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When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: Read the 1,288-Word Sentence from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


When William Faulkner Set the World Record for Writing the Longest Sentence in Literature: 1,288 Words from Absalom, Absalom!

Image by Carl Van Vechten, via Wikimedia Commons “How did Faulkner pull it off?” is a question many a fledgling writer has asked themselves while struggling through a period of apprenticeship like that novelist John Barth describes in his 1999 talk "My Faulkner." Barth “reorchestrated” his literary heroes, he says, “in search of my writerly self... downloading my innumerable predecessors as only an insatiable green apprentice can.” Surely a great many writers can relate when Barth says, “it was...
Tags: Google, Europe, Books, Maryland, Writing, College, Washington, Literature, Guinness Book of World Records, Lincoln, Sherman, Jonathan Coe, Jones, William Styron, Facebook Twitter, Beckett


The “Slave Bible” Removed Key Biblical Passages In Order to Legitimize Slavery & Discourage a Slave Rebellion (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr, Caribbean


The “Slave Bible” That Removed Key Passages Thought to Justify Rebellion, or Call Slavery Into Question (1807)

Photo via the Museum of the Bible In an 1846 speech to the British and Foreign Anti-Slavery Society, Frederick Douglass summed up the twisted bond between slavery and religion in the U.S. He began with a short summary of atrocities that were legal, even encouraged, against enslaved people in Virginia and Maryland, including hanging, beheading, drawing and quartering, rape, “and this is not the worst.” He then made his case: No, a darker feature is yet to be presented than the mere existence of ...
Tags: Google, Books, UK, Maryland, College, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, History, Atlantic, Britain, Egypt, Washington Dc, Smithsonian, Npr


Grow with Google is heading to libraries in all 50 states, starting today

For many people in cities and towns across America, the public library is the central place to access information, search for a job or even learn about running a small business. And librarians aren’t just checking out books to patrons—they’re providing key digital resources for their communities.At the end of last year we announced our plans to bring Grow with Google to more local communities by teaming up with libraries in all 50 states across the country to help ensure that economic opportunit...
Tags: Google, Maryland, Education, America, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Benjamin Franklin, York, Erie, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, American Library Association, Grow With Google, Google Partner Program Partners


Brightwood College closing all locations, including schools in Van Nuys, Riverside

Education Corp. of America on Wednesday announced the closure of all of its campuses, including Brightwood College locations in Van Nuys and Riverside, as the company grapples with financial and accreditation challenges. ECA, one of the nation’s largest for-profit college operators, runs 25 Brightwood Colleges. But the closures extend well beyond that. The company owns more than 75 campuses, according to Inside Higher Ed, with about 20,000 students enrolled primarily in certificate-programs that...
Tags: Business, Texas, Maryland, Education, California, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Colleges, Ed, Riverside, Houston Texas, U S Department of Education, Dayton Ohio


Meet “Founding Mother” Mary Katharine Goddard, First Female Postmaster in the U.S. and Printer of the Declaration of Independence

Once again, it’s time for Americans to celebrate their country’s “birthday,” a rather miraculous event, we might say, since the only people present at the birth were founding fathers. See their names on the printed Declaration of Independence above, from the outsized John Hancock, to famous favorites Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and second cousins John and Sam Adams, to a bunch of other guys no one remembers. But wait, zoom in (to the scanned copy here), who’s that at the bottom? No, th...
Tags: Google, Gender, Maryland, Congress, College, America, History, John, William, Benjamin Franklin, Baltimore, The Washington Post, Dvorak, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Concord


VR helps us remember

Researchers at the University of Maryland have found that people remember information better if it is presented in VR vs. on a two dimensional personal computer. This means VR education could be an improvement on tablet or device-based learning. “This data is exciting in that it suggests that immersive environments could offer new pathways for improved outcomes in education and high-proficiency training,” said Amitabh Varshney, dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Scienc...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Maryland, Education, Memory, Recall, Hillary Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Hawking, Virtual Reality, Napoleon Bonaparte, Batman, Oprah Winfrey, University Of Maryland, New Media


The Complete Guide to the Best 529 Plans by State

529 plans are excellent for saving for college, but they are confusing. This guide explains 529s and provides details on the best 529 plans by state. A Section 529 Savings Account, 529 for short, is a great way to start saving for your child’s college education. Whether you can save a little or a lot for college, this is one of the best ways to do it because 529 accounts grow tax-deferred. Need to learn more about 529s? This in-depth guide will tell you everything you want to know about these...
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16-year-old Maryland school shooting victim has died

By MATTHEW BARAKAT and BRIAN WITTE A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school has died, authorities said Friday. The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office said Jaelynn Willey died at 11:34 p.m. Thursday. Earlier that night, her family had said she would be taken off life support at the University of Maryland Prince George’s Hospital Center. Melissa Willey told news reporters Thursday night that her daughter was brain dead and had “no life left in her....
Tags: Crime, News, Media, Maryland, Education, Washington, Shootings, Sport, Soccer, Social Issues, Cameron, Associated Press, Baltimore, Richmond Virginia, Rollins, Willey


