October 6, 2008 |
Ken Moskow, a 48-year-old former CIA agent who worked in counterterrorism after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, died of the effects of altitude sickness Sept. 19 while climbing 19,000-foot Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania, with a group of agency friends. He was within 20 yards of the summit when he died. Born in Newton, Mass., Kenneth Andrew Moskow was a Concord, Mass., resident who had lived in Georgetown at times during his CIA career. Energetic and -- in his wife's words -- "enthusiastic about everything," he...
May 23, 2009 |
In an era when college students commonly take longer than four years to get a bachelor's degree, some U.S. schools are looking anew at an old idea: slicing a year off their undergraduate programs to save families time and money. Advocates of a three-year undergraduate degree say it would work well for ambitious students who know what they want to study. Such a program could provide the course requirements for a major and some general courses that have long been the hallmark of American education.
September 1, 2009
George L. Vance, 60, a musician who developed an innovative way of teaching the double bass to children, died of pancreatic cancer Aug. 16 at his home in Silver Spring. Mr. Vance was influenced by the work of the Japanese music educator Shinichi Suzuki, whose technique for teaching the violin to preschoolers became popular in the United States in the 1960s. Although the double bass was usually reserved for older students because of its size, Suzuki's success inspired Mr. Vance to adapt the method to the larger...
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...
December 1, 2008 |
Virginia Spevak and Dr. Michael Spevak, the husband and wife who were killed in their home in the Chevy Chase area of the District on Nov. 20, left twin legacies of community involvement and concern for others. Mrs. Spevak, 67, known to friends as Ginny, was a former development office coordinator at Green Acres School in Rockville, where she also taught fifth- and sixth-grade science. She retired in 2001, largely to devote time to caring for a girl in the D.C. government's foster-care program.
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.