Let’s try a presidential dialogue

first_img Read Full Story In anticipation of the final presidential debate, HLS Professor and Director of the Harvard Negotiation & Mediation Clinical Program Robert Bordone and Clinical Fellow Heather Scheiwe Kulp weighed in on the previous debates from a mediator’s point of view.After the first presidential debate, it was hard to tell whether the pollsters and pundits were talking about the NFL or the candidates’ meeting. President Obama’s “prevent defense” and “two-yard runs down the middle” were criticized, while Romney was said to have “spiked the football.”If the presidential debate was reported more as a sporting event, the vice presidential debate seemed more a horror movie. The next day’s newsbytes cited the vice president’s “show of teeth” and “barroom brawling” and Rep. Paul Ryan’s “lacerating blows.” Some even called Biden “unhinged.”As conflict resolution professionals whose entire professional lives are devoted to teaching others how to listen more effectively to each other and engage in genuine, learning dialogue, we had high hopes for the “town hall” format of Tuesday’s Presidential debate. Here, at last, would be a chance for a real conversation between citizens and candidates and, as the format originally intended, between the two candidates themselves. The format, in theory, would invite both candidates to respond directly to questions from undecided voters in the room, making the kind of hand-to-hand, tit-for-tat jousting of previous debates more unseemly and inappropriate in front of the seated citizens.Read the rest of the article on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review website.last_img read more

Scanlan wins in Sophomore Class Council runoff

first_imgAfter Thursday’s Sophomore Class Council election proceeded to a runoff, the results were announced Tuesday night. Tim Scanlan, current freshman class president, will begin his term as sophomore class president April 1. His council will include Nathan Foje, Andrea Palm and Emily Voorde, who will serve as vice president, secretary and treasurer, respectively. The Judicial Council reported Scanlan’s ticket received 541of 1066 votes (50.75 percent), not including 121 abstentions. The opposing ticket received 525 votes (49.25 percent). Scanlan and his ticket defeated Kevin McMannis, Cristin Pacifico, Ryan Newell and Kai Gayoso to win the election. Scanlan said his ticket looks forward to working to achieve the goals and ideals it ran on. “We want to unite the class, get people to connect across the quad, across the hall and between the different dorms,” he said. “We want to do that through several different events, from a class cup to a class stimulus package.” Scanlan said through the stimulus package, any sophomore can submit an idea for an event and Sophomore Class Council will fund, advertise and run it. “We want to do a class trip to Cedar Point as well as an off-campus winter ball,” Scanlan said. “And we’re really excited about some of the class apparel ideas we have. I think the class cup will be what we’ll work on first.” The class cup will be a year-long competition in which residence halls earn points through athletic events and activities, Scanlan said. At the end of the year, Sophomore Class Council will crown a champion. McMannis said he hopes to be involved in Student Government next year and is considering running for membership on Sophomore Class Council or applying to be the director of a Student Senate committee.last_img read more

Watch Holler Stars Saul Williams & Saycon Sengbloh Perform ‘Unconditional Love’

first_img Related Shows Holler If Ya Hear Me is not just on a mission to #OccupyBroadway, but also to occupy the TV airwaves! After the cast hit up Good Morning America on July 8 to perform the electrifying “California Love,” the show’s stars Saul Williams and Saycon Sengbloh stopped by Good Day New York to talk the marriage of theater and hip hop and perform the number “Unconditional Love.” Inspired by the work of the late rapper Tupac Shakur, the musical tells the story of an ex-con who returns to his block to change his life, and winds up changing his community. Take a look at the clip below and check out Holler If Ya Hear Me for yourself at the Palace Theatre! Show Closed This production ended its run on July 20, 2014 Holler If Ya Hear Me View Commentslast_img read more

Emma Stone in Talks (Again!) to Make Broadway Debut in Cabaret

first_img Cabaret, starring Tony and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Alan Cumming, is scheduled to play Studio 54 through January 4, 2015. In addition to Williams and Cumming, the musical currently stars Bill Heck, Danny Burstein, Linda Emond, Aaron Krohn and Gayle Rankin. Will Emma Stone star in Cabaret after all? A production spokesperson confirmed to Broadway.com that the actress is “in negotiations to make her Broadway debut as Sally Bowles in Cabaret on Broadway.”  View Comments Related Shows Stone, who is best known for starring in the Amazing Spider-Man film series had initially been tapped for the production, but scheduling conflicts did not allow her to open the return of the Tony-winning revival. She would take over from current star Michelle Williams, who recently extended her stay in the Roundabout Theatre Company production through November 9.  Cabaret Show Closed This production ended its run on March 29, 2015last_img read more

