January 18

La Salle seals Final 4 bonus

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Kyle Negrito, who had 34 excellent sets on top of five aces for the Lady Tamaraws, said they won’t stop until they take the last available twice-to-beat bonus.“We will work very hard to win that game (against National University),” said Negrito.Kim Kiana Dy, Desiree Cheng and Majoy Baron turned in double-digit performances for the Lady Spikers, who got back at the Lady Falcons who dealt them a shocking 25-18, 15-25, 25-19, 25-22 defeat in the first round.ADVERTISEMENT Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle avenged its only loss in the UAAP women’s volleyball tournament by clipping Adamson on Thursday and sealed a twice-to-beat privilege in the Final Four while doing it.The in-form defending champion Lady Spikers needed four sets to down Adamson, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, to all but seal top ranking in the semifinals at Filoil Flying V Centre.ADVERTISEMENT Sato, Alba shock rivals, barge into q’finals Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina The win, the Lady Spikers’ seventh straight, also showed their readiness in scoring a repeat title run after rising to 11-2.It also gave struggling National University a free ride to the semifinals as it closed the doors on teams which can no longer notch seven wins, counting the Lady Falcons.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownAdamson bowed out with a 5-8 record.Far Eastern University strengthened its claim for the second twice-to-beat privilege by trouncing University of the East, 25-17, 25-15, 25-20, in the second game. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames View commentslast_img read more

January 14

Will the New Education Minister Change the System?

first_imgBarely a week following the designation of a new Minister of Education, some members of the public are of the view  that the new administration will not be different to change the educational direction of the country.However, others believe that the Ministry under Dr. Elizabeth Davis-Russell’s leadership will make a tremendous improvement—just as she transformed the Tubman University (TU) in Maryland County, over the past years.Those views about the incoming administrative structure at the Ministry of Education (MOE) were made when this newspaper quizzed some members of the public, particularly those in Monrovia, following the pronouncement of Dr. Russell’s name by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf as the Minister-designate for MOE.Some of those interviewed told the Daily Observer that the administration of Dr.  Russell will not succeed “unless she approaches the job in the same way she effected reformation of TU to its present status.”“Anything short of that, the education sector will continue to cry for improvement with regards to putting in place of quality education, mainly at the beginner’s level.“We expect that she will constitute a reform and amid her visionary temperament she will bring to bear the same kind of institutionalized tendencies that were manifested in the efficient, mature and responsible, manner in which she ran Tubman University.  There,  she involved the ‘best brains’ that made her administration purposefully workable for the past six years.Like the thinking of President Sirleaf, all other Liberians, including some of the educational partners, have perhaps placed their delicate confidence in Dr. Russell’s ability to lead the dawn of a new educational day in post-war Liberia.Before coming to the MOE, Dr. Russell served the TU for several years, transforming it to be rated as one of the best run institutions of higher learning in the country.Elizabeth Davis-Russell was born in Harper, Maryland County Liberia, to Former Supreme Court Associate Justice O. Natty B. Davis and Diana Dueh. She began her education at the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Day School in Harper, and then transferred to Cape Palmas High School where she completed the eighth grade. She attended Suehn Academy from where she graduated from high school. She continued her studies at London Tutorial College in the United Kingdom (UK), where she completed her ‘O’ Levels. She then went to the United States and attended Oakland University in Michigan where she completed a B.A. degree in Psychology in 1965. Dr. Russell was shortly thereafter accepted into New York University for graduate work. In 1966, she obtained an M.A. in Educational Psychology, following which she was accepted into Yeshiva University where in 1975, she obtained an EdD in Counseling Education.Desirous of fulfilling her dream to become a psychologist, she then matriculated at New York University and completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology in 1987. Upon graduation, she pursued Post Graduate Training and received certification in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at the Institute for the Study of Psychotherapy in New York, NY.Dr. Russell is a licensed psychologist in the State of California, where she had a private practice in addition to her passion for the teaching in the profession.In October 2007, Dr. Davis-Russell was appointed president for W.V.S. Tubman College of Technology in Harper, Liberia. She assumed leadership of the institution in July 2008. Prior to this position, she served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at the State University of New York College at Cortland. She has spent most of her career in higher education as a faculty member and then as an administrator.Prior to her appointment as the Minister of Education, she served in several other capacities both in government and private sector, the latest being president of TU where the institution now witnessed tremendous transformation.Dr. Davis-Russell is married to Thomas E. Russell. Their family includes daughter Dr. Allison Hader, son-in-law Dr. Daniel Hader, and son Scott Olie Russell.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more