Editorial Results (free)
1. Weddle-West Voted GRE Board Chair-Elect
- Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Dr. Karen Weddle-West, dean of the graduate school, vice provost for academic affairs and director of diversity initiatives at the University of Memphis, has been voted chair-elect of the GRE (Graduate Record Examination) Board. The national board establishes all policies for the GRE program, the most widely used graduate-school admissions test, and oversees GRE assessments, services and research.
2. AP Exclusive: Kodak CEO Talks Company's Future
- Wednesday, September 04, 2013
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) – You can feel the spirit of George Eastman in Antonio Perez's office.
A picture of Eastman, who founded Kodak in 1880, sits among the current CEO's collection of family photos. The outer areas of Perez's office, built and first inhabited by Eastman about a century ago, include some of Kodak's Oscar and Emmy awards, along with a collection of historic photos. A large portrait of Eastman, who died in 1932, hangs near the entrance.
3. Moore Rejoins Girls Inc. as President/CEO
- Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Lisa Moore recently joined Girls Inc. of Memphis as president/CEO, returning to the organization where she began her career in the late 1980s. In her new role, Moore said, she will provide leadership and support to equip Girls Inc. of Memphis to effectively and efficiently fulfill its mission of equipping all girls to live strong, smart and bold.
4. Educators Stress Consistency Amid Change
- Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Three educators who have led schools inside and outside the conventional public school system locally say consistency at the school level will be important in a school year that will see a lot of change.
5. Old Boundaries Fade as Schools Merger Nears
- Thursday, June 13, 2013
There is still some power left in the line that separates Memphis City Schools from Shelby County Schools with about two weeks left until the two public school systems formally become one.
That was evident Tuesday, June 11, as the countywide school board approved a slate of 35 policy decisions for the merged school system whose fiscal year begins July 1.
6. In Need of Relief
- Saturday, April 13, 2013
Perhaps it is only too appropriate that baseball is played without a clock. For securing the future of the Memphis Redbirds may require extra innings, not to mention extra effort.
The ballpark was on the leading edge of revitalizing Downtown when it opened in 2000 at Third and Union. This, of course, was “B.G.” in Memphis – Before the Grizzlies. Also, before FedExForum. The city was ready for something big and bold – something that showed Memphis could overachieve, not underachieve.
7. First Charter School Faces Renewal
- Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Countywide school board members make a decision Tuesday, Jan. 29, about the future of the first charter school in the city as well as in the state.
The Memphis City Schools administration is recommending the board not renew the charter of the Memphis Academy of Science and Engineering for another 10 years.
8. School Ethics Committee Begins Work
- Friday, January 25, 2013
Three countywide school board members on Wednesday, Jan. 23, began the first ethics probe of another board member that anyone with either school system can remember.
School board member Martavius Jones made a formal complaint in December that fellow member David Pickler violated the board’s code of ethics by not disclosing his personal interest in school board business. He also called for Pickler to resign.
9. McLain Joins Counterpart in Copywriting Role
- Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Rebekah McLain has joined Counterpart Communication Design as copywriter. In her new role, McLain will write copy for print and websites, with areas of expertise including higher education, security and disability law, neuropsychology and hospitality.
10. School Board Divisions Resurface
- Thursday, December 20, 2012
Countywide school board members already had a lot on their agenda Tuesday, Dec. 18, when they were surprised by an internal ethics investigation.
Near the beginning of this week’s meeting, school board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of other post-employment benefits (OPEB).
11. Conflict Charge Roils Busy School Board Meeting
- Wednesday, December 19, 2012
One countywide school board member called Tuesday, Dec. 18, for the resignation of another board member over an alleged conflict of interest.
School board member Martavius Jones offered a resolution calling on board member David Pickler to resign over money put aside by school districts under the Tennessee School Boards Association to cover the liability of OPEB amounts – other post-employment benefits.
12. School Board Majority Backs Sales Tax Hike
- Friday, October 26, 2012
Twelve of the 23 countywide school board members have signed a letter urging voters to approve a half-cent countywide sales tax hike in the Nov. 6 elections.
The letter dated Thursday, Oct. 25, refers to using half of the estimated revenue from the extra half cent for an expansion of pre-kindergarten. But it mentions pre-k as one of several possible uses for the $30 million that would go to local education under state law.
13. School Board to Welcome Two New Members
- Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The two newest countywide school board members are question marks on the most critical and time-sensitive questions the entire school board faces with less than a year to the merger of Shelby County’s two public school systems.
14. Love and Gibson Appointed To Countywide School Board
- Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners appointed Mary Anne Gibson and Oscar Love Monday, Sept. 10, to the countywide school board.
