Sarah Cole and Fredrick Harris Appointed Deans in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Cole and Fredrick Harris Appointed Deans in Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Sarah Cole and Fredrick Harris were appointed divisional deans in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Harris, professor of political science, is the new dean of social science, effective July 1. Cole, professor and chair of the Department of English and Comparative Literature, will become dean of humanities next January 1.

As divisional deans, they join Peter B. de Menocal, Thomas Alva Edison/Con Edison Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, who was appointed dean of science last fall.

Working with the executive committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and other academic deans, divisional deans oversee academic departments, research centers, institutes and other major units in their divisions. Their responsibilities include budgeting in conjunction with department chairs, faculty searches and hiring, and compliance with equal opportunity and conflict of interest policies.

Harris, who came to Columbia in 2007, is director of the Center on African American Politics and Society. He has written several books, including Price of the Ticket: Barack Obama and Rise and Decline of Black Politics, which won the 2013 Hurston/Wright Award for nonfiction, and he co edited Beyond Discrimination: Racial Inequality in a Post Racist Era, published in 2013. In 2012,
Sarah Cole and Fredrick Harris Appointed Deans in Faculty of Arts and Sciences
he received a Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award. at Northwestern and is a non resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. As dean, he succeeds sociology professor Alondra Nelson.

His new role as dean is an “opportunity to be part of a leadership team advancing social science research and teaching at one of the world’s leading universities,” said Harris, who added that “the social sciences are needed more than ever to understand the social, political, economic, cultural and historical forces that shape our times.”

Cole specializes in British literature of the 19th and 20th centuries with an emphasis on the modernist period. from University of California, Berkeley. Wells. Cole will remain chair of the English department through the fall semester. As dean she will succeed Sharon Marcus, the Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature.

“I believe very strongly in the importance of the humanities both inside and outside the academy,” said Cole. “This will be a chance to showcase the wonderful, innovative work going on in the 13 humanities departments at Columbia, along with our many centers and institutes, and help connect what they do with the larger community, in New York City and well beyond.”

Divisional deans are appointed by the executive committee of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, consisting of David Madigan, executive vice president and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; James J. Valentini, Dean of Columbia College, and Carlos J. Alonso, Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science,
Sarah Cole and Fredrick Harris Appointed Deans in Faculty of Arts and Sciences
and report directly to Madigan. The divisional dean structure was established in 2011.

Santana still looking for excuses

Santana still looking for excuses

Ervin Santana returned to the Angels with a flourish last Friday at Boston. He held the Red Sox to just one run and set the Angels up for a victory. They first blew the lead Santana helped them build, but a late rally still gave the Angels the win. Then Santana started acting up, looking every bit of the 24 year old that he is. Actually, that would be an insult to 24 year olds.

Santana wouldn look at the media as he had his answers to questions translated by first base coach Alfredo Griffin last Friday. Santana apparently had said his answers to questions in English had been misinterpreted earlier this season so he wanted translator. Fine with me. Makes perfect sense.

Now comes a story in today Los Angeles Times where Santana says the media is bad, bad, bad. Please. Not a one. This crybaby just made sure nobody in New York, Boston or Chicago all tough media markets ever thinks about signing him one day.

Santana just made himself look like the spoiled young ballplayer who saw some adversity for the first time in his career and did not have any idea how to handle it. He still is handling things poorly, which makes you think that once some adversity comes his way again, he will implode like he did so famously in the first half. A pitcher goes 1 9 on the road to start the season and his biggest gripe is that the media doesn know how to do their job? I see only one person in this scenario who isn doing his job properly and he isn carrying a notebook and a laptop.

It really gets you to think about something. I wonder how much Windex it takes to clean that glass house Santana resides in.

He young and a little to sensitive to criticism. Someone on the team Kelvim Escobar, perhaps will eventually talk sense into young Ervin.

At the same time, it seems to me that you are perhaps a little bit over sensitive to Ervin criticisms of the the press.

