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Fewer Posts For The Holidays

As you may have noticed, Professor Van Ry took the week off. There will be no posts for the week of December 8. We will be back on Monday, December 15. It is finals season; students are cramming and professors are grading. It’s also the holiday season and retailers are selling as shoppers are buying. … Continue reading

When Schools Stay Open on Martin Luther King Day

Today is a federal holiday, which means schools are closed in Washington, D.C. However in some states, districts have abandoned plans to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and instead are holding classes to make up for time lost during the recent record-setting spate of winter storms. The decision to hold classes in some districts in Indiana … Continue reading

Some Schools Working Through MLK Holiday

While most public colleges and universities will be closed today to honor the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a number of private and religious-affiliate schools across the country will be open for business, much to the chagrin of some faculty and students. “It’s very disappointing,” says Steven McFarland, a junior at Swarthmore College … Continue reading

Memorial Day Holiday

As you celebrate the holiday with friends and/or family, here are some photos from around the country.  

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: ‘What are you doing for others?’” Each year, Americans across the country answer that question by coming together on the King Holiday to serve their neighbors and communities. The MLK Day of Service is a part of United We Serve, the … Continue reading