HAWAII (OCN) — Outside of Hawaii, where can you see vehicles with Hawaii license plates? Well, try near any large military installation. Military folks are the most likely to take their cars along to the next duty station and this is also why you see license plates from other states in Hawaii.
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MASSACHUSETTS (OCN) — Around 9:00 PM on Friday, April 19, 2013, Boston Police Department tweeted that they captured the 19 year old Boston Marathon Bomber.
CONNECTICUT (OCN) — The following bands will perform on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at The Comcast Theatre.
Forever the Sickest Kids
Motion City Soundtrack
We Came As Romans
Reel Big Fish
Never Shout Never
Black Veil Brides
Bring Me the Horizon
Woe Is Me
I See Stars
The Story So Far
Like Moths To Flames
Stick To Your Guns
Hands Like Houses
The Black Dahlia Murder
The Early November
Upon a Burning Body
Middle Finger Salute
While She Sleeps
The Amity Affliction
For the Foxes
New Years Day
The Summer Set
Beebs and Her Money Makers
The Wonder Years
Sleeping with Sirens
Memphis May Fire
August Burns Red
I Can Make a Mess Like Nobody’s Business
The American Scene
Art of Shock
Big D and the Kids Table
Forever Came Calling
Lionz of Zion
Set It Off
Story of the Year
No Bragging Rights
Super Water Sympathy
The Cleopatra Complex
The Tower and the Fool
FLORIDA (OCN) — Thinking about attending college in New York? Well, if you are wondering it you can, the answer is yes. Keep in mind that you will have to pay “out of state tuition” which is more expensive than if you were a resident of New York so you would need to move and live in New York for at least two years before applying if you wanted to be able to get the instate tuition credit.
RHODE ISLAND (OCN) — Officials at the Coventry Police Department are attempting to track down a male suspect who used a counterfeit US$100 bill at a Coventry Stop and Shop.
A white male entered the store that sell flowers and proceeded to pass over a counterfeit US$100 bill to an employee at the florist counter. The man waited until the clerk took a phone call as a distraction to hand her the counterfeit money. He purchased a bouquet of flowers with the fake US$100 bill and received US$85 in change.
After examination, the bill was found to be a US$5 bill that was converted into US$100.
If you have any information regarding the identity of the suspect please contact Coventry Police Department at (401) 826-1100.
NEW JERSEY (OCN) — Essex County College’s Board of Trustees announced at its meeting on Tuesday morning that Dr. Edythe M. Abdullah has decided to take on a new professional venture and depart as the College President, effective March 31, 2013. Current Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gale E. Gibson will become Interim President on Monday, April 1, 2013.
“As I make the difficult yet exciting decision to take on a new professional venture, I am proud to have become a part of the Essex County College community, and to have been able to institute a list of notable accomplishments during my tenure,” said Dr. Abdullah, the College’s first female President. “I want to thank the Board of Trustees, College’s executive team, administrators, faculty, staff and greater Essex County community for opening your doors and allowing me to successfully lead the organization over the past three years.”
Selected to the College’s top position following a nationwide search conducted in 2009-2010 by the college’s Board of Trustees, Dr. Abdullah succeeded Dr. A. Zachary Yamba who retired after a 29-year tenure as President. Hallmarks of Dr. Abdullah’s presidency include initiating data-driven institutional assessment, enhancing workforce development partnerships, and no increase in the tuition rates over the last three years.
Earlier this month, the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) voted to reaffirm accreditation for Essex County College. The official word from MSCHE ends for the College a more than two-year process toward reaffirmation of accreditation, following the implementation of new sustainable, data-driven assessment cycles in Fall 2010.
Dr. Abdullah also restructured the organization to provide greater support and leadership to areas that directly impact student success. Her vision of four “Actionable Foresights” organized focused efforts on the Economy, Cost Burden to Students, Middle States Accreditation, and Leadership. The strategic vision created a unified direction for department objectives and budget decisions.
Under her leadership, ECC’s graduation rate rose from 5.1% to 7.2% in just three years. The retention rate also improved and the transfer rate before graduation decreased. Essex County College is one of only two 2-year institutions in New Jersey without a tuition increase since 2010-2011; simultaneously, she implemented new academic, administrative, capital projects, and professional development for faculty, staff and adjuncts. A stalwart supporter of technology-based learning, she led initiatives that saw the number of hybrid/online and distance learning courses increase from one in Spring 2010 to close to 30 courses per semester.
