Eight second-year students in UNCG’s masters program in history and museum studies, received the National Council on Public History’s 2013 Graduate Student Project Award for their work on Past the Pipes: Stories of the Terra Cotta Community, an exhibition that opened in December at the Terra Cotta Museum in Greensboro.
UPDATE: More here. "Projects like this don’t just speak to the former residents trying to preserve their past or history junkies. It falls in the vein of accessible work that Filene pursues — making history more meaningful and less remote through community and local history, especially by working with 'living memory' and conducting oral history interviews as his students did."
If you were paying attention during the bubble-before-last, it was clear that the IPO game playing out in exotic places like Silicon Valley and cyberspace was driven in large part from the familiar precincts of Wall Street.
In their more candid moments — almost always when speaking with a guarantee of anonymity — the Pentagon’s top civilian and military leaders acknowledge that the painful sequestration process may ultimately prove beneficial if it forces the Defense Department and Congress to reconsider the cost of cold-war-era systems that are still in inventory despite the many changes made to the military in the last 10 years.
This photo probably was taken in 1907, as the youngest child (my grandmother, Isabel) was born in early 1905. That's her sister Margaret on the left, their mom, Rena, and brother Eli Frank, Jr.
Starting when our kids were born I felt a new understanding of my own parents and their parents and even the great-grandparents I never knew, because I realized that these people who always had seemed to me like such experts on life were probably just making it up as they went along, too.
Many years ago Lex Alexander was kind enough to point out that my reference to downtown GSO's y-axis really indicated its x-axis, thus putting himself on the list with Mrs. Collins and Mr. Gilbert of people who tried to teach me geometry. Still, the basic point stands that downtown is more than Elm Sreet.
Anyway, I doubt we'll see anything this dramatic anytime soon in terms of infill between UNCG and center city, but surely we could make Spring Garden a more appealing pedestrian/bike route (and maybe spark some business development in the process). Not sure what can be done to reattach McGee, the severance of which by urban highways is a minor tragedy; Lee Street is a whole nother problem.
The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation (ACLU-NCLF) and ACLU affiliates in 22 other states today simultaneously filed public records requests to determine the extent to which local police departments are using federally subsidized military technology and tactics that are traditionally used overseas.
“North Carolinians deserve to know how much their local police are using military weapons and tactics for everyday policing,” said Chris Brook, ACLU-NCLF Legal Director. “Across the country, local law enforcement agencies are increasingly using military equipment to conduct traditional law enforcement activities. We need to make sure these resources and tactics are deployed only with rigorous oversight and strong legal protections.”
Noted here for years: His modest statistical bias toward dook aside, Dukie V is general-purpose fluffer and not just a Cameron homer. Which makes a modest statistical difference in how annoying I find him.
I have enjoyed this UNC season more than many, including last year's expectation-laden campaign. Fun to see a team come together, and I like both the smaller lineup and Roy's willingness to use it. Kind of nice to see two North Carolinians starting, too.
Public schools have lost more than 4,000 teachers within the first three years of their careers since 2008, the report said. Losing the newcomers is especially a problem in North Carolina, which has a strategy of developing rookies rather than bringing in veteran teachers...
...The low pay is pushing even the best teachers out, said Darcy Grimes, the North Carolina Teacher of the Year. Grimes, who teaches at Bethel Elementary School in Watauga County, said she knows from conversations that five of last year's nine regional winners of the top-teacher contest are thinking of quitting within a few years to find better-paying work.
If you want nice things, you need to pay for them.
No doubt The Atlantic editor screwed up, but doing it right still would have payed Thayer nothing. Tough to make a decent living as a digital freelancer, and tough to run a digital shop that relies on freelancers.
When I think back on the magazine world I came up in it seems like a dream.
The foregoing litany of data, interviews, analyses, and history provides a
substantial and sound basis from which to derive lessons about the Iraq
reconstruction program. The Iraqis, the recipients of the United States’
extraordinary reconstruction largesse, largely lament the lost potential
that the massive amounts of U.S. aid promised. U.S. senior leaders
firmly grasp the shortfalls faced in Iraq, absorbing them as lessons
learned and recognizing the need for improving the U.S. approach to
stabilization and reconstruction operations. Congressional members
acknowledged missed opportunities for more oversight but expressed
approval of varying innovations elicited during the effort and anticipate
reifying reform proposals that could strengthen future operations.
Yes, I'm sure we'll get it right next time. Just like we brought all the lessons learned from Vietnam to OMPS.