Here guessing that Ervin will mature and someday be a favorite of the press. In the meantime, give the kid a break.

Instead of talking about Ervin Santana lets talk about Mike Scioscia and how he keeps platooning Kotchman and Quinlan. Stupid. Robb Quinlan is a waste in the lineup this year. And now Kotchman is injured because of the stupid platooning. He pinch hit Wednesday night when he should have played the whole game. Then he got hit in the hand. So Mike Scioscia is being wreckless with his best hitters.

Santana didn have a good game tonight but good defense behind him would have meant an easy win. Cabrera not only was a huge rally killer but he stood by and watched a ball roll by him instead of jumping on it. Just sick. Cabrera should be ashamed for that one.

They better destroy these lousy Blue Jays the rest of this series. Robb Quinlan better step up and actually do something but weakly ground out. What a waste.

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San Joaquin County supervisor beaten while trying to protect assault victim

San Joaquin County supervisor beaten while trying to protect assault victim


“Somebody comes to a screeching halt right next to me, and there’s a guy, a really big guy, in the back seat and he just starts punching the heck out of this poor gal,” Patti said.

“He was being aggressive, and I knew what was coming. So, I threw a punch to keep him off and defend myself because of his aggression,” he said. “He was like, ‘What are you gonna do?’ challenging me and I’m trying to create separation for her to get away.”

Patti said “they scuffled.” When he came to, everyone was gone.

“I got hit pretty bad,” he said. “I got multiple fractures to my face and my nose, but I’m going to heal. It’s fine.”

Patti said he got cleaned up at his friend’s house and then called police.

Patti is also on the board of directors for CrimeStoppers. He said the right thing to do in this situation is call police. He said despite the injuries, he would not have changed a thing.

“I was just glad I was able to help this girl, at this moment, in this point in time,” Patti said. “She was in a bad situation.”

Stockton police are investigating. An officer confirmed that the woman has not come forward and has not filed a police report.

Patti plans to be at work Tuesday morning for a scheduled Board of Supervisor’s meeting. He said he’ll likely put on a little makeup to cover the bruises.
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San Diego broadcaster C

San Diego broadcaster C

Keys passed away Saturday in La Mesa. Keys came to San Diego in April of 2000 as the morning weathercaster for the KUSI Morning News. He quickly became one of the top television personalities in San Diego. Keys Pregame Show” on San Diego’s Sports Leader, The Mighty 1090.

Keys won two Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards as a talk show host and was nominated twice for Individual Achievement in Weathercasting.

NCAA Tournament: Virginia gets top billing for March, 11th seed SDSU to play HoustonNCAA Tournament: Virginia gets top billing for March, 11th seed SDSU to play HoustonUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 9:48 PM EDT2018 03 12 01:48:31 GMT

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament Virginia to those that barely made it into the bracket Arizona State and Syracuse it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. San Diego State University received the 11th seed in the West Region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and will face sixth seeded Houston Thursday in Wichita, Kansas.

From the top seed in the NCAA Tournament Virginia to those that barely made it into the bracket Arizona State and Syracuse it feels as though everyone involved in March Madness is on the bubble this year. San Diego State University received the 11th seed in the West Region of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament and will face sixth seeded Houston Thursday in Wichita, Kansas.

Mission Valley pursuit ends with crash in Midway areaMission Valley pursuit ends with crash in Midway areaUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 9:36 PM EDT2018 03 12 01:36:40 GMT

A police pursuit that started in Mission Valley Sunday morning ended in the Midway area when the suspect vehicle crashed.

A police pursuit that started in Mission Valley Sunday morning ended in the Midway area when the suspect vehicle crashed.

El Cajon homeowner shoots, kills would be burglarEl Cajon homeowner shoots, kills would be burglarUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 8:26 PM EDT2018 03 12 00:26:50 GMT

A homeowner shot and killed a man who was allegedly breaking into his parked vehicle on an El Cajon street early Sunday morning.

A homeowner shot and killed a man who was allegedly breaking into his parked vehicle on an El Cajon street early Sunday morning.

