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Education and Educational Services

Aug 24, 2016

In some schools, resistance to ending corporal punishment

Two licks with a wooden paddle in the principal’s office was the price 11-year-old Kaley Zacher, of Dexter, Georgia, paid for ignoring warnings about falling behind in her school work. Rules are rules, said her mother, Kimberly Zacher, so why shouldn’t the punishment be the same as at home when her daughter falls out of […]

Dec 29, 2015

Religious colleges seek waivers on transgender students

Nearly three dozen religious colleges and universities in 20 U.S. states have received federal waivers allowing them not to accommodate transgender students in admissions, housing and other areas of campus life, according to a report by the nation’s largest LGBT rights group and documents obtained by The Associated Press. The church-affiliated schools that in 2014 […]

Dec 22, 2015

UB Law partners with Excelsior Fellows

University at Buffalo Law School seniors are now eligible for the governor’s Excelsior Service Fellowship Program, which is designed to bring new college and professional school graduates into public service. The program, established in 2013, offers two-year placements in New York’s Executive Chamber, as well as 41 state government agencies and authorities. UB Law recently […]

Dec 13, 2015

Hamilton College taps U. of Minn. law dean as president

CLINTON (AP) — Hamilton College has named University of Minnesota Law School Dean David Wippman to be its 20th president. Wippman will succeed Joan Hinde Stewart, who is retiring June 30, 2016 after 13 years as president. Wippman is an authority on international law. He has a bachelor’s degree from Princeton, and a master’s in […]

Dec 10, 2015

St. John Fisher teams score big in regional tax tourney

Two teams of accounting students from St. John Fisher College’s School of Business took the top two spots last month in a Deloitte FanTAXtic Regional Competition in Boston. Deloitte invites nearly 100 schools to participate each year in its case study competition, in which students solve real-world, issues-based business tax scenarios. One first place team […]

Dec 9, 2015

Supreme Court torn over affirmative action; ABA weighs in

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court appears torn over the use of race in college admissions and may not be ready to make a decision without more information. During arguments Wednesday, several justices asked about the value of ordering more hearings in a case from Texas that was before them for the second time. Additional […]

Dec 8, 2015

Pittsford couple gives $6.5M to alma mater

SYRACUSE — A Pittsford couple who met at Le Moyne College are giving more than $6 million to the private Catholic school in Syracuse. The Post-Standard reports that college officials say the $6.5 million gift is from John and Kathy Purcell of Pittsford, who met at Le Moyne in the mid-1960s. The donation is the […]

Nov 24, 2015

Child Care Council honors providers

Child Care Council Inc. recently honored six child care providers with its annual Start Bright Impact Awards for exemplifying the critical role that high-quality child care plays in the lives of young people. The award recipients were: • Lifetime Achievement Award: Patricia Pucci, from Faith Child Care and Nursery School in Penfield. Pucci has worked […]

Nov 24, 2015

PwC employees volunteer in classrooms

Twenty employees of PricewaterhouseCoopers served as volunteer mentors to provide Junior Achievement programming to 225 Rochester students last Friday. The volunteers delivered “JA in a Day” to kindergarteners through second graders in nine classes at Early Childhood School of Rochester #57. “JA in a Day” places business volunteers in the classroom to teach all the […]

Nov 18, 2015

Fisher unveils statue in memory of alumnus Way

St. John Fisher College honored Thomas Urban Way, a 1966 graduate and member of the U.S. Armed Forces, by unveiling a statue commissioned in his memory. Way, who was drafted into the Army in 1967, shortly after graduating from Fisher, died in combat while serving in the Vietnam War, just three weeks into his tour […]

Nov 18, 2015

More borrowers taken to court over student loans

HARTFORD, Conn. — Fall behind on your student loans these days and you could end up getting more than hectoring phone calls and threatening letters. Some lenders are taking more people to court, attorneys say. The number of lawsuits filed over delinquent student loans that were made by private lenders has increased significantly in the […]

Nov 17, 2015

Whitman is RIT’s first female board leader

Christine Whitman has taken over as the new leader of the Board of Trustees of Rochester Institute of Technology. Whitman, chairman and CEO of Complemar Partners Inc. in Rochester, has been a trustee since 1997. She will serve for at least three years. Whitman is the first female to lead the board of trustees, a […]

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