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March 31, 2021

US News & World Report Announces 2022 Best Graduate Schools

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Stanford University

Photo: Knight Management Center, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford, California. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.


WASHINGTON, March 30, 2021 — US News & World Report has published the 2022 Best Graduate Schools. The rankings evaluate programs across several disciplines - including business, education, engineering, law, medicine, and nursing - for students interested in furthering their education beyond college.

US News added several standalone medical school rankings, using data from the Robert Graham Center, a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians.

These rankings display data on alumni’s various practice areas - specifically, the percentage of graduates practicing in primary care specialties, rural areas, and medically underserved areas.

US News has added two new student debt indicators to the overall Best Law Schools methodology: The average law school debt incurred by law school graduates and the percentage of law graduates who incurred debt.

“Trying to decide where to go to grad school can be overwhelming under normal circumstances, let alone during a pandemic,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at US News. “Along with our articles featuring expert advice on the admissions process, the Best Graduate Schools rankings provide helpful data to make that search more manageable for prospective students.”

Best Business Schools: Full-Time MBA

Stanford University is the No. 1 full-time MBA program, followed by the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School at No. 2. The University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business rounds out the top three.

Best Law Schools

The top school among Best Law Schools is Yale University. Stanford and Harvard University come in at No. 2 and No. 3, respectively.

Best Medical Schools: Research

Harvard maintains the top spot among Best Medical Schools: Research, while New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine moves up to No. 2 this year. Duke University also moves up in the rankings to No. 3.

The University of Pennsylvania moves up to join Harvard in a tie for the top spot among education programs. MIT maintains its place as No. 1 in engineering, while Johns Hopkins is No. 1 among nursing master’s programs.

Alongside the six most prominent disciplines, US News has updated other graduate program rankings this year. These include criminology, economics, English, history, library and information studies, political science, public affairs, public health, and sociology.

2022 Best Graduate Schools Rankings

• Best 100 Business Schools: Full-Time MBA

  1. Stanford University — Stanford, CA
  2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) — Philadelphia, PA
  3. University of Chicago (Booth) — Chicago, IL
  4. Northwestern University (Kellogg) — Evanston, IL
  5. Harvard University — Boston, MA
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sloan) — Cambridge, MA
  7. Columbia University — New York, NY
  8. University of California, Berkeley (Haas) — Berkeley, CA
  9. Yale University — New Haven, CT
  10. Dartmouth College (Tuck) — Hanover, NH
  11. New York University (Stern) — New York, NY
  12. Duke University (Fuqua) — Durham, NC
  13. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor (Ross) — Ann Arbor, MI
  14. University of Virginia (Darden) — Charlottesville, VA
  15. Cornell University (Johnson) — Ithaca, NY
  16. Carnegie Mellon University (Tepper) — Pittsburgh, PA
  17. University of Southern California (Marshall) — Los Angeles, CA
  18. University of California—Los Angeles (Anderson) — Los Angeles, CA
  19. University of Texas—Austin (McCombs) — Austin, TX
  20. University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (Kenan-Flagler) — Chapel Hill, NC
  21. Georgetown University (McDonough) — Washington, DC
  22. University of Washington (Foster) — Seattle, WA
  23. Indiana University (Kelley) — Bloomington, IN
  24. Vanderbilt University (Owen) — Nashville, TN
  25. Rice University (Jones) — Houston, TX
  26. Emory University (Goizueta) — Atlanta, GA
  27. University of Florida (Warrington) — Gainesville, FL
  28. Georgia Institute of Technology (Scheller) — Atlanta, GA
  29. University of Minnesota—Twin Cities (Carlson) — Minneapolis, MN
  30. Arizona State University (W.P. Carey) — Tempe, AZ
  31. Brigham Young University (Marriott) — Provo, UT
  32. University of Texas—Dallas — Richardson, TX
  33. Ohio State University (Fisher) — Columbus, OH
  34. Pennsylvania State University, University Park (Smeal) — University Park, PA
  35. University of Rochester (Simon) — Rochester, NY
  36. University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) — Notre Dame, IN
  37. Washington University in St. Louis (Olin) — St. Louis, MO
  38. Texas A&M University, College Station (Mays) — College Station, TX
  39. Michigan State University (Broad) — East Lansing, MI
  40. University of Georgia (Terry) — Athens, GA
  41. University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Haslam) — Knoxville, TN
  42. University of Maryland, College Park (Smith) — College Park, MD
  43. University of Wisconsin, Madison — Madison, WI
  44. Boston College (Carroll) — Chestnut Hill, MA
  45. Purdue University, West Lafayette (Krannert) — West Lafayette, IN
  46. Rutgers University—Newark and New Brunswick — Newark, NJ
  47. Southern Methodist University (Cox) — Dallas, TX
  48. University of Alabama (Manderson) — Tuscaloosa, AL
  49. University of Utah (Eccles) — Salt Lake City, UT
  50. Boston University (Questrom) — Boston, MA
  51. Iowa State University (Ivy) — Ames, IA
  52. University of Pittsburgh (Katz) — Pittsburgh, PA
  53. George Washington University — Washington, DC
  54. University of California, Davis — Davis, CA
  55. Northeastern University (School of Business) — Boston, MA
  56. University of South Carolina (Moore) — Columbia, SC
  57. Texas Christian University (Neeley) — Fort Worth, TX
  58. University of California—Irvine (Merage) — Irvine, CA
  59. University of Massachusetts—Amherst (Isenberg) — Amherst, MA
  60. Baylor University (Hankamer) — Waco, TX
  61. University of Connecticut — Hartford, CT
  62. University of Miami — Coral Gables, FL
  63. Babson College (Olin) — Babson Park, MA
  64. Fordham University (Gabelli) — New York, NY
  65. Howard University — Washington, DC
  66. North Carolina State University (Poole) — Raleigh, NC
  67. University of Arizona (Eller) — Tucson, AZ
  68. Louisiana State University—Baton Rouge (Ourso) — Baton Rouge, LA
  69. Pepperdine University (Graziadio) — Malibu, CA
  70. Stevens Institute of Technology — Hoboken, NJ
  71. William & Mary — Williamsburg, VA
  72. Saint Louis University (Chaifetz) — St. Louis, MO
  73. University of Kansas — Lawrence, KS
  74. Auburn University (Harbert) — Auburn, AL
  75. Clemson University — Greenville, SC
  76. University of Colorado, Boulder (Leeds) — Boulder, CO
  77. Chapman University (Argyros) — Orange, CA
  78. CUNY Bernard M. Baruch College (Zicklin) — New York, NY
  79. University at Buffalo—SUNY — Buffalo, NY
  80. University of Denver (Daniels) — Denver, CO
  81. Case Western Reserve University (Weatherhead) — Cleveland, OH
  82. University of Oklahoma (Price) — Oklahoma City, OK
  83. University of Kentucky (Gatton) — Lexington, KY
  84. Binghamton University—SUNY — Binghamton, NY
  85. Syracuse University (Whitman) — Syracuse, NY
  86. Temple University (Fox) — Philadelphia, PA
  87. American University (Kogod) — Washington, DC
  88. University of California—San Diego (Rady) — La Jolla, CA
  89. University of San Francisco — San Francisco, CA
  90. Rochester Institute of Technology (Saunders) — Rochester, NY
  91. University of Mississippi — University, MS
  92. Mississippi State University — Mississippi State, MS
  93. Tulane University (Freeman) — New Orleans, LA
  94. University of Oregon (Lundquist) — Eugene, OR
  95. University of San Diego — San Diego, CA
  96. North Carolina A&T State University — Greensboro, NC
  97. Belmont University (Massey) — Nashville, TN
  98. Drexel University (LeBow) — Philadelphia, PA
  99. University of Houston (Bauer) — Houston, TX
  100. University of Colorado, Denver — Denver, CO


