Utopia Diabe, a 2015 graduate of St. Mary of the Mills School and rising junior at Lanham Christian School, is focused on throwing an annual Christmas party to benefit students and teachers in Camp-Perrin, in Haiti, with a long-term goal of rebuilding a local school. She has taken up sewing to raise the necessary funds to equip the 300 to 500 guests at the Christmas party with food, clothes, toys and school supplies.
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Welington Castillo, the 29-year-old backstop the Orioles signed to be the successor to longtime catcher Matt Wieters, will be with the club for two weeks before he joins the Dominican Republic WBC team. Castillo concedes he's a little uneasy leaving the Orioles, but the situation isn't as simple as it might seem.
I owe my life, political views and Cuban identity to Fidel Castro. I despise him and thank him for that. My father was born in Havana and my mother was born on the opposite end of the island in Manzanillo. Were it not for my grandparents' disgust with the Castro regime, my parents would never have met as young Cuban exiles in New Jersey. And I would not have been born as an American in Florida.
Ongoing conflicts in other regions, including the recent invasion of Mosul, and the U.S. presidential campaign have dominated the news, leaving updates on the worsening situation in Haiti to trickle out when they can. With Haiti only 700 miles off the shores of the United States, it is very much our neighbor, and as such deserves much more attention from us.
St. John's College, the liberal arts school that has campuses in Annapolis and New Mexico, is weighing whether to put its president in Santa Fe in charge of both — a proposal that's drawn consternation from students and others who worry the local campus will become subordinate.
Three members of the Harford Community College faculty traveled to Havana, Cuba, earlier this spring for the Maryland Community College International Education Consortium's 2016 Forum, "Effective On-Site Teaching for Global Awareness."
Johns Hopkins Hospital said Thursday it is appointing the first female president since the medical institution was founded 127 years ago. Dr. Redonda Miller, a 20-year Johns Hopkins employee, will begin her new duties July 1. She replaces Ronald R. Peterson who held the position for 19 years and announced he was leaving January.
It is from the confines of the private taxis that visitors can explore the particulars of the Cuban people, uncovering the Cuba few get to see. There, time spent with a host can equate to a friendship.