Airbnb to train volunteers for science research sabbatical
NEW YORK (AP) — Airbnb is offering a handful of people concerned about the environment a chance to participate in scientific research on how to help preserve it during an all-expense paid trip to...
GLEN ROCK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania school principal who wore blackface to a staff meeting last year is taking a one-year sabbatical and will return as a teacher.
ESPN anchor Bob Ley retires after 40 years with network
Bob Ley, a fixture at ESPN since the network's launch 40 years ago, has decided to step away.
The 64-year-old Ley announced his retirement Wednesday. He said during a phone interview that he...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The founder of the Vermont College of Fine Arts is planning to step down so he can focus on writing and teaching at the Montpelier school.
A cultural shift helps to keep talented mothers in the Navy
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Lt. Cmdr. Karen Sankes-Ritland never imagined life outside the military.
Her father was a Marine. Her husband is an explosive ordnance disposal officer. She's a Naval...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — An elementary school teacher has been awarded the 2019 Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical in honor of the Concord High School teacher and astronaut.
Religious leader returns to work after gender transition
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island religious leader who took a monthslong sabbatical while during a gender transition says she feels the happiest and freest she's ever been.
The Rev. Donnie Anderson tells WJAR-TV she "never doubted God's love for me."
Damon Evans hired as athletic director at Maryland
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The University of Maryland has hired Damon Evans to be its athletic director, completing the transition that started in October when Kevin Anderson took a six-month sabbatical from the post.
Evans joined the school in December 2014. He was named acting athletic director when Anderson began his sabbatical and maintained that job after Anderson resigned in April.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire high school teacher has been awarded a year-long paid sabbatical to further develop a concept he created and use it to teach American history through the lens of hip hop into a course.
The sabbatical program has been administered by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation since 1990 to honor Concord educator and astronaut Christa McAuliffe, who died in the 1986 explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island reverend will be taking a months-long sabbatical while transitioning from a man to a woman.
The Rhode Island State Council of Churches says its executive minister, Dr. Reverend Donald Anderson, shared with the board she is transgender and is transitioning. The organization granted Anderson a three-month sabbatical and notes she'll change her name from Donald to Donnie.
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — A University of Oregon law professor who wore blackface to a Halloween party in 2016 has returned to campus after a sabbatical.
University spokesman Tobin Klinger confirmed to The Register-Guard newspaper that Nancy Shurtz is back at work.
Utah businesses, legislators work towards better air quality (Feb. 10)
I now have 7,000 miles on a 2016 Nissan Leaf, problem-free. It has 105 mile range and will be even better with more charging stations. Considering trading up to a Chevy Bolt with 230 mile range. — JWL
AP Exclusive: Pope letter details concern over Chile bishop
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Vatican was so concerned about the fallout from Chile's most notorious pedophile priest that it planned to ask three Chilean bishops accused of knowing about his decades-long crimes to resign and take a year's sabbatical — a revelation that comes just days before Pope Francis makes his first visit to Chile as pope.
Priest leaves New London Greek church, questions linger
New London — Father Dean Panagos, who led the congregation at St. Sophia Hellenic Orthodox Church in New London for more than a decade, has taken a three-month sabbatical, resigned from the church and fueled speculation among parishioners about the reason for his sudden departure.
Church officials both in New London and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Boston, which presides over St. Sophia, have declined any comment on the matter.
De Villiers leads South Africa to victory over Bangladesh
PAARL, South Africa (AP) — AB de Villiers returned from his sabbatical with a blistering 176 off 104 balls to set up South Africa's series-clinching 104-run win over Bangladesh in their second one-day international on Wednesday.
De Villiers hit his career-best score in 50-over cricket in his first international innings in four months, taking South Africa to 353-6 after it was put in to bat by Bangladesh at Boland Park.
Maryland AD Kevin Anderson taking 6-month sabbatical
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Maryland athletic director Kevin Anderson is taking a six-month sabbatical.
Anderson made the announcement Monday in a statement on the school's website , saying he will be on a "professional development sabbatical."
Damon Evans, the executive director, chief financial officer and chief operating officer of the athletics department, will fill in for Anderson during his absence.
Companies offer quirky perks like guitar lessons, tattoos
NEW YORK (AP) — Sabbaticals, massages, or a home maid service? Bike maintenance, tattoos or guitar lessons? Some small and medium-sized companies are offering quirky and enviable perks to try to attract and keep the best workers.
The hundred staffers at marketing firm Velvet Media can periodically spend a month working at any of its offices — Denver, Tokyo, Bangkok or Venice, Italy — with the company paying their expenses, co-CEO Daniele Gatti says.
Former FAMU president to spend sabbatical at Penn
Elmira Mangum, the former president of Florida A&M University, will spend a half-year sabbatical at the University of Pennsylvania.
Mangum, who is an expert in education policy and leadership, will research the leadership pathways to Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other Minority Serving Institutions, especially for women.
Newton, Panthers need ‘sabbatical’ after rough season
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The inevitable has become reality: The Carolina Panthers won't be a part of the postseason for the first time since 2012.
After winning an unprecedented three straight NFC South titles, last year's Super Bowl losers were eliminated from playoff contention with a 33-16 loss to the Atlanta Falcons on Saturday.
Correction: UA President-Stepping Down story
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — In a story Sept. 23 about the University of Arizona president, The Associated Press reported erroneously on elements of Ann Weaver Hart's contract and the transition to her successor. Her contract expires in June 2018, and she will be allowed to take a one-year sabbatical under Board of Regents policies that are separate from University of Arizona rules.
A corrected version of the story is below:
UA president reaches agreement to allow for succession plan
W-B Area Releases List Of Furloughed Teachers
WILKES-BARRE — The Wilkes-Barre Area School District on Thursday released the names of 37 teachers losing jobs from furloughs — including two GAR Junior Senior High School teachers fired in April for an alcohol policy violation.
The two terminated teachers — Glenn Zimmerman and Jason Lukachinsky — were placed on the furlough list because their union filed a grievance and an arbitrator could order the district to reinstate them, district solicitor Raymond...