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Last month, President Obama's oldest daughter, Malia, announced she plans to take a year off between graduating high school and starting her studies at Harvard.

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Tim Hedrick's obituary has been posted, which says a public memorial service will be 7:30 p.m. in Xavier University's Cintas Center.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, says Michael Riesenbeck, manager for Cintas Center arena events and guest services.

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  Late last month, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley proposed raising the minimum wage for full-time city workers to $15 an hour. An increase in the minimum wage has been discussed all around the country. Just last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation raising California'’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 and New York is following in California's footsteps.

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Islamophobia is fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims spread by negative stereotypes, often in the media and recently from politicians. It results in discrimination and marginalization of Muslims. From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia, taking place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Wednesday, is a community conversation that will explore ways to create a more inclusive community free of this prejudice.

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  The National Cooperative Business Association has identified about 29,000 co-ops in the United States, employing more than 2 million people and generating more than $650 billion in revenue each year. Co-ops offer a wide range of goods and services, including childcare, healthcare, food and housing. Advocates point to them as a way to change the economic landscape of struggling communities.
 

Here  to discuss the potential of cooperatives, how the co-op movement is growing in Cincinnati and an upcoming conference at Xavier University on the cooperative economy are Director of Interfaith Business Builders Tim Kraus; founding member and President of Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, Kristen Barker; and Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York, Jessica Gordon Nembhard.

Xavier University will host The Cooperative Economy:  Building A Sustainable Future,  April 21-22 at the Cintas Center.  Click here for more information.

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The mission of the Beyond Civility project is to teach, demonstrate, and encourage forms of communication that promote understanding of people's’ opinions. The organization furthers thoughtful communication through a series of workshops, lectures and programs. Next month, Beyond Civility is presenting the panel discussion, Implicit Bias: understanding how your biases may contradict your chosen values.

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Bill Hemmer takes a break from “America’s Newsroom” to head home and speak at Xavier University on April 13.

The Fox News Channel anchor from Delhi Township will address Xavier University’s Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Luncheon. His topic: “Leadership: How To Get ‘From Here To There’ Through Technology, Experience And Hard Work.”

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Over-the-Rhine has experienced a remarkable transformation during the last decade. It will soon get a new entertainment district that could double the amount of bars and restaurants in the area. The real estate market is one of the most sought after in the city, and the number of affordable housing units have decreased.

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As we see daily in news reports, religion and politics can be polarizing, with individuals becoming so emotionally attached to one side of an issue they become incapable of seeing any positive aspects in opposing views, or inconsistencies in their own beliefs. Interfaith dialogue is one tool being promoted to resolve conflicts. It encourages people to recognize their commonalities, and have reasoned, thoughtful discussions about their differences.

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Last year when President Obama announced the United States was renewing diplomatic relations with Cuba, companies here began working on plans to introduce their products to the Cuban market.

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George Clooney started shooting “The Ides of March” in Northside 5 years ago today, Feb. 10, 2011, jump starting Cincinnati’s current movie renaissance nearly 25 years after “Rain Man” filming here.

Clooney directed and starred in the political thriller about dirty politics during a Pennsylvania governor’s (Clooney) campaign for president in the Ohio primary.  The film was nominated for an Academy Award in 2012 for best adapted screenplay with business partner Grant Heslov and playwright Beau Willimon.

The first day of shooting was a family affair.

  From afar, the Iowa caucuses look like a chaotic state fair midway, with candidates playing bumper cars as they careen around the state in search of voters for Monday’s first-in-the-nation caucus.

Yes, it chaos – controlled chaos, but chaos nonetheless.

But when you are there on the ground, watching it up close, as 19 Xavier University students were last weekend, it is a whirlwind, but one that makes sense.

And, as the Xavier students found, one that the people of Iowa revel in every four years.

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In April of 2001, Cincinnati experienced three days of riots, sparked by the shooting death of Timothy Thomas, an unarmed 19-year-old African American, by Cincinnati Police Officer Stephen Roach. Next month, Xavier University will host a Town Hall meeting, “Fifteen Years Later: The Cincinnati Riots and the Future of the City,” to reflect on what we have learned and the progress we have made since the social unrest and riots of 2001, and discuss what the future might hold for our city.

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The Incline Incubator is a faith-based organization that encourages sustainable employment in the urban core by equipping local residents with the tools they need to build businesses that strengthen the community. The incubator is currently working to create jobs and wealth for the people living in Price Hill.

Christopher Wilke is an acclaimed lute player and once taught lute and guitar at Xavier University.

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