The University of Akron's recent academic pruning — a move that will ultimately eliminate almost 20% of the beleaguered university's degree programs and tracks — is a welcome move in a region where educational overlap is bogging down an otherwise strong, if slow-moving, academic ecosystem. Should the University of Akron, for example, offer a fashion merchandising program when Kent State University offers one of the best in the nation only a few miles down the road? Absolutely not, and it appears the cadre of university leaders in Northeast Ohio are cooling their competitive instincts in the spirit of strengthening the region's talent pipeline. Also, the decisive and thoughtfully considered actions to slim the offerings and invest in some others at the University of Akron are a welcome development for a university that has spun — and even flattened — its tires in recent years amid a flurry of recent leadership upheavals. John Green, a veteran of the university … [Read more...] about Crain’s editorial: Greener pastures
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The second time proved the charm when it came to getting Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess on the National Register of Historic Places, where it has belonged for some time. But according to James Gabbert, the bureaucrat who bears the formidable title of National Register Historian: “The original nomination form presented a wealth of information about Cash and his family, and simply needed to be tweaked to justify listing it for that significance. The property has two separate but related and intertwined areas of significance—the association with the FERA [Federal Emergency Relief Administration] and the Dyess colony, and the effect that being a part of that colony had on Johnny Cash’s development as an artist.” In the first nomination, it was Johnny’s folks who were mentioned first: “Farm No. 266, Ray and Carrie Cash Home (Johnny Cash Boyhood Home.)” But in the second and successfully tweaked nomination, the property was more properly … [Read more...] about Arkansas walks the line
Are you not entertained? Of course you are. Mike Francesa’s impending return to WFAN after a two-year farewell followed by a four-month hiatus is equal parts WrestleMania, “House of Cards,” “Lost” and Looney Tunes, only better because it is real. That is the most important thing about this for those of us with an interest in the local sports talk wars, which this week — incredibly — pushed aside other news including an NFL Draft in which the Giants and Jets pick second and third overall. But first, some perspective: This is a shock, even for the many people who were skeptical Francesa would leave when he said he would on Dec. 15. When he did, and WFAN installed not one but three people to replace him, it appeared a new era was at hand. Not so fast, my friends. Will it end well? The smart money says no, given that comebacks in sports, entertainment and politics rarely do. After a short-term burst of attention when Francesa returns, likely next … [Read more...] about Will Francesa’s pending return and the stir it created, while entertaining, end well for WFAN?
ONCE UPON A TIME there was a beloved prince of a hockey player who towered over opponents and sacrificed his body for the good of his team. That selflessness and grit endeared him to teammates and fans.Though the prince did not stay long — just three seasons — he left an indelible mark.A photo of his overtime goal against the Islanders in the 2016 playoffs still hangs outside the locker room. Former teammates and fans delight in the retelling of the time he performed the chicken dance while skating to the bench to taunt an opponent who would not fight him."You show him, Brian Boyle," Lightning fans yelled."We love you, Brian Boyle," they screamed.Brian Boyle is back in this realm, but this time as a Devil.He is a fourth-line center for New Jersey, the last seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs who meet the top-seeded Lightning in the best-of-seven series that begins tonight at Amalie Arena.Yes, Boyle has returned to Tampa Bay three times since his February 2017 trade to … [Read more...] about Brian Boyle vs. the Lightning: Could the charming prince turn into the Devil on skates?
April 3, 2018 By MCJAtlanta Leave a Comment By Lee E. Meadows, Ph.D, Human Resource Consultant NATIONWIDE (BlackNews.com) — The concept of freedom is not lost on anyone who spends time thinking about their range of options, but for African American millennials in the workplace, the exercise of freedom is elevated and broadened by a mindset of career-movement-through-free agency-as-opposed-to-hierarchy. As an organizational consultant/leadership coach, I am privy to many conversations, observations and surface research on the patterns of African American millennials as they move through organizational cubicles and corridors in search of the unrestricted path to their career aspirations. In doing so, what I have observed is an unwillingness to endure the tricks and taunts of a bygone era of ‘wait and see’ if your career has a chance here. While their predecessors were encouraged to take biases head on, bounce against the barriers with tenacity and remain loyal for a … [Read more...] about African American Millennials in the Workplace are More Inclined to Use the Free Agent Option