Monthly Archives: December 2021

Kenya Railways announces the resumption of commuter buses

Kenya Railways announced the resumption of commuter buses on January 3, 2022 with the aim of ensuring an efficient transport system. According to a statement released by KR, Nairobi Commuter Rail buses will drop passengers off at Westlands, Yaya Center and Upper Hill upon arrival in the CBD in the …

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Walking Mass. and Cass with bleach kits, granola bars and a chance to get off the streets

On a recent gray morning, with the temperature barely above freezing, Senior Medical Officer Diana Sencion had just started her rounds to check on the homeless around Mass. and Cass. She was wearing candy pink knit gloves. Soon they were in someone else’s hands. Sencion saw Elena Soto, who has …

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Why this rebellious rural community in northeastern Spain is fighting against wind farms

Vicente’s parents are no longer alive, but in the small stone town of Calaceite on a secluded Aragonese hill, he still remembers their stories very well. Vicente is 83 years old. He remembers how they spoke of the Spanish Civil War, of the fascists in green uniforms, of the militia, …

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Kenya inaugurates shipyard in Mombasa

Posted December 30, 2021 Kenya has inaugurated the facilities of Kenya Shipyards Limited in the port city of Mombasa. The Maritime Executive reported that the nation has said the new shipyard will have the capacity to handle vessels over 4,000 tonnes and 150 meters in length. According to the report, …

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Family and community leaders seek justice after Kansas grandmother dies in shooting

KANSAS CITY, Kansas (WDAF) – On Christmas Eve in Kansas City, Kansas City police said an 85-year-old grandmother was killed in a shot in car while sitting at home with her husband. Patricia Panijan was watching TV in the living room when a car drove past her house and opened …

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From Langley, Kenya, 3 Girls Helping Friends Miles Away – Aldergrove Star

Three students from Langley Fine Arts School joined hands to help their friends who live miles away in Kenya. Lizzie Porter, along with her friends, Beatrix Koch and Adia Richert – all 10 years old – spent a vacation weekend selling handmade items on the streets of Fort Langley. The …

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Pfizer Covid pills for symptoms of Covid may be risky with other medications.

As the omicron wave hits a nation weary of the pandemic, the first antiviral pills for Covid-19 promise desperately needed protection for those at risk of serious illness. However, many people who have prescribed the new drugs from Pfizer or Merck will require careful monitoring by doctors and pharmacists, and …

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Meet the unsung heroes of Norfolk helping in their communities

Posted: 5:30 am December 27, 2021 Over the past year, unsung heroes across the region who have gone the extra mile to help their communities have been recognized for their efforts. For 60 weeks, this newspaper shed light on people who have made a real difference in the county, giving …

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“A Sense of Community”: Can the Shattuck Cabins be an answer to the crisis in Mass. and Cass?

Seventeen sleeping cabins, ranging from 64 to 100 square feet, are lined up in two rows. At one end is a courtyard. And at the front of the village is a 500 square foot structure that will serve as a common room, where those who live there can meet for …

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Ntombura: I am still bishop of the Methodist Church of Kenya

African Methodist Council President Reverend Joseph Ntombura speaking to reporters in Narok. [Robert Kiplagat, Standard]] Bishop Joseph Ntombura said he still heads the Methodist Church in Kenya. In a statement, Bishop Ntombura condemned an attempt to wreak havoc on the church by some of the leaders. “There is nothing new …

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Co-infection with hepatitis C and incidence of extrahepatic cancer in people living with HIV

This article was originally published here Med. HIV. December 23, 2021. doi: 10.1111 / hiv.13218. Online ahead of print. ABSTRACT Objectives: We evaluated the incidence of extrahepatic cancer in people co-infected with HIV / HCV and the potential impact of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) on the risk of extrahepatic cancer in …

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Superiorland Kiwanis Club of Marquette serves Christmas Eve community dinner

MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) – ‘It was Christmas Eve, and you could see volunteers. They distributed holiday meals to members of the community. For at least 30 years, the Superiorland Kiwanis Club in Marquette has served Christmas dinner. This year, the members decided to make a difference. “We put it on …

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Couple’s mushroom recipe to change the lives of tea workers

To date, the couple are training around 1,000 women, some of them from walled gardens, in regular cultivation and in large quantities. Binita paul | Siliguri | Posted on 12/25/21, 2:40 AM A couple from Siliguri are helping women residents of closed tea estates in the Siliguri subdivision, and families …

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Kenya: Nairobi residents rush to hinterland at last minute as fares soar

Nairobi – Kenyans flocked to bus stations in Nairobi’s central business district (CBD) on Friday in an attempt to make it into the interior of the country for the festivities, the majority of them expressing their anger at the increase in tariffs. A spot check by Capital FM found that …

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Community air monitoring grows in Houston as accessibility to local data expands – Houston Public Media

Juan Flores with Air Alliance Houston installs a PurpleAir monitor in a house in Jacinto City. When Debra Walker set up an air monitor in the front yard of her Sunnyside home a few months ago, she first got weird looks from her neighbors. “People thought they were cameras – …

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Chimpanzee sent to Kenyan sanctuary to learn to live with monkeys is beaten to death by other chimpanzees

Chimpanzee sent to Kenyan sanctuary to learn to live with monkeys after spending his entire life with humans is beaten to death by other chimpanzees Four-year-old Baran was killed just months after being transferred from Iran to Kenya She was raised by humans at Eman Zoo, Tehran, after being rejected …

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First long-acting injectable approved for HIV PrEP – Consumer Health News

TUESDAY December 21, 2021 (HealthDay News) – The United States Food and Drug Administration has approved the first long-acting injectable treatment for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, which is given every two months and offers an alternative to drugs oral daily, the agency announced Monday. Apretude (cabotegravir prolonged-release suspension for injection) is …

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‘Sex Cult Nun’ Says Discovering Self-Ownership Helped Her Free From The Family

Editor’s note: This interview deals with themes that may disturb some readers. Author Faith Jones was raised in the cult group Children of God (later known as The Family and The Family International). For most of his childhood, Jones lived in a commune in Macau, an island off the coast …

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Huntsville Community Development, volunteers renovate two homes owned by seniors

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – On Monday, volunteers helped the City of Huntsville Community Development Department renovate two homes owned by area seniors. Volunteers updated the exterior of the houses, added handicapped ramps, and helped clean up the yard. Remembering a Christmas Tradition in Huntsville The Deferred Maintenance Rehabilitation Program is a …

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Ruto unveils 50 lawyers to defend his program

Vice President William Ruto, who is linked to the United Democratic Alliance (UDA), unveiled 50 young lawyers to defend him and the party’s agenda. Dubbed the “UDA Lawyers Brigade,” the team led by UDA Legal Secretary Edward Muriu spoke to the media on Monday, December 20. Lawyers have been tasked …

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Patients with HIV are at higher risk of cardiac arrest: study | Health

A recent study looked at the risk of heart failure in people living with HIV and how that risk varies by age, sex, race and ethnicity. A new study has found that people living with HIV are at greater risk of developing heart failure than people without HIV. {{^ userSubscribe}} …

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Entire Households Should Stay Home If A Member Contracts Covid, Sage Advisors Sure | Coronavirus

Entire households should cancel gatherings and visits to events if a single member tests positive for Covid, as the others are likely infected too, according to government science advisers. The highly transmissible variant of Omicron spreads so rapidly that even if a single person in a tight-knit home or workgroup …

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Sunday story: Christmas for the community

For nearly a decade, Lee Ann and John Sawyer have celebrated Christmas surrounded by friends and family – and nearly 2,000 of their neighbors. Lee Ann is the Executive Director of Bypass RVA, a non-profit organization that John founded in 2012. The organization plans two major volunteer opportunities each year: …

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Rugby: Menengai Oilers beat MMUST to maintain perfect Kenya Cup start: standard sport

