Monthly Archives: March 2013

10th Anniversary of the Invasion of Iraq

This week marks the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the beginning of the Iraq War (2003-2011). The BBC has published a special report on “Iraq: 10 Years On.”  Le Monde offers a video documentary on the … Continue reading

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Jane Goodall Plagiarism Accusations

World-famous primatologist Jane Goodall has been accused of committing plagiarism in her new book, Seeds of Hope: Wisdom and Wonder From the World of Plants. Goodall’s book apparently uses passages from various internet sites, including Wikipedia, without quotations or attribution. … Continue reading

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Women Already in Combat

American women are already serving in combat. Although news analysts and commentators continue to debate the merits of placing women in combat roles, many women soldiers and veterans have been dealing with the realities of combat duty for quite some … Continue reading

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Overhyping MOOCs

Education media is abuzz with news about MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). The Chronicle of Higher Education has repeatedly touted the supposed benefits of MOOCs in successive stories for several years now, as have other education and technology publications online.  … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence and Gun Rights

Gun rights advocates are challenging the legal protections granted to victims of domestic violence. Women who have been physically abused and threatened often seek protective orders (restraining orders) from city and county courts. In some states, those restraining orders may … Continue reading

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Graves of Black Death Victims Unearthed

The graves of twelve suspected victims of the Black Death have been unearthed in London. Workers excavating on a tunnel for an extension of the London Underground system discovered the human remains and brought in archaeologists to investigate. This excavation … Continue reading

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Habemus Papam

White smoke billowing from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel today (14 March 2013) indicated that a new pope has been elected: “Habemus Papam!” Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires, has been elected pope and has taken the title … Continue reading

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