Archive for Awards

McNair Academic Named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School

McNair Academic High School in Jersey City, already an institution that figures prominently in “best schools” lists, has added another achievement – it has been named a National Blue Ribbon School.

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MacArthur “Genius” Awards Announced. How Many Are From New Jersey?

Come here and find out.

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All the 2018 Hugo Winners and Nominees for Best Novelette and Best Short Story Are Online

If you want to read those stories that won the Hugo in the above categories as well as the nominees presented at the World Science Fiction Convention (Worldcon 76), then this is the place for you. The significance of this year’s proceedings is delineated here.

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2018 Pulitzer Prizes

The various categories are presented along with the winners and runners-up. For the shorter forms of writing (as well as photography and cartooning), links to the full works are given.

Here is the heartfelt speech from Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey for their work on unmasking Harvey Weinstein.

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Senator John McCain’s Speech in Philadelphia

Here is an excerpt:

“To fear the world we have organized and led for three-quarters of a century, to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership and our duty to remain ‘the last best hope of earth’ for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.”

A video of his full speech is here.

 

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The Newest “Genius” Grants Have Been Awarded

Each year, the MacArthur Foundation funds a select group of individuals with five-year grants to pursue their work. It is a truly diverse group, crossing all academic disciplines, and the recipients do NOT need to be academics in the sense of college/university professors. This year, the group includes a landscape architect, an historian, a psychologist and an anthropologist among others. Biographical information and a précis of their work is included in each entry. Over the years, almost 1000 awards have been made; come here to find out how many are from New Jersey.

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2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Their Full Text Works Online

These prizes were just announced and you have an opportunity to read the writings that garnered them their awards. Just click on the publication’s name, and you will have access to the award-winning pieces; the runner-ups as well have their articles online.

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