Stranger Things Stars & Todrick Hall Join Elsie Fest Lineup

first_imgCaleb McLaughlin & Gaten Matarazzo in ‘Stranger Things'(Photo: Curtis Baker/Netflix) View Comments Elsie Fest just got a whole lot stranger. Caleb McLaughlin and Gaten Matarazzo, two young Broadway alums who play Lucas and Dustin, respectively, on the Netflix series Stranger Things, will make guest appearances at the showtune-infused outdoor music festival.The event, which was founded by Darren Criss, Jordan Roth and Ricky Rollins, will take place on September 5 at the Ford Amphitheater at the Coney Island Boardwalk.Also joining the lineup is YouTube star Todrick Hall, who will soon return to Broadway as Lola in Kinky Boots. The roster of previously announced performers includes Megan Hilty, Tituss Burgess, Jason Robert Brown, Lena Hall, Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, Corey Cott, Julie James and special guest Cynthia Erivo.McLaughlin appeared on Broadway as Young Simba in The Lion King. His additional screen credits include Shades of Blue and Forever. Matarazzo made his Broadway debut in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and went on to play Gavroche in Les Misérables on tour and on Broadway. Check him out singing “Bring Him Home” (complete with a giant SpongeBob) below.last_img read more

Vermont foliage report: Early color tinges hillsides

first_imgThe stage is set for a beautiful foliage season as early fall color begins to emerge across Vermont’s higher elevations and low-lying areas.With the current forecast calling for cool nights through the weekend and the combination of adequate soil moisture and healthy green leaves, Vermont foresters are predicting an excellent fall season. In the early stages of fall foliage, the best color can generally be found in higher elevations, the northern sections of the state, and in low-lying areas where red maples are the early sentinels of the seasonal change.‘The cool nights that are in the forecast may pop a little more color our way by the end of the week,’ says Ginger Anderson, Chief of Forest Management for the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation. Early morning temperatures are forecasted to dip into the upper 30s this week.Forest health aerial surveys over the North East Kingdom revealed that color in the red maple is developing well, particularly in the wetlands, Anderson said.  In general, higher elevations will offer the most panoramic views of emerging color across the valleys, and many swamp or marsh areas will offer some of the most vivid and varied early season change. ‘I am also seeing scattered bits of other color, mostly weather and/or fungal related but overall leaf cover is good and I am anticipating a good color season in my little area,’ said Lamoille Country Forester  Raymond Toolan.To the south, Bennington Country Forester Chris Stone reports that ‘The beginnings for the foliage in Bennington County are now mostly found among the red maples that occupy the wetlands along Route 9 as you pass over the Green Mountains between Wilmington and Bennington, and to a lesser extent in the wetlands along Route 7 between Bennington and Manchester.’Best Bets:  Route 108 through Smugglers’ Notch between Stowe and Cambridge is showing early color, as is Routes 242 and 100 near Jay Peak, Routes 116 and 5A in the Lake Willoughby area.The higher elevations of the Worcester Range and Mount Elmore along Route 12 north of Montpelier are tinged with early color, as are views from Interstate 89 between Barre and Bolton.Note:  Road Conditions Updates ‘ Repairs in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene are proceeding as quickly as possible on the state’s key east-west roads.  Travel time may be delayed as roads open to traffic while construction is continuing in work zones. Travelers will encounter gravel surfaces and occasional one-way traffic on sections of these roads.  Detailed reports on the status of all affected roads and bridges are updated twice daily on:  www.aot.state.vt.us(link is external)The Vermont Hospitality Council advises making advance reservations, especially for weekends, because the most popular lodgings may fill early in late September and the first two weekends in October.  Some innkeepers may require a minimum two-night stay, especially on busy weekends.   Vermont tourism officials encourage visitors to take advantage of midweek specials during the foliage season as part of its statewide ‘Midweek Peek’ promotion.Also available on the website are several tools for planning a Vermont Fall Foliage tour: Fall Foliage ForecasterLodging Availability ForecasterScenic DrivesFall Travel Tips For more information, visit www.VermontVacation.com(link is external).last_img read more

4 more arrested in deadly Town of Union stabbing, 5 arrested in total

first_imgThe sheriff’s office says the investigation into the stabbing is closed and no further arrests are expected. According to a news release, the sheriff’s office says it arrested Brian J. Adams Jr., Christopher A. Lane, Thomas J. Hayward; of Endicott, and Noah B. Beauparlant of Endwell. Adams and Lane were charged with two counts of hindering prosecution in the 1st degree, a class D felony. According to the sheriff’s office, Richardson was stabbed by Casteline at a party at 1250 Robinson Hill Rd. An altercation preceded the stabbing. (WBNG) — The Broome County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday four 18-year-olds were charged in an investigation into a deadly stabbing of 22-year-old Q-Quan Richardson in the town of Union on Aug. 26.center_img Hayward and Beauparlant were charged with the same crime, but with only one count. The total number of people arrested in the investigation is five. 22-year-old Caleb Casteline was charged with murder on Aug. 26. The sheriff’s office says the four 18-year-olds rendered criminal assistance to Casteline.last_img read more