• Best 100 Law Schools

  1. Yale University — New Haven, CT
  2. Stanford University — Stanford, CA
  3. Harvard University — Cambridge, MA
  4. Columbia University — New York, NY
  5. University of Chicago — Chicago, IL
  6. New York University — New York, NY
  7. University of Pennsylvania (Carey) — Philadelphia, PA
  8. University of Virginia — Charlottesville, VA
  9. University of California—Berkeley — Berkeley, CA
  10. Duke University — Durham, NC
  11. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor — Ann Arbor, MI
  12. Northwestern University (Pritzker) — Chicago, IL
  13. Cornell University — Ithaca, NY
  14. University of California Los Angeles — Los Angeles, CA
  15. Georgetown University — Washington, DC
  16. University of Texas, Austin — Austin, TX
  17. Vanderbilt University — Nashville, TN
  18. Washington University in St. Louis — St. Louis, MO
  19. University of Southern California (Gould) — Los Angeles, CA
  20. Boston University — Boston, MA
  21. University of Florida (Levin) — Gainesville, FL
  22. University of Minnesota — Minneapolis, MN
  23. University of Notre Dame — Notre Dame, IN
  24. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill — Chapel Hill, NC
  25. Arizona State University (O’Connor) — Phoenix, AZ
  26. University of Alabama — Tuscaloosa, AL
  27. George Washington University — Washington, DC
  28. University of Georgia — Athens, GA
  29. Boston College — Newton, MA
  30. Brigham Young University (Clark) — Provo, UT
  31. Emory University — Atlanta, GA
  32. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign — Champaign, IL
  33. University of Iowa — Iowa City, IA
  34. University of Wisconsin, Madison — Madison, WI
  35. Fordham University — New York, NY
  36. University of California, Davis — Davis, CA
  37. University of California, Irvine — Irvine, CA
  38. Washington and Lee University — Lexington, VA
  39. William & Mary Law School — Williamsburg, VA
  40. Ohio State University (Moritz) — Columbus, OH
  41. George Mason University — Arlington, VA
  42. Wake Forest University — Winston-Salem, NC
  43. Indiana University, Bloomington (Maurer) — Bloomington, IN
  44. University of Utah (Quinney) — Salt Lake City, UT
  45. University of Washington — Seattle, WA
  46. Pepperdine University Caruso — Malibu, CA
  47. University of Arizona (Rogers) — Tucson, AZ
  48. Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL
  49. University of Colorado, Boulder — Boulder, CO
  50. University of California (Hastings) — San Francisco, CA
  51. University of Maryland (Carey) — Baltimore, MD
  52. Southern Methodist University (Dedman) — Dallas, TX
  53. Temple University (Beasley) — Philadelphia, PA
  54. Texas A&M University — Fort Worth, TX
  55. University of Richmond — Richmond, VA
  56. Villanova University — Villanova, PA
  57. Yeshiva University (Cardozo) — New York, NY
  58. Baylor University — Waco, TX
  59. University of Connecticut — Hartford, CT
  60. Pennsylvania State University Dickinson Law — Carlisle, PA
  61. Pennsylvania State University—University Park — University Park, PA
  62. Tulane University — New Orleans, LA
  63. University of Houston — Houston, TX
  64. University of Missouri — Columbia, MO
  65. University of Nevada, Las Vegas — Las Vegas, NV
  66. University of Tennessee, Knoxville — Knoxville, TN
  67. Northeastern University — Boston, MA
  68. University of Oklahoma — Norman, OK
  69. University of Pittsburgh — Pittsburgh, PA
  70. Seton Hall University — Newark, NJ
  71. University of Kansas — Lawrence, KS
  72. Case Western Reserve University — Cleveland, OH
  73. Loyola Marymount University — Los Angeles, CA
  74. St. John’s University — Jamaica, NY
  75. University of Miami — Coral Gables, FL
  76. University of Oregon — Eugene, OR
  77. Wayne State University — Detroit, MI
  78. Georgia State University — Atlanta, GA
  79. Loyola University Chicago — Chicago, IL
  80. University of Denver (Sturm) — Denver, CO
  81. American University (Washington) — Washington, DC
  82. Brooklyn Law School — Brooklyn, NY
  83. Drexel University (Kline) — Philadelphia, PA
  84. University of Cincinnati — Cincinnati, OH
  85. University of Kentucky — Lexington, KY
  86. University of San Diego — San Diego, CA
  87. University of Nebraska, Lincoln — Lincoln, NE
  88. Florida International University — Miami, FL
  89. Lewis & Clark College (Northwestern) — Portland, OR
  90. University of New Hampshire — Concord, NH
  91. Howard University — Washington, DC
  92. Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) — Chicago, IL
  93. Michigan State University — East Lansing, MI
  94. Rutgers University — Newark and Camden, NJ
  95. Saint Louis University — St. Louis, MO
  96. University of Arkansas, Fayetteville — Fayetteville, AR
  97. University of South Carolina — Columbia, SC
  98. University at Buffalo, SUNY — Buffalo, NY
  99. University of Hawaii, Manoa (Richardson) — Honolulu, HI
  100. University of Louisville (Brandeis) — Louisville, KY
  101. University of Mississippi — University, MS
  102. CUNY School of Law — Long Island City, NY

• Best 5 Medical Schools: Research

  1. Harvard University (MA)
  2. New York University (Grossman)
  3. Duke University (NC)
  4. Columbia University (NY)
  5. Stanford University (CA)

Source: US News & World Report

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March 30, 2021

College Consensus Publishes Aggregate Consensus Ranking of the 100 Best Value U.S. Colleges & Universities for 2021.