Mild, dry conditions expected before chance for more rainMild, dry conditions expected before chance for more rainUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 7:47 PM EDT2018 03 11 23:47:55 GMT

Skies cleared somewhat Sunday, but San Diego County residents can expect more rain later this week, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

Skies cleared somewhat Sunday, but San Diego County residents can expect more rain later this week, a National Weather Service forecaster said.

Kayakers rescue diver off La Jolla ShoresKayakers rescue diver off La Jolla ShoresUpdated: Sunday, March 11 2018 5:39 PM EDT2018 03 11 21:39:43 GMT

A diver off La Jolla Shores may have ascended too quickly, and was assisted ashore by kayakers Sunday.

A diver off La Jolla Shores may have ascended too quickly, and was assisted ashore by kayakers Sunday.

Thousands gather at Petco Park to pay final respects to legendary broadcaster, Dick EnbergThousands gather at Petco Park to pay final respects to legendary broadcaster, Dick EnbergUpdated: Saturday, March 10 2018 9:33 PM EST2018 03 11 02:33:51 GMT

When sports fans think of Dick Enberg, one phrase likely pops in their minds. OH MY!

When sports fans think of Dick Enberg, one phrase likely pops in their minds. OH MY!

Protestors paddle out to protest a Bahia Resort expansion planProtestors paddle out to protest a Bahia Resort expansion planUpdated: Saturday, March 10 2018 8:52 PM EST2018 03 11 01:52:40 GMT
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Saltwater Aquarium Fish

Saltwater Aquarium Fish

You can pay anywhere from $3 for a Green Chromis all the way up to $3000 for a Gem Tang. Saltwater fish come in all sorts of shape, sizes and colors and there will definitely be a species or several that catches your eye. It’s very important to research any and all species that you want to keep before you even consider setting up a saltwater aquarium.

There are several factors to consider when researching the saltwater fish you’re interested in keeping. Let’s start with the basics. Adult size, temperament (behavior) and diet. These are the three most important things to research before laying down that hard earned cash.

Adult size many saltwater fish stay quite small (blennies, chromis, gobies, etc.) and some can get extremely large reaching almost a foot or two in size or larger as adults. Triggerfish, groupers and the large angelfish species are some of the first that come to mind that often outgrow aquariums.

Temperament some species are somewhat docile and will do fine with many other species. Some saltwater fish will do fine other species but may have issues when they are kept in the same tank with conspecifics (fish from the same species) or even when kept with fish from the same family. Some fish only want a small territory to claim as their own and some need larger areas to claim territories and for swimming room.

Diet since saltwater fish are not raised in captivity to the same degree as their freshwater counterparts, many are coming straight from the ocean and have developed a taste for live foods. Getting some species on prepared foods like pellets, flakes or even thawed foods can be challenging. Getting your saltwater fish eating is one of the most important first hurdles to jump over. Start by offering the pellets and flake foods. If they don’t accept these foods move on to thawed marine origin foods. If that doesn’t work move on to live foods. Once you get them eating you need to slowly wean them onto a primary diet rich in the nutrients they need. There are foods designed for different eaters, whether they are primarily carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Read what other hobbyists have to say regarding how challenging it is to get the particular species eating. If you’re reading that people are having a really hard time don’t think that you’ll be any different. Maybe it’s best to leave that species in the ocean or until they become captive raised.

Once you have a good idea about the characteristics of the fish you want to keep you may find out that you can’t meet it’s needs. You may even uncover new species that you didn’t know about before you began your research. There are several saltwater fish species that I’d love to keep but refrain due to their track records in aquariums. Some saltwater species just do not make the transition all that well and until they can come up with more specialized foods I’m totally fine leaving them in the ocean.

To get you started on your research I’ll list some of the more popular groupings of saltwater fish and inverts below. This is just a quick fly by to hopefully help you narrow your search for finding species you might be interested in keeping.

