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University of Montevallo names new provost

The University of Montevallo has a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Mary Beth Armstrong, who has been with the university since 1997, has accepted the role. Armstrong's first role with UM was as an assistant professor in the Dep...

Amazon Studios head of marketing and distribution to exit

Bob Berney has decided to leave his post as head of marketing and distribution at Amazon Studios. The move follows the expiration of his four-year contract with the Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) subsidiary. Deadline first reported the news. Berney ...

Florida’s school funding formula to get review

Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday signed a budget-related bill that could lead to changes in a long-controversial formula for divvying up money among school districts. DeSantis signed an “implementing” bill that deals with numerous issues in the state budg...

KU selects new executive dean for medical school

The University of Kansas Medical Center named Dr. Akinlolu Ojo as its new executive dean of the school of medicine. Ojo will oversee the Kansas City, Kan., Salina and Wichita campuses beginning Aug. 26. Ojo currently serves as associate vice president...

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2206, 2019

Auburn University, President Steven Leath parting ways

June 22nd, 2019|Comments Off on Auburn University, President Steven Leath parting ways

Auburn University will soon be looking for a new leader. Auburn President Steven Leath and members of the Board of Trustees’ presidential assessment working group mutually decided to part ways after extensive discussions about the university’s leader...

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Wright State invests $1.1M in library upgrades (Photos)

June 21st, 2019|Comments Off on Wright State invests $1.1M in library upgrades (Photos)

Nearly a year after receiving $13.5 million from the state capital budget, Wright State University is putting those dollars to work. Wright State has invested $1.1 million in renovations to the Dunbar Library at its main campus in Fairborn. In August...

2606, 2019

University of Montevallo names new provost

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on University of Montevallo names new provost

The University of Montevallo has a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Mary Beth Armstrong, who has been with the university since 1997, has accepted the role. Armstrong's first role with UM was as an assistant professor in the Dep...

2606, 2019

Warren, Sanders seek review of Sinclair buy of Disney Fox regional sports networks

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Warren, Sanders seek review of Sinclair buy of Disney Fox regional sports networks

Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker are teaming up to ask the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Justice to review Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.'s pending purchase of 21 regional sports networks originally owned ...

2606, 2019

Paragon’s vision for Bulls patch sponsor wins out

June 26th, 2019|Comments Off on Paragon’s vision for Bulls patch sponsor wins out

Paragon Marketing won an agency shootout to handle activation behind Zenni Optical’s Chicago Bulls uniform patch sponsorship, easily the online optician’s largest marketing expenditure.

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Youth sports coaching: Calling the right play

June 26th, 2019|

Instruction from a trained coach can often make the difference in whether a child becomes a lifelong fan of the sport they play. It’s this imperative that has national governing bodies and leagues becoming more invested in teaching volunteers and provi...

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University of Montevallo names new provost

The University of Montevallo has a new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Mary Beth Armstrong, who has been with the university since 1997, has accepted the role. Armstrong's first role with UM was as an assistant professor in the Dep...

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Amazon’s influence felt larger in small cities

In just a quarter-century of existence, Amazon has grown from an online bookseller to a company valued at $1 trillion and sells pretty much anything that can be imagined. With such a hefty inventory, Amazon has had to grow beyond Jeff Bezos' garage in...

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