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A Brief History On April 22, 2020, the pandemic of the COVID-19, or SARS-CoV-2, or better known as “coronavirus,” has claimed another victim, as reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer, in this case the venerable Urbana University, an Ohio college that was only the second institute of higher learning in the United States to admit women as students alongside men. Digging Deeper Urbana University, founded in 1850, has been ailing financially for several years, and was acquired by Franklin University in 2014 and operated as a branch of that institution.  The school, located near Columbus, Ohio, in the city of Urbana…

A Brief History On April 22, 1915, the Imperial German Army used chlorine gas in large quantities for the first time at Ypres, in Belgium, targeting French colonial troops.  Previous use of irritant (tear gasses) substances had previously been attempted by both side with little practical effect.  The shift to gas that could disable and kill people was a tremendous escalation in the chemical war aspect of World War I (1914-1918), then known as “The Great War.”  (Not so “great” if the enemy uses lethal gas against you!) Digging Deeper While people have engaged in warfare for thousands of years,…

A Brief History On April 15, 2016, we ran an article acknowledging April 15th as the day your income tax return must be filed by each year in the United States, and used that fact to list 5 days people really look forward to and 5 other days many people may dread.  Today we do it all again, with an updated list for both columns that takes into account the changing nature of our society, or as you may have guessed already, coronavirus.  As always, we welcome your input on days we could have added to the list or should…

A Brief History As I write this article, the world is currently experiencing a global pandemic unlike anything I can ever recall happening in my lifetime and as such, I first want to say that I hope that my students and subscribers are all doing as well as they can be given the current circumstances many are facing around the world.  As an educator, I also think it is important for all of us to be informed about the history of events and issues that still affect us today.  Thus, this article presents some playlists hosted on this site’s YouTube…

A Brief History On March 31, 2018, we published an article about “Jerks of the Month,” a topic we have touched upon from time to time.  Today, we modify our approach to discuss only those jerks as they relate to our coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic that is killing people across the country and the world and threatens to destroy our economy.  This pandemic is serious business and it needs serious people to beat the sneaky illness, NOT Jerks!  (Feel free to add your own nominees to our list or to dispute those persons we have cited.)  See our other article “What…

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