HARTLAND, Wis. — Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota was soundly defeated Tuesday in his bid to reclaim the Republican nomination for governor, a remarkable upset that demonstrated President Trump’s tightening grip on his party and the difficulty those who have criticized him in the past are facing with today’s primary voters.
Mr. Pawlenty, who called Mr. Trump “unsound, uninformed, unhinged and unfit to be president” in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election, lost to Jeff Johnson, a local official and former state lawmaker who was the Republican nominee for governor in 2014, The Associated Press reported.
On a night when voters in four states went to the polls, Democrats delivered groundbreaking primary victories for a transgender woman in Vermont, a Muslim woman in Minnesota and an African-American woman in Connecticut, while voters in Wisconsin nominated a top state education official, Tony Evers, to challenge Gov. Scott Walker, one of the most vulnerable high-profile Republicans of the midterms cycle.
Marketing diva Bozoma Saint John has a daunting task in her new role as the chief marketing officer at Endeavor Global Marketing—helping Papa John’s pizza navigate its current public relations nightmare.
James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today. Page comes to Vanderbilt from Johns Hopkins Medicine, where he served as vice president and chief diversity officer since 2014. He will join Vanderbilt Aug. 17.
Actor Will Smith has joined basketball star Kevin Durant and others in a venture-capital fund that seeks to increase diversity in the tech industry.
“The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” is teaming up with Silicon Valley investor Andreessen Horowitz in an effort to increase interest in technology among black Americans. Profits from the $15 million fund will be funneled to organizations with the same goal.
CLEVELAND, Ohio – Helen Forbes Fields, a trustee at the Cleveland Museum of Art, said that she recently saw a guard turn away a young black man when he pushed open the North Lobby doors as the museum was about to close.
Forbes Fields, who is black, said she feared that the abrupt tone in the guard’s voice might have made the visitor feel unwanted. So she told the young man he would be welcome to come back the next day at 10 a.m.
What’s it like interning at Facebook?
Facebook is a great place to work for a number of reasons. Between the unbeatable intern benefits package, the amazingly talented full-time employees, and the groundbreaking work that the company does each day, I was hard-pressed to find a better opportunity for the summer. Most important for me, however, is Facebook’s support system.
Heather Heyer was killed one year ago in Charlottesville, Virginia, protesting against a white nationalist rally. As the anniversary approaches, her mother has taken up Heyer’s fight.
Plenty of Silicon Valley elites know that diversity and inclusion are huge problems for their companies. But figuring out how to fix that problem has been a lot less clear. Now, a group called All Raise is trying to jump-start the conversation by bringing together about 80 venture-backed founders to share their experiences and to help each other build stronger company cultures. The event will be on August 13 in San Francisco, with speakers including LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock partner Reid Hoffman and Silicon Valley recruiter Jana Rich.
here are a lot of actors who could play 007 once Daniel Craig retires from the role he despises: Tom Hardy, Michael Fassbender (even though he’s Irish), Tom Hiddleston (of Hiddleswift fame), David Oyelowo (who actually voices the character in the audiobooks). Hell, even controversially-mustached human man Henry Cavill thinks he has what it takes.
But there’s only one actor who should be the next James Bond, and that’s Idris Elba.