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Fight City Gun Violence With Better Street Design

When Nadine Salama moved into a new apartment building across the street from her daughter’s favorite park in the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood in Portland, Oregon, she was thrilled. For years, Salama and her 9-year-old shared a home with Salama’s business, Green Tulip Peace & Nature School, a preschool and...
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Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Jeremy Summers

This week, Rhonda's guest is Jeremy Summers of UNCW's Office of the Arts who talks about Seahawk FAM, a series of arts performances for young audiences through July 28 at Kenan Auditorium. Mary Bradley moved to Wilmington from Los Angeles, CA in May 2007 with her husband Frank and twin...

Dr. Lorrie Saddler talks Spirit of Greatness Gala, Graduating Student Janessa Dennis Discusses the CAU Experience

Join Clark Atlanta University Associate Vice President for Communications and Media Relations Jolene Butts Freeman Saturday morning at 8:30 for the June edition of CAU Now on WCLK. This month Jolene talks with Dr. Lorri L. Saddler, Vice President of Alumni Relations and Engagement. They talk about this weekend's CAU Spirit of Greatness Gala, as well as discussing the importance and role of Alumni at CAU as mentors and donors, giving back to the institution that made such a difference in their lives and the lives of other students down through the years and in years to come.

5 for Good: Minds Matter Boston volunteers co-mentor students

BOSTON — Nga Truong, 18, came to the United States from Vietnam with her parents when she was six. She said she remembers having a hard time with the transition. "When I got over here, (I) barely knew any English, (I) struggled so much," she said. Truong said her...

Dr. Craydon Dean McDonald

Dr. Craydon Dean McDonald, 75, of Phoenix, Arizona, passed away unexpectedly on Good Friday, April 15, 2022 from cardiopulmonary complications during a routine medical procedure. Craydon was born December 22, 1946 in Denver Colorado to Donald and Irene McDonald and grew up an only child. His younger years were spent...

Researchers at Boston University unravel gene most responsible for Alzheimer's disease

BOSTON — Researchers at Boston University on Thursday announced a breakthrough discovery about a gene associated with the risk of Alzheimer's disease. This risk is tied to the APOE4 gene, which destroys brain cells if a person carries the gene. It puts them at higher risk for developing the disease, although inheriting the gene doesn't necessarily mean one will develop the disease, according to the NIH. The APOE3 gene is the most common and isn't known to affect Alzheimer's risk.

Bruins Prospects Set for USA Hockey National Junior Evaluation Camp

"It's going to be a unique camp as we evaluate players for our National Junior Teams that will be competing in the August and December World Junior Championships," said John Vanbiesbrouck, general manager of the U.S. National Junior Team and assistant executive director of hockey operations for USA Hockey told the organiztion's website.

Teacher burnout hits record high – 5 essential reads

Teachers in grades K through 12 are more burned out than workers in any other industry, according to a new Gallup poll that finds 44% of K-12 employees report “always” or “very often” feeling burned out at work. That number climbs to 52% when looking just at teachers. Increased work duties during the pandemic, students with mental health challenges and political debates over masks and mass shootings are among the reasons educators say they are under unprecedented stress – and staffing shortages increase the pressure. Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Conversation has asked several scholars to explain their research...
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Coaches add to the list of Agganis volunteers

St. Mary's head football coach Sean Driscoll, right, and Catholic Memorial head coach John DiBiaso embrace following the game on Friday. (Spenser R. Hasak) Events such as the Agganis games, which take place over four days next week, cannot happen without volunteers in many different areas. One of those areas...

Skowhegan’s Jaycie Christopher wins Miss Softball honor

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (WABI) - Jaycie Christopher of Skowhegan is this year’s winner of Miss Softball in the state of Maine. The award is given to the top senior player in the state. She hit over .500 this season and helped lead Skowhegan to a state title during her junior...

Men's Lacrosse Represented by Five Players on NEILA All-Academic Team

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - Five Harvard Men's Lacrosse players earned spots on the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) Division I All-Academic Team, as announced by the organization this afternoon. Seniors Steven Cuccurullo, Austin Madronic, Kyle Massimillian, Kyle Mullin and Charlie Olmert all landed on t he team after scoring high marks in the classroom during their senior years. These are the second academic honors for Kyle Mullin and Charlie Olmert this season after Olmert earned Senior CLASS First-Team All-America honors and Mullin earned a Scholar All-American nomination from the USILA. All five of these seniors positively effected the Harvard Men's Lacrosse cumulative GPA, which yesterday was announced as the highest in the nation amongst Division I schools.