Month: May 2021

Andrew Yang Believes in New York and Himself. Is That Enough?

Some of his classmates were cruel, calling him racist slurs and making jokes about his eyes. Having skipped kindergarten, he trailed his classmates in size. His voice changed later than theirs did.

The experience, he said, gave him an affinity for the underdog, and left lasting wounds.

“I’ve never forgotten what it felt like to be young,” he wrote in his 2018 book, “The War on Normal People.” “To be gnawed at by doubts and fears so deep that they inflict physical pain, a sense of nausea deep in your stomach. To feel like an alien, to be ignored or

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New York to raffle off 50 full-ride college scholarships to vaccinated 12 to 17-year-olds

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the “Get a Shot to Make Your Future” program on Wednesday and said the state would give 10 scholarships a week for the next five weeks, according to a news release from the governor’s office.

This comes as a number of states are offering prizes and other incentives to encourage residents to get vaccinated.

Ohio’s Vax-a-Million campaign is giving away five $1 million prizes to adult residents who’ve gotten at least one dose of the vaccine. Younger residents could win one of five college scholarships. The first winners were announced after a drawing on Wednesday.
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Awards: DePauw faculty and staff members honored for teaching, scholarship, student support

Five distinguished faculty members have won prestigious DePauw University awards for their contributions to teaching, the university and the community. Five staff members also have been recognized by the student body for their outstanding support of students. 

The faculty winners were announced via video. They are:

Samuel Autman and Karin Wimbley, both associate professors of English, were winners of the United Methodist Exemplary Teaching Award given jointly by the university and the church to faculty members who exemplify excellence in teaching; civility and concern for students and colleagues; commitment to value-centered education; and service to students, the institution and the

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EDD resources tougher to access for families with language barriers

Backlogged claims, missing certifications, incomplete wage information, and other issues. Add it all up, and well over a million Californians are still waiting for benefits from California’s EDD. Leer en españolAs of Thursday, 198,605 claims are still facing delays within California’s Employment Development Department and as of May 8, more than 1.9 million claims are still unprocessed.George Hatten knows all about it, saying it can feel all but impossible to even get a hold of anyone at EDD. “I mean I sent them five emails and not even they said, you can go online and send these emails. That’s the … Read More

The Washington PostFlorida governor signs bill barring social media companies from blocking political candidatesThe legislation would punish companies that suspend political candidates, and it would make it easier to bring lawsuits against tech …2 days ago

The Washington PostFlorida governor signs bill barring social media companies from blocking
political candidatesThe legislation would punish companies that suspend political candidates,
and it would make it easier to bring lawsuits against tech …2 days ago… Read More

Teen reacts to winning 4-year college scholarship in Ohio’s vaccine lottery

Joseph Costello, 14, won a full-ride, four-year scholarship.

Joseph Costello, a high school freshman, will have his college education paid for thanks to getting a COVID-19 vaccine.

Joseph, of Englewood, Ohio, was announced Wednesday as the winner of a full-ride, four-year scholarship – with room, board tuition and books – in Ohio’s Vax-a-Million lottery.

“It feels very good,” Joseph, 14, said Thursday on “Good Morning America,” adding that he hopes to attend either Miami University or Ohio State

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Four West Virginia University women Awarded Critical Language Scholarships | WVU Today

Valerie Browne, Jana El-Khatib, Christina Murray and Margaret Rymer are WVU’s 2021 Critical Language Scholars.

Four West Virginia University women have been awarded the Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, recognizing their commitment to language learning and personal growth. The awardees will participate in fully-funded virtual intensive language and cultural immersion programs this summer.

Valerie Browne, a rising senior from Martinsburg, will spend this summer studying Russian. Browne is a Russian studies and English double major with a minor in political science in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences.  

“I chose to study Russian both

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Services Businesses in U.S. and Europe Saw Pickup in Early May

U.S. services businesses in early May saw their sharpest increase in activity in more than a decade, according to surveys of purchasing managers released Friday.

Services-sector activity in the U.S. and Europe—which includes restaurant dining, travel and entertainment—appeared poised to continue expanding at a robust pace, with business surveys pointing to increased optimism and stronger client demand as government restrictions ease and consumers gain confidence in response to an acceleration in vaccinations.

“With businesses optimistic about the outlook, backlogs of orders rising sharply and demand continuing to pick up both at home and in export markets, the scene is set

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South China Morning PostAn ancient Chinese history lesson for today’s Hong KongHistory is not necessarily a guide to the future, though it sometimes offers interesting parallels and stimulates thoughts about the present.1 day ago

South China Morning PostAn ancient Chinese history lesson for today’s Hong KongHistory is not necessarily a guide to the future, though it sometimes
offers interesting parallels and stimulates thoughts about the present.1 day ago… Read More

“We’ll talk on the track”

Max Verstappen remains mainly focused on himself and does not so much look at what Mercedes does or does not do. This is what the 23-year old driver stated in the press conference after his win on Sunday.

The fact that Verstappen is now, after five Grands Prix, for the first time on top of the world championship, doesn’t really matter to him. “If I’m on top at the end of the season, then it’s great,” said Verstappen in front of De Telegraaf. The Dutchman doesn’t like to talk big: “We’ll talk on the track, in the car. That

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