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  • Awaiting Fate Is The Hardest Part

    Waiting to learn results of a decision you believe will decide your destiny is the emotional equivalent of having an itch in your shoulder blade right below where you can reach. If it goes on long enough, it can make a sensible person abject and send...
  • How to give a commencement speech after you've been fired

    The close of May brings with it so many iconic images: warm temperatures, blooming foliage and a long line of college graduates who stride across stages nationwide to accept diplomas, snap selfies and solemnly move tassels from right to left,...
  • Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86

    Maya Angelou, who vividly detailed the black experience, dies at 86
    Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
  • Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'

    Jill Abramson, ousted NYT editor: 'Losing a job you love hurts'
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University on Monday that, like them, "I’m a little scared - and a little excited.’&...
  • Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays

    Jill Abramson tells graduates she's 'scared ... excited,' but tattoo stays
    In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited." Abramson, the focus of a...
  • Jill Abramson proves commencement talks are meant to be forgotten

    Jill Abramson proves commencement talks are meant to be forgotten
    If ever there was a chance to give a rabble-rousing commencement speech devoid of forgettable platitudes, Jill Abramson had it. She declined.  Oh, she gave the speech, to the graduating class of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, on Monday. She...
  • Jill Abramson shows what a female editor is made of

    Monday morning, Jill Abramson kept a promise she'd made months ago to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest University. She had every reason to cancel. She didn't. She said little about her firing as editor of The New York Times less than a...
  • Maya Angelou's memorial service to be live-streamed

    Maya Angelou's memorial service to be live-streamed
    Seating will be limited for Maya Angelou’s private memorial service at the campus of Wake Forest University on Saturday, officials said. But in another sense, the entire world has been invited — the proceedings will be live-streamed, the North...
  • Gloucester mentoring program expands art to local teens

    Gloucester mentoring program expands art to local teens
    GLOUCESTER – Art is a powerful form of expression and one that you can never learn enough about, according to artist Steph Brown. "It's full of raw emotion and it's not always pretty nor should it be," Brown said. "It's a silent language – a...
  • Simsbury Man Works To Bring Students On Medical Missions To Ecuador

    Simsbury Man Works To Bring Students On Medical Missions To Ecuador
    SIMSBURY — Simsbury's Paul Martel has spent the last seven years building a medical clinic in Ecuador with help from local physicians and community members. The 62-year-old, who is the President of YHB Investment Advisors in West Hartford, is also...
  • Harford residents earn college honors

    WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY: Gerard Neely, of Forest Hill, graduated from Wake Forest University on May 20. JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: The following students graduated from James Madison University May 4: Christopher Petty, of Jarrettsville; Rachel Otto, of...