College Consensus


Eastern Illinois University

Photo: The gate in front of Old Main Building, Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois. Image credit: Travis Stansel / Illinois Public Media.



HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., March 30, 2021 — College Consensus, a unique college rating website that aggregates publisher rankings and student reviews, has published its ranking of the Best Value U.S. Colleges and Universities for 2021.

“Student debt represents the second-largest consumer debt class in the U.S. today. It’s no surprise that many prospective college students are looking to avoid a lifetime of debt without compromising education quality. We have ranked the Best Value Colleges and Universities for 2021 to guide students looking for quality and affordability,” College Consensus said.

“When it comes to college, affordability isn’t cheap. Keeping costs down, and student loan debt low is every student’s worry,” the ranking agency remarked.

“In the age of rapidly rising tuition, college costs have risen far faster than the inflation rate in the 21st century and even faster than financial aid. Affordability is no joke. With our 2021 Consensus Ranking of the 100 Best Value Colleges & Universities, College Consensus is lighting up the way to a college education students can afford,” the publisher elaborated.

• Top 50 Schools in the Best Value U.S. Colleges and Universities ranking for 2021

  1. Brigham Young University-Provo — Provo, UT
  2. North Dakota State University-Main Campus — Fargo, ND
  3. Eastern Illinois University — Charleston, IL
  4. CUNY City College — New York, NY
  5. Truman State University — Kirksville, MO
  6. CUNY Hunter College — New York, NY
  7. CUNY Lehman College — Bronx, NY
  8. CUNY Brooklyn College — Brooklyn, NY
  9. CUNY Bernard M Baruch College — New York, NY
  10. CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice — New York, NY
  11. CUNY Queens College — Queens, NY
  12. University of Minnesota-Morris — Morris, MN
  13. Winona State University — Winona, MN
  14. University of North Dakota — Grand Forks, ND
  15. Fitchburg State University — Fitchburg, MA
  16. Westfield State University — Westfield, MA
  17. University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point — Stevens Point, WI
  18. The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire — Eau Claire, WI
  19. University of South Florida-Main Campus — Tampa, FL
  20. University of Wisconsin-Stout — Menomonie, WI
  21. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University — Tallahassee, FL
  22. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse — La Crosse, WI
  23. University of Wyoming — Laramie, WY
  24. Birmingham-Southern College — Birmingham, AL
  25. The State University of New York at New Paltz — New Paltz, NY
  26. SUNY Polytechnic Institute — Utica, NY
  27. SUNY Maritime College — Throggs Neck, NY
  28. Farmingdale State College — Farmingdale, NY
  29. California State University-Fresno — Fresno, CA
  30. SUNY College at Brockport — Brockport, NY
  31. SUNY College at Oswego — Oswego, NY
  32. California State University-Los Angeles — Los Angeles, CA
  33. SUNY Oneonta — Oneonta, NY
  34. California State University-Channel Islands — Camarillo, CA
  35. California State University-Long Beach — Long Beach, CA
  36. SUNY Cortland — Cortland, NY
  37. California State University-San Bernardino — San Bernardino, CA
  38. SUNY College at Plattsburgh — Plattsburgh, NY
  39. Florida State University — Tallahassee, FL
  40. California State University-Fullerton — Fullerton, CA
  41. California State University-Dominguez Hills — Carson, CA
  42. SUNY at Purchase College — Purchase, NY
  43. SUNY College at Geneseo — Geneseo, NY
  44. California State University-Northridge — Northridge, CA
  45. California State University-East Bay — Hayward, CA
  46. University of Minnesota-Duluth — Duluth, MN
  47. Florida International University — Miami, FL
  48. California State University Maritime Academy — Vallejo, CA
  49. California State University-Monterey Bay — Seaside, CA
  50. SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry — Syracuse, NY

Source: College Consensus

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March 29, 2021

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay begins.


Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay

Photo: The Olympic Torch Relay, Fukushima, JAPAN - March 26, 2021. Image provided by & copyright © 2021 - International Olympic Committee.


Tokyo, March 28, 2021 — The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch Relay started in Fukushima, Japan, on March 25, 2021. It will travel through all of the country’s 47 prefectures over the next 121 days before arriving in Tokyo for the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on July 23.

The route, which is unchanged from a year ago when the Games got postponed, will see the Olympic flame travel through 859 municipalities, passing within a short distance of most Japanese populations.

The flame’s journey began in the J-Village national football training facility in Naraha, Fukushima, one of several areas badly hit by the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. This particular location is befitting Tokyo 2020’s Olympic Torch Relay concept - “Hope Lights Our Way,” reflecting the Olympic flame’s symbolism of hope and peace, which is particularly relevant considering the challenges both within Japan and across the world in recent times.

The honor of becoming the first torchbearer goes to Nadeshiko, Japan, the football team that won the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Their victory played an essential role in uplifting the nation still reeling from the aftermath of the disaster that year.

Over 10,000 torchbearers, hand-selected from over half-a-million applicants, will be responsible for carrying the Olympic flame on its journey across Japan. “Each torchbearer will celebrate the best in each of us - chosen for their ability to overcome adversity. They will be part of a unique Olympic Torch Relay aimed at uniting people around messages of supporting, accepting, and encouraging one another, illustrating how much stronger we are together,” said IOC.

