William J. Craft, dean of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and vice president for academic affairs, was named the 11th president of Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn. Search committee chair Randy Boushek called Craft "an excellent fit," saying he "brings a wealth of experience and a passion for the liberal arts and Lutheran higher education." At Luther, Craft helped revise the curriculum and assisted with the design and implementation of strategic planning. He succeeds Paul J. Dovre, who took the helm again in the interim after former Concordia president Pamela M. Jolicoeur died last June.
"As happy as a clam" wouldn't seem to fit in the Canadian and U.S. upper eastern coasts, where disease has endangered the wild and captive clam populations. The disease, Quahog parasitic unknown (QPX), could be stopped by new research from a team of scientists, including Gettysburg [Pa.] College first-year student Laura Gambino, a biochemistry and molecular biology major. Working with researcher Bassem Allam at Stony Brook [N.Y.] University, Gambino was co-author of a study in the Journal of Invertebrate Pathology.
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