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Happy Halloween! A Halloween holiday postcard. Credit: New York Public Library
In today’s news headlines, grey wolves have been removed from the Endangered Species Act. This year’s hurricane season continues to break records with a month left to go. Furthermore, there are several updates on local coronavirus news in the US. As always, these news headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.
On Monday, yet another innocent Black life was stolen by police. This time his name was Walter Wallace Jr. from Philadelphia, and although this happened only three days ago, I already struggled today to find front pages acknowledging his killing. This is not acceptable. Walter Wallace's story should be on every front page in the country; he deserved to live and he will not be forgotten. How many times can we ask "how many more" before this will actually stop? Today, in remembrance of Walter and in honor of his family, I've selected features that highlight ways that people around the world a...
This research guide is intended as an overview of library resources and services of particular relevance for Professor Joseph Nelson’s Fall 2020 course EDPS 4021, Sociology and Education. The resources, primarily electronic but also some in print, have been selected to support the objectives of the course, i.e., to provide "a critical examination of American education from a sociological perspective, applying key concepts, perspectives, and theories wit...
In today's headlines from around the world, America's Presidential candidates visit the Midwest and South, fires overwhelm West coast communities, a seven year old in a small Arkansas town beats a world record, and protests spark in Philadelphia over the death of Walter Wallace, Jr. As always, our selections are curated from the front pages of https://www.newseum.org/
In the biggest news piece today, a new justice was confirmed to the Supreme Court yesterday after much controversy. In other stories there are some items about schools and libraries as well as interesting, extreme weather events. As always, these headlines are courtesy of Newseum.org.The Atl...
On October 27th, 1904, New York City's first underground subway line opened, addressing the need to alleviate street congestion while offering rapid transportation to the public. Construction began in 1900, with digging done at night by men, mostly immigrants, using pickaxes and lanterns. Operated by Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT), the first train ran a little over nine miles, from City Hall in Brooklyn, to 145th Street and Broa...
Today's news from around the world sheds light on people and organizations doing their part to make the world a little bit safer and brighter for everyone. As always, our selections are inspired by the Front Pages posted daily on Newseum.org.
As more places across the country reopen, many people are seeing the consequences of inadequate health safety and resource preparation ripple through businesses, institutions, and schools. Students have been abandoned at school bus stops, restaurants are being cited for improper health safety without consistent repercussions, and community gathering spaces are seeing COVID-19 outbreaks after events. Plus, as the presidential election hurtles forward, people are evaluating the recent debates as a deciding factor in their votes. Th...
In today’s news headlines NASA is operating another fascinating mission. One more victory on the scientific front includes the FDA approval of a COVID-19 drug. As always, these stories are courtesy of Newseum.org.Press-Register, Published in Mobile, Alabama