Volume 47, Number 15 - March 29, 2010

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Padrón named chair in council

Miami Dade College President Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, has been named chair- elect of the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education.

Padrón, who was recognized as one of America’s foremost educators by Bill Clinton, and was nominated by George W. Bush to the National Institute for Literacy Advisory Board, will succeed Dr. John Sexton, president of New York University, in 2011.

MDC gets new aviation director

The Eig-Watson School of Aviation at Miami Dade College’s Homestead Campus has a new director, Diana Lewis. Lewis, the former director of the St. Lucie County International Airport, will start her new role on April 1.

Lewis was the director of planning and development/airport planner at the Broward County Aviation Department, a senior analyst and development officer at the San Jose International Airport in California, and she has served as a college professor.

Freedom Tower exhibit shows artifacts never before seen

Miami Dade College’s Freedom Tower will host the first ever exhibition of The Etruscans in Latium. The exhibition will expose Italian archeological artifacts never seen in public from places such as the Etruscans Necropolises of Cerveteri and Tarquinia, the museums of Cerveteri, Tarquinia, Viterbo, Vulci, Canino, Tuscania and Montalto di Castro.

The Etuscans in Latium will run from March 13through April 4. The exhibition is free and open to the public. Hours are Tuesday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturdays,  noon to 4 p.m.  

University’s in Georgia face budget cuts

Some universities in Georgia will suffer budget cuts. Universities have been asked to cut as much as $300 million dollars from their budget.

Schools such as Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Georgia, even had to eliminate their department of educational leadership, which resulted in students not being able to complete their education majors.

As many as 35 colleges and universities in Georgia are being affected by the cuts.

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