Timothy Okwemba (center) of Menengai Oilers fights with Western Bulls players in the Kenya Cup match played at the Nakuru Ask Exhibition Ground on February 1, 2020.Photo: Kipsang Joseph / Standard The Menengai Oilers maintained their perfect start to the 2021-2022 Kenya Cup season after defeating hosts Masinde Muliro University …

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Few inmates use flawed needle exchange program to protect against HIV: report

“The problem we have now is that there are so few participants. This suggests to me that there are probably still a lot of dirty needles out there and people are making bad choices because they are not convinced that the program the service has implemented is the right one …

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Bill Self Hopes Vaccines and Boosters Keep KU Basketball Taking a COVID Break This Season

Associated press Kansas head coach Bill Self watches from the bench during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Iowa State on Saturday, February 13, 2021, in Ames, Iowa. Kansas won 64-50. (AP Photo / Charlie Neibergall) As cases of COVID-19 among NFL, NBA, NHL and college …

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Community decorates Christmas tree in memory of man killed in West Haven fire – NBC Connecticut

A West Haven family whose uncle died after a fire last week planted a Christmas tree in his memory and community members have started decorating it. Frederick Hart, 88, died in a fire on December 6 at his Collis Street home in West Haven. Hart’s nephew John McCarthy describes him …

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Kenya: Ruto says critics oppose empowerment of ordinary Kenyans

Nairobi – Vice President William Ruto has said that his competitors have ganged up on him because they are against the empowerment of ordinary Kenyans. He said that only the bottom-up economic model led by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA) can transform the lives of ordinary citizens through the creation …

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Hindalco gives women sewing skills through “Project Prerana”

Bhubaneswar: As part of its attempt to empower women and empower them, the Hirakud unit of the Hindalco group from Aditya Birla in Odisha has launched a host of programs, including training in sewing through the Preranato project for local girls in and around its outskirts of the plant. The …

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Kenyan CEO among Ksh 169M Jack Ma contest winners

A Kenyan managing director (CEO) is among the top three finalists for billionaire Jack Ma’s Africa’s Business Heroes (ABH) award. Enda Sportswear CEO Navalayo Osembo placed third in one of Africa’s biggest and most prestigious start-up competitions, sponsored by the Chinese tycoon. The main objective of the competition is to …

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MedMira Announces Significant Reduction in Debt and

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, December 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Today, MedMira Inc. (MedMira) (TSXV: MIR) announces more than $ 5.23 million in funding to support corporate strategy of the company for the financial year 2022 by its main shareholder and parties. As part of the deal, MedMira receives a cash …

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DVIDS – News – Drug and Alcohol Rehab Counselors: The Steep Road to Helping Others

If you’ve ever met your Substance Abuse and Alcohol Rehabilitation Program (SARP) counselor, you might not know how difficult it is to help others. Some may know that SARP counselors take three months of training, but how many know that SARP training has an average graduation rate of 30%? First …

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Opposition to local shelters further worsens the plight of vulnerable families

Finding accommodations for everyone (photo: Emil Cohen / City Council) On October 29, the New York City Department of Social Services sent a letter to Brooklyn Community Board 11 advising of the construction of a homeless shelter in Bensonhurst. The facility would serve 75 families with children, with priority given …

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Kenya emerges as a leader in the fight against plastic pollution – Supplements

TEXT: Kenya is emerging as a leader in the fight against plastic pollution and is among the first countries in East Africa to limit single-use plastics and sign the Clean Seas initiative to clear yards water from plastic waste. Juliette Biao, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) regional director for Africa, …

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HIV-positive man who unknowingly had sex with a minor in jail

A girl crouched down. (PHOTO: Getty Images) SINGAPORE – After his release from prison, a man who worked in an animal shelter trained a 14-year-old volunteer to be his apprentice and his girlfriend. The 41-year-old already had a four-year-old girlfriend and was infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), but …

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Compassionate friends remember loved ones who left too soon

