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Louisville exec makes major donation to Louisville college

Cecil "Barney" Barnett and his wife, Gillian Barnett, have pledged $4 million to Simmons College of Kentucky. The announcement was met with whoops, cheers and a standing ovation at a breakfast event this morning at St. Stephen Church. Barnett, the f...

By | 2019-02-11T15:42:55+00:00 February 11th, 2019|Education|

Niagara University establishes location in Vaughan, Ontario

Niagara University has established a new 12,000-square-foot location in Vaughan, Ontario, just north of Toronto. The location – which will be an addition to the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre in the city's downtown core – is part of the Niagara Universit...

By | 2019-02-10T10:00:00+00:00 February 10th, 2019|Education|

Lindenwood University board votes to terminate president

Lindenwood University President Michael Shonrock was terminated Friday by the school's board of trustees, Shonrock's attorney, Jerome Dobson of Dobson, Goldberg, Berns & Rich, confirmed to the Business Journal in an email. Shonrock was placed on paid...

By | 2019-02-09T00:12:26+00:00 February 9th, 2019|Education|

‘Black Panther’ star, Warner Bros. buy movie rights to Marlon James’ fantasy novel, ‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’

Marlon James, the award-winning, Minneapolis-based writer and teacher at Macalester College, is getting big attention from Hollywood for his just-published fantasy novel, "Black Leopard, Red Wolf." The Hollywood Reporter reports that the movie rights ...

By | 2019-02-08T13:24:35+00:00 February 8th, 2019|Education|

Florida House Ethics committee OKs subpoenas for UCF President Dale Whittaker and 13 others

University of Central Florida President Dale Whittaker and nine other school leaders will face subpoenas related to the misuse of operations funding. 14 current and former UCF employees must testify to the Florida House public integrity and ethics com...

By | 2019-02-06T22:39:42+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Education|

Raytheon celebrates moon landing, gives $1.5M to JFK Library Foundation

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this year, Raytheon Co. (NYSE: RTN) has made a donation of $1.5 million to the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. Raytheon's donation, according to Tuesday's announcement, will allow...

By | 2019-02-06T15:31:24+00:00 February 6th, 2019|Education|