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6 British high street fashion names that could still be saved

It has been one of the toughest years in history for all retailers, globally. In Britain, some of our biggest and most popular firms remain jittery following abrupt store closures during the first stage of lockdown in spring, plus there is a general drop in consumer spending to contend with, as people have less occasions to buy new clothes for. John Lewis announced several shop shutterings amounting to 1,300 job losses, Marks & Spencer will axe 7,000 jobs, and Clarks will cut 50 out of its 345 UK shops.

But for certain high street brands which were already under pressure before the coronavirus crisis, the challenges of this year have pushed them to the brink – or over it, in many cases. The administration packages now being negotiated for these brands, often with foreign investment firms, typically prioritise a future of online-only trading, rather than in bricks-and-mortar retail. As well

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Major gift from Mellody Hobson ’91 names new residential college

Mellody Hobson and the Hobson/Lucas Family Foundation have made the lead gift to establish a new residential college at Princeton University. Hobson College will be the first residential college at Princeton named for a Black woman and will be built on the site of First College, formerly known as Wilson College.

Mellody Hobson poses with her mother at Commencement

Hobson, with her mother, Dorothy Ashley, at Princeton Commencement in 1991.

“This extraordinary gift will be transformative for Princeton,” said President Christopher L. Eisgruber ’83, who began discussing the gift with Hobson last year. “It will enable us to improve the student experience at Princeton and to reimagine a central part of our campus, while also recognizing a remarkable woman who is a positive, powerful force for change in the world. Mellody Hobson is a wonderful role model for our students, and we are thrilled that her name will now grace our newest residential

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Italian women take legal action over foetus graves marked with mothers’ names

A group of more than 100 Italian women have asked prosecutors to investigate who is behind the burial for nearly a decade of foetuses in graves marked with the names of their mothers in a cemetery in Rome.

The practice only came to light last week after one of the women, whose curiosity was sparked after reading about so-called “fields of angels” in local newspapers, discovered a plot with a wooden cross bearing her name and the date on which the foetus was buried at Prima Porta cemetery. She subsequently posted about her experience on Facebook.

Over 100 women have since come together for a potential class action amid a scandal that has also reignited the debate in Italy over the difficulties women have in obtaining safe abortions despite the procedure being legalised in 1978.

Differenza Donna, an activist group that filed the complaint to Rome prosecutors, said the women’s

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American Banker names U.S. Bank leaders to 2020 Most Powerful Women in Banking lists

American Banker has recognized U.S. Bank leaders among its 2020 Most Powerful Women in Banking, naming vice chairs Gunjan Kedia and Kate Quinn among 25 individual honorees on their respective lists and the company among five team honorees.

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Kate Quinn (left) and Gunjan Kedia (right) have been honored by American Banker in the publication’s Most Powerful Women in Banking and Finance lists for 2020. (Photo: Business Wire)

In an article accompanying the lists, American Banker wrote, “There are many women and men across financial services who are doing extraordinary work in a year unlike anything we have ever experienced before, Against this backdrop, where the circumstances have raised the bar for everyone, the women selected for this honor continue to stand out as the best of the best.”

Kedia, a vice chair and member of the 14-person Managing Committee,

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Baylor University Recognizes Gift by Ed and Denise Crenshaw, Names Hankamer School of Business Deanship in Honor | Media and Public Relations

The William E. Crenshaw Dean of the Hankamer School of Business recognizes lifetime of philanthropy by Florida couple

Contact: Lori Fogleman, Baylor University Media and Public Relations, 254-710-6275
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WACO, Texas (September 30, 2020) – Baylor University today announced the naming of the deanship at the Hankamer School of Business to honor William E. (Ed) and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Florida, for their support of the Give Light Campaign and the University’s Hankamer School of Business. The William E. Crenshaw Endowed Dean within the Hankamer School of Business was funded through a portion of the recently announced $5 million gift from the Crenshaws. The new fund will provide endowment support for the initiatives, programs and projects essential to the School’s dean in executing their vision for Baylor Business and the mission of the School.

“The Crenshaw name has become synonymous with support for

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