VOL. 127 | NO. 191 | Monday, October 1, 2012
SPECIAL EMPHASIS: Education
Former Catholic Diocese superintendent takes education consulting nationwide
It has been a whirlwind for Dr. Mary McDonald since the end of June when she left as the superintendent of schools for the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. Just in September, she spent some 20 days on the road.
On a beautiful late summer day this month, students and faculty at LeMoyne-Owen College broke ground on a new residence hall that just five years ago would have held much of the school’s total enrollment.
Harding Academy of Memphis celebrates its 60th anniversary this year with a renewed focus on its main campus in East Memphis on Cherry Road.
By his count, Memphis federal court Judge Samuel “Hardy” Mays is on his fourth third-party motion in a year-and-a-half-old court case involving the reformation of public education in Shelby County.
The campaign for the half-cent countywide sales tax hike on the Nov. 6 ballot kicks off Monday, Oct. 1, with support from two city leaders who had opposed the ballot question.
Banking is not a complicated business, but it’s a hard business.
There was bicycle-powered smoothie preparation, an aerial circus-style art show, Beale Street Flippers, live music outside, a disc jockey inside, and food and drinks from Downtown restaurants and suppliers.
Civil rights cases pursued by the U.S. Justice Department are defined differently than they were 50 years ago when department attorneys were literally by James Meredith’s side during the integration of the University of Mississippi.
Students with bad grades aren’t the only ones who need a little help in school, say the owners of FAcademics, a tutoring service in Germantown.
Last Sunday morning while channel surfing through the cacophony of talking head shows, I ran across a very interesting discussion about foreign affairs. The guest was a certain former world political leader who shall remain nameless since, regardless of the wisdom of his utterances, many people would absolutely refuse to listen to due to the fact that he is who he is. I’ll let you figure out who the “is” is in this case. That should not be too difficult since I just gave you a strong hint.
Another jobs bill was recently filibustered in the Senate, lacking just two votes for passage. Without direct stimulus emanating from a deadlocked Congress, the Federal Reserve announced one more quantitative easing program, designed to provide liquidity for more bank lending that would hopefully lead to more investments in small and medium-sized businesses. Banks and corporations, for that matter, have ample cash on their respective balance sheets for investment in the domestic market, but both are waiting for a signal that consumer demand is on the rise.
THE MEMPHIS NEWS
Memphis provides myriad opportunities for startup success
Maybe you’re a startup founder who wants to rub shoulders with your peers, pitch investors in the hope of landing venture capital and talk to a lawyer about drawing up paperwork.
Are business owners and innovators made or born? Probably both.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The U.S. Department of Labor has given the state of Mississippi $2.5 million to prevent and detect improper unemployment insurance benefits.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas lawmakers on Friday rejected an effort to change the way certain committees vote after Republicans said they were worried it was aimed at easily implementing parts of the federal health care law and other controversial matters before a potential GOP takeover of the Legislature.
DETROIT (AP) – Surprise! The top-performing stock among automakers in the U.S. this quarter is General Motors.
NEW YORK (AP) – Kodak said Friday that it plans to stop selling consumer inkjet printers and will eliminate 200 more jobs than previously projected as it requested more time to submit its framework for emerging from bankruptcy protection.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc. will buy China Kanghui Holdings for $816 million, helping it expand in one of the world’s fastest growing medical device markets.