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Diane Roberts: Rick Scott’s higher education summit was missing one thing — educators

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Gov. Rick Scott recently convened a higher education summit. Minus the educators. The Commissioner of Agriculture was there. The COO of defense contractor Northrup Grumman was there. The head of the state Dept. of Economic Opportunism was there. So was the state university system chancellor, the Senate president, assorted business types and three head football coaches. But no professors. No teachers. That’s like having a confab on space travel and inviting only NASA’s senior accountant, the cafeteria manager at Johnson…

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Yearlong spacemen embrace fresh, frigid air back on Earth

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Ah, there’s nothing like a blast of fresh, frigid air to welcome you back to the planet after nearly a year cooped up in space. That’s the word from astronaut Scott Kelly, NASA’s space-endurance champ who returned to bitterly cold Kazakhstan on Wednesday, along with his roommate for the past year, Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko. In a NASA interview before heading home to Houston, where he arrived early Thursday, Kelly said it was “amazing” to feel the cold air when…

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