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City should learn from education bright spots

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Metro-Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) is one of the most diverse school districts in the Southeast, if not the entire U.S.  It is a district that serves not only diverse ethnicities, but also a myriad of cultures and languages from around the globe and almost every income level in the socio-economic spectrum.  Student diversity brings both opportunities and challenges to the district that can never be met if the community and the school board continue to...

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Five things we learned from the Presidential debates

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Now that the debates are over, it’s time to set the stage for the final stretch of the campaign. Nov. 6 happens in two weeks and what do we know now that we didn’t know three weeks ago before the debates even happened? 1. Mitt Romney has a chance to win this election though it is still south of an even 50-50 chance. The first debate allowed people to see Romney as more than a...

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Election 2012: Keep an eye on college voters in 2012

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Linda Schacht will host debate-watch and discussion parties for students and the community tonight (10/16) and Monday (10/22) in Shamblin Theatre. For more information click here. While signs indicate that college voters are not as engaged in election politics in 2012 as they were in the high watermark year 2008, the power of the college vote is still crucial to the 2012 election and students should strive to make their voice heard, said Linda Peek...

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Pharmacy compounding is nothing to be afraid of

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While the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Lipscomb University College of Pharmacy are with those impacted by the fungal meningitis outbreak, I thought I would take this opportunity to assist the community in understanding what is occurring. You may have heard a lot of talk about “compounding” since this outbreak started. Compounding is a core component of the art and science of pharmacy. It is simply the preparation and mixing of ingredients, assembling...

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Avoiding West Nile virus just takes common sense

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Nashville is experiencing its toughest year fighting West Nile virus since 2008. Now that the virus has claimed the life of a local resident, it’s an appropriate time to get serious about avoiding mosquitoes, which could transmit the disease from birds to people. But it’s not the time to lose your head and barricade yourself inside your dorm room (especially if you have classes with me!). It's pretty important to recognize the actual risk of...

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