The bigger the fish, the bigger the tank you are going to need and also the more money you will spend in the long run. With so many saltwater fish species available you should have no trouble narrowing down the species you want to keep. Designed for beginners, FishLore provides tropical fish information, how to guides, articles, fish profiles, FAQs, forums and more!.
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Salmonbellies on to Minto final

Salmonbellies on to Minto final

If necessary, games will also be played on Sunday and Monday nights at Queen’s Park. starts. Minto Cup scoring leader Eli McLaughlin sparked the thirdperiod rally, tallying a pair less than three minutes apart, including the go ahead marker on a low bounce shot midway through the frame.

Minutes later, New West keeper Frank Scigliano made a big save on Andy Taylor on a breakaway, and Luke Gillespie took the ball right up the floor before dishing off to game MVP Josh Byrne, who buried his second of the game to give the Salmonbellies a 10 7 lead. clubs this season.

“This is poetic justice. We should have won the league,” said New West club president Walt Weaver. “The key is (the players) didn’t quit. The kids didn’t realize they weren’t supposed to be that good.”

But New West clearly proved themselves the better team in the final two meetings, including New West’s 9 7 win over the A’s on Sunday.

“We did it as a team,” said transition runner Brendan Ranford. “We’re a good third period team.

final MVP Kevin Neufeld came off the bench to tie the contest 3 3 on a two on one in the final minute.

The second period was more of the same with co scoring leader Anthony Malcom giving the home team a 5 4 advantage midway through the period.

But Coquitlam countered,
Salmonbellies on to Minto final
scoring three times, Reid Reinholdt potting his second of the game in the final minute to put the visitors two goals up.

But a big goal by aged up intermediate Jeremy Bosher 30 seconds later allowed New West to go into the interval trailing 7 6. “You can’t let your emotions get the best of you at a time like that. My team needed me,” said Scigliano after the game.

Scigliano stopped 29 shots for the win, including all 13 in the final period.

Byrne led all scorers with two goals in a five point night, while McLaughlin had a four point outing.

First year junior Nathan Stewart continued his inspired play, collecting his seventh goal of the Minto and 11th point in just three games.

Cole Chafer was the game MVP for the Adanacs with two goals and two assists.

“(Coquitlam) is a great team, they’re well coached, and it’s unfortunate the injury to (Wesley) Berg. But we had an awesome lineup, we’re a family, and we’re going to battle night in and night out. It’s the mentality in this dressing room,
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” Scigliano said.

Sales Tax Holiday different in each state

Sales Tax Holiday different in each state

HANNIBAL, Mo. (WGEM) School registration is in full swing across the Tri States, and once parents have school lists in hand, it time to do their back to school shopping.The sales tax holiday is designed to offer a break to shoppers and boost sales for stores, but to get the most for your money you need to know that the tax exemptions vary in Illinois, Missouri, and Iowa, and not everything is eligible for the savings.”I think the sales tax holiday is a very positive thing. A lot of people plan their back to school shopping around this,” said Wes Mitchell, Catalog Supervisor for the JCPenny in Hannibal.Ariel Bock is already scoping out what she might buy this weekend, and she plans to spend quite a bit.”Probably a lot. Probably $300 worth. That how much I usually spend on clothes and stuff when I go back to school. I spend quite a lot during this time,” said Bock.This weekend in Missouri not only is there no state tax, certain cities including Hannibal are waiving local taxes as well. You can save money on clothes,
Sales Tax Holiday different in each state
shoes, and underwear, but if any one item is more than $100 it doesn qualify. Same with school supplies. You only pay taxes on items that cost more than $50. Missouri is also the only state where computers and printers less than $3,500 are eligible.”Almost everything in the entire store will be eligible so you add that up, you have several kids, that percent is going to add up to a significant savings,” said Mitchell.Illinois sales tax holiday lasts longer, from the 6th to the 15th, but you still have to pay the local tax. In Quincy, that 2.75 percent. Clothing, underwear and shoes are all eligible along with school supplies, but accessories like jewelry and handbags as well as electronics are excluded.And in Iowa you can only save this Friday August 6 and Saturday August 7. There no local tax, but while clothing items and shoes less than $100 are eligible,
Sales Tax Holiday different in each state
school supplies including backpacks aren Accessories and electronics are also excluded.

