Life and politics from the Sunshine State's best city

Tag archive

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Uber, (RED) join forces Tuesday to raise money & awareness for World AIDS Day

in Uncategorized by

Uber kicks off the holiday season Tuesday with an ambitious goal: an AIDS Free Generation. In celebration of the third annual World AIDS Day — December 1, also known as “Giving Tuesday” — the San Francisco-based on-demand service is partnering with AIDS charity (RED) in its mission to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV globally by 2020. Users in over 150 cities will see cars turn red in the Uber app, and will have an opportunity to add five dollars above…

Keep Reading

Inaugural ‘Leadership in Education’ class seeks to boost Florida schools to national prominence

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

This September, a group Florida educational professionals and leaders will be going back to class with a new lesson plan – to elevate the state’s K-12 public schools to national prominence. “Leadership in Education” is an eight-month project of Leadership Florida. During four program sessions, the inaugural 34-member class will bring together superintendents, school board members, teachers and educational professionals, as well as business, civic and association leaders to focus on critical education issues. Funding for the program come through grants…

Keep Reading

Hillsborough Democrat Naze Sahebzamani to take on Ross Spano in HD 59 race

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Although Eastern Hillsborough County has been the graveyard for Democrats in legislative races for awhile now, the party came awfully close back in 2012 to winning the House District 59 seat. That’s when Gail Gottlieb fell just short in attempting to defeat Republican Ross Spano for the open seat, ultimately losing 51-49 percent. The district covers Brandon, Riverview and Valrico. Spano easily won re-election in 2014 over Democrat Donna Lee Fore, and will no doubt be considered the early favorite going into…

Keep Reading

Harvard’s Julio Frenk is new University of Miami president

in Statewide/Top Headlines by

Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fundraising at Harvard during his recent tenure there, was tapped Monday as the next president of the University of Miami. The school’s board of trustees unanimously approved Frenk’s selection. He’ll take office Sept. 1, three months after former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala‘s tenure ends. Shalala, who has been president since 2001, succeeded in raising the profile of a school now consistently ranked…

Keep Reading

Go to Top