Binghamton University creates ‘George Floyd Memorial Fund’ for students

first_imgThe university says the “George Floyd Memorial Fund” was created to help support African American leaders who wish to fight for social justice and make a positive impact. The university says it will create a “Campus Citizen Review Board” tasked with reviewing and improving the Binghamton University Police Department’s policies and practice. In addition to this, Binghamton University says it will reallocate funds to add $200,000 to the Clifford D. Clark Diversity Fellowships for Graduate Students’ budget. An endowment of $1.5 million will be used to provide financial aid to “deserving students”, the school says.center_img VESTAL (WBNG) — Binghamton University says it established a fund named after George Floyd Wednesday. The board will be composed of students, faculty and staff, according to the school.last_img read more

The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Westminster Kennel Club dog show (all times local):12:25 p.m.What makes a championship obedience dog? The Westminster Kennel Club knows it by Heart. A Labrador retriever named Heart won Westminster’s obedience contest Sunday, extending her sweep of the five-year-old competition.With that, handler Linda Brennan says they don’t plan to enter the contest next year. “I think it’s only fair” to step aside, said Brennan, an obedience trainer from Columbia, New Jersey. The competition requires dogs to sit, stay, retrieve a toy on command and stick by their handlers’ sides while walking around other people, among other skills. Finalists used to do complex six-minute routines of their own devising, but Westminster changed things up this year to align more closely with other obedience trials. Heart, age 7, executed the maneuvers with her tail wagging. The Latest: Stay!-ing power: Lab takes 5th obedience title February 10, 2020center_img Associated Press “She loves this environment — she really does. She finds it very exciting and very stimulating,” Brennan said. Don’t lose heart, owners of everyday dogs: Even Heart misbehaves from time to time outside the ring.“She has her little naughty habits,” Brennan said with a smile.,Update on the latest sportslast_img read more