Man Who Didn’t Read or Write Until His Late Teens Becomes Cambridge University’s Youngest Black Professor:
Professor of Sociology of Education at University of Cambridge Jason Arday – SWNS
A boy with autism who could not read or write until his late teens is now the youngest-ever Black professor at Cambridge University 20 years later. As a child, Jason Arday was diagnosed with global developmental delay, which affected his ability to learn how to talk and read. Speechless until age 11, therapists even predicted he would spend his adult life in assisted living, requiring lifelong support. He finally learned to read and write in his teens and became a PE teacher after studying at the University of Surrey. He wrote papers and studied by night while working as a PE teacher by day—eventually becoming an acclaimed professor with two master’s degrees and a Ph.D. in educational studies from Liverpool John Moores University. Now, he is 37 years old has and taken up one of the most prestigious professorships in the sociology of education in one of the world’s top universities at Cambridge beginning on March 6th.
A Dog Lost For 36 Hours Rang the Animal Shelter’s Doorbell:
Credit – Animal Rescue League. Released
When a rescue dog found herself lost in her new neighborhood, she somehow knew just where to go to find help. Back in January, a husky-mix named Bailey adopted by a family in Upper El Paso went missing, and her owners went to social media to try and find help locating her. But Bailey had a trick up her fur that would make the rescue efforts much easier. She walked herself ten miles right back to the Rescue League’s doors in Canutillo and rang the bell with her nose and at 1:40 AM, the surveillance camera on the doorbell caught an image of the clever dog. The shelter team immediately got Bailey inside and shortly thereafter reunited her with her family.
North America’s Only Native Stork Poised to Fly off the Endangered Species List:
Wood stork – Credit Mary Ellen Urbanski CC 2.0.
After teetering on the edge of extinction almost 50 years ago, the wood stork is now widespread across the southeastern US, and is preparing a flight off the Endangered Species List. The wood stork faced extinction when listed in 1984 under the Endangered Species Act. The population had decreased from 20,000 nesting pairs to less than 5,000 pairs, primarily nesting in south Florida’s Everglades and Big Cypress ecosystems. Today, the wood stork breeding population has doubled to 10,000 or more nesting pairs and increased its range, including the coastal plains of Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and the Carolinas. These long-legged wading birds more than tripled their number of nesting colonies from 29 to 99 in their expanded range.