Henry E. Frye Distinguished Professorship, Associate Professor/Professor

first_imgThe College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at NorthCarolina A&T State University seeks an energetic and innovativefaculty member to serve as the Henry E. Frye DistinguishedProfessor in the Department of Criminal Justice. The faculty memberin this distinguished role will also teach classes in theDepartment of History and Political Science. The position is a9-month, non-tenure track appointment at the rank of AssociateProfessor or Professor. The Distinguished Professorship is arenewable three-year appointment, and reports to the Chairperson ofthe Department of Criminal Justice. The department is seeking anaccomplished and notable candidate with a distinguished record ofprofessional experience, scholarly research, strong commitment toteaching, and evidence of an ability to develop programs ofexcellence that will enhance the professional and ethicalcapabilities of students/leaders. The successful candidate willproduce scholarly publications, teach criminal justice, history andpolitical science and related courses, serve as a mentor to juniorfaculty and students and exemplify the initiative, integrity, andservice befitting the honored recognition associated with thisendowed appointment. Other responsibilities include, but are notlimited to, engaging in accreditation procedures, fundraising,grant writing, and service to the Department, College andUniversity as needed and determined by the Department Chairpersonand CAHSS Dean.last_img read more

A MILESTONE OF SONG

first_imgA MILESTONE OF SONG — Richard Adamkiewicz (pictured, center) is congratulated by long standing members of the St. Cecelia Choir of St. John Paul II Parish at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church, Bayonne, for his 50 years of dedicated, exemplary service as a member of the Choir. He is joined by Diane Bajor, Susan Aiello, Dayle Vander Sande, Music Minister and Choir Director; Cathy Adamkiewicz, Irene Mages and Len Bajor. ×last_img

Tackling childhood obesity in communities

first_imgAt age four, Talita Jordan told her mother — a young, single parent — that she wanted to be a doctor. She stuck with the plan, becoming chief resident at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Now, a new graduate from Harvard School of Public Health with an M.P.H. in health policy, Jordan has a new ambitious plan. She is returning to D.C. to pilot a program aimed at tackling childhood obesity through community change that she hopes to eventually take nationwide.As chief resident at Children’s, Jordan, known as “Dr. J”, took on the role of advocate for her young patients, often seeking to address the causes of their health problems, not just the symptoms. She became particularly struck by the complex web of factors behind the childhood obesity epidemic, particularly among minority kids. “It’s not just about the child’s food and physical activity,” Jordan said. “You have to change the entire family in order for the child to change. You have to change the community and make healthier choices the norm.”In D.C., Jordan plans to create a community center that will tempt kids to move away from their screens and have fun being active. Jordan recalls the important role that such a center played in her own childhood. But she knows that it’s harder today to get kids out of the house, so she’s tailoring the program to her audience. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Lawmakers debate bill to rout out radical Islam in France

first_imgPARIS (AP) — French lawmakers are tackling a bill they hope will uproot radical Islam in France. Authorities say such beliefs are creeping into public services, associations, some schools and online with the goal of undermining national values. The interior minister said the measures are aimed at stopping a ‘hostile takeover’ of Islam. The controversial bill is guaranteed heated debate. It reflects a priority for President Emmanuel Macron, who in an October speech painted a dark picture of a perverse version of Islam, France’s No. 2 religion, quietly creating a “counter society.”  Some Muslims feel stigmatized by the bill. Other religions have also been critical of the proposed law.last_img

