Republican leaders have added Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) to the Senate Armed Services Committee for the second session of the 115th Congress, making South Carolina the second state, along with Nebraska, to have two members on the panel. Scott, who is taking the seat vacated by Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), will serve alongside his state’s senior senator, Lindsey Graham (R), reported Defense News. The Democratic lineup for the committee will not change this year. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
SALEM, MA — — Theresa Valenti, of Wilmington, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Valenti was initiated at Salem State University.Valenti is among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.Phi Kappa Phi was founded in 1897 under the leadership of undergraduate student Marcus L. Urann who had a desire to create a different kind of honor society: one that recognized excellence in all academic disciplines. Today, the Society has chapters on more than 300 campuses in the United States and the Philippines. Its mission is “To recognize and promote academic excellence in all fields of higher education and to engage the community of scholars in service to others.”Since its founding, more than 1.5 million members have been initiated into Phi Kappa Phi. Some of the organization’s notable members include former President Jimmy Carter, NASA astronaut Wendy Lawrence, novelist John Grisham and YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley. Each year, Phi Kappa Phi awards nearly $1 million to outstanding students and members through graduate and dissertation fellowships, undergraduate study abroad grants, funding for post-baccalaureate development, and grants for local, national and international literacy initiatives. For more information about Phi Kappa Phi, visit http://www.phikappaphi.org.(NOTE: The above announcement is from Phi Kappa Phi via Merit.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email [email protected] this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedValenti Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyIn “Education”STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Wilmington’s MacInnis & McDonald Initiated Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyIn “Education”Wilmington’s Bransfield & Carroll Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi Honor SocietyIn “Education”
Thanga TamilselvanTwitterAmma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagam (AMMK) propaganda secretary and disqualified MLA Thanga Tamilselvan joined the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday in the presence of party chief MK Stalin.Earlier, there were rumours that Tamilselvan will return to All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). But he shifted his focus to DMK after his plans on returning to AIADMK failed due to his sour relationship with Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.”MK Stalin has provided able leadership to the party and only he can give good governance to the state, this has been proved with the kind of mandate which DMK got in recently concluded elections, therefore I’ve joined DMK,” said Tamilselvan.Tamilselvan was a close aide of AMMK chief TTV Dhinakaran till the party miserably lost the recent polls. Both Tamilselvan and Dhinakaran were blaming each other for the party’s failure in the state.An audio clip of Tamilselvan was also doing rounds on the internet in which he claimed that Dhinakaran never used to counsel with senior leaders of the party over major decisions. After the squabble with Tamilselvan over the failure of AMMK, the party ousted him.Tamilselvan has also claimed that more office-bearers from AMMK would join DMK and it would take some time for him to organise a meeting with party leaders. However, the duo’s fallout will be a gain for DMK as his stronghold in Theni constituency will add more power to the party and boost the party’s image.