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May 2016

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Dr. Lisa Wong delivers Wheelock College Commencement address

Dr. Lisa Wong - a musician, pediatrician, author, and lifelong arts advocate - delivered the Commencement address at the graduate ceremony, as well as received an honorary degree from Wheelock.

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The Rev. Liz Walker delivers Wheelock College Commencement address

Highlights from the Rev. Liz Walker's speech at Wheelock's undergraduate commencement.

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Ellen Parker, Project Bread Executive Director, honored at Wheelock College Commencement

Ellen Parker was honored at Commencement for her work to prevent hunger and position hunger as a public health issue.

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Leaders in Diversity: Jackie Jenkins-Scott wins Lifetime Achievement

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott is interviewed about her impact on diversity at Wheelock after winning the BBJ's Leaders in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Think the sex talk is tough? Try talking to kids about porn

Gail Dines is interviewed for this column, calling out the negative effects of pornography on development.

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Outgoing Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott On Her Legacy of Diversity

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott was interviewed on NPR about her time at Wheelock and commitment to diversity.

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Keeping a tight eye on Wayland school finances

Alumna Susan Bottan, business administrator of Wayland Public Schools, is profiled.

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Opening the books

Incoming Wheelock President Dr. David J. Chard is interviewed for this Deans for Impact blog on financial transparency and his entrepreneurial approach at the Simmons School of Education and Human Development at Southern Methodist University.

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For Mass. High School Students, New Transgender Rules are the Old Normal

Wheelock student Zachary Kerr talks about his experience with bathroom policies in high school in this radio segment about experiences of transgender students in Massachusetts.

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Boston Public Schools Names Eight New Principals, Headmasters

Alumna Samantha Varano was named Principal of the Edison School.

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Anna Maria names Holmes to VP post

Alumna Christine L. Homes was named Vice President of Academic Affairs at Anna Maria College.

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University of Massachusetts Boston names Brookline resident senior fellow

Outgoing Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott has been named a senior fellow in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Women in Politics and Public Policy’s Fellowship Program for Distinguished Public Service Leaders.

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'A Year with Frog and Toad' showcases friendship through all seasons

A review of "A Year with Frog and Toad," which played from April 15-May 15, and a profile of Snail's actor Gary Thomas Ng.

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Chard and Hernandez: Texas can lead on using data to improve teaching

Incoming Wheelock President Dr. David J. Chard coauthored a column on how Texas can best use its state data system, innovate performance and evaluation systems, and improve student outcomes.

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Home-School Connections Help ELLs and Their Parents

Tina Durand is interviewed about the engagement of parents of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their children's education.

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Justice Sotomayor visits Boston

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor visited Wheelock College on May 7. In this piece, Wheelock Assistant Professor and Chair of Juvenile Justice and Youth Advocacy William Rodriguez is interviewed about her visit.

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Diane Levin talks about the effect technology and media have on children's play in the 21st century

Diane Levin spoke about the importance of structured play time for children and interacting with other children.

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Essex Annual Town Election: Eight candidates running uncontested

Alumna Sara Wolf, who was appointed to the Manchester Essex Regional School Committee in fall 2015, is profiled as she runs for a 3-year term.

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In New Haven, early childhood expert says children need more time to play

Diane Levin delivered a talk at Yale School of Management about the importance of play for children and interacting with the physical world.

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The business case for family friendly workplaces

Wheelock College-Singapore Executive Director Beth C. Fredericks writes about the benefits of work-life balance for companies in Singapore.

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KRON Hires Boston Anchor, Will Launch 10 P.M.

Alumnus Steve Aveson was hired by KRON in San Francisco, after working an anchor at NECN in Boston.

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Practice-Based Education a Cornerstone Of the Wheelock College Experience

Wheelock was profiled in this publication for the National Association of Colleges and Employers for its focus on all students completing field-based experiences.

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Yale Hosts Talk On Importance of Play for Children

Diane Levin is interviewed and speaks to the importance of children playing with toys instead of only watching screens.

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Epidemic of porn hurting relationships

Gail Dines is interviewed about the harmful impacts of the porn industry on youth development.