LIMA – The holidays can be difficult for families if they mourn the deaths of loved ones. It’s especially hard after losing a child. Compassionate Friends organized a global candle-lighting ceremony on Sunday evening, in which candles were lit for an hour to honor the memory of the sons, daughters, …

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Maryland to invest $ 63 million in community and economic development

Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $ 63 million in awards for Maryland’s revitalization programs. Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced $ 63 million in rewards for Maryland’s revitalization programs, according to a state government press release. The funds will be distributed to 214 projects and activities focused on community …

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Kenya: be careful, they could betray you – Ruto Alliés à Raila

Lodwar – Leaders allied with Vice President William Ruto have warned opposition leader Raila Odinga of a possible betrayal ploy following the launch of his presidential bid through the Azimio La initiative Umoja. Odinga launched his candidacy on Friday at a big show attended by thousands of people and a …

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DC Reviews NRLM Performance Prior to VVIP Visit

Deputy Commissioner Poonch, Inder Jeet, chaired a meeting of the National Rural Livelihoods Mission (NRLM) department to review its performance ahead of the VVIP’s visit to the border district. The meeting was attended by District Program Manager, NRLM, Mohammad Owais Karni, Block Program Managers and other concerned officers. Digipays registration. …

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LCRA awards over $ 730,000 in grants to community projects in the region

AUSTIN (KXAN) – More than 30 community projects across the region have just received a big boost in funding, thanks to the Lower Colorado River Authority. The agency announced Friday that it has awarded more than $ 730,000 in grants to projects in its power, water and transmission areas. The …

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Coming to a clinic near you: Kenya’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign gets a boost

NAIROBI, Dec.10 (Reuters) – Now that rich countries are sharing more COVID-19 vaccines with Africa, health officials across the continent are scrambling to overcome vaccine reluctance and logistical challenges to bring the doses in the arms fairly quickly before they expire. Penda Health, a Nairobi-based channel providing low-cost private health …

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Costs and impact on HIV transmission of moving from a criminalization to a public health approach to injecting drug use in Eastern Europe and Central Asia: a modeling analysis

Fund The incidence of HIV is increasing in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, mainly due to injecting drug use. Coverage of antiretroviral therapy (ART) and opioid agonist therapy is suboptimal, with many people who inject drugs (PWID) being incarcerated. Our objective was to assess whether using the money saved through …

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UW offers a wide variety of free student mental health resources The Badger Herald

College students grapple with increased rates of mental health problems during the pandemic, according to a recent study by the American College Health Association. Students reported increased psychological stress and loneliness, and 1 in 4 had considered suicide, according to the study. Another recent study by BMC Psychology confirmed this …

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Allied Orion Group plans multi-family development in Whisper Valley community

HOUSTON, December 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Allied Orion Group Plans to Develop The Evergreen in Whisper Valley, a 350-unit garden-style apartment community located in Whisper Valley – Austin’s 2021 Community of the Year and 2021 Project of the Year at the Austin Green Awards. The Evergreen will be …

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Kenya: Kisii police officers will be trained in emotional intelligence

Nairobi – A section of Kisii County police officers is expected to benefit from the emotional intelligence training program following the increase in cases of mental illness among law enforcement officers in the country. The four-day program that began on Wednesday aims to empower security officers to deal with emotions, …

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Study: Medicaid expansion failed to boost critical hospital operations

A new study has found that hospitals covered by the Medicaid expansion have not seen improved quality scores or better staffing levels. Water quality issues, HIV / AIDS issues, poison gas, legal marijuana and many more are also in the news. Modern Healthcare: Medicaid Expansion Has Not Improved Critical Access …

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Practical advice if you end up isolating yourself with covid

Finding out that you have tested positive for Covid-19 may come as a surprise, especially if you have not planned for the period of isolation that will follow. The Department of Health has information on the Unite against Covid-19 website to help families prepare for covid in their households and …

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7 things to do in Kenya that promise wildlife encounters without any of the crowds

