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Do College Students Read? -
With college back in session, we can welcome the bemoaning of college students nationwide on social media – students now encumbered with their: back-to-back-to-back class schedules, unending assignments and group projects, non-stop social lives, and their numerous, heavily marked-up textbook collection. It’s surely busy here, but we wanted to take a moment to see if students were putting down their textbooks for just a second, and picking up a book for pleasure. So we went to our panel of students to ask: “do you read for fun?” Here are some of the results:
The Civil War as Photographed by Mathew Brady
Background Many historians call the Civil War the central event in U.S. history. The formation of the Constitution corrected the autonomy of individual states that the Articles of Confederation did not harness. Still, the young country struggled for 75 years to find a graceful balance between the power of the federal government and the several states.
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The acclaimed Churchill Archive is now free for the first time to schools worldwide thanks to a $1 million donation from philanthropist Laurence Geller CBE. "All children should understand Sir Winston Churchill’s fundamental place in our nation’s history,” says the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, "and schools can now seize the opportunity to access the Churchill Archive – a tremendous cache of documents that bring history to life.” Opening up exciting new opportunities for the teaching and learning of History at secondary level, the Churchill Archive - described by History Today as "the real gem of online Churchill resources" - offers cross-searchable online access to over 800,000 original documents.
American college students say they would rather study with real books, not laptops — Quartz
Last year, US customs officers seized over $4 million worth of fake chairs. It was the first year that the agency had ever seized containers-full of such unauthorized reproductions, thanks in part to a novel new training that’s turning port inspectors into design connoisseurs. Over the past 18 months, a five-year-old consortium of furniture manufacturers and design firms called BeOriginal has been training US Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officers to distinguish real Eames, Starck, and van der Rohe designs from fakes, among others. It’s working: According to CBP’s Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics report (pdf, p.5), in 2016, customs officials confiscated 42 shipments of unauthorized replicas worth an estimated $4.2 million. In the same report, the CBP claimed that their “furniture enforcement efforts have helped to protect over 8,000 American jobs” a figure calculated according to workforce data provided to them by US furniture manufacturers. Imitating Eames
Getting the Civil War Right
Printer-friendly version William Faulkner famously wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.”
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PearlTrees: Save, Organize And Share Your Bookmarks, Notes And Photos
0inShare0inShare Social bookmarking sites are widely used by all kinds of users to organize, share and promote websites. These websites have recently been adding more interactive features which is making them similar to social networking platforms, while providing the utility to manage bookmarks at the same time.