Cherry blossom, a pink gold flower synonymous with Japanese spring, has inspired the torch design. It also embodies Tokyo 2020’s commitment to sustainability. Approximately 30 percent of the torch is made from recycled aluminum used for temporary housing after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Hydrogen, which emits no carbon dioxide when burned, will fuel the torch for selected legs of the Relay. Besides, torchbearers will get outfitted with uniforms made from recycled plastic bottles collected by Olympic Worldwide Partner Coca-Cola.

The Olympic flame first touched down in Japan on March 20, 2020, at Matsushima Airbase in Miyagi, after being lit in Greece at Ancient Olympia. Following the Games’ postponement to 2021, the Olympic flame found a home at Tokyo’s new Olympic Museum. From there, it visited 14 Prefectures and 86 municipalities, welcomed with great enthusiasm by the Japanese public and media wherever it went. The flame received over 62,000 visitors.

Source: International Olympic Committee

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March 28, 2021

Airbus delivers the seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces' Search and Rescue service.


Airbus Helicopter

Photo: Airbus delivers the seventh H145 for the German Armed Forces’ Search and Rescue service. Image provided by & copyright © AIRBUS.


Donauwörth, March 27, 2021 - Airbus Helicopters has handed over the seventh and last H145 for the Bundeswehr search and rescue (SAR) service to the Federal Office, Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology, and In-Service Support. The previously delivered helicopters are used for training and field testing and are available 24/7 at the Niederstetten and Nörvenich air bases for rescue operations. Operations with the new H145 LUH SAR will begin shortly, as planned, at the third SAR station in Holzdorf.

“We are pleased that we have completed this order from start to finish on time and within budget and that the commissioning is proceeding according to plan,” said Wolfgang Schoder, CEO of Airbus Helicopters Germany. “The feedback we have received from our customers has been very positive. Because of their flexibility and very high availability, the helicopters of the H145 family have proven themselves in the Bundeswehr. We see more possibilities for a wide range of tasks in all branches of the armed forces for the reliable model.”

Among other features, the helicopters are equipped with high-performance cameras, searchlights, emergency beacon locator systems, a full suite of medical equipment, rescue winches, and load hooks that an operator can use for fire-extinguishing tanks, for example. They are easy to identify, thanks to the characteristic bright orange paintwork on their doors, featuring ‘SAR’ in blue lettering.

Source: AIRBUS

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March 26, 2021

WHO, ICAO, ILO, IMO, and IOM issue Joint Statement on prioritization of COVID-19 Vaccination for Seafarers and Aircrew


WHO, AIRBUS

Photo: Airbus Aircalin A320neo on ferry flight. Image provided by & copyright © AIRBUS.


WHO, Ship

Photo: Royal Caribbean Adventure of the Seas in Bar Harbor, Maine. Image Credit: Corey Seeman.


• Joint Statement from International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Labour Organization (ILO), International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), and World Health Organization (WHO) •

Geneva, March 25, 2021.

Source: WHO

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March 25, 2021

UNESCO extends full support to its new National Education Policy as India starts expanding Research-oriented Higher Education towards building a Knowledge-based Economy


Unesco, India

Unesco, India

Photos: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. March 25, 2021. Director-General of UNESCO Ms. Audrey Azoulay talks with Mr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank,’ Minister of Education of India, through a video conference. Images provided by & copyright © UNESCO / Fabrice GENTILE.


• New Delhi / Paris, March 25, 2021 —India’s Education Minister, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, held a virtual meeting with Director-General UNESCO, Ms. Audrey Azoulay, today. They discussed critical issues of mutual importance, including National Education Policy and India’s response to the COVID Pandemic.

Mr. Pokhriyal said that the Ministry of Education Government of India has ensured that education reaches even the last child in the country’s remotest part.

The Minister also mentioned that competitive entrance exams for almost 2.3 million students, the most extensive entrance examinations in the world, were conducted successfully and safely during the covid pandemic.

Minister emphasized that the Government of India National Education Policy 2020 aims to transform the educational ecosystem for over 340 million students of the country. It is based on the foundations of Equality, Equity, Access, Affordability, and Accountability. It seeks to fulfill the vision of making India a ‘global superpower of knowledge’ and the ‘mission to create a ‘global citizen.’

Director-General of UNESCO Ms. Audrey Azoulay appreciated the response of the Indian Government in mitigating the challenges of covid and ensuring continuity of education during the covid pandemic by providing education to the students through different mediums of TV, Radio, and online to the last student of the country. She remarked that India’s response to covid was remarkable in terms of scale and diversity. She requested the Union Minister share the experiences and best practices relating to India’s education sector with UNESCO member states. She congratulated the Minister for bringing out the New Education policy, which is visionary and capable of transforming the education sector. On behalf of UNSECO, she extended full support in its implementation.


• New Delhi, March 23, 2021 — India’s Education Ministry said today that the National Education Policy 2020 envisions an education system rooted in Indian ethos that contributes directly to sustainably transforming India into an equitable and vibrant knowledge society.

India’s Minister for Education, Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’, gave this information through a statement in the Indian Parliament.

Source: Ministry of Education, Government of India.

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March 24, 2021

Porsche opens a new showroom in Mumbai.


Porsche Mumbai

Photo: Porsche Centre Mumbai officially opened its new 418-square meter showroom.


Porsche Mumbai

Photo: Further “Destination Porsche” enhancements will transform the showroom into a customer-focused brand experience.


Porsche Mumbai

Photo: Next to the Panamera, other models on display in the new facilities.


Porsche Mumbai

Photo: The opening of the new showroom marks the launch of the new Panamera in Mumbai.


Porsche Mumbai

Photo: Pooja Choudary, Dealer Principal at Porsche Centre Mumbai.


Mumbai, India: Under the management of Infinity Cars Private Ltd., a well-experienced luxury car dealership group representing various marquee brands across different cities, Porsche Centre Mumbai has initiated operations.

The new 418-square meter showroom delivers Porsche standards of customer service before being converted into a digitally-themed “Destination Porsche” center over the coming months.

When it fully transforms into a showroom based on the “Destination Porsche” retail concept by the end of the year, Porsche Centre Mumbai will offer a further enhanced retail customer experience that strengthens the sense of community with Porsche. Thanks to digital applications, the boundaries between physical space and the digital world will be dissolving ever further. It will include touch screens that will bring the Porsche brand’s products and services alive in an interactive way. The entire sales and order process can be completed electronically, including E-signature and online payment, thus elevating the customer’s in-store journey to a new level.

