Binghamton University professor teaches how people can better explore diversity

first_imgBailey says the best thing you can do right away is simple listen. She went on to say, “For the individual now who wants to educate themselves, decide that you want to learn more and seek out those readings and articles and listen to people of African descent…and others…who have some knowledge about this.” As more people hear from protesters about racial injustice and oppression, many want to get involved and learn more. The question is, where do you start? Binghamton University history professor, Anne Bailey, has that answer. Bailey has been studying African-American history and so much more since her days at Harvard and University of Pennsylvania. Now, she teaches her students how they can be more open to diversity and what changes they can make once they learn more. If you’d like to learn more about Anne Bailey’s work on African-American history and contemporary issues, click here. She says though it is not a job for people of color to educate others, it’s good to listen when they are willing to share their experiences. Bailey says once you open up to this, the next thing to do is educate yourself with articles and books by black writers.center_img (WBNG) — In wake of the protests calling for more people to listen and be educated on the topic, BU history professor shows her insight on where to start. “W. E. B. Du Bois is a classic. What he writes is what you can see happening today. What you read of about 100 years ago, you can relate it to George Floyd, Trayvon Martin…it’s amaizng,” said Bailey. “You can take them apart and say, ‘hey, what about this can we now take to the next level?'” Bailey encourages people to not be ashamed of being unaware of some issues, but simply, be open to hearing about them.last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Investments to Improve Nine Airports Infrastructure,  Press Release,  Results,  Transportation Harrisburg, PA – Nine airports will make safety upgrades and expand operation opportunities with the assistance of $10 million in state investments, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.“Maintaining and expanding opportunities in our transportation system includes the more than 400 airports in our state,” Governor Wolf said. “Hundreds of thousands of jobs are supported by aviation in Pennsylvania and these investments will help them operate safely, expand to meet demands, or attract more growth.”The funds are administered by PennDOT’s Bureau of Aviation through the Aviation Transportation Assistance Program, which is a capital budget grant program funded with bonds. The program complements the state Multimodal Fund, which dedicates $6 million to aviation in this fiscal year alone. The fund was created by Act 89, a far-reaching transportation funding program that clears the way for significant investments in all transportation modes.Following is a by-county list of approved aviation projects under the programs with the state share:Allegheny County: Allegheny County Airport — $112,000 in state funding for a total project cost of $224,000 to rehabilitate an equipment storage building.Clinton County: William T. Piper Memorial Airport — $250,000 of state funds for a total project of $500,000 invested to complete improvements to existing hangars.Dauphin County: Harrisburg International Airport — $1,150,000 of state funds for a total of $2,300,000 to construct a skybridge walkway.Indiana County: Indiana County/Jimmy Stewart Airport — $337,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $450,000 to reseal and remark airfield pavement.Lancaster County: Lancaster Airport — $500,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,000,000 to construct new hangers and $502,319 of state funds for a total project cost of $1,004,638 to renovate and expand terminal.Lehigh County: Lehigh Valley International Airport — $6,060,681 of state funds for a total project cost of $12,121,362 to develop general aviation hangers.Luzerne County: Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport — $412,500 of state funds for a total project cost of $825,000 to relocate the TSA checkpoint.Lycoming County: Williamsport Regional Airport — $350,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $700,000 to relocate their airport fuel farm.Northampton County: Braden Airpark — $325,000 of state funds for a total project cost of $650,000 to construct a general aviation terminal.For more information on aviation in Pennsylvania visit www.penndot.gov June 06, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more