Forty years ago, when North Carolina banned using deep wells to permanently dump industrial waste, some thought the issue had been decided for good. Now state lawmakers who want to turn North Carolina into the nation’s next fracking hotspot are reopening the case for injecting brines and toxins deep underground.
This time, the proposal is shifting the fracking debate from the center of the state, where the energy exploration and economic benefits would occur, to tourism-dependent coastal communities where the disposal wells would have to be drilled.
In the last decade and a half, council has farmed out the vision thing to other groups (like Action Greensboro) and then sometimes supported them by encouraging them to spend their own money, or putting something on a bond (hope it passes -- fingers crossed!). I don't recall hearing a clearly articulated vision of downtown coming from any council member...
How have good people, with good intentions, allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, weakening our institutions and especially public trust in those institutions? What role has the media played in this weakening and what should be its role going forward?
Charlie and I believe that papers delivering comprehensive and reliable information to tightly-bound communities and having a sensible Internet strategy will remain viable for a long time. We do not believe that success will come from cutting either the news content or frequency of publication. Indeed, skimpy news coverage will almost certainly lead to skimpy readership...Our goal is to keep our papers loaded with content of interest to our readers and to be paid appropriately by those who find us useful, whether the product they view is in their hands or on the Internet.
As mentioned here earlier, our UVA correspondent was among the throng that took to the floor after last night's big win over dook. I asked her about the controversy.
Coach K was correct to be concerned for safety in the madness of court storming [but] we were more focused on getting on the court to congratulate our boys and possibly touch the great Joe Harris, we could not have cared less about dook. K had to be restrained for throwing F-bombs at the storming fans.
More after the jump.
Crowds can get scary very quickly. I'm old enough to remember the fatal crush at the Who concert in
Cincinnati, and also saw things get close to very ugly as a festival
seating crowd pressed people against a fence at a Led Zep show in GSO. Roy Williams took heat for evacuating (most of) his players early last year at HalfAssU, but it was probably a smart move, except for the men left behind part. It's all fun and games until someone punches a player.
He does have a point about storming the court, though: "Krzyzewski chose his words carefully, saying several times that he
didn’t want to take away from Virginia’s great win. But he was bothered
by the lack of protection for his players and coaches."
I've reached out to our UVA correspondent, who texted me a jubilant post-game video from the floor last night, for comment.
I recently thought about linking to a post about eating dog in Vietnam, but it was too poorly written to share with you. Anyway, one culture's taboo is another's protein. Horse metaphors remain common in our language (e.g., phrases for deal-making, frolic, appetite, penis size, electromotive force, speed, differentiation, and many more) even though many or most Americans have never spent quality time with a horse; I suppose this is true in horse-eating countries, so it probably doesn't mean much on the edibility front.
We still say "bullshit," too, and it's still one of our very best and most versatile words (I am partial to the adjectival usage), along with numerous riffs on pigs, sheep, geese, et al. I wonder if our great-great-grandchildren will use machine or electronic metaphors to replace the barnyard language that is anachronistic in our own time.
Second-most-famous* alum of Livingston High School not invited to big party.
I've never been a believer in his presidential prospects, but that was more for reasons of temperment and morphology than ideology.
*Readers have asked if I mean that my wife is the most famous product of LHS. I do not. She would top any list of my favorite grads, but in terms of celebrity I've always put Jay Greenspan at number one, as long as his stage name and fictional avatar are counted in the mix. As Christie's career continues and Seinfeld recedes further from currency, that may change.
...almost half of DGI's funds come from taxpayers, and so those crying my BID money, my party, my downtown are wrong to exclude the rest of the city from decisions made about downtown. Downtown is comprised of people (some owners, some renters, mostly visitors), buildings (some private, some public), and a lot of public space - streets and sidewalks. DGI is simply too insular - representation on its board needs to be broadened to reflect, not just the moneyed interests, but the interests of everyone. If DGI's budget continues to be about 50-50, shouldn't a board reflect that balance?
I last reported to an office on a regular basis in 1989. Telecommuting has allowed me to live (and shop, pay taxes, etc.) in GSO for most of my adult life, and I'd guess it also allows GSO companies to hire good people who for whatever reason want or need to live somewhere else.
Mayer's new policy might be good for Yahoo, but my guess is it would be bad for cities like ours.
More thoughts here: "In none of the countries with the lowest health-care costs can doctors charge $1.50 for a single Tylenol pill or $77 for a box of gauze. Many studies suggest that is a key reason why their costs have grown more slowly than ours."