Category Archives: Culture

Love Letters: Juliette & Victor

The following letter was written to Victor Hugo by his mistress Juliette Drouet. The two began their affair in 1833 after the production of Hugo’s play, Lucrezia Borgia, in which Drouet played the lead role of the murderous Princesse Négroni. … Continue reading

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ReInterpreting Michelangelo’s David

The Ruined Block of Stone Look at the statue. Before it was “The David“, it was just a ruined block of stone. David,  by Michelangelo     (1504 ) Galleria dell’Accademia, Florence ( a GNU Free Documentation License photo de Rico Heil (User:Silmaril), published … Continue reading

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President Obama on #Dallas: “We are horrified over these events”

THE WHITE HOUSE With your understanding, I want to begin with a few words about the situation back in the United States, specifically the situation in Dallas, Texas. My team has been keeping me updated throughout the morning of the … Continue reading

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President Obama: “We are better than this.”

Today, President Obama spoke on the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile. “I’d just ask folks to step back and think: What if this happened to somebody in your family? How would you feel? To be concerned about … Continue reading

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Here’s Why #Chile Is The Most Beautiful Country In The World

When it comes to natural beauty there is a certain cocktail of ingredients that definitely makes a country stand out. The most important ones are a low population density, a high variation in latitude, and varied climatic systems. There are … Continue reading

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The disadvantaged need the best teachers

David Cameron wants to bring opportunity to everyone, wherever they live, whatever their background. It’s an admirable intention, but he really needs to get on with it in our country’s schools. The geographical lottery in educational achievement means that only … Continue reading

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STUDY ABROAD IN EDINBURGH

Why choose Edinburgh? Hear what our students like most about studying here in our latest video about Study Abroad in Edinburgh, along with our top ten reasons for choosing Edinburgh. Studying abroad at the University of Edinburgh from HSS Webteam … Continue reading

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Deadline June 10: Apply For The Rihanna Global Scholarship Program for residents of Barbados, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, Guyana, Jamaica, or the USA

  Grammy-winning singer and songwriter has announced a global scholarship program through her Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which will award scholarships to international and U.S. students going to college in the U.S. In the video below, Rihanna shares her vision … Continue reading

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América Latina, estancada en innovación #MondayMotivation

por Andrés Oppenheimer,  Nuevo Herald, May 11, 2016 “Latinoamérica debe darse cuenta de que vivimos en una economía del conocimiento, y ponerse las pilas en materia de innovación.” La mayoría de los presidentes latinoamericanos se jactan sobre los supuestos logros … Continue reading

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University #education in Argentina: zero cost and zero admissions exams #MondayBlogs

Left to Right: First Lady Michelle Obama, President Barack Obama, President Mauricio Macri, First Lady Juliana Awada Sources: DailyKos, Fulbright Program, Universidad de Buenos Aires (Facultad de Ingenieria), 100,000 Strong In The Americas,  White House Press Office Although gauchos (cowboys) still … Continue reading

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