15. Commission to Appoint School Board Members
- Monday, September 10, 2012
Shelby County Commissioners will appoint two new members to the countywide school board at their Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.
The commission meeting is at 1:30 p.m. at the Vasco Smith County Administration Building, 160 N. Main St.
16. Revealing Character
- Monday, March 05, 2012
Not long after the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature was awarded to “Undefeated” during the 84th annual Academy Awards, the film’s big-name executive producer excitedly sent out a flurry of tweets.
17. 'Undefeated' Doc Picks Up Oscar Win
- Tuesday, February 28, 2012
A documentary about one season in the football program at Manassas High School in North Memphis – and Bill Courtney, the volunteer, tough-love coach who led them through the year – won an Academy Award Sunday night for best documentary feature.
18. "Undefeated" Wins Oscar for Best Documentary
- Monday, February 27, 2012
A documentary about one season in the football program at Manassas High School in North Memphis won an Academy Award Sunday night for best documentary feature.
“Undefeated” chronicles the highs and lows of what had been a struggling team at an inner-city school that at one point was so hard up for money it resorted to what from the outside might seem like a desperate move: The Manassas team was charging far better teams to beat it by wide margins so it could raise money for the season.
19. The Coach’s Calling
- Friday, February 24, 2012
Earlier this week, Manassas High School principal James Griffin was shopping at a Sam’s Club store and was stopped by several people raving about “Undefeated,” the Oscar-nominated documentary about one season in a hard-fought turnaround of the Manassas football program that could earn an Academy Award this weekend.
20. Designer Burford Joins Howell Marketing
- Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Marc Burford has joined Howell Marketing Strategies as graphic design and photography coordinator.
21. Wilde Play Gets Classic Treatment
- Monday, January 23, 2012
Good manners and a love of words mix for comic effect in Theatre Memphis’ upcoming production of Oscar Wilde’s most famous play, “The Importance of Being Earnest.”
For director Jerry Chipman, the play is both a step back into the past and another step out of his comfort zone.
22. Memphis – With a Bow On Top
- Friday, December 09, 2011
GIVE MEMPHIS TO SOMEBODY YOU LOVE. Put a polar bear and a panda under the tree. But walk them first. You really don’t want all that on the living room rug. Do this yourself; don’t ask Santa. Polar bears make reindeer skittish.
23. ‘Undefeated’ Highlights Indie Festival
- Monday, October 31, 2011
Two true but very different stories of triumph and trials in Memphis will lead the schedule at the 14th annual Indie Memphis Film Festival, Nov. 3-6.
Erik Jambor, executive director of Indie Memphis, said the festival wasn’t intended to have such a hometown focus but the timing was right for a pair of award-winning films set locally.
24. Faraway Films on Tap at Indie Series
- Monday, July 18, 2011
Summer sequels and Hollywood blockbusters are dominating the big screen this season, but a slightly smaller screen in Midtown is offering something off the beaten path.
Indie Memphis’ Global Lens Film Series continues through the end of August with new, original films from the farthest corners of the earth.
25. Friends Launch Joy Magazine Memphis
- Monday, May 09, 2011
Much of the friendship forged between Anthony Milan and Henry Nelson stems from a continual exchange of ideas.
26. Who’s Who of Soul to Perform for MED Foundation
- Thursday, March 31, 2011
More than a dozen legendary soul artists plan to bring down the house – in this case The Peabody hotel – during a one-night-only, blowout concert benefiting The MED Foundation, the fundraising arm of The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
27. What You See Not Necessarily What You Get With Wine Prices
- Monday, November 16, 2009
So, you’re dining at Chez Philippe, the opulent flagship restaurant in The Peabody, and in a celebratory mood – you weren’t indicted after all! – you order a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Non-Vintage Brut Champagne, one of the most familiar and highly marketed French Champagnes in the world.
28. ‘Rock for Love’ Kicks Off Tonight
- Thursday, August 21, 2008
“Aristo-crunk,” noted regional garage bands and headliner hip-hop fill the program for the “SunTrust Rock for Love 2” concert Friday and Saturday to benefit the Church Health Center.
Event organizers said growing the sequel to last year’s debut concert was simply a matter of getting out of the way and letting it happen.
29. Peace is a Jam Session Not to Be Missed
- Friday, May 11, 2007
I don't consider myself a religious person - at least not in recent years - but I do have a favorite prayer that serves as the last bastion of my Catholic upbringing.
It's attributed to St. Francis of Assisi. Born in 1181 or 1182 in Italy, St. Francis is the founder of the Franciscan Order of priests. He would have been my patron saint if I'd ever made my confirmation, one of the seven sacraments of the Roman Catholic Church. The others include baptism, confession, communion, marriage, holy orders and last rites.