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Happy Friday to all, and Happy Juneteenth to my fellow descendants of enslaved Africans! Today’s headlines look at the local impacts of two stories with international implications; the Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in defense of DACA, and new policies around mask use throughout the United States. These headlines are taken from the front pages curated by Newseum.org
I recently finished the first volume of Joseph Frank’s biography on Fyodor Dostoevsky and felt compelled to write about it. What is it that makes this particular biography so special you might ask? Well, like all great biographers, Joseph Frank uses his subject as a vehicle to survey the historical landscape and this is where the work truly shines. As interesting as the details of Dostoevsky’s personal life may be, Frank places that somewhat in the background—only really discussing it to juxtapose Dostoevsky’s unique experiences...
Good afternoon and I hope you’re having a pleasant Thursday. Courtesy of Newseum, here are a few of today’s headlines covering the aftermath of both the George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks killings as well as the Paycheck Protection Program’s performance since it was launched two months ago:
(Illustration courtesy of Mental Health America)Since schools have adapted to virtual education over the last several months, many teachers have noticed their students becoming more easily discouraged and frustrated with themselves, seeming more melancholy or irritable than usual, and being more distracted or forgetful. Right now teachers have an opportunity and obliga...
Today’s headlines focus on the twin public health crises that have upended 2020 in the United States; systemic racism and the coronavirus. While a New England city declares racism a “health emergency,” counties across the South and Southwest face intensifying Covid-19 outbreaks. These headlines are taken from the front pages curated by Newseum.org
The New Colossus-- Emma LazarusNot like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor ...
With the introduction of eBooks and tablets specifically meant for reading, such as The Nook and Amazon Kindle, many speculated the future of printed material. The digital age was feared to be the death of physical books. In some ways, this sentiment rang true as large publishing houses have printed less physical materials than they used to; however, one can never underestimate the power holding a...
Yesterday morning saw a landmark ruling in civil rights around the country. By a 6-3 margin, the Supreme Court of the United States established that it is illegal to fire LGBTQIA+ people for their gender or sexuality. This is a moment of vindication for Aimee Stephens, Gerald Bostock, Don  Zarda, and every LGBT person who has ever faced threats to their livelihood, discrimination, or official censure for being themselves. All of the below news articles are drawn from the front pages at
How do you find funding to support your research, special project, studies, travel, or other initiative? Although it may seem like a daunting task to find a grantor, the reality is that money is out there, and folks want to give it away (for good purposes)! This blog covers the do's of grant seeking.For Starters:
Today’s daily news brief focuses on the continuing protests around the country over police brutality and racial injustice. Despite overwhelming public pressure and scrutiny, police continue to flout the laws that they themselves proclaim to uphold. As always, all articles are drawn from the front pages available at Newseum.org.