Police in the southern Russian region of Dagestan say a female suicide bomber has injured at least 11 police officers and civilians.Full Story >
A female suicide bomber blew herself up in the southern Russian region of Dagestan on Saturday injuring at least 18, including two children and five police officers, police said. The attacker was later identified as a widow...Full Story >
Gay rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in Moscow but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at a demonstration which went ahead despite a court order.Full Story >
Gay-rights campaigners and their opponents clashed at an unsanctioned rally in the Russian capital on Saturday, but a heavy police presence in Ukraine kept the two sides apart at that country's first-ever gay pride march.Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that...Full Story >
The Diaguita Indians live in the foothills of the Andes, just downstream from the world's highest gold mine, where for as long as anyone can remember they've drunk straight from the glacier-fed river that irrigates...Full Story >
Saturday, May 25 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-05-25 11:00:14 GMT
(RNN) - An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Climate Prediction Center has called it an "extremely active"Full Story >
An active six months is predicted for the 2013 North Atlantic hurricane season.Full Story >
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The University of Cincinnati has reached the halfway point in its most ambitious campaign ever - raising $1 billion by the year 2013.
Proudly Cincinnati: Tower of Strength, Rock of Truth is UC's vision to become the finest urban research university in the United States.
Through Proudly Cincinnati, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of UC provide essential monetary support. Their gifts support private scholarships, fellowships, co-op opportunities and more to help transform students' lives and enable them to do great things for their communities and the people they serve after graduation. UC has passed the halfway point of its fund-raising goal, but it still has a challenging road ahead.
Only two percent of public universities have even attempted such a feat – and UC launched the public phase of its campaign in 2009, in one of the worst economic periods this country has ever known.
The university has already used Proudly Cincinnati funds to build facilities designed by signature architects, build nationally and internationally ranked programs and record record-breaking support for UC's research.
According to U.S. News and World Report, there was an estimated 22.5 percent drop in endowment funds between July 2008 and Dec. 2008. These private gifts are used for funding scholarships, keeping college costs low, improving facilities and strengthening ties to student life and surrounding communities.
UC's new president, Dr. Gregory Williams, has taken over campaign after former president Nancy Zimpher, who launched the campaign, left to become chancellor of the State University of New York (SUNY). Williams holds the record for the largest individual gift ever received by Ohio State University and attracted a number of high-profile donations during his tenure at City College of New York.
"President Williams has a bold vision for the future of higher education," said UC Trustees Chair H.C. Buck Niehoff, who led the effort to appoint UC's newest president. "He is a noted scholar with a remarkable record for building enrollment while ensuring academic excellence and diversity. He also has a substantial background in leading successful fundraising efforts. We were looking for that kind of symbiosis between vision and proven excellence, to inspire university leadership and help meet the aggressive goals established by the Proudly Cincinnati campaign."
Williams helped launch a celebration of Proudly Cincinnati on Tuesday by announcing the campaign has officially passed the halfway point with approximately $638 million in donations to-date. In addition, he shared his vision of the future of the campaign by issuing a challenge to the UC community that aims to make Proudly Cincinnati an indelible part of the fabric of the university's campus.
The university's student community took Williams' challenge seriously by introducing a new component to the Proudly Cincinnati campaign, Proudly Pennies. UC students pledged to make every penny count by instituting a campus-wide effort to raise 1 billion pennies – the equivalent of $10 million.
"We as students are an integral part of the University of Cincinnati community, and we believe it is our responsibility to help mobilize support of this great university," said Tim Lolli, UC Student Body President. "Proudly Pennies is the student body's contribution to making this great university even better."
The addition of Proudly Pennies to the university's $1 billion campaign isn't the only new idea the foundation recently brought to the table. The foundation's leadership has launched a new Web site that makes it easy for participants to invite personal and professional networks to contribute to the campaign; and faculty and staff volunteers who encourage participation among their colleagues. The results have been impressive: in 2009, the campaign saw a 22 percent increase in the number of faculty/staff contributors, and more than $1.3 million in contributions over the previous year.
Friday, May 24 2013 10:11 PM EDT2013-05-25 02:11:14 GMT
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m. TheFull Story >
A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday evening in College Hill. Authorities say it happened at the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road, a larger intersection in the area, around 9 p.m.Full Story >
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-22 02:31:55 GMT
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. The six Cincinnati workers we have identified, who sent scrutinizing letters to conservative groups with wordsFull Story >
The claim that the ongoing IRS scandal is limited to low level employees is falling apart. Full Story >
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:17:47 GMT
Heads are starting to roll at the IRS. A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leaveFull Story >
A day after pleading the 5th and refusing to testify before Congress, Lois Lerner, the IRS Director of Tax Exempt Organizations was placed on administrative leave Thursday. We have learned more about Lois Lerner's connections to Cindy Thomas, the highest ranking Cincinnati employee in this IRS division.Full Story >
Dan Sligh and his wife were in their pickup truck on Interstate 5 heading to a camping trip when a bridge before them disappeared in a "big puff of dust."Full Story >
The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him....Full Story >
Friday, May 24 2013 6:19 PM EDT2013-05-24 22:19:48 GMT
Last week, Acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller said "two rouge IRS employees" were responsible for targeting conservative groups in 2012, something the IRS admitted to. However, the Exempt OrganizationFull Story >
The IRS worker says an Exempt Organization Specialist's job is to ask questions to those applying for 501(c)4 status, but there was never any intent to target conservative groups. The worker says this is not the conspiracy some are making it up to be.Full Story >
The Village of Morrow: 2013 Memorial Day Parade Monday, May 27, 2013 Participants must line up at 10 a.m. at the former Morrow Elementary School located on Pike St., the parade is to start at 11 a.m. ContactFull Story >
Wednesday, May 22 2013 1:23 PM EDT2013-05-22 17:23:38 GMT
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report. According to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police report, officersFull Story >
A Charlotte mother is teaching her young son a lesson, by having him arrested, after he stole her Pop-Tarts, according to a police report.Full Story >
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