Sailor faces 15 charges for allegedly making

Sailor faces 15 charges for allegedly making

NORFOLK, Va. Bush.

Officers arrested Petty Officer Third Class Adam Hedden, 27, on May 15 and subsequently filed 15 charges against him for allegedly producing, possessing and filming child pornography.

Investigators say they searched Hedden apartment on the 200 block of Suburban Parkway and seized a hard drive, CD, a memory card and a tablet. Bush, as well as his personal computer, according to court documents.

Court papers say they discovered several videos showing a four year old girl performing sex acts and being sexually abused. Bush since 2013.

Maus says Hedden remains active duty as he sits behind bars at the Norfolk City Jail.

Hedden faces two counts of producing child porn, two counts of unlawful filming of a minor, one count of using electronic means for procuring minors for obscene material and 10 counts of possessing child pornography.

Hedden is expected back in court in Augustto appeal his no bond status.

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Safwan Masri on His New Book ‘Tunisia

Safwan Masri on His New Book ‘Tunisia

In 2011, Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution inspired the Arab Spring, a wave of protest movements across the Middle East and North Africa that held the promise of a new political future for the region. For all of its challenges, Tunisia today stands alone in its peaceful transition to a functioning democracy.

In his new book, Tunisia: An Arab Anomaly, Safwan Masri, executive vice president for Columbia Global Centers and Global Development, traces Tunisia’s history of reform in education, religion and women’s rights, arguing that the seeds for today’s relatively liberal and democratic society were planted as far back as the middle of the 19th century.

Masri, who is particularly interested in understanding the postcolonial dynamics in Arab societies, based the book on interviews with dozens of scholars, leaders, activists and ordinary citizens. But it is still quite personal for him, reflecting his own experiences and perspectives. “My analysis is influenced by my personal journey, as well as my relationship with religion, sexuality, and feminism.”

Q. Can we speak of Tunisian exceptionalism, and if so, in what terms?

A. Exceptionalism is a rather loaded term, but I would say, yes, there is something special and different about Tunisia. My argument rests on a hypothesis that the country’s history, geography, and tradition of reformism set it apart from the rest of the Arab world and help explain why it has been the only country to emerge out of the Arab Spring as a democracy. The country’s postcolonial foreign policy and achievements in women’s rights, education, and the moderation of religion’s role in society have been decisive factors in shaping its practical politics.

Q. Can the peaceful transition to democracy in Tunisia be repeated elsewhere in the Arab world?

A. One would hope that Tunisia could serve as a source of inspiration and that similar outcomes could materialize elsewhere in the Arab world. But this is unlikely to happen any time soon. Ingredients necessary for a successful democratic transition in Tunisia have been in the making for a long time. These factors not only have been missing in other Arab countries, but an opposite, regressive trajectory has been followed in much of the rest of the region. All of this makes Tunisia’s transition to democracy difficult to replicate.

Q. What are the differences between what transpired in Tunisia compared with Egypt in the wake of the Arab Spring?

A. The biggest difference was the role of civil society and the absence of military intervention in Tunisia. Whereas Tunisia boasts a strong labor movement and a small and relatively weak army, the opposite is true in Egypt, where a tradition of a strong military dates to the reign of Muhammad Ali from 1805 to 1848. Every Egyptian president since the revolution of 1952, with the exception of Mohamed Morsi, has been a military officer. The Tunisian military, on the other hand, has had neither the power nor the political desire to intervene in matters of governance and politics. It kept the peace during the 2010 2011 protests, but stepped aside once the autocratic president Zine al Abidine Ben Ali fled.