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April 2016

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Many see a misdeal in ‘woman’s card’ remark

Wheelock student MiShaune Blanks was interviewed about Donald Trump's comments about Hillary Clinton playing the "woman's card."

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Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond Talks Youth Empowerment at Wheelock College

A review of the Youth Symposium and keynote speaker Beverly Bond’s remarks.

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Youth Speak: The Politics of Race, Gender, and Equity

Several speakers including the keynote speaker Beverly Bond and Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh give remarks at the Youth Symposium.

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Youth Conference Held at Wheelock

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott and others give remarks at the April 26 Youth Symposium.

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Empowering Future Leaders

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott appeared on NECN's "The Take" to talk about the upcoming Youth Symposium, which took place on April 26.

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City Line

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott appeared on WCVB’s “City Line” to talk about the history and objectives of the Wheelock Youth Symposium.

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Inequality runs deeper than health law

Wheelock President Jackie Jenkins-Scott spoke on a panel on healthcare inequalities at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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Urban Update

Wheelock Chief Diversity Officer Marta Rosa appeared on WHDH’s “Urban Update” with Renee Omolade of the Lewis Family Foundation to discuss the issues to be discussed at the 2016 Youth Symposium.

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They’re getting along swimmingly in ‘Frog and Toad’

A preview of “A Year With Frog and Toad” which played from April 15-May 15.

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SCHOOL SPOTLIGHT: Lauren Bennett finds new home in Wampatuck

Lauren Bennett, a Wheelock alumna and school nurse at Wampatuck Elementary School, was profiled in this interview.

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Wheelock president, others to receive BBJ Leaders in Diversity awards

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott will receive the BBJ Leaders in Diversity Lifetime Achievement Award on May 26.

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Officials pay tribute to young survivors of abuse

Wheelock student Saraliz Maldonado is honored for her work advocating for victims of child abuse.

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Wilmington resident recognized by Care Dimensions, Child Life Council

Kristen Goodhue, a Wheelock alumna, was recognized for her work as a certified child life specialist.

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Is porn immoral? That doesn't matter: It’s a public health crisis.

Gail Dines argues that pornography is a threat to public health.

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March 2016

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After School Program Offers Free Tutoring, Healthy Meal In Roxbury

This WBZ-TV segment features Wheelock graduate student Beth Segers, who founded an afterschool program in a cafe in Roxbury providing free meals and tutoring to Boston students.

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10 Colleges Where Almost Everyone Gets Internships

Wheelock was recognized on "The Short List" for 100% of undergraduates completing internships.

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February 2016

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Here's Why Preschool Suspensions Are Harmful

Diane Levin coauthored an article analyzing data on preschool suspensions and associated negative impacts.

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Professor Credits Bridge Over Troubled Waters With Transforming Her Life

Wendy Williams was featured on WBZ-TV on her journey during and after receiving services from nonprofit Bridge Over Troubled Waters as a teenager.

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The Servant State: an interview with authors Geoffrey McCormack and Thom Workman

Geoffrey McCormack and his coauthor answer questions on their book about capital accumulation in Canada.

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January 2016

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Wilmington's Michelle Woods becomes Wheelock's women's all-time leading scorer

Wilmington’s Michelle Woods became Wheelock College’s women’s basketball’s all-time scoring leader during a game at Daniel Webster College.

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Polyglots, xenophobes and schools

Eric Silverman addresses the gift of language diversity and its impact on schools.

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The hidden harms of the US foster-care system

Lenette Azzi-Lessing discusses the realities of the US foster-care system and the associated consequences for the children involved in the system.

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Mayor outlines plans for schools, development

Wheelock student Amarielis Moralis comments on the Mayors proposed budget cuts.

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Mindfulness: 10 Lessons in Self-Care for Social Workers

Deborah Lisansky Beck provides lessons in mindfulness for social workers to practice their own self care.

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What I'm Reading: 'The Invention of Wings'

President Jackie Jenkins-Scott shares what she enjoys reading for both professional and personal enjoyment.

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