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More than 6,000 to receive degrees from Mizzou

The University of Missouri will soon celebrate the accomplishments of 6,019 students with more than 6,650 degrees at MU’s spring commencement ceremonies. University officials also will honor Kristy L. Weber, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, and Ed Rapp, a highly accomplished businessman and philanthropist.

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University officials will award honorary degrees to orthopaedic surgeon and philanthropist.

The University of Missouri will soon celebrate the accomplishments of 6,019 students with more than 6,650 degrees at MU’s spring commencement ceremonies. University officials also will honor Kristy L. Weber, a renowned orthopaedic surgeon, and Ed Rapp, a highly accomplished businessman and philanthropist.

“We couldn’t be more proud of our graduates, who have worked hard to reach this important milestone and are now ready for their life’s journey,” said Mun Choi, president of the University of Missouri. “We know that they will contribute as productive citizens and make important contributions to Missouri, the nation and beyond.”

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Of the 6,652 degrees MU is awarding during commencement weekend, 4,815 of them will be bachelor’s degrees, 1,137 will be master’s degrees and 272 will be doctorate degrees. There also will be 102 law degrees, 44 education specialist degrees, 116 veterinary medicine degrees, 107 medical degrees and 59 professional degrees awarded. Some students will receive more than one degree

In all, students from the graduating class hail from 50 states and 47 countries. There are more than 900 online students in the Class of 2023.

“The University of Missouri’s impact on the world can always be seen clearly at commencement,” said Michael Williams, chair of the UM Board of Curators. “Students from across the state and globe come together to celebrate their accomplishments and then will venture throughout the world to positively impact thousands of people every day. Our graduates truly make a difference, and it’s a privilege to be a part of this celebration.”

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Weber, who is among the most accomplished orthopaedic surgeons in the world and specializes in the treatment of children and adults with benign and malignant bone and soft tissue tumors as well as metastatic bone disease, will receive her honorary degree at the School of Medicine ceremony. Rapp, who worked for more than 37 years at Caterpillar Inc., where he was named group president and chief financial officer before he retired in 2015, will receive his honorary degree at the College of Engineering ceremony.

“These extraordinary students are on the cusp of taking their world class education at Mizzou and sharing their knowledge with others,” said Latha Ramchand, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “We look forward to seeing where they will go from here.”

Contact: Sara Diedrich, 573-882-3243, diedrichs@missouri.edu

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The Haunting Echoes of the Past: How Adolf Hitler’s Mindset Persists in Today’s World Issues

The Haunting Echoes of the Past: How Adolf Hitler’s Mindset Persists in Today’s World Issues

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In the annals of history, few names evoke as much fear and horror as Adolf Hitler. His rise to power in the 1930s and the subsequent atrocities committed under his leadership, culminating in the Holocaust, have left an indelible mark on the world. Yet, despite the passage of time and the lessons learned from the Second World War, the echoes of Hitler’s mindset can still be heard reverberating in the issues that plague our world today.

The seeds of Hitler’s ideology were sown in the aftermath of World War I. The Treaty of Versailles, which imposed harsh conditions on Germany, fueled a sense of humiliation and resentment among the German population. Hitler capitalized on this sentiment, promising to restore Germany to its former glory. He blamed the country’s problems on the Jews, who he claimed were part of a global conspiracy to undermine the Aryan race. This scapegoating allowed Hitler to rally support for his cause and set the stage for the horrors that were to follow.

Fast forward to the present day, and we can see echoes of Hitler’s mindset in the rise of far-right movements and the resurgence of antisemitism. In recent years, there has been a disturbing increase in hate crimes against Jews, as well as other minority groups. The Anti-Defamation League reported a 34% increase in antisemitic incidents in the United States in 2019, the highest level in decades. This trend is not limited to the US; similar increases have been observed in Europe and other parts of the world.

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One of the reasons for this resurgence is the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories online. Just as Hitler used propaganda to spread his message, today’s far-right groups use social media and other online platforms to spread their ideologies. These groups often promote the idea of a “globalist” conspiracy, echoing Hitler’s claims about a Jewish conspiracy.

Another way in which Hitler’s mindset persists is in the use of scapegoating to distract from real issues. Just as Hitler blamed Germany’s problems on the Jews, today’s leaders and movements often blame immigrants, minorities, and other vulnerable groups for economic and social issues. This strategy is not only morally reprehensible, but it also prevents real solutions from being found.

The legacy of Hitler’s mindset is also evident in the rise of authoritarianism and the erosion of democratic norms. Hitler’s rise to power was facilitated by the breakdown of democratic institutions in Germany. Today, we see similar trends in countries around the world, with leaders undermining the rule of law, attacking the press, and eroding checks and balances on their power.

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In conclusion, the echoes of Adolf Hitler’s mindset can still be heard in the issues that plague our world today. From the resurgence of antisemitism to the rise of authoritarianism, the lessons of history have not been learned. It is up to all of us to stand up against hate and bigotry, to defend democratic values, and to ensure that the horrors of the past are never repeated.

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Jewish Professor DENIED entry at Columbia University

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Jewish Professor DENIED entry at Columbia University, where he works as an assistant professor, after Palestinian activists blocked all Jews from entering. Staff at the university also deactivated his access card.

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Israel Strikes Back: Seven Cities in Iran Reportedly Bombed Amidst Escalating Tensions

Israel Strikes Back: Seven Cities in Iran Reportedly Bombed Amidst Escalating Tensions

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ISRAEL has reportedly BOMBED 7 cities in IRAN.

n a significant escalation of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Iran, reports have emerged that Israel has conducted airstrikes targeting multiple cities within Iran. This development comes in the wake of a series of retaliatory actions and heightened tensions between the two nations.

Over the past week, Iran launched a barrage of more than 300 drones and missiles against Israel in retaliation for a strike on its consulate in Syria, an event that has further exacerbated the already volatile situation in the Middle East. The attacks from Iran reportedly prompted a swift response from Israel, leading to the reported bombing of seven cities in Iran.

The recent strikes by Israel mark a noteworthy shift in the dynamics of the conflict, as it is the first instance of direct military action by Israel targeting Iranian cities. The move underscores the growing intensity of the hostilities and the potential for further escalation.

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While details about the targets and the extent of the damage are still emerging, the attacks have sent shockwaves across the region, with fears of a broader regional conflict mounting. The situation remains fluid, and both nations have been engaged in diplomatic efforts to de-escalate the situation.

The United Nations Security Council held an emergency meeting to address the crisis, with various nations expressing concern over the escalating violence. The international community has called for restraint and urged both sides to engage in dialogue to prevent further escalation.

Israeli officials have justified their actions as a necessary response to Iran’s aggression, while Iran has warned that any further attacks on its nuclear facilities could lead to a reevaluation of its stance on nuclear weapons. The situation remains tense, with both sides indicating a willingness to respond forcefully to perceived threats.

As the conflict continues to unfold, the international community watches with bated breath, hoping for a de-escalation of tensions and a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

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