Day: May 2, 2021

White Sox Honor Palos Heights Nurse For 42-Year Career

CHICAGO, IL — A Chicago-area nurse who has dedicated over 40 years of her life to caring for others will be recognized Sunday for her hard work in the world of breast cancer.

Patrice Stephens, a South Side native who now lives in Palos Heights, has been named the Chicago White Sox’s honorary bat girl, a position dolled out each Mother’s Day to a person with a strong connection to breast cancer.

Stephens — a 21-year breast cancer nurse navigator at Advocate Christ Medical Center — was nominated to be the Sox’s honorary bat girl by her colleagues at Gilda’s

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Decision Day 2021: How Teens Are Sharing College Acceptances (and Rejections) After a Rough Year

As long as there’s been social media, there have been people sharing their accomplishments, to the delight or displeasure of their friends. But lately, perhaps no category of social-media brag has become more divisive than the college-acceptance post.

Many people cheer such posts, arguing that after four years of hard work, high-school seniors and their parents should shout the news from the rooftops. But many others loathe them, saying the not-so-humble brags add to the pressure around college admissions and inevitably leave others feeling bad.

After the unusual year students have had, many members of the last two high-school graduating

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Biden Has Elevated the Job of Science Adviser. Is That What Science Needs?

On the campaign trail, Joseph R. Biden Jr. vowed to unseat Donald J. Trump and bring science back to the White House, the federal government and the nation after years of presidential attacks and disavowals, neglect and disarray.

As president-elect, he got off to a fast start in January by nominating Eric S. Lander, a top biologist, to be his science adviser. He also made the job a cabinet-level position, calling its elevation part of his effort to “reinvigorate our national science and technology strategy.”

In theory, the enhanced post could make Dr. Lander one of the most influential

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Virus, technology, unrest make stressful year for teachers

MANOR, Texas (AP) — The school bell rings, and about a dozen masked first-graders turn to the monitor and wave hello to their classmates — each a tiny Zoom square representing the other half of the class. The teacher — standing behind a plexiglass wall — shares her screen, grabs a pointer, juggles a laptop, projector, marker and board and embarks on another act of her one-woman show.

Ana Saul Romero has seen many changes in teaching methods, testing and technology during her four decades as a teacher. But the past year packed in a lifetime’s worth of tumult.

“It’s

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