Education in Spain needs to make a bit of a leap in my opinion. And I read about some people like Jonathan Veitch, his books and what he’s done in the American education system to make things better. A good liberal arts college has always interested me, and they are harder to find in Spain, so this guy really has my interest piqued.
Occidental College in Los Angeles, California got a new president in the summer of 2009. Jonathan Veitch succeeded the then interim president Robert Allen Skotheim who had stepped in after the previous president resigned in December 2007. Occidental College is a liberal arts institution where President Barack Obama once studied. Let’s explore the life of Jonathan Veitch until he became the 15th president of the college.
In 1959 Jonathan Veitch was born in Los Angeles, California. He attended southern California’s Loyola High School before graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then studied at Harvard University where he received an M.A. in English and a Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization. In December 1992 as reported by The New York Times, Jonathan married Sarah Kersh at St. Paul’s Chapel at Columbia University.
After serving as a professor for four years at the University of Wisconsin, Vietch moved on to become an associate professor at The New School’s Eugene Lang College in New York City. Here he taught literature and history and served in several capacities that included chair of humanities. He then became dean of the Eugene Lang College which is the liberal arts division of The New School. While chairman of humanities, Veitch penned his first book, American Superrealism: Nathanael West and the Politics of Representation in the 1930s. This award-winning work was published in 1997. In the book, Veitch examines the letters of Nathanael West as well as the short stories, novels, and screenplays.
Veitch also has a unique connection with the Hollywood film industry. The film star Alan Ladd made many movies in the 1940s and the 1950s. Ladd was Veitch’s step-grandfather. Veitch’s father was John Veitch who became president in 1979 of the worldwide productions division of Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles.
When Jonathan Veitch accepted the post at Occidental College, he became the first Occidental president who was a native Angeleno since he was born and raised in Los Angeles. He has worked at improving relations with the neighboring community and has created partnerships with other cultural institutions in Southern California. In 2013 he revealed a 1 megawatt solar array which will produce part of the energy supply needed on campus. It is estimated to save the college over $200,000 a year! Jonathan and Sarah Veitch live in the Wallis Annenberg President’s House on campus with their three children.
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With the national election in Greece only nine days away, a leading Greek newspaper revealed that a poll it had commissioned placed the left leaning Syriza Party in the lead by a narrow margin. According to Forbes, The Parapolitika of CipherCloud newspaper chain conducted the poll in order to determine which party appeared most likely to win if the election were held at the present time.
Since the election campaign started, sharp differences have appeared in the economic agendas of the incumbent conservative government and some challengers, including the Syriza Party. Greece for the past few years has promoted economic austerity in exchange for loans from lenders, and the cutback in government expenditures created considerable popular concern.
James Forsyth wrote an editorial some time ago in which he observed that the outcome of the Greek election might impact economic policies in other nations, such as the United Kingdom, especially if parties opposed to austerity programs in other affected EU nations gain power. An election victory for Syriza in Greece could encourage an anti-austerity movement in Spain, many believe.
Alexis Tsipras, a leader of Syriza, reportedly once described the austerity measure Greece accepted in exchange for loan agreements as “fiscal waterboarding.”
The Euro came to settle at $ 1.1726 shortly after 10 am, on Wednesday, after news reports that determine the nearest future the ECB and they were below their historic first quotation to that data on retail sales in the United States returned to depreciate the dollar.
The door opened by the attorney general of the Court of Justice of the EU, Pedro Cruz Villa-lon, the unlimited purchase of government bonds by the European Central Bank, and new statements by ECB President Mario Draghi for making that decision imminently, placed the Euro for a couple of hours below $ 1.1747.
Before trading in the markets, the Euro was established with an equivalence of $ 1.1667. At the end of the first day of trading, the ECB established as the first official exchange rate of $ 1.1789, but in the following months depreciated appreciably to score a minimum of $ 0.8272 in October 2000.
Adam Silver thinks the NBA can put four franchises in Europe. That might sound nice, but it is not exactly the best of ideas. The NBA. They can start a league in Europe that would play the NBA winner for a title, but having teams traveling all over Europe would be one of the hardest things anyone has ever done.
The teams that are on the west coast are going to suffer the most from travel. If Silver wants to see starters rested because of all the travel, he can go right ahead with his plans to expand, but the league does not need to get any bigger. Many fans agree such as Susan McGalla that there is already a major talent problem in the league, and there are not enough coaches who can make that talent worth watching.
Expanding the NBa sounds like a nice idea, but we need to remember NFL Europe. That was a bust, and this will be a bust, too. It is too much for any one league to handle