What Egypt had in military strength that obstructed a democratic process, Tunisia had in the potency of its labor movement, which facilitated its democratic transition. In Egypt, the unions, never as organized or influential as in Tunisia, worked against the protesters, siding with Mubarak and his regime in 2011.

Civil society has played a decisive role in various stages of Tunisia’s transition to democracy.

Following two political assassinations in 2013 and with Tunisia’s democracy under severe stress, four civil society organizations stepped in and saved the day. They were recognized for their pivotal role and awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015.

Q. How has Tunisia’s history of progressive education shaped the country?

A. Immediately following independence in 1956, President Habib Bourguiba made it his top priority to educate his people, spending as much as one third of the national budget on education. Tunisia’s education system has always been bilingual, coeducational, and infused with the liberal arts. Education was introduced gradually, ensuring that local teachers were trained properly. Education systems that evolved elsewhere in the Arab world were dominated by hyper national rhetoric and religious discourse, inculcating students with absolute truths and undermining their opportunities to debate and think critically. The net result was that Tunisia emerged as a country of independent, cultured, and well educated citizens who were more liberal minded and better prepared for democracy than their counterparts in the Arab region.

Q. What is the status of women in Tunisia?

A. The rights of Tunisian women have been more advanced relative to women in other Arab countries even today since the introduction of the family status code in 1956. The code banned polygamy, which is still legal across the Arab world, and introduced reforms to marriage, divorce, and custody laws. Women were granted the right to vote in 1957, and in 1973, abortion became legal. Advances in the status of women continue to be made. Just this summer, a new law that protects women from domestic abuse was introduced. The country is also examining the granting of equal rights to women in matters of inheritance. In September, it became legal for Tunisian women to marry outside their religion, another first for Arab Muslim women.
Safwan Masri on His New Book 'Tunisia

Safe Cab Company opens in Newark

Safe Cab Company opens in Newark

NEWARK Central Licking County residents have another taxi service to call, with Safe Cab Company beginning operations in Newark, Heath and Granville.

Owner Virgil Bird said Safe Cabended its business last month in Mount Vernon, where it had operated for seven years, and moved to Newark, located in the downtown arcadeat 2 Arcade Annex.

Safe Cab Company has been operating here for two weeks, with a goal of providing service 24 hours a day, butaround the clock service is not yet possible with only one driver. Bird plans to hire another driver.

One reason he decided to come to Newark, Bird said, were problems Yellow Cab has had with its service.

“I knew they were having trouble picking people up in a timely fashion,” Bird said. “I have some friends that live here and noticed it was taking a long time to get a taxi when we needed it, and maybeNewark could use another one.”

The key to success, Bird said, is to be courteous and honest with customers.

“If you tell them 20 to 25 minutes, then try to keep it in that time frame,” Bird said. “If it’s going to be 45 minutes to an hour, tell the customer and be truthful. They’ll appreciate you being honest with them.”

Safe Cab will operate in the Newark, Heath and Granville areas, Bird said, but could go further if the customer makes arrangements well ahead of time.

“Every day is getting busier,
Safe Cab Company opens in Newark
” Bird said. “We’re getting a lot of people calling and asking questions. I’m trying to get the word out, so they know they have an alternative.”

Yellow Cab, which has operated in Newark since 1981, temporarily suspended operations for a few days in late September, when it switched management teams and hired new drivers.

More: Yellow Cab halts local service temporarily

More: Yellow Cab back in business, seeks more drivers

Jerry Williams, owner of Yellow Cab, said he has had difficulty recruiting and hiring drivers who can pass a drug test, criminal background check and physical, and have a spotless driving record.

The county’s job market, including the opportunity for seasonal work paying $16 per hour, has increased the difficulty in finding drivers, he said.

The countywide bus system will switch providers on Jan. 1, when MV Transit replaces National Express. MV Transit won the contract with a bid of $2.4 million, which the county will pay annually.

The county owns the buses and provides the mechanics, while the company provides the drivers,the training, insurance, safety team, managers and supervisors.
Safe Cab Company opens in Newark