Pooja Choudary, Dealer Principal at Porsche Centre Mumbai, says once fully finished, the new showroom will create an individual connection between customers and Porsche products, ensuring a personable approach at every level. “We are committed to offering benchmark service to all our visitors. With our group’s extensive experience in luxury, we are confident that Porsche Centre Mumbai will always maintain a ‘customer first’ approach,” she remarked.

Source: Porsche India

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March 21, 2021

Lakmé Fashion Week (LFW) and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) present a Joint Fashion Week 16-21 March 2021

Lakmé Fashion Week


Lakmé Fashion Week

Photo: A presentation by Abirr nʼ Nanki on March 20, 2021, at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. Image provided by & copyright © Lakmé Fashion Week.


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Photo: Presenting Dia Mirza as the showstopper for ‘The Fusion Edit’ by Taneira Sarees at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. Image provided by & copyright © Lakmé Fashion Week.


Lakmé Fashion Week

Photo: Hina Khan at FDCI x Lakmé Fashion Week. Image provided by & copyright © Lakmé Fashion Week.


Mumbai, March 21, 2021: Combining forces of the powerhouses of fashion & Beauty in India, Lakmé, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), and RISE Worldwide, presented the Lakmé Fashion Week, 16-21 March 2021.

Lakmé Fashion Week, in partnership with the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), had a schedule comprising the best of curation and designers from Delhi, Mumbai, and across India. FDCI & Lakmé Fashion Week jointly presented the Opening Show on March 16, culminating with the Lakmé Absolute Grand Finale on March 21.

A non-profit organization, the Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), is the apex body of fashion design in India, represented by over 400 members. It promotes, nurtures, and represents the best fashion and design talent in the country, and its prime objective is to propagate the business of fashion.

Lakmé is India’s No.1 cosmetics & beauty services brand. It was also the country’s first cosmetic brand to introduce makeup to Indian women and take pride in being an expert on Indian Beauty for over 50 years.

Ashwath Swaminathan, Head of Innovations at Lakmé, said, “Our association with the Indian fashion industry runs deep as Lakmé has been a critical driver of its growth for the past 20 years. We look forward to this partnership opening up new avenues of growth for all stakeholders. We continue to remain faithful to the pillars of the Lakmé Fashion week as we present the best in Indian fashion & Beauty this season to a global audience.”

Sources: Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), Lakmé Fashion Week.

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March 19, 2021

University Grants Commission (UGC) India recognizes Cost Accountant Qualification equivalent to Post Graduate Degree.


• Candidates who have qualified for the Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), or Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) exams will now be treated equivalent to postgraduate degree holders, according to the University Grants Commission (UGC).

• UGC made this decision on the behest of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India to help CA, CS, and ICWA qualification holders improve their mobility.


UGC, ICWA


New Delhi, March 19, 2021 — To increase their academic mobility, the University Grants Commission has concluded that those qualifying the Chartered Accountant (CA), Company Secretary (CS), or Cost and Works Accountant (ICWA) exams are equivalent to postgraduate degree holders.

UGC said that the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India had requested it to consider the qualifications they award (CA, CS, and ICWA) as equivalent to post-graduation degrees.

To consider this, the UGC constituted an expert committee. The commission accepted the expert committee’s recommendation and resolved that CA, CS, and ICWA qualifications be considered equivalent to PG degrees, the UGC said in its official order.

The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) said this decision would offer more scope to its professionals worldwide. “This recognition will leverage the company secretary profession across the globe, allowing the members of the institute to pursue Ph.D. in Commerce and Allied Disciplines,” the Institute said in a release.

Nagendra D Rao, President of ICSI, said, “This recognition will open up another world of opportunities for company secretaries. Such recognitions reaffirm the fact that with the increasing focus on good governance, the demand for Company Secretaries, as skilled professionals, is both ubiquitous and inevitable.”

Nihar N Jambusaria, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), said that this equivalence to Post Graduate Degree would open up the International market for various job avenues for ICAI qualification holders. It would aid those seeking professional opportunities abroad.”

Biswarup Basu, President of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, remarked that this recognition would facilitate widespread international acceptance of its Cost & Management Accounting qualification.

In their presentations to the UGC, the Chartered Accountants (CA) and the Company Secretaries (CS) bodies had argued that students who have cleared CA and CS exams have already attained a high level of education. At the same time, the Cost Accountants body had emphasized that compared to M.Com and MBA, ICWA students’ curriculum is much more elaborate.

The Institute of Cost Accountants of India, established in 1944, was set up under an Act of Parliament in 1959 by India’s Government as a statutory professional body to impart education and training in Cost and Management Accountancy. The Institute is the 2nd most significant Cost & Management Accounting body globally. It is a founder member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

Sources: UGC, Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

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March 17, 2021

UNESCO Creative Cities Network — Call for Applications 2021


UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Berlin. Watch-traffic lights. Berlin is a UNESCO Creative City of Design. Image credit: Aleksander Markin.


UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Gateway of India, Mumbai. Mumbai is a UNESCO Creative City of Film. Image credit: barracuadz.


UNESCO Creative Cities Network

Photo: Downtown Detroit, Michigan. Detroit is a UNESCO Creative City of Design. Image credit: Corey Seeman.


Created in 2004, the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) fosters international cooperation across cities of the world that invest in culture and creativity as accelerators of sustainable development.

Through seven creative fields - Crafts and Folk Art, Design, Film, Gastronomy, Literature, Media Arts, and Music - cities in the Network are innovative with an enormous scope of positive economic, social, cultural, and environmental impacts.

Together with its 246 member cities from over 80 countries, the UCCN aims to fulfill the enabling and transformative power of culture and creativity in building resilient, sustainable, and future-proof cities. It thus supports the implementation of the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the local level.

• The UCCN Call for Applications is now open to cities from all UNESCO Member States and Associate Members.

The member cities represent the following seven creative fields:

UNESCO’s Director-General would designate the new creative cities after an internal technical pre-screening and an external evaluation.

Source: UNESCO

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March 15, 2021

The Academy announces 93rd Oscars Nominations.


The Oscars set to air live, April 25, 2021, on A.B.C.


