 Jan 2020 10:07 PM PST Jan. 31, 2020 Three groups of online programs at the University of Arkansas ranked in the Top 30 "Best Online Programs for Veterans" by U.S. News & World Report in January. "Veterans and active-duty service members gain the most from distance education that is affordable, accessible an