USA presidential candidate answers wide-ranging questions in public forum (photos)
Gilbert, a candidate for the university presidency , for a round of meetings on Thursday. Gilbert, provost and executive vice president at Mississippi State University, is one of three finalists to replace longtime USA President Gordon Moulton, who retired July 1. Gilbert met with members of the universitys health systems division first, at 7 a.m., then had a series of meetings with the college deans, members of the financial affairs department, the Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees. At 4 p.m., he took part in a public forum at USAs Mitchell Center. Before a crowd of about 200, he gave a PowerPoint presentation outlining his goals and ideas for the university, then took questions from the audience. Gilberts goals included improving the universitys retention rate of 68 percent and its graduation rate of 37 percent; creating more of an international focus for the universitys research programs; and attracting more businesses to the universitys Technology & Research Park. Doug Marshall, president of USAs Faculty Senate and a member of the presidential search committee, started the question-and-answer session by asking Gilbert if it was important, given the size of USAs health care division, to encourage the health care and university divisions to become more collaborative. The more we can get them working together, the better, Gilbert responded. I would do all that I could try to do bring the two divisions together as often as possible. Marshall also asked how Gilbert envisioned a typical faculty members workday in the future. Across the country, things are changing for faculty members, Gilbert said. Theyre more focused on research as we go forward. There is going to be more demand on faculty to be involved in knowledge creation and research. An audience member asked for Gilberts opinion on the universitys reliance on faculty adjunct professors. I think there is a place for a variety of different faculty types, Gilbert said, but relying too heavily on adjuncts is not a good idea. Other questions focused on ideas for expanding campus activities, enhancing the universitys role in the community and improving campus communication. Gilbert was also asked about his favorite charities (Habitat for Humanity, a foundation to assist public schools, the Starkville arts council); which professional journals he reads (The Chronicle of Higher Education); and his favorite book (1776 by David McCullough).
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127 To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Can Spanish survive in the USA? Roxana A. Soto, USA TODAY Hispanic Living magazine 6:03 a.m. EDT September 21, 2013 Many Latinos struggle with issue of whether to pass on language to their kids Yvonne Condes, with sons Henry, 8, left, and Alec, 9. (Photo: Dan MacMedan) Fewer than half of third-generation Latinos speak Spanish proficiently Some parents don’t pass on Spanish to their children to ease their cultural assimilation ‘Interlinguistic’ marriages also play a role in the decline of Spanish usage among Latinos SHARE 1341 CONNECT 123 TWEET 127 COMMENTEMAILMORE Some experiences stay with a person forever. For Susana Rivera-Mills, it was moving in 1982 from El Salvador to San Francisco at the vulnerable age of 12and not knowing how to speak a word of English. The education system was different then, and Rivera-Mills was actually classified as a special-needs student. She was held back a year in school. Decades later, the bilingual and successful college professor still has traumatic memories of being rejected by her peers on a daily basis. The emotional hurdle, she says, was more difficult to overcome than surviving the civil war that she and her family fled. Scars from the experience later surfaced when she became a mother and had to make the difficult decision of whether to pass on her native tongue to her only son. During the first five years of her son’s life, Rivera-Mills says she spoke to him solely in Spanish, while her husband spoke to him in English. That practice ended when her son started school and became self-conscious of being different from other kids.
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The Buckeyes made arguably the biggest statement, though, drubbing Florida A&M 76-0 behind six touchdown passes from backup quarterback Kenny Guiton, who set a school record in Braxton Miller ‘s absence. In other early-afternoon action, Heisman Trophy candidate Teddy Bridgewater tossed four touchdowns as Louisville won 72-0 over Florida International. Ohio State’s bitter rival Michigan, survived a scare on the road at Connecticut in prime time on Saturday night. Despite trailing by 14 points in the second half, the Wolverines were able to take the lead on a late field goal and go on to win 24-21 after shutting down the Huskies on their final drive. David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Which is the best team in America after four weeks? Alabama Submit Vote vote to see results Which is the best team in America after four weeks? Alabama 11.6% Total votes: 1,946 But while the Wolverines were struggling to stay unbeaten, Miami (FL) and Baylor were making it look easy. Like Ohio State and Louisville, the Hurricanes and Bears each hung 70 points on their overwhelmed opponents at home on Saturday. Both are 3-0 after four weeks. The Florida Gators ran their winning streak against rival Tennessee to nine in a row on Saturday afternoon at The Swamp, but Florida’s 31-17 win came at a cost as starting quarterback Jeff Driskel was lost for the year after suffering a broken right leg in the first quarter. Will Muschamp ‘s squad will now have to rally around junior signal-caller Tyler Murphy the rest of the way. Fortunately for college football fans, Week 5 will feature some big-time matchups, including LSU traveling to Athens to take on Georgia in a massive Top 10 tilt.
Seattle, and he scored his first goal since July 6. Brad Davis returned to the starting lineup after missing the New York match while on international duty and recorded his first assist since Aug. 17. Giles Barnes played a second consecutive match in a midfield role, playing an attacking spot with Clark in a deeper-lying holding role. I think having Ricardo back brings a different kind of athleticism into the team, Barnes said. Everyone knows thats one of his strongest points. His athleticism to get in and around people and to get box-to-box and get winning tackles. That allows the midfielders to get a little more forward. Everyones got defending to do. We copy off Ricardo. Hes kind of a mouthpiece behind our movement. After conceding 12 goals in their previous four matches, the Dynamo kept a clean sheet for the first time since July 6 when they also shut out Philadelphia, 1-0. It was one of those nights where the game, wasnt perfect, but you have 10 other guys watching your back and thats what a team effort is, said goalkeeper Tally Hall. We definitely took a couple of punches the last couple of weeks.