“The Board of Trustees witnessed the institution flourish as she developed many innovations in governance, partnerships, teaching and learning, and information sharing during her tenure,” said Board Chair Calvin Souder, Esq. “Over the past three years, she exemplified a passion for the comprehensive community college mission and built strong relationships with legislators, community leaders, governmental agencies, and business industry leaders. As we experience a period of transition, I am confident we are putting in place an Interim President in Dr. Gale Gibson who will be equally committed to achieving and building upon Dr. Abdullah’s success and on the long-standing mission of Essex County College.”
Dr. Gibson came to ECC after serving as founding Dean of the College of Freshman Studies, and Professor in the Department of Student Affairs and Services, at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York. Dr. Gibson earned her Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration with a concentration in Adult and Community College Education from North Carolina State University. She received a Master of Arts in Social Sciences and Counseling, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Binghamton University – State University of New York.
“I’m very impressed with the academic blueprint and support services in place at Essex County College,” said Dr. Gibson. “I hope to enhance and build upon the legacy that Dr. Abdullah and Dr. Yamba created to continue to enhance Essex’s role as a leading community college in the Newark, Essex County and the region.”
NEW JERSEY (OCN) — We mentioned two days ago that Dr. Edythe Abdullah might be leaving ECC and if that happens, students will be fortunate to have a second woman to lead ECC and that role would be covered by Dr. Gale E. Gibson.
CALIFORNIA (OCN) — Commission Junction will be performing a scheduled system upgrade on Saturday, September 15th, beginning at 7:00am PDT. Service should be restored by 10:00am PDT.
Tracking and recording of transactions will be fully functional during this time, but all other capabilities will be offline for the duration of the upgrade and reporting should be up to date shortly after the system is back online.
NEW JERSEY (OCN) — Essex County College (ECC) will once again have a zero percent tuition increase for the 2012-2013 academic year, President Edythe M. Abdullah announced last week. The tuition and fee schedule, approved by the College’s Board of Trustees on Tuesday, May 22. The decision holds tuition at the 2010-2011 rate, making it the second consecutive year that tuition and fees will remain unchanged.
“The College made the difficult-but-necessary decision to continue to hold the line on any tuition increases for a second straight year,” Dr. Abdullah said. “The decision reflects our commitment of trying to lessen the cost burden on our students, and ensuring that Essex County College stays affordable in a tight economy. Many of our students make significant sacrifices to attend college, and they know the result of their hard work is earning a degree or certificate at a comprehensive college that will put them on the path to self-sustainability.”
Tuition, exclusive of fees, is $108.50 per credit hour. The last increase was in 2010-2011 which, at the time, was 4.8% over the previous year.
“By approving that the tuition and fees schedule remain the same, we once again affirm our commitment to our mission of being an open access community college,” said the Reverend Reginald T. Jackson, Chair of the College’s Board of Trustees. “It is especially gratifying that we were able to approve the freeze just a day before our 43rd Commencement (held May 23), which saw close to 1,400 students graduate and well-positioned to take the next step in their educational journey and in their career paths.”
“We are walking a hard line on our budget and approving items with the biggest academic impact for our students, while supporting institutional priorities such as technology, professional development for faculty and staff, and enhanced retention efforts.” added Dr. Abdullah.
Dr. Abdullah came to ECC in April of 2010 and this is the second Essex budget cycle that she is overseeing. “The Economy” and “Cost Burden on Students” are two areas that President Abdullah identified as “Actionable Foresights,” or priorities, for the institution. The concept of the Actionable Foresights into the College’s planning process was first introduced by President Abdullah at Convocation in August of 2010.
Under each actionable foresight, the institutional goals coupled with strategic plan objectives and Middle States standards, are the guiding forces behind the progress and developments at the College. The new college budget and academic year begins July 1.
WASHINGTON (OCN) — Is Amazon aware of the EC2LinkFinder situation we reported on March 7, 2012 and is researching comments on Search Engines?
As you can see in the screenshot above, they might have an idea especially if webmasters from all over the globe are sending complaints to them via Facebook, Twitter and on technology forums.