Maryland school shooting victim Jaelynn Willey ‘brain dead,’ life support ending

The Associated Press GREAT MILLS, Md. — A teenage girl who was shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school is brain dead and is being removed from life support, her mother said Thursday Melissa Willey told news reporters Thursday night that her daughter, 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey has “no life left in her.” She said Jaelynn would be removed from life support during the evening. The teen was shot Tuesday by 17-year-old Austin Rollins at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Education, Shootings, Sport, Soccer, Social Issues, Cameron, Gun Violence, Rollins, St Mary, Willey, St Mary s County, Gaskill, National News


Hundreds of Kids Need Places to Stay During March For Our Lives. An Underground Network of Students Is Fixing That

As teens from across the country descend on Washington, D.C., for a massive march to end gun violence, an underground network of high school students is helping to secure hundreds of homes for their out-of-town peers. The organizers — five friends from Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, Md. — have set up temporary housing…
Tags: News, Maryland, Education, Washington, Uncategorized, Bethesda Md, Onetime, Underground Network, Walter Johnson High School


DACA students who’ll attend Trump address hope their cause will ‘really get at their hearts’

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero, LA School Report Two young DACA recipients from Los Angeles will be guests at Tuesday’s State of the Union address, sitting with House Democrats and hoping to hear President Donald Trump announce a permanent solution for them and their families to remain together in this country. The two young women are part of a delegation of Dreamers from around the nation who have been invited by 24 House Democrats. They were chosen by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of L...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Maryland, Education, Congress, California, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Lausd, Nancy Pelosi


‘This Is Unacceptable.’ Baltimore Students Forced to Bundle Up in Frigid Classrooms

"We're doing our best, but our kids don't deserve this"
Tags: Weather, News, Maryland, Education, Uncategorized, Baltimore, Onetime, Baltimore Students Forced


DeVos further freezes Obama’s for-profit fraud protections

By MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON  — The Trump administration is further delaying Obama-era protections for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, saying it needs more time to write new regulations. Tuesday’s announcement renewed criticism by Democrats and advocacy groups that the administration favors the interests of for-profit universities over students. The Education Department posted a notice in the Federal Register saying it wants to delay the borrower defense rule until July 1, 2019, while...
Tags: Crime, News, Maryland, Education, Obama, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Federal Register, Trump, Hess, Brian Frosh, American Enterprise Institute, Frosh, DeVos


Cult Director John Waters Hosts a Summer Camp for Naughty Adult Campers: Enrollment for the 2018 Edition Opens Today

I hated sports at camp, so at this camp I think we should reward every team that loses. This would be the camp where the fat people get picked first in dodge ball.  - Filmmaker-cum-Camp Director John Waters I can think of many children who would scramble toward the refuge of the compassionate statement above, but Camp John Waters is a decidedly adult activity. The Pope of Trash shares actor Bill Murray’s relish for oddball settings in which he can meet the public as something close to a peer. B...
Tags: Google, Games, Gender, Comedy, Maryland, Film, College, Life, Nature, Connecticut, Bill Murray, Warhol, Murray, John Waters, Facebook Twitter, Joe Dallesandro


3 Friendship-Maintenance Tips We Learned from The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

One size fits all. Well, almost always. Take a Movie's Advice is a weekly column attempting to discover the similarities between our favorite movies and real life. Grab some popcorn, sit back, and enjoy the show.  When I first enrolled in a university a few hours from my hometown, I was beyond excited. It was the opportunity to meet new people, explore an unfamiliar city, and call a new place "home." As summer drew to a close, though, I suddenly became terrified of going to a big school withou...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Maryland, Greece, College, Relationships, High School, Friendships, South Carolina, Carmen, Bailey, Lena, College Life, Ken Kwapis, Facebook Twitter Instagram Snapchat, Take A Movie's Advice


Obviously, They Need to Spend More Money

According to this 2016 Baltimore Business Journal story:The Baltimore City Public School System spent the fourth most per student during the 2014 fiscal year out of the 100 largest public school districts in the country, according to a new report by the U.S. Census Bureau.The city's school district, which is the 38th largest elementary and secondary public school district in the country, spent $15,564 per pupil during the time frame. Maryland has four of the 10 highest per pupil spending public ...
Tags: Utah, New York, Maryland, Guns, Education, Washington, West Virginia, Warren, Baltimore, Kevin, Baltimore City, West Baltimore, U S Census Bureau, Frederick Douglass, Bethany College, Baltimore Business Journal


