Education

Pacific Union College Announces New President

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Taken from PUC Announce Email:

On July 17, 2009, the Pacific Union College Board of Trustees announced that Dr. Heather J. Knight has been named the new president of Pacific Union College. She will begin her role as president in mid-September, in time for the new academic year.

Newbold Graduates Fifty-nine

From the Trans-European Division News Bulletin:

Bracknell, England – The Awards Ceremony at Newbold College marked a significant step forward in developing the professional skills of the 53 graduates, who marched down the aisle of the Newbold Church Centre at the Awards Ceremony on 5 July.

Michael Jackson's Doctor Had Ties to LLU

From National Public Radio:

The physician who was with pop superstar Michael Jackson at the time of his death is being identified as Dr. Conrad Robert Murray.

TMZ.com is reporting that the car police impounded was registered to Murray's sister. The website is also reporting that the doctor was living with Jackson at the rented house where the musical legend lived.

Swine Flu at University of the Southern Caribbean

The Trinidad Express reports:

Friday, June 19th 2009

AFRAID to contract influenza A/H1N1, students at the University of the Southern Caribbean (USC) in Maracas, St Joseph, are troubled over the fact that they are being asked to remove their face masks and their latex gloves even though the school has confirmed that a foreign student tested positive for the virus known as swine flu.

Actor Supports LLU Children's Hospital

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From the Press-Enterprise:

... I went out there and was met by Joanna de Leon (director of the Loma Linda University Children's Hospital Foundation). And they said, "How long has it been since you've been in a children's hospital?"

PUC's Osborn Joins WASC Staff

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Starting July 1, 2009, Richard Osborn will be an associate director for the Senior College Commission of Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Osborn was offered the position in late May, weeks after his April resignation as president of Pacific Union College (PUC).

Columbia Union College changes name to Washington Adventist University

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Columbia Union College has officially announced it is changing its name to Washington Adventist University.

Robert Redford Joins Fight Against Pacific Union College Eco-village

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The New York Times reports:

Robert Redford, the actor and environmental superhero, is a vocal supporter of renewable power and sustainable growth — but it seems that doesn’t include a proposal for an ecofriendly housing development in his corner of the Napa Valley.

PUC President Osborn Resigns

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On Friday, Pacific Union College President Richard Osborn released this statement:

Considering the challenges facing American higher education, last November I asked Dr. Don Pursley to conduct an independent analysis of Pacific Union College. During the three days he spent on campus he interviewed over thirty five individuals resulting in the appointment of a Study Committee. Their report contained many recommendations with serious ramifications for PUC and great possibilities for the future.

Harvard Prof. Motivates Grads at North Caribbean U.

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From Northern Caribbean University:

Harvard Professor, David Williams has urged members of the 2009 graduating class of Northern Caribbean University to go out into the world to solve problems and minister to the needs of the society.

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