But the Reteti Wildlife Sanctuary was created by and for the indigenous community, rather than as a result of foreign intervention. As such, cultural nuances affecting wildlife conservation are easily understood and incorporated into elephant assistance programs. It takes some planning to reach Reteti as it requires a charter flight …

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New VA study shows virtual visits for HIV patients to work

Like other providers, the VA has seen a significant and pandemic increase in virtual tours. In 2019, 27% of visits were virtual compared to 64% in 2020. The World Health Organization has long advocated for easier access and less time spent in health facilities for people living with HIV, and …

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How to plan for the care of your child with special needs after your death

Maskot | Maskot | Getty Images For parents who have a child with special needs, planning for the life of their loved one after they leave can be overwhelming. Breaking the process down into manageable parts and working with specialist professionals and companies can help. “The top three structures a …

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Afrexim Bank to invest in Kenya-based companies

Capital markets Afrexim Bank to invest in Kenya-based businesses Monday 06 December 2021 Afreximbank Headquarters in Cairo, Egypt. PHOTO | COURTESY | AFREXIMBANK By BRIAN NGUGIMore from this author Summary Afrexim, which finances and promotes African trade, says it will work with government and the private sector to fund various …

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JI 20 years later: Rehabilitated, reintegrated, Political news & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – When the first members of Jemaah Islamiah were arrested and questioned 20 years ago, investigators realized that detention alone would not be enough to combat the radical religious ideology in which members of the JI had been brainwashed. Two leading Islamic scholars – Ustaz Mohd Hasbi Hassan and …

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Northern Lehigh’s memorable state football semi-final brings community together

Times have been tough in recent years as the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted so many people and left communities debating policies. It has been difficult for cities and school districts to come together and be 100 percent together on something. That’s what Northern Lehigh football team and his impressive state …

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Kenya Power bosses announce major reforms to restart utility company

Kenya Power board chairwoman Vivienne Yeda (left) and interim CEO Rosemary Oduor at the company’s 100th annual general meeting in Nairobi. [Courtesy] Kenya Power is on the cusp of a “clean slate” through the overhaul of key processes such as sourcing and asset divestiture as part of ongoing reforms to …

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Pandemic Life Two other work modules open in New Town

Startups looking for affordable office space now have two more options in New Town. Hidco’s first Happy Works work package opened in August, across from Coal Bhavan. On Friday, two more doors opened. One is opposite Eco Park’s Seven Wonders attraction while the second is next to Sankalpa 2, a …

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North Little Rock School District seeks community mentors as violence and loss of learning increase

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – In the North Little Rock School District, data shows an increase in violence and learning losses among its students. The district says positive role models are needed more than ever, as they have seen an increase in behavior problems and a decline in academic performance. …

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Kenya increases uptake and equity of COVID-19 vaccinations

Like many others in Siaya County, western Kenya, Margaret Awino, a member of the Doho Ukwaka Magombe Masat Association (DUMMA) women’s group, feared receiving the COVID-19 vaccine due to negative rumors circulating. in the community. “When the COVID-19 vaccination was introduced, I heard people say it would kill the elderly. …

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World AIDS Day – ABC Columbia

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO) – To p.t. people gathered on the steps of South Carolina State House to raise awareness about HIV in honor of World AIDS Day. DHEC from South Carolina as well as other community organizations have encouraged people to stop the spread of HIV. Often times, HIV stigma …

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When autonomy improves team performance – and when it doesn’t

From GitHub to Google, companies are increasingly adopting policies that allow teams substantial autonomy over both who they work with and what they work on. It can help employees feel more involved in their work, thereby stimulating creativity and innovation, but recent research suggests it’s easy to go too far …

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University community lobbies to support Afghan evacuees – The Williams Record

Students and faculty are pushing for the College to admit students evacuated from the American University of Afghanistan. (Photo courtesy of Inside higher education.) After the Western-backed democratic government in Afghanistan fell to the Taliban last August, many Afghan university students face an uncertain and intimidating future. Some have fled …

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