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Reported at Starr Resigns as Baylor Law Professor, Severs School Ties. (The New York Times, 8/19/2016)
Timeline: Baylor sexual assault controversy. (Waco Tribune, 5/24/2016)
Donald Trump makes a plea for the black and poor vote at a campaign rally Friday night in Dimondale, Michigan [lcoated in Windsor Charter Township] following a tour of the devastation of flood-ravaged Louisiana earlier in the day.
Declaring "the war on our police must end and it must end now," Trump blamed decades of Democratic leadership for crime and poverty in major cities. He called Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton anti-police and held up as a model the tough-on-crime approach of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was one of the speakers who introduced Trump.
Dan Fedderly of the Wisconsin County Highway Association points to a decade of stagnant road funding from the state that's left locals with little choice. "We just simply need to address what has been a pending dilemma for many years and has got to the point where it is in crisis mode for many local units of government across the state," Fedderly said.
The La Crosse Public Library strategic plan, currently being written by the board, includes a project called “One County, One Library,” which would focus on ways to integrate the two systems. However, Gelatt criticized Kabat for putting the idea forward in the form of a resolution before sitting down with representatives from the both library systems and county leadership.Letter to the editor: Do not contract La Crosse library services with the county. (Coulee News, 8/18/2016)
It seems that the city library manages its assets differently than the county. I can find whatever I need at the public library on Main Street. I struggle when browsing at the county level. They shelve the same but label differently and with less detail.
McMillan Memorial Library opened its new Digital Media Studio on Wednesday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The studio is located behind the Fine Arts Center stage at the library and has video, sound and photography equipment, as well as 3-D printers. Library visitors who would like to learn to use the equipment are welcome to use the studio for training and program use.New educational resource at McMillan Library. (Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, 5/23/2016)
In May, McMillan Memorial Library introduced Gale Courses, a new learning resource for the Wisconsin Rapids area. The courses offer instructor-led online classes that focus on professional development, technology skills and personal enrichment. Students have the option to view each lecture live or watch the recorded video later. Instructors post notes and assignments online throughout the course and will schedule a final test to measure the student's understanding of the material.McMillan is well-covered in the local paper.
In this episode, Sassy Trump just can’t help admitting to the crowd that he lies to them.
The conservancy is spearheading efforts to get 10 of Wright’s masterpieces in seven states added to the World Heritage List of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Best known to Pittsburghers is Fallingwater, built in 1936 for department store owner Edgar Kauffman Sr. The others represent other high points in Wright’s career and breakthroughs in design.
The World Heritage site listing was initiated in 1972 under an international treaty for natural site conservation and cultural site preservation. The list now includes more than 1,000 sites in 161 countries, including Stonehenge in England, the Taj Mahal in India, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and, in the U.S., Yellowstone National Park, the Statue of Liberty and Independence Hall, the only listing in Pennsylvania.
Former U.S. Senator Al Simpson makes a huge leap in logic. “This time she had eight opponents. She took them head-on. They threw some heavy artillery against her, and she handled it. Which is why she’ll be good.”
And what a bizarre view this window provides. The four-minute video — released under the open records law — was aimed at motivating employees at the Department of Corrections, which has struggled to fill all its job openings and keep them filled. It also provides a window into the thinking of the agency’s top officials in the weeks before a troubled juvenile prison was raided by law enforcement amid allegations of prisoner abuse.
The Journal Sentinel reported this May that the Department of Corrections had not checked Peterson’s work history when it hired her as education director in 2011. If it had, it would have found she resigned as an associate dean at Northcentral Technical College two weeks after she was demoted and had her pay cut by more than $14,000 “due to deficiencies in leadership communication.”
Nearly 10 years after Verona built its iconic public library – one that opens eyes as much as minds – Susan Hedrick returned to the building last month and brought an architect with her. Hedrick had served as the library’s director from 2004 to 2007, when the library shifted from an undersized, cramped facility off North Main Street to a soaring jewel on the edge of Badger Prairie County Park, combining community pride and popularity.
VPL is in some select company once again after being chosen to host “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness,” an education exhibition that will travel to 104 libraries across throughout the next four years. According to a press release last week from the library, the exhibition features interviews with “Native people who describe the impact of epidemics, federal legislation, the loss of land, and the inhibition of culture on the health of Native individuals and communities today.”