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Jabari Jones is the President of the West Philadelphia Corridor Collaborative (WPCC,) where he is the convener of both small and large businesses. As president, Jones spends a lot of time speaking with businesses about the problems they are facing in growing, getting contracts, and generating revenue. 
February 2, 2021
Published by Capital Analytics Associates By Max Crampton-Thomas  
February 2, 2021
With the motto ‘Time to deliver: a fair, green and digital recovery’, Portugal takes over this Presidency with three major priorities for the EU:
January 28, 2021
During a year of unprecedented challenges, the Drexel community has come together in remarkable ways. We’ve taken new and innovative approaches to academic and student life, shifting to remote learning in a matter of weeks, pursuing life-saving research in the face of a global pandemic, and grappling with the great social imperative of our time — to foster a safe and welcoming environment for all, rededicated to overcoming prejudice and committed to racial justice.
January 28, 2021
The City of Philadelphia Vaccine Registry Please make sure you register so the city will invite you to vaccinate and let you know about vaccination sites. If you've registered already with COVIDReadi, this site does not share information with the city. So sign up for the city registration also! Vaccination Websites
January 25, 2021
by Sean Collins Walsh, Posted: January 6, 2021 A Philadelphia judge has ruled that the city’s attempt to collect $378,000 in delinquent hotel taxes from the Chamounix Mansion youth hostel is invalid, siding with the historic building’s nonprofit operator and two former mayors who testified that guests at the unique Fairmount Park institution should not be subject to the tax.
January 10, 2021
Energy Week at Duke is usually organized by seven student energy clubs across campus, with support from the Duke University Energy Initiative and the Center for Energy, Development, and the Global Environment (EDGE) at the Fuqua School of Business.
December 22, 2020
By Melissa Stevens US/ICOMOS held their International Symposium and Conference, U.S. World Heritage and Social Justice in the 21st Century on Nov. 12,  2020. According to the US/ICOMOS website, the symposium “promotes the conservation of world heritage and stronger connections to the global heritage community through advocacy, education, and the international exchange of people and ideas” 
December 17, 2020
By Sarah Sharp Sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center, Dr. Amr Al-Azm, a professor of Middle East history and anthropology at Shawnee State University in Ohio, spoke through Zoom on November 1st, on “Non-State Actors and the Preservation of Threatened Heritage in Syria.”
December 16, 2020