Kathrine G. McGovern makes history as University of Houston's first-ever alum and woman to have a college named in her honor By Amber Elliott Published 12:49 pm CDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 Suresh and Renu Khator at the University of Houston's inaugural Celebration for "A College of the Arts for the City of the Arts." Suresh and Renu Khator at the University of Houston's inaugural Celebration for "A College of the Arts for the City of the Arts." Photo: Gary Fountain, Contributor Photo: Gary Fountain, Contributor Image 1 of / 35 Caption Close Image 1 of 35 Suresh and Renu Khator at the University of Houston's inaugural Celebration for "A College of the Arts for the City of the Arts." Suresh and Renu Khator at the University of Houston's inaugural Celebration for "A College of the … [Read more...] about UH celebrates Kathrine G. McGovern’s $20 million gift, eponymous College of the Arts with VIP dinner
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh and Cambridge Mayor Marc McGovern say they were impressed by the facilities they toured in Canada last week where people struggling with addiction can inject drugs under medical supervision. Proponents of safe injection sites say the facilities save lives, reduce stigma, and fall under the approach of harm reduction for tackling the opioid epidemic. But critics say the sites encourage drug use and bring crime to the surrounding neighborhoods. Walsh, speaking to reporters about his trip earlier this week, said that when he first heard about the concept of supervised injection sites, it wasn’t something he felt he could support. But after visiting the facilities in Toronto and Montreal, he said he feels differently. “After seeing them firsthand, it’s a completely different impression I have,” he said in a recording, shared by his office. But he said that doesn’t mean he’s ready to have one established immediately in … [Read more...] about This is what Marty Walsh and Marc McGovern had to say after seeing safe injection sites in Canada
The saying may be that democracy dies in darkness. But Rep. Jim McGovern has joked that over the past few years it’s actually the House Rules Committee “where democracy goes to die.” As the ranking Democrat on the Rules Committee under Republican leadership, McGovern frequently protested the majority party’s historic lack of openness in the legislative process. “They presided over the most closed Congress in history,” the Massachusetts congressman told Boston.com in an interview. “I don’t want that to be my legacy.” With Democrats now in control of the House, McGovern has ascended to Rules Committee chair and spearheaded what he says is an “unprecedented” package to reform the way bills are debated and modernize Congress. In a vote Thursday night, most — but not all — Democrats and even a couple of Republicans voted to adopt the new rules. While frustrated by the intra-party defectors, McGovern says … [Read more...] about Jim McGovern is overhauling the House rules. Here’s what you need to know about the changes.
0 Have your say THE past year turned out to be a rather dismal one for education. Teacher recruitment and retention was a bigger problem than ever. Schools were faced with a critical shortage of well-qualified graduates in several subjects. Morale within the profession was reported to be at an all-time low. Confidence in the new, tougher A-Level and GCSE exams was eroded when it came to light that grade boundaries had to be manipulated in order to ensure that the pass rate of previous years was maintained or bettered. Around 20 per cent of the marks ensured a “good pass” in GCSE Mathematics. Where else in the world would this be regarded as a certificate of competence?Meanwhile, issues of mental health, bullying and addiction to digital technology have become even greater concerns as we enter 2019. Furthermore, schools seem to be drowning in a flood of political correctness. Accusations of political indoctrination of children have also emerged.At the … [Read more...] about Chris McGovern: Wasted spending not lack of funds to blame for crisis in our classrooms
When he struggled in the Broncos’ Week 5 loss to the New York Jets, then-right guard Connor McGovern was semi-demoted, relegated to splitting snaps with Max Garcia against the Los Angeles Rams. That plan — to equal parts give Garcia a look and also to deliver a wake-up call to McGovern — had to be discarded in-game when left guard Ron Leary tore his Achilles, forcing Garcia to replace him and giving McGovern his job back. His play has rebounded since then. McGovern will have another chance to respond Saturday night against Cleveland. The Broncos’ center since midway through the Week 8 loss to Houston because of Matt Paradis’ broken leg, McGovern was admittedly handled last week against San Francisco — allowing one quarterback hit and pressure apiece and 2 1/2 “bad rush” plays (gain of three or fewer yards) per the Denver Post’s game charting. “Until this year, I really believed in the (phrase), ‘It’s never as … [Read more...] about Broncos Journal: Connor McGovern has three games to show he can be option at center in 2019