Talk of the towns: Birmingham

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La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvania

first_img Español,  Healthcare,  Press Release En el día de la fecha, el Gobernador Tom Wolf anunció que el Departamento de Salud de Pennsylvania publicó una convocatoria de solicitudes para el Programa de amortización de préstamos relativos a la atención primaria de Pennsylvania. Este programa aporta fondos para contratar y retener a los proveedores de atención primaria que trabajan en áreas donde hay escasez de profesionales médicos.“La amortización de préstamos es crucial para convocar y retener proveedores en las áreas con mayor necesidad de servicios de atención médica en nuestro estado”, dijo el Gobernador Wolf. “Me complace poder poner fondos a disposición de aquellos profesionales comprometidos a prestar sus servicios donde más se necesitan”.“Consultar periódicamente a un proveedor médico es uno de los pasos más importantes que una persona puede dar para mejorar su salud”, dijo la Secretaria de Salud, Dra. Rachel Levine. “Esta financiación nos ayuda a garantizar que quienes viven en áreas desatendidas tengan acceso a servicios médicos primarios, dentales y de la salud del comportamiento. Queremos asegurarnos de que todos los residentes de Pennsylvania tengan la posibilidad de recibir tratamiento con regularidad en un lugar que les resulte conveniente”.En este momento, el departamento cuenta con un total de $625,000 dólares en fondos estatales y federales disponibles para estas nuevas adjudicaciones, y espera que a medida que se disponga de más fondos, pueda brindar más asistencia.El programa de amortización de préstamos del estado proporciona la amortización de préstamos relativos a la educación a los profesionales médicos que brindan atención médica primaria, dental o de salud del comportamiento en áreas designadas como Áreas de escasez de profesionales de la salud (HPSA, por sus siglas en inglés), o a proveedores que atienden pacientes de bajos ingresos que representan el 30% de sus pacientes.Las HPSA son áreas designadas a nivel federal donde hay escasez de profesionales de la salud. Por ejemplo, un área con escasez de proveedores que atienden a un grupo de población específico, como las personas de bajos ingresos, se identifica como HPSA.Los profesionales de atención primaria elegibles incluyen médicos (atención primaria y psiquiatras), dentistas generales, asistentes médicos profesionales, enfermeras profesionales certificadas, enfermeras parteras certificadas, higienistas dentales, psicólogos, trabajadores sociales clínicos habilitados, consejeros profesionales habilitados y terapeutas matrimoniales y familiares.La amortización de préstamos se ofrece a los profesionales médicos aprobados a cambio de dos años de servicio en un sitio de práctica de atención primaria aprobado.Para obtener más información sobre el programa de amortización de préstamos, visite el sitio de Internet del Departamento de Salud en www.health.pa.gov o síganos en Facebook y Twitter.View this information in English. August 20, 2020 La Administración Wolf anuncia fondos para contratar y retener médicos en áreas desatendidas de Pennsylvaniacenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Laudrup to call in keeper cover

first_img Following Monday’s 1-1 draw with Hull, Laudrup confirmed Dutch international Vorm will need to have an operation on a niggling knee injury. But the Dane said no decision has yet been made as to when Vorm will go under the knife as the Swans try to find an opportune moment for the procedure, with the club in the midst of a busy run of games. With Vorm absent, Gerhard Tremmel started in goal against the Tigers with 18-year-old Slovenian Gregor Zabret on the bench. And Laudrup acknowledged Swansea may require further cover to cope whenever Vorm does undergo surgery, with an expected recovery period of four to five weeks. When asked if he would look to bring a keeper in, he said: “Let’s see. It depends when we can do it (Vorm’s surgery). “We have games, and there are times when we have very many games, and times when we have less. “But we always have games and you can’t play with one keeper. “That’s much too risky. If something happens to Gerhard then we would have to play with an 18-year-old who is not an experienced goalkeeper. “That’s not good for him or for the team.” One piece of good injury news for Laudrup was the return of Michu from a five-week stint on the sidelines. Press Association Swansea manager Michael Laudrup admits it is likely he will need to bring in an extra goalkeeper in January to provide cover when Michel Vorm undergoes knee surgery. The Spaniard played a full 90 minutes up front, but Laudrup will be more cautious with the forward when it comes to Thursday’s Europa League meeting with St Gallen and Sunday’s Premier League trip to Norwich. And the Dane will also not rush Wilfried Bony back into action as the Ivorian recovers from a hamstring problem. Of Michu, Laudrup said: “It was not the plan for him to play 90 minutes, he had been out for five weeks so the plan was to play him for 60 minutes. “But as the game went on, and with us not having anyone else who could play there, he wanted to play on, so he played the 90 minutes. “He will be tired for a couple of days so we have to think about the rest of the week as we have three games in six days and he cannot play in all three.” He added on Bony: “He is a little better, but we have to be careful because we are talking about a muscle injury. With a muscle injury, if you come back one day too early, you could have a setback and be out for four weeks. We don’t want that.” Monday’s fixture saw former Swansea striker Danny Graham net for the Tigers to end a 30-game goal drought. But his strike partner Yannick Sagbo also turned in a tireless display, and manager Steve Bruce admitted he has been surprised at how well the Ivory Coast international has adapted since his move from Evian. Bruce said: “He was terrific, he was top class. Strikers are always judged on goals and he has to put that in his locker, but his work-rate and his ability to hold the ball up is fantastic. “He can only get better, it’s difficult for any player to come to play in the Premier League but he has done really well. “You have to admit it’s a gamble when you sign someone from France as you wonder can they adapt? Can they settle down? It’s a different game. “I was there last week and it’s a very different game, but he is adapting.” last_img read more