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    By Anna Gorman  The Claremont Colleges plans to open a medical school, the fourth new campus designed to produce physicians for parts of Southern California struggling with shortages. Administrators hope many of the graduates will stay to practice medicine in eastern Los Angeles County or the Inland Empire, an ethnically diverse region that encompasses Riverside and ...
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    A USC trustee and alumna, she is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and leadership development.   The USC Board of Trustees on Tuesday appointed Dr. Wanda M. Austin as interim president of USC. Austin is an American businesswoman who is internationally recognized for her work in aeronautics and systems engineering. She is co-founder ...
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    It’s been a busy summer for the GEAR UP program at Cal State San Bernardino. It began when nearly 100 high school students from the San Bernardino City Unified School District, who will enter their junior year in August, met at CSUSB to embark on “Explore 23,” a two-week tour of all 23 California State ...
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    As Crafton Hills College continues its search for a new president, longtime educator Dr. Audre Levy will step into the role on an interim basis starting Aug. 10. Levy, who will hold the position through the college’s fall semester, is coming out of retirement to help the college during this transition period, San Bernardino Community College ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Civil rights activists are reflecting this week on the passing of local legend, Riverside Chapter NAACP President Waudieur Rucker Hughes and her many selfless years of breaking down the walls of social injustice. As strong as she was sensitive, those closest to her recall how she generously gave to fight and fix ...
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    By Iqbal Pittalwala   Carolyn B. Murray, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Riverside, has been awarded the 2018 Dr. William Montague Cobb award for special achievements in public health at the local level, presented annually by the National Health Committee of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, or NAACP. The award ...
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    By Ron Harris NNPA Newswire Guest Columnist Dear U.S. Media, Democrats, Republicans, Independents and to the concerned Americans who poured out into the streets to protest Donald Trump’s cruel and faulty immigration policies, What about us? We understand and applaud your response to this administration’s malevolent separation of immigrant families from their children—policies and practices so un-American and shocking ...
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    By Derrick Johnson Recently, the NAACP, alongside members of the Congressional Black Caucus, gathered on the steps of Capitol Hill to demand a halt of the Trump administration’s continued attempts to force Thomas Farr—a known racist with ties to the late segregationist Senator Jesse Helms—into the federal judgeship of North Carolina. Located in eastern North ...
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    By Dianne Anderson Growing up in Chicago, Jennifer Brown attended technical high school, expecting to earn her college degree as an engineer, when reality hit. In college, she came up against a few engineering courses that she couldn’t get into, and her plans were derailed. Her first choice for a career path was nowhere near ...
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    By Dr. Elizabeth V. Primas The National Family Engagement Summit of 2018 was held in Richmond, Va. Throughout the summit, multiple opportunities were provided for attendees to interact with some of the nation’s leading experts in parent and family engagement. Participants came from near and far. Over 300 teachers, parents, administrators, and community activists participated, ...