Trump Floats Improbable Survival Scenarios as He Ponders His Future

first_imgIn a tweet on Thursday, Mr. Trump continued his attacks on his once loyal supporters, declaring that Fox News’s “daytime ratings have completely collapsed.”“Weekend daytime even WORSE,” he added. “Very sad to watch this happen, but they forgot what made them successful, what got them there. They forgot the Golden Goose. The biggest difference between the 2016 Election, and 2020, was @FoxNews!”Several Republicans expressed doubt on Thursday that Mr. Trump would ever be able to put together anything that could overtake Fox.And allies acknowledge that he could not do both a presidential campaign and create a news network at the same time, and they questioned whether he would keep up his animus toward Fox if it were to offer him a lucrative contributor deal once he is out of office.Some advisers had hoped that Mr. Trump would accept the state of the race by the end of this week, but a looming recount in Georgia may delay that. The president has told some advisers that if the race is certified for Mr. Biden, he will announce a 2024 campaign shortly afterward.The president’s goal for now is to delay certification of the election results, a process that has begun in some states. But his approach to lawsuits aimed at delaying that certification has been as scattered as his own thinking about the future. Advisers said his efforts were in keeping with one of his favorite pastimes: creating a controversy and watching to see how it plays out. By dominating the story of his exit from the White House, he hopes to keep his millions of supporters energized and engaged for whatever comes next.The president has insisted to aides that he really defeated Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Nov. 3, but it is unclear whether he actually believes it. And instead of conducting discreet requests for recounts, Mr. Trump has made a series of spurious claims, seizing on conspiracies fanned on the internet.The latest was on Thursday, when he falsely claimed on Twitter that Dominion voting machines switched hundreds of thousands of his votes to Mr. Biden, citing a report he had seen on the fringe network OANN, something even his supporters called ridiculous and a federal agency overseeing cybersecurity disavowed in a statement.- Advertisement – It was not a detailed conversation, or really a serious one, the people briefed on it said. Nor was it reflective of any obsessive desire of Mr. Trump’s to remain in the White House.“He knows it’s over,” one adviser said. But instead of conceding, they said, he is floating one improbable scenario after another for staying in office while he contemplates his uncertain post-presidency future. As a next step, Mr. Trump is talking seriously about announcing that he is planning to run again in 2024, aware that whether he actually does it or not, it will freeze an already-crowded field of possible Republican candidates. And, Republicans say, it will keep the wide support he showed even in defeat and could guarantee a lucrative book deal or speaking fees.In the meantime, Mr. Trump has spent his days toggling between his White House residence and the Oval Office, watching television coverage about the final weeks of his presidency. His mood is often bleak, advisers say, though he is not raising his voice in anger, despite the impression left by his tweets, which are often in capital letters.But the work of government has been reduced to something of a sideshow for the president. He has not made any public appearances except for a visit to Arlington National Cemetery on Veterans Day since an angry statement a week ago.And he has not spoken about the coronavirus pandemic or mentioned it on Twitter despite the staggering growth in positive cases and the number of West Wing aides and outside advisers who have been diagnosed with the virus in the past week.Several advisers have bluntly told Mr. Trump that the chances of changing the election’s outcome are almost nonexistent, including in a meeting with him on Saturday at the White House to which that the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, dispatched aides, even as he has generally backed Mr. Trump’s desire to keep fighting.While most Republicans have declined to publicly oppose the president, more have become vocal that the time has come, amid the growing pandemic, to allow a transition to take place.“Look, I’m worried about this virus. I’m not looking at what the merits of the case are,” said Gov. Mike DeWine, Republican of Ohio, about Mr. Trump’s lawsuits in an appearance on Thursday on CNN. “It would appear that Joe Biden is going to be the next president of the United States.” Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, has been a source of enormous frustration for Trump advisers. Advisers have tried to tell Mr. Trump that the fraud Mr. Giuliani is offering hope of proving simply does not exist.Mr. Trump is getting suggestions from an array of other lawyers, as well. They include Sidney Powell, the lawyer for his former national security adviser Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, who was at the Trump campaign headquarters over the weekend.Advisers have nudged the president to stop talking about “fraud” because that has legal implications that his team has not been able to back up. So Mr. Trump has taken to pronouncing the election “rigged,” one of his favorite words but one with dangerous implications in terms of how his own supporters view the election’s ultimate outcome. There is no grand strategy at play, according to interviews with a half-dozen advisers and people close to the president. Mr. Trump is simply trying to survive from one news cycle to the next, seeing how far he can push his case against his defeat and ensure the continued support of his Republican base.- Advertisement – Updated Nov. 12, 2020, 7:30 p.m. ETcenter_img A peaceful transition is not as much on Mr. Trump’s mind right now as settling scores both inside and outside the administration.White House advisers have sent warnings to any government employees who might be looking for other jobs, have placed loyalists in the upper ranks of the Pentagon, and have been open to calls for intelligence officials to declassify documents related to the investigation into a possible conspiracy between the Trump campaign in 2016 and Russian officials. At a meeting on Wednesday at the White House, President Trump had something he wanted to discuss with his advisers, many of whom have told him his chances of succeeding at changing the results of the 2020 election are thin as a reed.He then proceeded to press them on whether Republican legislatures could pick pro-Trump electors in a handful of key states and deliver him the electoral votes he needs to change the math and give him a second term, according to people briefed on the discussion.- Advertisement – And the president is considering firing the C.I.A. director, Gina Haspel, although some administration officials said he may not got through with it.The president has nursed a burning anger at Fox News for calling Arizona for Mr. Biden on election night, and has entertained suggestions from allies to start some kind of competing conservative-leaning news network, whether by trying to join forces with an existing property like OANN or Newsmax, or forming a digital network of his own, as Axios reported. Advisers say there may be additional lawsuits filed, but it is not entirely clear when. It also is not clear who is leading the legal efforts. Karl Rove, the architect of President George W. Bush’s presidency and an informal adviser to Mr. Trump, wrote in The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday that “closing out this election will be a hard but necessary step toward restoring some unity and political equilibrium.”He added that after Mr. Trump’s “days in court are over, the president should do his part to unite the country by leading a peaceful transition and letting grievances go.” – Advertisement –last_img read more