Tag: harvard

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

Anatomy of the word ‘shellacking’

| July 20, 2016

Gerald W. Deas, M.D.MPH At Downstate Medical Center, where I have taught for many years, one of the courses that first-year medical students have to take is an anatomy class. There they are shown how to vut open and dissect the remains of people who have donated their bodies to science so that students can […]

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Somali woman, defying odds, runs for top spot in next month’s polls

Somali woman, defying odds, runs for top spot in next month’s polls

(GIN)—With the news of terror attacks, the departure of peacekeepers and the proposed eviction of thousands of Somali refugees in neighboring Kenya, it is easy to miss the news of the first woman candidate running to be Somalia’s next president in next month’s national poll. Fadumo Dayib has overcome adversity before. She was the first […]

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Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

Malia Obama got into Harvard, Fox News fans called her ‘little monkey’

| May 17, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Malia Obama deserves congratulations. Admitted to Harvard University, she has decided to take a gap year, a mature choice that many students make when they want a break between intense and competitive studies and college. This is a great time for her to take a gap year. After […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 10, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Preventing student ‘summer slide’

Preventing student ‘summer slide’

| July 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As students slip into their summer vacations, it’s up to families to make sure they don’t slip into academic amnesia. Usually, in what is called the summer slide, students forget up to six months of math and reading instruction when they’re not engaged in academic activities between school […]

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Baltimore: We have been here before

Baltimore: We have been here before

| May 4, 2015

By Jesse L. Jackson Sr. NNPA Columnist Now it is Baltimore. There, Freddie Gray, a black man, was stopped on the street, pinned to the ground, dragged to the back of a police wagon and died in police custody. Six officers were suspended. The mayor promised justice. But, the city erupted in non-violent demonstrations that […]

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Satan and scandal: Why does a Harvard student group want to reenact a Satanic black mass?

Satan and scandal: Why does a Harvard student group want to reenact a Satanic black mass?

| May 12, 2014

We wonder if the “Founding Fathers,” in their quest to guarantee free speech and religious freedom, had ever envisioned the types of tests that have come about today. Previously, we have talked about some who love to flaunt and not just exercise rights. We also acknowledge, however, that if the nation and it’s citizens are […]

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Nas introduces Hip-Hop fellowship

Nas introduces Hip-Hop fellowship

| November 24, 2013

Legendary hip-hop lyricist and poet Nas has been chosen to become the face of a new Hip-Hop Fellowship that was founded and developed at Harvard University earlier this year.

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