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New Research: Americans Overwhelmingly Want Foreign Policy Supporting Gender Equality

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Most Americans strongly support a U.S. foreign policy that promotes global gender equality, according to a new survey by researchers at Tufts University. The survey also found that Americans’ support for the advancement of women and girls remains high even when those goals conflict with priorities, such as international trade or relations with friends and allies.

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Workplace Sexual Harassment 'a Chronic Problem,' Says APA President

Sexual harassment in the workplace is a pervasive, chronic problem that can cause enduring psychological harm, according to the president of the American Psychological Association.

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American University Experts Available to Discuss Situation in Zimbabwe

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Military Medical Officers Save Woman’s Life on Veterans Day

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Swift action by two Army medical department officers from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences saved the life of a Texas woman who went into cardiac arrest on Veterans Day.

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Leave Family Feuds Off Your Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving is one of the most popular times of the year for family reunions, but the stress of travel, preparations and today’s polarized political climate can turn up the heat on family arguments, leaving a bad taste long after the pleasant aroma of roasted turkey and pumpkin pie has drifted away.

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Sac State's Efforts to Stay Green Again Honored with Gold

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Sacramento State has been named one of the world’s most sustainable campuses for the second consecutive year.

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Texas Tech University Formalizes Agreement With Amarillo College

Texas Tech University and Amarillo College signed an institution-to-institution memorandum of understanding (MOU) today (Nov. 16) to enable the success of community college transfer students. The need for the MOU arose from a meeting between Texas Tech and Amarillo College to further develop programs for students in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) areas at Amarillo College who intend to transfer to Texas Tech, specifically those who intend to get a degree through Texas Tech’s College of Agriculture Sciences & Natural Resources’ Department of Plant and Soil Science.

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Colombian Peace Agreement Progressing Steadily, Says Kroc Institute Report

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The University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies report highlights significant progress in achieving short-term goals of a bilateral ceasefire, surrender of weapons and creation of institutional and legal mechanisms for verification.

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Comprehensive Research Review Finds Lasting Effects of Quality Early Childhood Education Through High School

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Children who participate in high-quality early childhood education (ECE) programs before entering kindergarten later experience fewer special education placements, decreased grade retention, and improved high school graduation rates compared with peers who do not participate,according to new research published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association (AERA).

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Amherst Offers Visiting Program for Students from Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands

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Dean of Admission and Financial Aid Katharine Fretwell ’81 has spent her morning discussing Early Decision applications—it’s a busy time of year for her staff—but another type of candidate is weighing heavily on her mind: students from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.







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