The COVID-19 pandemic overshadowed much of the college experience for this year's graduating class, but nursing school graduates may have felt this more acutely. As the pandemic continued, hospitals across the country reported nursing shortages, but conversely, nursing schools had an increased number of applicants. Ebony McLeod, a 44-year-old graduate, said the COVID-19 pandemic "intrigued my calling even more." Similarly, Golden-Paula Eromose Emokpaire, who is 21, said the pandemic, which started during her first year of nursing studies, didn't change her career choice. Adonis Mokom, a recent nursing graduate from Trinity Washington University, said witnessing the pandemic strengthened her resolve to enter that profession.
The School of Public Health and Health Sciences (SPHHS) honored a group of over 50 undergraduate and graduate students during its annual Awards Celebration held on April 30 in Old Chapel. Award recipients were recognized for outstanding achievements in the classroom, in research, and through service to the community. As part of the celebration, the Delta Omega Honor Society Rho Chapter at UMass Amherst inducted its 2022 cohort of new members into its ranks. The honorary society for the study of public health, Delta Omega encourages excellence in student scholarship and research, recognizes academic achievement, and provides members with leadership development, publication, and networking opportunities. Members are nominated and inducted in faculty, alumni, graduate student and undergraduate student categories.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio House bill that would outlaw abortion in Ohio under most circumstances could also criminalize in vitro fertilization, a Cincinnati fertility physician told lawmakers Thursday morning. With the U.S. Supreme Court poised to overturn Roe v. Wade next month, House Bill 598, if it passes, could be “triggered” or go into effect after the court decision is released. However, the Ohio Senate president has said he doesn’t want any trigger bill to pass until he can see the Supreme Court decision. The bill specifies prosecutors cannot bring charges against pregnant women, but the bill has no exceptions for abortion in the case of rape or incest. Dr. Thomas Burwinkel, a Cincinnati obstetrician and gynecologist specializing in reproductive endocrinology, noted that House Bill 598 defines an “unborn child” as a Homosapien organism that has been fertilized.
Russian Cyber Warfare. CISA Adds 34 Known Exploited Vulnerabilities to Catalog ( CISA ) CISA has added 34 new vulnerabilities to its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog, based on evidence of active exploitation. Tech’s Reckoning With Reality Is Still Half-Baked ( Wall Street Journal ) The market hasn’t been kind to tech companies capitulating to reality. FTC Charges Twitter with Deceptively Using Account Security Data to Sell Targeted Ads ( Federal Trade Commission ) The Federal Trade Commission is taking action against Twitter, Inc. for deceptively using account security data for targeted advertising. U.K. to Probe Chinese-Led Takeover of Chip Maker ( Wall Street Journal ) The scrutiny is the latest sign that countries are becoming more protective over their semiconductor industries.
The bill, popularly known as “Only Yes is Yes,” seeks to tackle the nebulous definition of consent in Spanish law. The new bill defines consent as an explicit expression of a person's will, making it clear that silence or passivity do not equal consent. “From today, Spain is a freer, safer country for all women,” she told parliament. The sentences prompted widespread protests across the country and calls for Spain to join the dozen other countries in Europe that define rape as sex without consent, according to a 2020 analysis by Amnesty International. Spain's Supreme Court later overruled two lower courts and sentenced the five men to 15 years in prison on a rape conviction.
STATEN ISLAND N.Y. -- New Yorkers from households earning less than $125,000 can score free tuition for a state or city university through the Excelsior Scholarship, for which applications are now open. The 2022-23 Excelsior Scholarship application is open to first-time students entering college in the Fall 2022 term and current college students who have never received the Excelsior Scholarship. Current Excelsior Scholarship recipients should not complete this application. Students eligible for the Excelsior Scholarship under the Senator José Peralta New York State DREAM Act can apply here. More than 190,000 New York residents now attend CUNY or SUNY tuition-free thanks to the addition of students receiving the Excelsior Scholarship, according to Hochul’s office.
• Gary Barta, Iowa AD and former president of the current 4-team football playoff, leads those who would require players to sit out a year on their second transfer. Meanwhile, the Big Ten is deeply divided on the serious business of football alignment and/or whether to have divisions. Yes, Michigan won last season (first Big Ten title since 2004), Penn State prevailed in 2016 and Michigan State won in 2015. And it is logical that ADs at Michigan and Michigan State feel the same, among others. Face it, the seven West Division programs have their best chance for success with the current setup.
Middle Georgia Athletics Director Announces Retirement VSN (VSN ( admin ) Published Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 10:30 AM Cochran, GA - Middle Georgia State University has announced that Director of Athletics and Wellness Chip Smith will retire from his position at the end of this academic year. MGA student–athletes have earned numerous Player of the Year honors during this time. Before arriving at MGA, Smith held the position of Director of Athletics at Eastern Kentucky University, Morehead State University (KY) and Western Carolina University. Jason Williams , our current Associate Athletic Director, will serve as interim director while MGA conducts a search for Smith's replacement. Middle Georgia State University Southern States Athletic Conference Personnel
Exciting announcements for 2022CHICAGO—The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will return to a live gala to celebrate this year’s scholarship winners. Celebrating scholastic achievementThrough its signature scholarship program, the PanHellenic celebrates scholastic achievement with an annual award of $250,000 in scholarships. Beyond a scholarshipSince 2017, the PanHellenic has committed to going “Beyond the Scholarship”, by hosting Alumni Weekend, centered around the annual gala. Gala 2022The PanHellenic Scholarship Gala will take place on June 18, 2022 at Hilton Chicago. ###The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation is deeply committed to their scholars and alumni, and to nurturing future leaders to advance society through Hellenism and Education.
Not every student in his classes will throw aside their plans in order to study neutrinos for a living. In a waves course, I like to bring my guitar to class as an illustration of standing waves. “We were reading Kant and the professor said, ‘If you are puzzled, hold onto your puzzlement; if it all seems intelligible to you, that’s a terrible sign,’” Haase recalled. Now an assistant professor of philosophy whose research interests span ethics, moral psychology, philosophy of action, and German idealism, Haase still stands firmly by that advice. “The only way to get to understanding is to get puzzled and more and more puzzled,” he said.