Liz Lavin

Articles by Liz Lavin

Adjunct professors receive little benefits and low salaries

Across the nation, hundreds of thousands of teachers work as adjunct instructors. Adjuncts are teachers who work part-time for small salary with no benefits. ?At Cabrini, adjuncts are heavily relied on and are expected to work for very little money and with very little chance of moving up to become a full-time, tenured faculty member.

Intern inside scoop from behind scenes

This semester I took an internship at The 10! Show on NBC10. To clarify a couple points; if you've never heard of it, it's like a local Regis and Kelly. And no, it's not named The 10! Show so it can air at 10 - which it doesn't. The network is NBC10, hence, The 10! Show.

Gore campaigns to reduce effects of global warming

Former Vice President Al Gore is hoping to change the world with three years and a $300 million ad campaign. The goal of the costly campaign is to urge Americans to push for a more aggressive reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Gore is launching the ad campaign with the Alliance for Climate Protection, a group he created in 2006.

Adjunct professors fight for equality

No job security, no benefits and pay that has been referred to as a "poverty wage." Sounds like a job a college student would hold, right? Wrong. The people employed in these jobs are on college campuses but not as students. They are adjunct instructors, instructors who teach part-time and colleges across the nation rely on them every year so they can offer a variety of courses and keep their classrooms full.

Celeb for Prez: The new trend

Every time I turn on the TV these days, I'm bombarded with constant coverage of the 2008 election, with everything from the previous night's debate to the one out-of-place hair on Hillary's head. Needless to say, it's just a little over the top. However, the one thing that stands out to me in this election is not the media digging for stories to keep things controversial.

Infant medication recall brings safety to children

Infant cold medicine is being voluntarily recalled because of "rising safety concerns and fear of misuse." I'm sorry - what? Some manufacturers recalling their infant medication are Tylenol, Pediacare and Johnson & Johnson. When I first heard about this recall my initial reaction was, what will parents do for their kids? How will babies stay healthy? However, as soon as I started researching the topic, my reaction quickly changed to, why is this just happening now? And why is it voluntary? Infant medication is not a new thing.

Mayor cracks down on illegal immigrants

Hazelton, Pa., is the battleground in the fight over illegal immigrants. Leading the fight is Hazelton Mayor Lou Barletta. Barletta cites incidents in his town that have led him to become the spokesman for laws cracking down on illegal immigrants.

Health care: should it be changed?

Share your stories and thoughts on health care. The public speak out on their personal opinions on healthcare.

Up ‘Til Dawn raises awareness

Garrison Coats is an active two-year old who loves playing with his dog and his cousins. So what makes Garrison different from any other little boy who loves to run around and play outside? Coats has Ewing sarcoma, the second most common type of bone cancer in children.

Officials investigate study abroad practices

A recent investigation into alleged unethical practices of study abroad programs could potentially make study abroad cheaper. Andrew Cuomo, New York's Attorney General, has issued subpoenas to organizations that provide study abroad programs to colleges, according to a recent New York Times article.

Agassi retires after 21 years

Tennis legend Andre Agassi ended his 21-year professional tennis career on Sunday, Sept. 3 after losing to Benjamin Becker during the third round in the U.S. Open. Agassi received a four-minute standing ovation on the court, and another standing ovation from fellow players in the locker room.


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