SIT Receives $50,000 Anonymous Gift for Scholarship for Women

first_imgSIT Receives $50,000 Anonymous Gift for Scholarship for WomenScholarship Honors Dr. Karen BlanchardBRATTLEBORO — An anonymous donor recently gave $50,000 to the School for International Training (SIT) to endow a new scholarship in honor of SIT Associate Professor Karen Blanchard. The Karen Stromgren Blanchard Scholarship for Women is designated for women who wish to undertake graduate or professional development work in SITs intercultural leadership program. The school offers a broad array of studies in nonprofit leadership and management, ranging from sustainable development to conflict transformation and international education.Blanchard, who earned her Ph.D. at the California Institute of Integral Studies, has taught at SIT since 1988. “It’s a very kind, sweet, humbling gift,” said Blanchard, “and it will be a great help to deserving women who want to participate in our programs.” Blanchard, who will be involved in the selection of scholarship recipients, said that women following in the footsteps of recent Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai will be top candidates. Maathai, an environmentalist and advocate for social change, is also a trustee of World Learning, SIT’s parent organization. Long before Wangari received the Nobel Prize, she was a grassroots activist who believed that change was possible, Blanchard said.”This gift is a wonderful testament to the impact Karen Blanchard is making on so many students who come to SIT for the unique education the school provides,” said Carol Bellamy, former director of UNICEF and new president of World Learning and SIT. “The generosity of this anonymous donor guarantees that Karen’s commitment to making a difference in the world will be realized for many years to come.For more information contact Ellen A. Holmes, VP for Development, at 802/258-3139 or email [email protected](link sends e-mail).Note: A digital photo to go with this press release can be requested from [email protected](link sends e-mail).- 30 –last_img read more


BLOG: Free the Six-Pack!

first_imgBLOG: Free the Six-Pack! Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By: Jeff Sheridan, Press Secretary Free The Six-Pack,  Government That Works,  Liquor Reform,  The Blog Have you ever wondered why in Pennsylvania you can’t stop by your local gas station to pick up a six-pack of your favorite beer? It’s because the Pennsylvania Liquor Code currently requires that the PLCB “shall refuse any application for a new license [or] the transfer of any license to a location where the sale of liquid fuels or oil is conducted.”But things are about to change.A recent Commonwealth Court ruling clarifies this piece of Pennsylvania Liquor Code and allows for the sale of malt or brewed beverages at gas stations and other businesses. This ruling sets important precedent that affirms the PLCB’s authority to improve customer experience and make purchasing beer more convenient for Pennsylvanians.Governor Wolf has requested a policy change at the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to free the six-pack and allow for gas stations to sell six-packs of beer as long as they regularly and customarily prepare and sell food, have a serving area of not less than 300 square feet, and are equipped with tables and chairs accommodating at least 30 persons at one time.Creating and following this precedent will make the commonwealth more inviting for customers and businesses, and it will address a long standing failing of our liquor and alcohol system. Soon, it will be easier than ever to stop by your local Sheetz, Wawa or Rutters and to grab your favorite brews! It’s time to free the six-pack, Pennsylvania. Share your support for freeing the six pack — click to Tweet this message: Let’s #FreeTheSixPack, Pennsylvania! http://bit.ly/1UdcXSo via @GovernorTomWolfcenter_img May 25, 2016 SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more


Miami-Bound Flight Diverted After Passenger Fakes Medical Emergency

first_imgA woman who demanded a larger seat on an American Airlines flight last week is in custody, after she faked a medical condition that prompted the pilot to return to a Florida airport.Flight crews alerted authorities when the Miami-bound flight arrived back in Pensacola early Friday morning.A Pensacola police spokesman says the plane was evacuated because the woman refused to deplane. Authorities and the plane’s pilot were eventually able to talk the woman off the plane.According to police, the woman was taken into custody under the state’s Baker Act, which allows authorities to hold a person who could pose a threat to themselves or others.There were no injuries.The airline’s website says the flight resumed its trip to Miami at about 7:30 a.m.last_img read more


Syracuse falls to No. 3 Virginia, drops to 0-3 in ACC play

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 10 Syracuse fell to 0-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play with a 3-1 loss on the road at No. 3 Virginia on Friday night.A poor start to the game left the Orange in a 2-0 deficit with just over eight minutes played, a deficit the team would not recover from en route to the loss.The Cavaliers’ hot start was led by freshman Tara Vittese, who won ACC Player of the Week this past week. The midfielder was able to score her team’s first two goals of the game in a first period her team dominated. Along with outscoring SU 2-0, the Cavaliers outshot the visitors 16-4 in the first period.The Orange played with more aggression during the second period, but the Virginia defense was able to keep SU off the board. The Orange fired four shots on goal within the first four minutes but they were all saved by Virginia goalie Jenny Johnstone.Before Lieke Visser was finally able to score the first goal of the day for the Orange, the Cavaliers snuck in another goal. Even though the Orange outshot the Cavaliers 13-3 in the period, each team scored only one goal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will try to rebound from the loss with a nonconference matchup against Hofstra on Sunday at 3 p.m. at J.S. Coyne Stadium.-Compiled by staff writer Ryan Raigrodski. Comments Published on September 26, 2014 at 10:03 pmlast_img read more


Wellington Fire/EMS incident report: Sept. 2 – Sept. 4, 2013

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