• Exchange Student

    Q&A | French exchange student navigates UC during COVID-19 | News

    Rémi Carteret, an exchange student at the University of Cincinnati.  Provided | Rémi Carteret Over the past year, students at the University of Cincinnati (UC) and across the United States have gone through the ups and downs of COVID-19. Online learning, campus closures and isolation have contributed to stress, confusion and so many DIY projects.  The pandemic has become the new normal for many students as they continue to navigate the day-to-day uncertainty. Yet, despite the looming force the pandemic still holds, UC has been able to begin hosting exchange students on campus again. These students selected UC for many reasons, each one choosing to make the campus their temporary…

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  • Exchange Student

    LPSS employee accused of raping exchange student in French Quarter

    NEW ORLEANS, La. — A Lafayette Parish School System employee who allegedly had sex with a 16-year-old foreign exchange student at a French Quarter hotel is now facing statutory rape charges in New Orleans, according to criminal court records obtained by our media partners at NOLA.com. Police this week booked Kimberly Wellman-Rich, 36, as part of an investigation into her alleged abuse of the teen, who she and her husband were hosting in their home in the Lafayette-area community of Youngsville. Before being fired from her job of Feb. 23, she worked as a special education paraprofessional at Edgar Martin Middle School, the newspaper reports. Jeffrey Rich, 35, was also…

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  • Science

    The day Marie Curie got snubbed by the French science world

    In the early 20th century, radium was the hot “medicinal” product, and Madame Marie Curie its chief ambassador. Curie was the first woman to win the Nobel Prize for physics (shared in 1903 with her husband Pierre and fellow scientist Henri Becquerel) for isolating the element, and she became the Sorbonne’s first woman professor of general physics in 1906. But on Jan. 23, 1911, the French Academy of Sciences made a grave error against both history and science. At their meeting on that cold, winter day, Marie Curie was proposed for membership — and promptly voted down. Yes, you just read that last sentence correctly: One hundred and ten years…

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