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On Syracuse University Commencement 2011 and What Mentoring Means For Us | The Jose Vilson

On Syracuse University Commencement 2011 and What Mentoring Means For Us | The Jose Vilson

On Syracuse University Commencement 2011 and What Mentoring Means For Us

Dr. Paul Buckley and my brother, Ralf Balbi

I remember the first time I spoke to Ralf about what his college experience would be like, and I had a list of people I told him to seek out on the Syracuse University campus. Names like Anthony Otero, Angela Morales-Patterson, Dr. James K. Duah-Agyeman, and Max Patino ring true for thousands of students on campus directly or indirectly through their work on campus for others.

Yet, this weekend was particularly special because not only was my younger brother Ralf graduating from my alma mater, but my early mentor Paul Buckley was graduating from his doctoral program. A man whose own life demands the same discipline and excellence he expects from students who cross his path, he spent hours upon

You’re Taking Care of Others, But Who’s Taking Care of You?! « MomsRising Blog

You’re Taking Care of Others, But Who’s Taking Care of You?! « MomsRising Blog

You’re Taking Care of Others, But Who’s Taking Care of You?!

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MOTHERS changing the conversation @ www.MothersOughtToHaveEqualRights.org

Lara Hinz, my friend, colleague and Director of Programs at the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement(WISER) has penned this guest post. She raises a very important point – while we have our hands full taking care of others, our own future well-being is likely falling by the wayside. WISER aims to change that and Lara has some pointers for you.

Caregiving is a common theme in many women’s lives. As young girls and teenagers we may have helped take care of grandma, or perhaps we were babysitters for our younger siblings or other kids in the neighborhood. Many women become mothers, and then eventually, as family members age, the caregiving role for all women often expands to include parents, grandparents and older relatives. And like it or not, it is still typically women who shoulder the load of these caregiving responsibilities.

When it comes to caring for someone, women often put themselves at the bottom of that list. It is hard to juggle it all, but it is important for women to realize that this comes at a cost. Even beyond their experience as caregivers, women’s needs differ greatly from men at most stages of their lives. This is especially true when it comes to finances. Women on average earn less, spend more years out of the labor market, and live longer than men. While many women are involved in their family’s day-to-day finances, far fewer are engaged in the long-term

School Tech Connect: The Anomaly

School Tech Connect: The Anomaly

The Anomaly

I was berating the poor Justin Hamilton this afternoon, which by the way is an awesome new hobby, very popular, when I felt myself becoming enormously frustrated with Arne Duncan. Again.

The thing that has always stuck in my craw about Arne Duncan is that, in spite of his being the nicest guy in the world---- he's also a complete anomaly in the Obama Cabinet.

Every other cabinet officer is either an expert in the field or a person who has won elections--- a person who's had to go before the voters and advocate positions and have those positions ratified by the electorate. The reason presidents pick cabinet secretaries who are established national leaders is that the president needs to draw on the well of good will that these men and women have established around the nation in the courses of their own public careers. Not to mention the fact that these people tend to have an ounce of sense about how to

Leadership changes on Oakland teachers union board | The Education Report

Leadership changes on Oakland teachers union board | The Education Report

Leadership changes on Oakland teachers union board

By Katy Murphy
Monday, May 16th, 2011 at 4:28 pm in OEA, leadership changes, teachers, union contract.

Challengers have unseated at least three incumbents on the executive board of theOakland Education Association.

Ben Visnick, an Oakland High teacher and former union president, beat out incumbent Mark Airgood as treasurer. Toni Morozumi, a teacher at Montclair Elementary, unseated Tania Kappner; and Benjie Achtenberg, of Melrose Leadership Academy, will replace Craig Gordon.

Other seats will have new leaders, as well.

Isabel Toscano, a Castlemont Business Information & Technology teacher, won the open position currently held by Bob Mandel. Kei Swenson, a Fruitvale

DePaul students to vote on replacing controversial hummus - Chicago Sun-Times

DePaul students to vote on replacing controversial hummus - Chicago Sun-Times

DePaul students to vote on replacing controversial hummus

Hamas — controversial.

Hummus? Not so much.

Unless it’s the Sabra brand of the popular mashed chickpea dip.

As DePaul University students vote this week in the annual officer elections, they’ll also be asked whether they want a replacement hummus brand served on campus.

Last year, students at Princeton University voted down a similar effort calling for the student government to ask campus cafeteria services to offer an alternative to Sabra, according to the New York Times.

Students for Justice in Palestine are behind the DePaul referendum. They say Sabra’s parent company, the Strauss group, sends financial support to two Israeli military units accused of h

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