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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Smithsonian Institution Taps Cornell’s President As Next Leader

By Mike Boehm, Los Angeles Times David J. Skorton, a cardiologist who has spent the past decade as president of Cornell University and the University of Iowa, will be the next head of the Smithsonian Institution starting in July 2015. Skorton, 64, will be the first physician to serve as secretary of the Smithsonian, a […]

March 11, 2014

New York Declares War On Swans

New York (AFP) – In Britain, wild swans may be prized for their beauty and protected by the Queen, but the U.S. state of New York has declared war on them, branding them a violent menace. Draft proposals to kill or resettle the state’s 2,200 wild mute swans by 2025 may be supported by some […]

January 31, 2014