Michael Kerr did not mention the settlement offer when he spoke with NPR Friday nor in a written statement he provided. He acknowledged that he failed “to pay my obligations to my children.” “For a time,” he wrote, “my life was a mess. I became addicted to drugs.” He added in the interview that he is “doing everything I can to get that [child support] situation squared away.”A biography posted on the Web site of a recent employer says Kerr has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.

Is clearly an area of passion for Michael and we thrilled that he will be further enhancing the work started by Mary Rouse, says Provost Peter Spear. Has a great rapport with students and is known as an advocate for student engagement with the community. In addition, Thornton says working in the Morgridge Center will allow him to explore one of his personal and professional interests: Breaking down racial and cultural boundaries and reaching out to all segments of the Madison community..

You tartly cite Harvard psychoanalyst William Pollack, whose bestselling book, “Real Boys,” has been tirelessly promoted by Oprah Winfrey in her ever lengthening chain of white male gurus and black earth mothers. I know from the testimony of friends that Pollack is a superb therapist. But I’m afraid I must agree with your skepticism about his approach to current social issues.

According to the Global Skills Index from recruitment group Hays and consultancy Oxford Economics, the skills shortage in Britain worsened for a fourth consecutive year in 2015. Putting coding on the curriculum and investing in apprenticeships are steps in the right direction, but it is also vital that we are attracting the best talent from around the world. The UK is now home to a world class startup ecosystem, but if we want those companies to scale, they need to be able to hire the best person for the job, wherever they come from.

Austin Area Interreligious Ministries hosts “A Generation Without Hate,” a symposium honoring children and young adults working to end prejudice, Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30pm, at the First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover. The evening begins with a light dinner, followed by presentations from Baha’i Youth Dancers, the National Coalition Building Institute, the OutYouth program, GenAustin, the Community Mentoring Network, and others.

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