Archive for July, 2014

Economic Crisis – July 2014 Update

Wealth Levels, Wealth Inequality, and the Great Recession (Stanford).

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National Security Reports – July 2014 Update

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EdTech Reports – July 2014

The development of 5G wireless technology is discussed in this CRS report – Deploying 5G (Fifth Generation) Wireless Technology: Is the United States on Track?

 

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What Percentage of the Budget Have NJCU (and Hundreds of Other Colleges) Spent on Student Services Over the Past Decade

The Chronicle of Higher Education presents this interactive feature following increases (or decreases) in support for student services as a percentage of the total budget. You can search by name, state, or type. The data was gleaned from IPEDS reports.

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Today in History: The Start of World War I

Of course, back then it was not called World War I; it was called “The Great War”. Extensive primary sources are found at firstworldwar.com and Europeana 1914-1918. Newspapers played an important role in covering this conflict: for the American perspective, go to this Chronicling America site while The Daily Telegraph provides its World War One Archive reprinting its entire day-by-day coverage from those years; the London Gazette allows you to retrieve notices back to the 17th century while the British Library features World War One containing articles and primary sources. The United States Army in the World War, 1917-1919 is a 17-volume collection of AEF documents, and the History of  Australia in the War of 1914-1918 is a 10-volume official history. British regimental histories and American regimental histories are available online.

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Tenth Anniversary of 9/11 Commission Report

Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of the 9/11 Commission Report, authored by the former commissioners, reflects on how the world has changed since 9/11, what we still need to do, and offers concrete recommendations for the future. A lot is packed into this brief report.

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The Difference Between Sunni and Shia

The Council on Foreign Relations has recently issued The Sunni-Shia Divide, an informative introduction to these two branches of Islam. Included are an overview video, timeline, infographics, and numerous relevant links. The BBC also has a brief explanation as do the CRS, the Middle East Institute,  and an NPR series.

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