Redfin Names the Best College Towns to Buy an Investment Property

Redfin Compiled Median List Prices, U.S. News and World Report Ranking, Tuition Cost and Fees and Walk Score® Data to Find the Top College Towns to Buy an Investment Property Seattle, WA – April 14, 2017 (BUSINESS WIRE) Investing in a home near a college has some undeniable perks–rent prices are typically stable and there’s always a new pool of tenants looking for rentals. Redfin (www.redfin.com), the next-generation real estate brokerage, narrowed down the most affordable college towns near sch...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, News, Maryland, College, Investment, Radio, Property, Colleges, Redfin, Georgia Tech, Seattle Wa, Austin Texas, Atlanta Georgia, St Louis Missouri, Nashville Tennessee


This 7-year-old from Maryland might be the next Einstein

Romanieo Golphin, Jr. may only be 7, but already there are whispers that he could be the Albert Einstein of his generation. The home-schooled boy from Silver Spring, Maryland, showed signs of precociousness at age 2, when he was able to tackle questions about particle physics between spoonfuls of Cheerios. Although Romanieo digs art and music and loves LEGO and candy, his real passions lie with science, a subject where he gets to articulate "big words" like “cyclohexanecarboxylic acid" that wou...
Tags: Books, Science, Design, News, Maryland, Guns, Education, California, Washington Post, Washington, America, Fbi, Chicago, Lego, Arkansas, Cern


Apparently Dashikis Are Popular In (Local) DC Now

(If anybody knows who created that celebrity afro-centric picture, please let me know.) When I got to Morehouse College in 1997, there were two groups of people on the yard whose geograhic residence was pretty easy to point out: Atlanta and Washington, DC. Atlanta was easy for me for obvious reasons, to the point where it was even fairly easy to distinguish between an East side dude and a West side dude. But DC, those cats were on a whole other plane. DC had some of the most distinctive fashion ...
Tags: Fashion, Featured, Maryland, College, La, Atlanta, Blogging, DMV, Pop Culture, Dc, Lil Wayne, Harley Davidson, Race & Politics, Morehouse, George, Morehouse College


To dream or not to dream: What are the effects of immigration status and parental influence on Latino children’s access to education?

Much has been written about the potential of immigration reform to level the playing field for unauthorized children and youth in the United States. Research shows that in addition to, or perhaps ahead of, advocacy for immigration reform, including passage of the DREAM Act legislation in every state of the Union, there is a real need to work with Latino immigrant families on realizing the relationship between levels of formal schooling of immigrant children and parents, and their employment on t...
Tags: Books, New York, Maryland, Education, Microsoft, Children, Youth, Immigration, US, Research, United States, Sociology, Journals, Ivy League, Deportation, Latinos


Mount St. Mary’s University Chairman Steps Down After President’s Comments

The former president likened struggling freshmen to bunnies that should be drowned
Tags: Maryland, Education, College, Uncategorized, Universities, Mount St Mary 's University


Not the Disruption We Need

"Disruption" is a favorite term among critics describing the comeuppance due to overly-expensive under-performing colleges and universities. Changing demographics, consumer resistance to tuition prices, new technologies, workforce demands and public expectations for better outcomes are all part of the disruption. Some observers claim the disruption will force higher education to change its entire model, from hallowed traditions like residential campuses and faculty tenure to fundamental struct...
Tags: Apple, Maryland, Education, Gm, Cambridge, University Of Virginia, Kafka, Huffington Post, Newman, University of Missouri, Wolfe, University of Iowa, Spellings, Margaret Spellings, Tim Wolfe, Teresa Sullivan


Greetings from the land of "The Communist Manifesto."

There's that, somewhere in the lower depths of a Washington Post "Wonkblog" item titled, absurdly "What Ivy League students are reading that you aren’t." It begins:If you want an Ivy League education, you could fork over $200 grand or so and go to Cornell or Harvard for four years. Alternatively, you could save a ton of cash by simply reading the same books Ivy League students are assigned.That became easier recently with the release of the Open Syllabus Explorer, an online database of books ass...
Tags: Books, Florida, Maryland, Education, Washington, Harvard, Communism, Ivy League, Statistics, Canterbury, Madison, Law School, Cornell, Frankenstein, McCulloch, Marbury


Why haven’t efforts worked to stop dangerous drinking at college?

RELATED LINKS Will unraveling of Rolling Stone’s UVa sexual assault story make other victims reluctant to speak out? Will saying yes to affirmative consent curb college sexual assault? Senators propose improvements to how colleges handle sexual assault JUDY WOODRUFF: There’s a growing recognition about the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses, and it seems new headlines each week, including the high-profile investigations currently under way at the University of Virginia. One maj...
Tags: Maryland, Education, College, Yale, Gwen Ifill, Ivy League, Gibraltar, Pbs, Rolling Stone, University Of Virginia, Judy Woodruff, College sexual assault, Gwen, Jonathan, Beth, Chronicle of Higher Education


University announces new student wellness center

The University of Chicago is building a new student wellness center, continuing the expansion and enhancement of health, counseling and wellness resources through an integrated, student-focused facility. “Providing excellent health and wellness services to students in the College, graduate and professional schools is an important priority for the University of Chicago and part of our commitment to supporting the well-being and academic success of our students,” wrote Provost Daniel Diermeier and...
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