Wednesday, January 28, 2015 Shevat 8, 5775

Simon's Fund to boost testing/research into Long QT Syndrome
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Daphna Berman, JE Feature
More than five years have passed since Simon Sudman -- then just 3 months old -- took a nap and never woke up. And the more time that goes by, the more his parents become determined to prevent sudden cardiac arrest among children, which ended their son's short life without warning. Simon's Fund -- the charity they created in his...
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A Pennsylvania state senator seeking to become the state's next governor introduced a resolution last week condemning anti-Semitism on college campuses. A draft of the resolution, prepared by State Sen. Anthony Williams (D-District 8), cites recent incidents at the University of California-Irvine and Columbia University, but does not mention any here in the Keystone state. Anti-Semitic behavior on campuses across...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Rosalind and Douglas Doman had done the math, and after crunching the numbers over and over again, they came to the conclusion that sending their children to religious school was a financial burden they weren't prepared to undertake. So, like many families, they put it off. "We waited until the last moment when I knew, 'This is it -- either...
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"Don't look at me. I know I'm handsome. Look at the page," David Rabeeya said playfully to his sixth- and seventh-grade students before switching back to Arabic. " Uskoot ," Rabeeya said a bit more forcefully. The septuagenarian somehow managed to come across as both jovial and stern as he made perhaps the most common classroom request in any language:...
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Aaron Passman, JE Feature
Drexel University has long made a point of sending its students for study abroad, as well as urging them to participate in co-op programs, but several new initiatives between Drexel and Israeli universities are also putting the focus on faculty exchanges and collaboration. During a 10-day trip in November, Drexel provost Mark Greenberg and interim president C.R. "Chuck" Pennoni led...
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