Company news: Ithaca College names Amy Faulkner dean of communications school

Amy Falkner has been named the new dean of Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications. Falkner has had a lengthy career as a teacher and a leader in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, including serving as acting and interim dean for two years from 2018 to 2020. She joined the Newhouse faculty in 1998, was named associate dean for academic affairs in 2006, and has been senior associate dean since 2012.
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Company news: Mark Jordan rehired by Laboratory Alliance of CNY

Laboratory Alliance of Central New York has announced that Mark Jordan will serve as director of human resources. Jordan returns to Laboratory Alliance from Van Duyn Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, where he was the director of human resources. Prior to his tenure at Van Duyn, he was the human resources manager for Ichor Therapeutics Inc.

Travis Barker hospitalized; rapper arrested trying to flee on jet ski; more: Buzz

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has been hospitalized in California, according to multiple reports. TMZ says his wife Kourtney Kardashian was by his side at West Hills hospital Tuesday morning before being taken by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for additional care. Details of Barker’s condition have not been disclosed, but the 46-year-old musician tweeted earlier Tuesday: “God Save Me.” His daughter, Alabama, also posted on Twitter, asking fans to “please send your prayers.”

Kinney Drugs offers Covid vaccinations for kids ages 3 and 4

Syracuse, N.Y. — Kinney Drugs is providing Covid vaccinations by appointment to children ages 3 and 4. Parents can schedule appointments online. Kinney said it will provide longer appointment times so kids have time to adjust and feel more comfortable. The federal government recently recommended that all children 6...

More Latinos join urban gardens, learn benefits and obstacles to cultivating roots in the city

Juana Sánchez has high hopes for the tomato plants growing in one of the 12 raised beds of Our Garden / Nuestro Jardín in East Boston, Mass. On this overcast spring day, the plants reach just above the tops of her gray sneakers. But by mid-summer, she predicts they will grow as high as the wooden stakes, several feet tall, inserted beside them. Hours after a rainstorm has quenched the plants’ thirst in this communal gardening space, Sánchez moves about nimbly. A baseball cap covers her black hair, and a coral-colored sweater keeps her warm. When she uproots an eggplant with her gloved hands, she notices insects are injuring the plant. Sánchez, a Salvadoran immigrant who serves as the site’s managers, surveys the beds, each one marked with the name of its crop in English and Spanish, from ajo or garlic to elote or corn.

New York’s troubled ethics panel holds final meeting

Albany, N.Y. — After 11 tumultuous years, New York’s Joint Commission on Public Ethics conducted its final meeting on Tuesday. On July 8, the commission will cease to exist. The Legislature and Gov. Kathy Hochul agreed in the budget passed in April to replace it with a new ethics and lobbying oversight body — the Commission on Ethics and Lobbying in Government.

How to listen to unlimited podcasts and audiobooks for free with Audible

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