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Always number one somewhere – The Chronicle

Last week, the 2022 National Top Universities edition of US News was released. Fortunately, Duke has emerged from the abyss of double digits to a comfortable # 9. Our fragile egos are at rest. There is one statistic, however, where Duke still remains number one: the percentage of undergraduate women …

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Reviews | Moderates and Progressives, Unite!

The Biden administration is in danger of death. Stuck by circumstance, Democrats have gambled almost their entire national agenda on the passage of two massive bills, the trillion dollar infrastructure package and the 3.5 trillion dollar reconciliation package. Both are now in serious trouble because moderates and Progressive Democrats are …

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Old beans can have new uses

Crop the wild relatives of the blog bean topic September 23, 2021 – Each year, the Crop Science Society of America celebrates Crop Wild Relative Week to draw attention to the importance of these ancient parents to today’s cultures. September 22sd, 2021 Sustainable, Secure Food Blog highlights the importance of …

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HLA Professor Receives Distinguished Fellowship

LAFAYETTE WEST, Ind. – Aaron Patton, professor and associate director of horticulture and landscape architecture (HLA), recently received a scholarship from the American Society of Agronomy. The Fellow is the highest honor bestowed by the ASA and recognizes Patton’s contributions to agronomy through extension and research. Patton develops and supplies …

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Good news on the solvency of PBGC programs

In a marked turnaround, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) reports that the solvency of its two insurance programs – the single-employer program and the multi-employer program – is improving. The report marks a continuation of the growing creditworthiness of the single-employer program, but a change in the fortunes of …

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West Texans appointed to Texas Medical Board

AUSTIN, Texas (KOSA) – Governor Greg Abbott has appointed two West Texans to the Texas Medical Board. The nominations were announced on Monday. One named is LuAnn Morgan of Midland. Morgan has worked with TXU Electric, taught at UTPB and served three terms on Midland City Council. She has also …

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William Dampier, pirate scientist – JSTOR Daily

“It may seem strange to speak in the same breath of piracy and science; violent tales of buccaneer adventures and the growth of Enlightenment ways of knowing, ”writes historian Anna Neil. But it may not be so weird, she argues: “At least since [Francis] In Drake’s time, the buccaneers had …

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