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Miranda Updike joins the JU Childhood Home board of directors

Miranda Updike today joined The John Updike Childhood Home board of directors.

The board of directors for The John Updike Society, which owns The John Updike Childhood Home and is turning it into a museum, had voted to create a separate governing board for the Childhood Home, consisting of the JUS board of directors plus a member of the Updike family and a curator/director, should the board eventually hire one to manage the property. 171 more words

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Board appoints education director

The John Updike Childhood Home board of directors last week created a new position of Education Director and appointed Maria Mogford to the post.

Mogford, who has taught as an instructor at Albright College since 2006, earned a Ph.D. 166 more words

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Would-be ban on first class air travel for members of Congress vetoed

An amendment on a bill that would have prohibited members of Congress from using taxpayer money to buy first class seating on airplanes has been tabled. 437 more words


Bill introduced that could lower interest on student loans

A new bill introduced into Congress on Wednesday could give relief to millions of college graduates and their families (if passed, of course).

The bill- titled “The Bank of Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act”- would attempt to lower interest rates for a range of borrowers. 302 more words


Pres. Obama asks Congress to approve force against ISIL

In a letter sent to Capitol Hill Wednesday, President Obama has asked Congress to approve his request to use force against the terrorist group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 516 more words


Dueling Pianos: President, Speaker battle over Immigration

“You say yes/ I say no/you stay stop/ and I say go, go, go”

The Beatles were such a great band that they apparently could write a song in 1967 about American politics in the 21st century. 249 more words


From Vatican Hill to Capitol Hill: Pope to address Congress

Pope Francis will become the first pope to make an address to a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States later this year. 404 more words