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Meritus announces new chief medical officer, new associate dean for proposed med school

Meritus Health recently named new leadership at Meritus Medical Center and its first associate dean for the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Anand Budi has been promoted to chief medical officer, according to a news release from Meritus. Dr. Aaron George, who had been the chief medical officer, was the first associate dean of clinical education, community development for the proposed medical school.

“We are so grateful for Dr. George’s tremendous leadership,” Maulik Joshi, Meritus president and CEO, said in the release. “He’s been a committed and dedicated leader through the COVID pandemic and has led very successful

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George Santos Grilled By Tulsi Gabbard On Fox News

Republican George Santos faced hostility on Fox News over the lies he told to get elected to Congress.

The New York Rep.-elect was admitted in a series of interviews Monday that he lied about his job experience, college education and heritage. He claimed during his campaign that he had worked for Citigroup and Goldman Sachs and that he had a degree from Baruch College in New York, but none of those organizations had records of that. He had also called himself a “proud American Jew.” When questioned by the New York Post, he said he was Catholic and never claimed

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President Dina Boluarte refuses to resign amid a political crisis

Supporters of former Peruvian President Pedro Castillo block the Pan-American highway in the town of La Joya, Peru.  Photo: 16 December 2022

Supporters of impeached President Pedro Castillo have been blocking major roads across Peru

Peru’s President Dina Boluarte has ruled out resigning, saying it would not solve the political crisis sparked by the ousting of her predecessor, Pedro Castillo.

President Boluarte renewed her call for Congress to approve early elections, as a way to curb the street protests that have claimed more than 20 lives.

Congress has dismissed this proposal.

Demonstrators backing Mr Castillo want Ms Boluarte to go – as well as early elections and the closure of Congress.

Peru has been through years of political turmoil, with the latest

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Claudine Gay Makes History as First Black Harvard President | News

Faculty of Arts and Sciences Dean Claudine Gay made her second historic first on Thursday when Harvard announced her selection as the University’s 30th president — the first person of color to hold the role.

Gay previously made history when she was appointed as the first person of color and first woman to serve in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences’ top post. Gay, who will succeed President Lawrence S. Bacow in July, will also be the only second woman to president over the University and the second Black woman to lead an Ivy League school, after former Brown University

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Pandemic widened California’s ‘achievement gap’

When the California Legislature reconvenes this week for a new biennial session it will have dozens of new faces and also dozens of old, unresolved issues.

Housing shortages, inflation, homelessness and drought are among the larger ones, but none is more important than the state’s crisis in public education.

If the Legislature did nothing else during the next two years, the session would be a success if it decisively addressed the widening “achievement gap” that separates poor and English learner students — about 60% of the state’s nearly 6 million public school students — from those who come from more

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“Everyone is invited”: You can take dozens of free courses at UBC

Is there an area of ​​study you’ve always wanted to dive into? Business? Software development? Writing? Phycology?

No, that’s not a typo. It’s actually the study of algae.

Now is your chance as UBC is offering free online courses in a variety of subjects thanks to a collaboration between the university and an online learning platform called, EdX.

EdX says the courses give people around the world the ability to advance the skills required for a job or to advance their education.

“We believe that education is the key to unlocking potential, to driving innovation and evolution. Yet, access to

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UN: Education for refugees very limited compared to hosts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The UN refugee agency said in a new report Tuesday that access to education for refugees remains very limited compared to their counterparts in host countries and called for all youngsters forced to flee their countries to have access to quality schooling.

According to the report entitled “All Inclusive The Campaign for Refugee Education,” 42% of refugee children globally were enrolled in pre-school education in the academic year 2020-2021, 68% were in primary school, 37% in secondary school, and 6% in higher education.

Becky Telford, chief of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees education section, told

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Afghans try to divine Taliban plan as girls’ schools open, then close, in eastern province

Many Afghans are following news of a reversal in girls’ school openings in eastern Paktia province for clues on whether the Taliban will loosen restrictions on girls’ education after reneging on a pledge to reopen high schools in March.

Some girls’ secondary schools in what is considered a conservative part of the country quietly reopened in recent weeks, and local officials last week acknowledged classes had resumed. News spreads quickly through local news reports and social media.

But Taliban authorities said there had been no formal approval for such a move. According to three Taliban sources and some locals, the

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