Oscars, The Academy


Oscars, The Academy

Photo: Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announce the nominees for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards on Monday, March 15, 2021. Image credit: A.M.P.A.S.


LOS ANGELES, CA - Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars® nominations today (March 15), live from London, via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed, and broadcast media.

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced the nominees in 23 categories at 5:19 a.m. P.T.

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories — actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors. In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees get selected by a multi-branch screening committee vote. All voting members are eligible to choose the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 23 categories beginning Thursday, April 15, through Tuesday, April 20.

• Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards

• Performance by an actor in a leading role

• Performance by an actor in a supporting role

• Performance by an actress in a leading role

• Performance by an actress in a supporting role

• The best animated feature film of the year

• Achievement in cinematography

• Achievement in costume design

• Achievement in directing

• Best documentary feature

• Best documentary short subject

• Achievement in film editing

• The best international feature film of the year

• Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

• Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

• Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

• Best motion picture of the year

• Achievement in production design

• Best animated short film

• Best live-action short film

• Achievement in sound

• Achievement in visual effects

• Adapted screenplay

• Original screenplay

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The event will be televised live on A.B.C. at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. P.T. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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March 13, 2021

WHO adds Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine to the list of safe and effective emergency tools against COVID−19.

Johnson & Johnson

Who, Vaccine


Geneva, March 12, 2021 - The World Health Organization (WHO) today listed the COVID-19 vaccine Ad26.COV2.S, developed by Janssen (Johnson & Johnson), for emergency use in all countries and COVAX roll-out. The decision comes on the back of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) authorization, announced yesterday.

“Every new, safe and effective tool against COVID-19 is another step closer to controlling the pandemic,” said WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “But the hope offered by these tools will not materialize unless they are made available to all people in all countries. I urge governments and companies to live up to their commitments and to use all solutions at their disposal to ramp up production so that these tools become truly global public goods, available and affordable to all, and a shared solution to the global crisis.

The vaccine from Janssen is the first to be listed by WHO as a single dose regimen, facilitating vaccination logistics in all countries. The company’s comprehensive data from large clinical trials shows that the vaccine is effective in those 18 years of age and older.

To expedite the vaccine’s listing, WHO and a team of assessors from all regions adopted an ‘abbreviated assessment’ based on outcomes of the EMA review and evaluation of quality, safety, and efficacy data focused on low- and the middle-income country needs. The WHO assessment also considered suitability requirements such as cold chain storage and risk management plans.

While the vaccine needs storage at -20 degrees, which may prove challenging in some environments, we can keep it for three months at 2-8°C, and it has a long shelf life of two years.

Next week, WHO will convene its Strategic Advisory Group on Immunization Experts to formulate recommendations on using the vaccine. In the meantime, WHO continues to work with countries and COVAX partners to prepare for roll-out and safety monitoring. The COVAX Facility has booked 500 million doses of the vaccine.

• WHO emergency use listing

The emergency use listing (EUL) procedure assesses novel health products’ suitability during public health emergencies. The objective is to make medicines, vaccines, and diagnostics available as rapidly as possible to address the crisis while adhering to stringent criteria of safety, efficacy, and quality. The assessment weighs the threat posed by the emergency and the benefit that would accrue from using the product against any potential risks.

The EUL pathway involves a rigorous assessment of late phase-II and phase-III clinical trial data and substantial additional data on safety, efficacy, quality, and a risk management plan. Independent experts and WHO teams review this data, consider the current body of evidence on the vaccine under consideration, monitor its use, and plan further studies.

As part of the EUL process, the company producing the vaccine must generate data to enable full licensure and WHO prequalification. The WHO prequalification process will assess additional clinical data generated from vaccine trials and deployment on a rolling basis to ensure the immunization meets the necessary standards of quality, safety, and efficacy for broader availability.

WHO has also listed the Pfizer/BioNTech, Astrazeneca-SK Bio, and Serum Institute of India vaccines for emergency use.

Source: WHO

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March 12, 2021

CUNY SPH to be honored with ASPPH Award for Outstanding Community Service


Cuny SPH


Cuny York College

Photo: Hospital Corpsmen providing vaccinations to New York City civilians as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the opening of State-FEMA mass vaccination site at York College / CUNY in Queens, New York. February 24, 2021. (Photo Don Pollard // Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo). Image provided by Navy Medicine.


NEW YORK, March 12, 2021 — At its 2021 Annual Meeting this month, the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) will present the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) with the Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service.

The ASPPH Harrison C. Spencer Award for Outstanding Community Service acknowledges Dr. Spencer, who had a long-standing commitment to social justice principles focusing on community engagement. This annual award is given to an ASPPH-member and accredited school or public health program that demonstrates a significant institutional commitment to addressing community needs through education, practice, and research.

CUNY SPH said that community engagement is integral to its vision of promoting health and social justice in New York City and across the globe through innovation and excellence in education, research, and service in public health. “We embrace a multifaceted concept of ‘community’ that includes half a million CUNY students at its center, exceeding a million when including the students’ families and close social circle. The school engages with its immediate neighborhood in Harlem, broader New York City public health community, government agencies, health care institutions, and academia,” the institution elaborated.

“We are delighted and humbled by the news of this award,” said CUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes. “We look forward to continuing our work to partner with our community in New York City and beyond, to advance social justice, and to improve health outcomes for all.”

The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy (commonly known as the CUNY School of Public Health, or CUNY SPH) is a public research and professional college within the City University of New York (CUNY) system of colleges.

Source: CUNY SPH

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March 11, 2021

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas to Announce 93rd Oscars Nominations

Oscars, Priyanka Chopra

Oscars, Priyanka Chopra

Photo: Priyanka Chopra and Liev Schreiber during the live ABC Telecast of The 88th Oscars at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, on Sunday, February 28, 2016. Photographer: Aaron Poole. Image provided by & copyright © A.M.P.A.S. [File Photo]


Los Angeles, CA, Monday, March 11, 2021 — Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas (“The White Tiger”) and singer, songwriter, and actor Nick Jonas (“Kingdom”) will announce the 93rd Oscars nominations in all 23 Academy Award categories in a two-part live presentation on Monday, March 15. The Academy would broadcast the event via global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms - Twitter, YouTube, Facebook - NY, LA Switch pool ports, and satellite downlink feed.

