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Pioneer Women

Pioneer Women

The pioneer women of the west kept busy with traditional responsibilities: childbearing, caring for the little children, cooking, baking, and sewing, to name a few. They often had to perform these household duties on the road or in a tent. Through their hard work and fortitude, they were able to tra... Read More

Oak Ridge Cemetery - Springfield, Illinois

Oak Ridge Cemetery

Oak Ridge Cemetery is the final resting place for President Abraham Lincoln, his wife, and three of their four sons. His wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, selected Oak Ridge Cemetery because of its proximity to the Lincoln home. Memorials to Illinois veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam are another i... Read More

Greenwich Village

Greenwich Village

Surrounded by the Hudson River, Broadway, Houston and 14th Streets, Greenwich Village is the birthplace of the bohemian spirit and home to students of New York University, off-Broadway actors, and residents who work in Upper Manhattan. In the 1790s, the area’s country estates were divided and sold... Read More



As waves of immigrants began arriving in New York, the district bounded by the East River and Lafayette Street, and Chambers and Houston Streets was settled by Chinese immigrants and named Chinatown. Today, Chinatown boasts seven Chinese newspapers, 12 Buddhist temples, approximately 150 restaurants... Read More

United States Air Force Removal

United States Air Force Memorial

The United States Air Force Memorial honors the service and sacrifices of the men and women of the United States Air Force. The Memorial is located in Arlington, Virginia, overlooking the Pentagon and is adjacent to Arlington Cemetery. Interesting Facts: The three spires of the Memorial represent: T... Read More

Only 1% of Students Study Abroad

The world of higher education has made great strides in the last 20 years in recognizing the increasing importance of globalization, and in preparing students for a new and dynamic world. In 1990, just 60,000 students were studying abroad. Ten years ago, that number was approximately 143,590. Now, t... Read More


Fun Facts: A Botanical Holiday Edition

Poinsettia, holly, mistletoe–there are a lot of plants associated with the holiday season! Here is a special botanical holiday edition of fun facts. Did you know: The poinsettia plant was originally cultivated by the Aztecs, who called the plantCuetlaxochitl or “flower which wilts.” They used ... Read More

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