Caroline Wersich, a longtime business reporter in Evansville, Indiana, and one of the first female reporters in the city, has died at the age of 80.
Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press writes, “Tuley, who retired as editor and president of the Evansville Courier, said that when he became editor of that paper he asked Wersich to be the paper’s Community Services Director and connection to the community.
“He recalled how Wersich would quietly slip away from events before he could recognize her for putting them together.
“Wersich then worked for many years as a business reporter at the Evansville Courier and then the Courier & Press.
“‘She was such a lovely person and very talented. She never liked to be the center of attention,’ said Paul McAuliffe, a former editor and director of interactive strategies at the Courier & Press.
New research has shown that one-in-three working parents have lied to their boss about how they are coping with the balance between home-schooling and work during the current lockdown.
The poll found many parents are under severe pressure, with 42% reporting their employer has failed to offer flexible working options to ease the burden of home-schooling. These findings come after the Government recently updated its guidance on which employees can access the furlough scheme, last week announcing that employers can choose to furlough employees to enable them to homeschool their children while covid restrictions require schools to close.
Nearly a quarter have not felt confident enough to ask or have not considered asking for greater flexibility so they can educate their children as well as doing their job. 13% of respondents have had to take unpaid leave in order to support their children with home learning.