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As the US continues to focus on election results, the following are some news items from around the world. The United Arab Emirates made significant legal reforms this week as well as a commitment to literacy and knowledge. Jamaica elected a new political leader, the Marine Corps continue with a controversial project in Guam and Filipino food manufacturers agreed to lower some prices. As always, these headlines are courtesy of
Today marks a tremendous moment in history. This afternoon, Joseph R. Biden Jr. won the 2020 race for the 46th president of the United States. As the final vote counts trickled in from Pennsylvania and Nevada, it was announced that Biden won 273 electoral votes, solidifying his lead over President Donald Trump and pushing him past the needed 270 electoral votes to become president-elect. Significantly, Senator Kamala Harris makes history as the first woman, first Black, and first South Asian vice president-elect. 
As a respite from the barrage of election news, today's stories come from all corners of the globe. Canada tackles a language issue, Britain and Ireland deal with coronavirus related problems and the humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org. The Royal Gazette, Published in Hamilton, Bermuda
It comes as no surprise that today's news is inundated with updates, speculations and grievances about the United States presidential election. Whereas most papers are sticking to the basics, reporting on local congressional and Senate races and the standings of each presidential candidate within the electoral college system, I was interested in the potentially overlooked ways that the results of this election will shape the both future of governance and the way that we vote. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on
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.Fo...
On November 4th, 2004, the Gottesman Libraries of Teachers College, Columbia University were dedicated at a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by students, faculty, and staff who lined Main (now Zankel) Hall and filled the hand-painted, arched library atrium. Donors Sandy and Ruth Gottesman ma...
In today's headlines, the world anticipates the outcome of the U.S. Presidential Election as votes are still being counted, with many more ballots yet to come in the mail. Voters showed up at the polls in record-breaking numbers, eager to have their ballot included in one of the most intense elections in history. As results are still pouring in, we take a closer look at how election day went in various towns around the country. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on
Across the city New Yorkers stand eager and compliant -- masked, separated by six feet, and determined to make it all count, correctly. As voters head to the polls in what may be cast the Election Of The Century, we take stock: 7:30am and already a neighborly wait with relatively long lines up the block. We move slowly towards the school, like inchworms to a leafy field in Autumn. Steady pace, punctuated by brief conversation and hopeful thinking -- to better, healthier, perhaps more hallowed ground -- in what has been a record period of devastating global pandemic, political prote...
As early voting wraps up with Election Day right on the other side of the sun, political tensions are nearing their highest. In a historically important election taking place under unprecedented circumstances, American news is inundated with updates, predictions and fears. It's impossible to avoid reading about the impact of the race at home, but how is the rest of the world following? The results of this election will have huge global impact, ranging from the climate crisis to international relations to health and safety. I took a look at what a handful of other countries are focusing on t...
Welcome to November! In today’s news we take a break from coronavirus and election related headlines and focus on cultural stories, investigative journalism, education and the latest from outer space. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.The Press-Enterprise, Published in R...