May 16, 2013 |
RICHMOND — Democrat Terry McAuliffe has pulled slightly ahead of Republican Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II in the race for Virginia governor , according to a poll released Thursday. The Quinnipiac University poll shows the former Democratic National Committee chairman getting support from 43 percent of voters while Cuccinelli has 38 percent. A recent Washington Post survey had Cuccinelli up narrowly among registered voters, 46 to 41 percent, and ahead 51 to 41 percent among likely...
December 14, 2012 |
Some grandmothers pass down cameo necklaces. Katharine Cook Briggs passed down the world's most widely used personality test. Chances are you've taken the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator , or will. Roughly 2 million people a year do. It has become the gold standard of psychological assessments, used in businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. Along the way, it has spawned a multimillion-dollar business around its simple concept that everyone fits one of 16 personality types.
October 17, 2012 |
The chairman of the board of trustees of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, J. Tomilson Hill, has resigned, the Hirshhorn announced this week. Hill, 63, president and chief executive of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management and a vice chairman of the Blackstone Group, joined the board in May 1999 and became chairman in 2004. "After eight years as chairman, I decided that it was the right time to step down," Hill said in a statement. "It is my great hope that the Hirshhorn will continue its commitment to...
March 12, 2009 |
Wilmer C. "Bud" Dutton Jr., 88, a retired urban planner who served as chairman of the Prince George's County Planning Board and chairman of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, died Feb. 28 of complications from a stroke at Collington Episcopal Life Care Community in Mitchellville, where he lived. During his two four-year terms as chairman of the Prince George's Planning Board, he served -- in the words of a 1970 Washington Post article -- as "public relations man, promoter, drum beater and...
February 24, 2012
Sam Rothman GWU department chairman Sam Rothman, 92, a retired Navy Department chemist who became chairman of George Washington University's engineering administration department, died Feb. 12 at Bedford Court retirement community in Silver Spring. He had pneumonia. The death was confirmed by his grandson, Justin Sosne. From 1946 to 1955, Dr. Rothman worked at the National Bureau of Standards's plastics division helping develop plasma expanders crucial during loss of blood and plasma.
November 14, 2008 |
With one of the most renowned names in Fairfax County politics, Supervisor Pat S. Herrity launched his campaign yesterday for board chairman two decades after his father held the same office. Herrity, 48, is one of just two Republicans on the 10-member board and faces Democrat Sharon S. Bulova, the board vice chairman, in a special election likely to be held in February. They are vying to replace Gerald E. Connolly, who was elected to Congress last week. Herrity said he will emphasize the need for change in what he views as the county's...