New electric truck company Chanje emerges from stealth; first model out this year

Chanje, a California-based commercial electric vehicle and energy solutions company, has Chanje is a privately held US-registered corporation with technology and investment from its co-founding partner, Hong-Kong-based FDG Electric Vehicles Limited. FDG Electric Vehicles Limited is a vertically integrated battery and electric vehicle manufacturer listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that engages in (i) vehicle design and the design, manufacture and sale of electric vehicles; Read more […]

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Daimler launches diesel plan; expands recall to >3M units, accelerating next-gen diesel launch

The Daimler Board of Management has approved a comprehensive plan for diesel engines consisting of a substantial expansion of the current service action for vehicles in customers’ hands as well as a rapid market launch of the completely new OM 654 diesel engine family (earlier post). Since March, Mercedes-Benz has offered its customers of compact-class cars an improvement in NOx emissions for one engine version. Approximately 45% of those cars have since been updated. A voluntary service Read more […]


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Theology Ph.D. candidate Craig Iffland wins Newcombe Fellowship

Craig Iffland Craig Iffland, a fifth-year Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Theology, has been named a 2017 recipient of the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. He is one of only 21 scholars from across the country to receive the award, the nation’s largest and most prestigious for Ph.D. candidates in the humanities and social sciences who are addressing questions of ethical and religious values. The fellowship Read more […]


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Creating unity

An interactive public artwork is taking shape in front  of Madeleine Clark Wallace Library with the participation of staff, faculty and students. Called the Unity Project, the artwork, based on a concept developed by artist Nancy Belmont, is a response to the divisive nature defining the current U.S. political climate, said Assistant Professor of Art Kelly Goff in announcing the effort. “Nancy’s hope for the project is to ‘raise consciousness about the labels we give ourselves and Read more […]


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The Man Behind 1984

People are reading George Orwell again. Not that they ever stopped reading him, but now his works are hitting the bestseller lists, thanks largely to the kind of language we are hearing from members of the new Trump administration. And language, particularly English language as used by politicians, was Orwell’s preoccupation. Orwell’s real name was Eric Arthur Blair. The son of a British civil servant, he was born in India but, at age 8 was sent off to a British boarding school. He published Read more […]


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French Presidential Election Vocabulary

Ah, the beginning of November is upon us … the season of spectacular foliage, chilling temperatures, and … particularly divisive elections. This article, French Presidential Election Vocabulary, first appeared on French Language Blog.