February 18, 2013 |
AMERICAN ISIS The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath By Carl Rollyson Carl Rollyson's refreshingly judicious and often eloquent portrait of Sylvia Plath, the sixth major biography published in the half-century since the poet's death in 1963 at age 30, arrives at an interesting moment. The confessional style, which Plath made famous with the searing lyrics of "Ariel," written during the months following the breakup of her marriage to the poet Ted Hughes, is no longer dominant. Robert Lowell, credited...
January 16, 2013 |
A group of 25 principals of D.C. public schools this week began a master's-degree program at Georgetown University , part of an effort to improve the quality of leadership in the city's schools. D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson — who earned an undergraduate degree at Georgetown and later a leadership degree there in 2007 — helped launch the program after she determined that principal training programs were lacking what she believed are the essentials needed to elevate the school system.
September 10, 2012
Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children Mark Kennedy Shriver is Vice President and Managing Director of U.S. Programs for Save the Children. He leads programmatic and advocacy efforts to improve the early childhood development, literacy, physical activity and nutrition of children living in impoverished rural communities across the United States. He also leads Save the Children's domestic emergency programs to ensure that the unique needs of children are incorporated into disaster preparedness, response...
June 19, 2012
President and CEO, Land O'Lakes Policinski has more than 30 years of experience in the food industry, and joined Land O'Lakes in 1997 as Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. He later became Chief Operating Officer of the Dairy Foods business unit, and was appointed President and CEO in 2005. Prior to joining Land O'Lakes, Policinski held leadership positions with Kraft General Foods, Bristol Meyers Squib and The Pillsbury Company.Policinski...
May 2, 2012
Everett G. Hopson, 89, a retired Air Force colonel and senior federal executive with the Air Force Department, died of a heart ailment April 18 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. The death was confirmed by his daughter, Christine Rosillo. Col. Hopson served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II, and in the Air Force from 1951 to 1971. He was a Korean War veteran. From 1973 to 1994, he worked for the Air Force Department and retired as chief of the Judge Advocate General's General Law Division.
April 11, 2012 |
Washington, D.C. narrowly cracks the top 25 in new rankings of the top start-up ecosystems in the world, trailing seven other regions in the United States with regards to output of innovative new companies. The rankings come courtesy of the Startup Genome project , part of a research project launched last February by a trio of successful entrepreneurs aimed at determining what allows some start-ups to take off and what drives others into the ground. Meanwhile, the data they collected over the past year has also...