I don’t like this book so nobody gets to read it

I don’t like this book so nobody gets to read it

Into every life some rain must fall. But that hasn’t stopped some well-meaning parents in my neighborhood from driving their children to the school bus stop even in the mist of only a light drizzle. There they sit, idling their engines until the bus arrives, lest their precious sons or daughters risk the unthinkable horror … Read more

NSW student doctors to get paid jobs in hospitals in bid to ease staff shortages

NSW student doctors to get paid jobs in hospitals in bid to ease staff shortages

Medical students in NSW will be soon be given paid positions in hospitals to bolster the health workforce. Key points: Final-year medical students across eight universities will be eligible for the program The new paid positions are in response to increased staff workload Both regional and metropolitan hospitals will employ the assistants The NSW government will … Read more

Affirmative action provides Americans of every race with fair shot

Affirmative action provides Americans of every race with fair shot

Karen Dolan The Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. At stake is the fate of affirmative action and the positive effects race-conscious policies have had on higher education and the workplace for more than 50 years. Most of us agree … Read more

Discrimination in higher education cannot be justified

Discrimination in higher education cannot be justified

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard arguments from Harvard and the University of North Carolina about using race and ethnicity in admissions policies. Project 21, the Black Leadership Network of which I am a member, submitted an amicus brief in the Harvard case. Justice Samuel Alito asked some pointed and probing questions to the UNC … Read more

Are California’s Hispanic Serving Institutions living up to their name? | News

Are California’s Hispanic Serving Institutions living up to their name? | News

As a senior in high school, Ashley Chetla hoped to find a college where she felt supported – not only as a student, but as a Latina. Chetla enrolled at Cal State Los Angeles, drawn to the university’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution. “I knew that most of Cal State LA was primarily Latino … Read more

Freedom Readers talk challenged books, describe detriment of banning texts from Catawba County schools

Freedom Readers talk challenged books, describe detriment of banning texts from Catawba County schools

When schools ban books, they are stealing a child’s right to learn. That was the premise of Michael McLamb’s comments to the Catawba County Schools Board of Education this week. Earlier this year, a grandparent named Michelle Teague challenged 24 school library books. She made the books a campaign issue and was elected to the … Read more

UVa Police name suspect in shootings at Culbreth parking deck

UVa Police name suspect in shootings at Culbreth parking deck

SYDNEY SHULER This story was updated at 2:00 a.m. Nov. 14, 2022. The University of Virginia police are searching for a man named Christopher Darnell Jones in connection with a shooting at Culbreth Garage off of Culbreth Road on Central Grounds at the University of Virginia late Sunday night, Nov. 13. The shooting sent students … Read more