• First Presentation

• Second Presentation

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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March 10, 2021

Garnier Officially Approved By Cruelty-Free International


All Garnier products, globally, are now officially cruelty-free. The brand has received the stamp of approval from the Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny program, the leading organization working to end animal testing.

Garnier

Garnier

NEW YORK, March 9, 2021 — Garnier is one of the largest global brands Cruelty-Free International has ever approved under the Leaping Bunny program. It is a giant leap, not only for Garnier but also for the beauty industry.

” Garnier is a global brand familiar to us all. To work with them to help end animal testing for cosmetics and declare them officially approved under the Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny Program is a real milestone. It has taken many months, but Garnier has diligently reviewed every supplier and source, and we are completely confident with the results,” said Michelle Thew, Cruelty-Free International CEO.

Leaping Bunny requires brands to forensically investigate their entire supply chain, including all raw material and different ingredients, for any cases of animal testing. All of a brand’s finished products must receive approval. Individual products cannot get approved in isolation.

For Garnier, this was a case of securing a declaration from more than 500 suppliers, who source more than 3,000 different ingredients from across the world. For many months Garnier and Cruelty-Free International have worked together to secure this evidence and ensure every product within Garnier’s global portfolio can officially display the Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny logo. This stringent process ensures that consumers can buy Garnier products with complete confidence, knowing that they meet Leaping Bunny’s strict criteria.

” Garnier has been committed to a world without animal testing. To be officially approved by Cruelty-Free International under the Leaping Bunny program is a real milestone and is an important part of our Greener Beauty mission to be a more sustainable, more transparent brand. Today Garnier takes another Green step in its journey toward Greener Beauty for all of us,” said Adrien Koskas, Garnier Global Brand President.

This announcement from Garnier comes off the back of a landmark year for the brand. In 2020, Garnier announced their commitment to Greener Beauty.

This announcement also comes amidst a wave of sustainable innovations. Each innovation underpins the Greener Beauty commitments of the brand and is now all officially approved by Cruelty-Free International under the Leaping Bunny program:

Garnier, a L’Oréal USA brand, was developed in 1904 in France by hair care expert Alfred Amour Garnier and is now present in more than 65 countries worldwide.

Cruelty-Free International is the leading organization working to create a world where nobody wants or believes we need to experiment on animals.

Source: Garnier

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March 9, 2021

SINGER® Celebrates 170 Years of Global Innovations

SINGER Sewing Machine


LA VERGNE, Tenn., March 9, 2021 — In 1851, before blue jeans or even cola, the world awoke to the clickity-clack of an invention capable of faithfully stitching most any fabric, and the SINGER® brand was born. Seventeen decades later, the sewing industry leader remains just as valued today as it honors its 170-year legacy, releasing six new products in early 2021 and now an endearing vintage version for sewing fans everywhere.

SINGER® household and industrial sewing machines have had a supportive role throughout world history — from stitching frontier essentials in the 19th century to parachutes and bandages in world conflicts, countless commercial applications, and the current mammoth production effort of PPE for the 2020-21 global pandemic. The company behind the iconic brand also donated thousands of machines last year to enable the world to make more masks while encouraging home-based sewing income and hobbies.

Just as the world turned to its sewing machines during the “Spanish Flu” pandemic, SINGER® sewing machines are stitching countless masks to deliver peace of mind during COVID-19. According to SINGER®, recognizing these global initiatives and other achievements is profoundly meaningful for management, employees, and vendors. That passion has inspired introducing a Limited Edition 170th Anniversary Vintage 15-class cast-iron machine in both black and red versions, the brand said.

SVP Worldwide, the company behind the SINGER® brand, says it consistently modernizes sewing and stays one step ahead of consumer and commercial needs. It says it is leading the sewing industry with many firsts — from the sewing machine’s patent in 1851 to the first free arm machine, electric machines, programmable machines, and now into the future with artificial intelligence.

“The SINGER® brand will continue innovating within the sewing and crafting landscape while celebrating its longevity,” said Dean Brindle, Chief Marketing Officer of SVP Worldwide.

“For 170 years, the SINGER® brand has been synonymous with sewing. From Isaac Singer’s patent on the first consumer sewing machine in 1851 to the world’s first cloud-based sewing ecosystem in 2015, the spirit of practical design and creative innovation that characterized the brand from its beginning continues today,” the company remarked.

Source: SINGER

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Washington is the Best State in the U.S., Says 2021 Best States Rankings


Americans divided on whether their state is handling the COVID-19 pandemic well, a U.S. News survey found.


U.S. News & World Report


Seattle, Washington

Photo: Seattle, Washington State, USA. Image Credit: Ron Clausen.



WASHINGTON DC, March 9, 2021 — Washington State is the Best State in the country, according to the 2021 U.S. News Best States rankings. U.S. News & World Report, a global authority in rankings and civic journalism, evaluated all 50 states across various categories to capture how they best serve their citizens. Washington is among the top 10 states in the infrastructure, education, economy, fiscal stability, and health care categories.

“I am so happy for the people of Washington to take home this honor for the second time in three years because it takes all 7.6 million of us to make this state the dynamic place it truly is,” said Washington Gov. Jay Inslee. “Washingtonians are motivated to lead and innovate in all aspects of our society, in labor, business, education, health, and so much more. It was that same spirit that helped us bounce back from being the first state in the nation hit by COVID-19, and we are on our way to a robust recovery because of our unique attributes.”

Key Findings in the 2021 Best States Rankings:

“The COVID-19 pandemic and evolving social climate of the past year have made a host of critical issues top of mind for Americans. The issues include access to adequate health care and quality education to economic stability and public safety,” says Kim Castro, editor and chief content officer at U.S. News. “The 2021 Best States report combines data-driven journalism and rankings to help citizens, business leaders, and policymakers see where states stack up on key benchmarks - so that states can learn from each other and target areas for improvement.”

The Best States rankings are the centerpiece of the U.S. News Best States portal, a platform combining analysis, daily reporting, historical information, and photos on state issues. The interactive Data Explorer tool allows citizens and government leaders to draw comparisons between their states and others through more than 100,000 charts. Best States is part of U.S. News’s expanding civic journalism portfolio, including the Best Countries report, Healthiest Communities project, and Cities initiative, the company elaborated.

