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  • READER SUBMITTED: Amistad Center Receives Prestigious Grant To Support Education Programs

    The Amistad Center for Art & Culture is one of only 12 museums in the nation - and the only one in Connecticut - to receive a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Sciences (IMLS), as part of the Museum Grants for African American History...
  • New Texas social studies textbooks draw fire during public hearing

    AUSTIN, Texas Too much negative about former President George W. Bush, too much positive about Hillary Rodham Clinton and way too much coverage of Moses. Those were among a long list of complaints from both sides of the political spectrum during an all-...
  • Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian

    Richard W. Parsons, Baltimore County librarian
    Richard William Parsons, a retired Baltimore County librarian who also spent nearly 50 years as a residential advocate for Towson, died of cancer Monday at his Woodbine Avenue home. He was 87. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, he was the son of...
  • So what makes a good university president, anyway?

    If you're a Gator, and maybe even if you aren't, chances are you remember John Lombardi, president of the University of Florida in the 1990s. When I think about what makes a good university president I think of Lombardi, not just because he was...
  • 'Destiny' expands with new online content

    GamerHub.tv "Halo" developer Bungie has another hit on its hands. Activision sold over $500 million of "Destiny" into retail stores worldwide on day one, making the online sci-fi title the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. It's also...
  • Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners

    Meet MacArthur's new 'genius grant' winners
    An attorney who champions the rights of Native American women on reservations. A poet who translates Arabic texts into English, bridging a cultural divide. A computer scientist whose work makes cloud computing more secure and its data more valuable...
  • Community: Home tour set to revive a sense of history

    Community: Home tour set to revive a sense of history
    Ignite your weekend with a little romance via the Glendale Historical Society's Romantic Revivals Home Tour on Sept. 28, featuring six period Revival homes built from the 1920s to 1940s in the Jewel City. “We wanted to show the different Revival...
  • Preview: Connecticut at South Florida

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: Connecticut at South Florida Very little went right for South Florida in its first season under then-rookie coach Willie Taggart, with one of the few exceptions being how it played at the start of its conference schedule....
  • New historical marker celebrates rediscovery of Newport News' lost past

    NEWPORT NEWS — Like many other places in eastern Virginia at the end of the Civil War, most of the records documenting Warwick County's long, long past had been reduced to ashes. What hadn't been looted by curious Union soldiers during the month-...
  • Rachel Marsden: Has World War III already begun?

    While recently commemorating the World War I centenary at an Italian military cemetery, Pope Francis declared: "Even today, after the second failure of another world war, perhaps one can speak of a third war, one fought piecemeal, with crimes, massacres,...
  • CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes

    CNU will host forums on Scottish independence, church taxes
    Christopher Newport University will host a two forums in the next few weeks, discussing Scottish independence and whether churches should be taxed. The CNU Public History Center will have a panel discussion titled "The Vote for Scottish Independence:...