In Haiti many residents do not have clean drinking water

Dreams Across The Sea to Quench Students’ Thirst (L to R) Amanda Farahany, Sheryl McCalla (committee member), and Edward Buckley (committee member) at a water pump in Leogane, Haiti. ATLANTA (Aug. 24, 2012) – Atlanta’s Dreams Across The SeaGala will help Food For The Poor deliver life-saving, clean water to schools in communities throughout Haiti. The Caribbean-themed gala presented…

MIT: Merging tissue and electronics

New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — To control the three-dimensional shape of engineered tissue, researchers grow cells on tiny, sponge-like scaffolds. These devices can be implanted into patients or used in the lab to study tissue responses to potential drugs. A team of researchers from MIT,…

EBR Schools Canceled Friday, August 31, 2012

Please be advised that classes will be canceled on Friday, August 31, 2012.  This is inclusive of all after school activities.  Please be aware that home football games may be played on Sunday, September 2, 2012 or Monday, September 3, 2012 before 6:00 p.m.  It is anticipated that all classes will resume on Tuesday, September…

Yes, the Rich Are Different

As Republicans gather for their national convention in Tampa to nominate a presidential candidate known, in part, as a wealthy businessman, a new nationwide Pew Research Center survey finds that many Americans believe the rich are different than other people. They are viewed as more intelligent and more hardworking but also greedier and less honest.…

A Closer Look at the Parties in 2012

As the 2012 party conventions approach, the Democratic Party continues to maintain an advantage in party identification among voters, but its lead is much smaller than it was in 2008. In more than 13,000 interviews conducted so far in 2012, 35% of registered voters identify with the Democratic Party, 28% with the Republican Party and…

Middle Class: Fewer, Poorer, Gloomier

As the 2012 presidential candidates prepare their closing arguments to America’s middle class, they are courting a group that has endured a lost decade for economic well-being. Since 2000, the middle class has shrunk in size, fallen backward in income and wealth, and shed some — but by no means all — of its characteristic…

How to Protect Your Privacy Online

Protect your privacy and avoid identity theft. Cyber security, phishing, worms, firewalls, Trojan horses, hackers, and viruses seem to be in the news every day. Plus warnings to update your virus protection, watch out for online scams, protect your privacy, and watch what you click on are everywhere. But what does it all mean? And what…