2021 Best States Rankings

Overall - Top 25

  1. Washington
  2. Minnesota
  3. Utah
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Idaho
  6. Nebraska
  7. Virginia
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Massachusetts
  10. Florida
  11. Vermont
  12. Iowa
  13. North Carolina
  14. North Dakota
  15. South Dakota
  16. Colorado
  17. Maryland
  18. Georgia
  19. New Jersey
  20. Connecticut
  21. New York
  22. Oregon
  23. Delaware
  24. California
  25. Hawaii

Crime & Corrections

  1. New Hampshire
  2. Maine
  3. Vermont

Economy

  1. Utah
  2. Colorado
  3. Idaho

Education

  1. New Jersey
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Florida

Environment

  1. Hawaii
  2. New Hampshire
  3. South Dakota

Fiscal Stability

  1. Alaska
  2. South Dakota
  3. Tennessee

Health Care

  1. Hawaii
  2. Massachusetts
  3. Connecticut

Infrastructure

  1. Nevada
  2. Oregon
  3. Washington

Opportunity

  1. Iowa
  2. Minnesota
  3. New Hampshire

U.S. News & World Report is a global leader in quality rankings that help people make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on Education, Health, Money, Travel, Cars, and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, and analysis to serve people making complex decisions. Founded in 1933, U.S. News has its headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Source: U.S. News & World Report

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March 8, 2021

UNESCO Prize for Girls' and Women's Education invites Nominations.


International Women's Day, UNESCO

Photo: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris. Commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the signing of the OECD Convention. Image provided by & copyright © UNESCO/Christelle ALIX. [File Photo]


International Women's Day, UNESCO

Photo: Scenes from the United Nations Observance of International Women’s Day 2020, held in the UN General Assembly Hall at UN Headquarters in New York on 6 March 2020. Image provided by & copyright © UN Women/Ryan Brown. [File Photo]


Paris, France, March 8, 2021 — On International Women’s Day, UNESCO launched the call for nominations for the 2021 UNESCO Award for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favor of girls’ and women’s education.

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and in a context where girls and women have been disproportionately impacted by nationwide school closures, ensuring that girls and women continue learning must be a priority. UNESCO estimates that over 11 million girls and young women may not return to school following the pandemic’s impact. About 128 million girls were already out of school before the pandemic, UNESCO said.

The Prize is more significant in these challenging times than ever before. Highlighting innovations that can help us foster an equal future is key to responding to global challenges around girls’ and women’s education, UNESCO added.


OFFICIAL INVITATION


Source: UNESCO

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March 7, 2021

Harvard Business School Announces Spring 2021 Cohort of Executive Fellows.


The program engages practitioners to enhance teaching and learning.


Harvard Business School


BOSTON, March 6, 2021 — Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the spring cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2020-21 academic year. The Executive Fellows Program leverages the expertise of outstanding practitioners, including alumni. They all partner with an HBS faculty member to bring their business experience into the MBA program and the School.

The fellows contribute to the School by working with faculty and MBA students on curricular and co-curricular activities, including co-teaching course sessions in the elective curriculum, offering career counseling and development coaching, co-leading Short Intensive Programs, and delivering workshop sessions. They also collaborate with faculty on HBS Online and Executive Education and case development and other research projects. Fellow appointments range from a few months to one year.

“Our inaugural cohort of Executive Fellows provided tremendous insights to our students and shared learnings gained through years of extensive business practice,” says Len Schlesinger, chair of the Executive Fellows Program. “This cohort is equally as impressive and committed to contributing to the HBS community and the School’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world.”

The Spring 2021 cohort of Executive Fellows includes:

Rob Biederman (MBA 2014)

Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992)

Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui (MBA 1995)

Daniel Kahn and Leo Tsao

Vladimir Jacimovic (MBA 1992)

Dr. Rana el Kaliouby

Source: Harvard Business School

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March 6, 2021

Johnson & Johnson Announces U.S. CDC Advisory Committee Recommends First Single-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine for Adults 18 and Older in the U.S.

Johnson & Johnson

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., March 6, 2021 — Johnson & Johnson has announced that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) has recommended its first single-shot COVID-19 vaccine. The committee has prescribed it for individuals 18 years of age and older under the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

“For more than 130 years, Johnson & Johnson has come to the aid of people during times of crisis. We believe today’s recommendation from the CDC to begin use of our vaccine as part of the U.S. national immunization program will add a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19,” said Paul Stoffels, M.D. He is Chief Scientific Officer at Johnson & Johnson. “This recommendation follows the FDA’s decision to grant an Emergency Use Authorization for our single-shot vaccine, which has the potential to play a pivotal role in helping to end the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The Company’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine received EUA from the FDA on February 27, 2021. The terms of the EUA allow the use of the vaccine while more data gets gathered. The Company plans to file for a Biologics License Application (BLA) with the FDA later in 2021.

“Johnson & Johnson is committed to making its COVID-19 vaccine available on a not-for-profit basis for emergency pandemic use. The Company has begun shipping its COVID-19 vaccine and expects to deliver enough single-shot vaccines by the end of March to enable the full vaccination of more than 20 million people in the U.S. The Company plans to deliver 100 million single-shot vaccines to the U.S. during the first half of 2021. The U.S. government will manage allocation and distribution of the vaccine in the U.S.,” the company stated.

Johnson & Johnson also recently announced its submission of a European Conditional Marketing Authorisation Application to the European Medicines Agency and its filing for an Emergency Use Listing with the World Health Organization (WHO) for its COVID-19 vaccine candidate. Also, rolling submissions for the single-dose COVID-19 vaccine candidate have been initiated in several countries worldwide.

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 single-dose vaccine is compatible with standard vaccine storage and distribution channels with ease of delivery to remote areas. The vaccine is estimated to remain stable for two years at -4°F (-20°C), and a maximum of three months at routine refrigeration at temperatures of 36-46°F (2 to 8°C), the company said.

The company’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine leverages the AdVac® vaccine platform. The program had used this proprietary technology to develop and manufacture Janssen’s European Commission-approved Ebola vaccine regimen and construct its investigational Zika, RSV, and HIV vaccines.

Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen COVID-19 vaccine has not been approved or licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but FDA has allowed its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).

Source: Johnson & Johnson

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