Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Av 3, 5774
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After producing two books, seven articles and a course that earned widespread accolades from the student body, James Russell was sure he'd be a shoe-in for tenure at Columbia University. But Russell, an expert in Armenian studies, soon learned that other factors besides the quality of his scholarship were under consideration. "Two senior professors in my department explained that I...
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Ryan Teitman
The congregation of Main Line Reform Temple, Beth Elohim learned a crucial lesson during the course of its $8.5 million renovation project: Sometimes, small projects can grow. And grow. And grow. "We ended up actually renovating the entire facility in one way or another," explained Rabbi David Straus. What started out as a project much smaller in scope eventually touched...
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U.S. Rep. Curt Weldon (R-District 7) is in the fight of his political life, and he hopes that his credentials on national security -- in several years, he could become chairman of the House Committee on Armed Services -- and his longtime service to Delaware County can carry him to an 11th term in Congress. But Democrats think they've found...
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A recurring 2006 election-year theme is playing itself out in the race for who will represent Bucks County in Congress. The Democratic challenger tries to link his opponent to an unpopular president and his war, as well as scandals stemming from disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff; the Republican works to emphasize his credentials as an independent moderate who's in step with...
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In an era where congressional incumbents often easily trounce challengers -- or face no meaningful opposition at all -- the hot-blooded rematch between U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach (R-District 6) and Democratic challenger Lois Murphy has both parties scrambling in a district that has emerged as a real battleground, one that perhaps represents something of a microcosm of American politics. Gerlach,...
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