‘Learning to a Greater Degree Contract’

Dear Editor, The University of Central Missouri’s Board of Governors took a bold and necessary step forward when it adopted the conceptual “Learning to a Greater Degree Contract” as a way to help ensure students stay in school, graduate on time, and leave the University with a degree that has more value in a rapidly… Read more »

Art world shivers at sale of Henry Moore statue

By DANICA KIRKA (LONDON, AP) – The massive bronze sculpture is formally known as “Draped Seated Woman,” a Henry Moore creation that evoked Londoners huddled in air raid shelters during the Blitz. To the East Enders who lived nearby, the artwork was known as “Old Flo,” a stalwart symbol of people facing oppression with dignity… Read more »

Egypt raises customs on luxury imports

(CAIRO, AP) – Egypt’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi hiked customs rates on dozens of “non-essential” imports as part of the government’s efforts to increase revenues to revive the ailing economy. Morsi’s decree issued late Sunday raises tariffs on a wide range of luxury goods including shrimp, gambling tables, sunglasses, nuts, and fireworks. Egypt’s economy has… Read more »