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UK Universities Place “Trigger Warnings” on Greek Tragedies and Literature

Universities in the United Kingdom have reportedly placed "trigger warnings" on ancient Greek tragedies, as well as Shakespeare, Beowulf, and others. British university staff has attached trigger warnings to warn students about upsetting materials which may appear in classical works...

Guns Injured or Killed Over 6,000 US Kids in 2022

According to the Gun Violence Archive, in 2022 alone, over 6,000 US kids were injured by guns in some way. Specifically, guns resulted in a total of 6,054 injuries and deaths among children under seventeen. This is a 5.7...

Taliban Ban Women From University Education in Afghanistan

On Tuesday, the Taliban suspended the right for women to access university education. The ban on women entering higher education follows earlier revocations of women's educational rights made earlier this year. The Taliban seized control of Afghanistan in 2021 amid...

The Construction School Changing Lives in New York City

A unique construction school created by Greek-Americans is changing peoples' lives by providing new skills to unemployed and disadvantaged youth.

Cyborgs v ‘Holdout Humans’: What the World Might Be Like If Our Species Survives for a Million Years

There may be humans who look more or less like us in the year million, but they won’t be alone.  By Anders Sandberg Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random...

Tuvalu Island Turns to Metaverse as It Disappears

Tuvalu, a small island nation in the South Pacific, has announced plans to digitally replicate itself in the metaverse. A full-scale digital version of the microstate will be built amid fears that Tuvalu will be entirely submerged by rising...

The Look of Humans in the Year 3000

The Look of Humans in the Year 3000 is a projection which seems familiar. Nevertheless, the research are exploring a new look for humans in more ways than one. Some scientists and experts believe humanity is evolving and devolving. That means...

Living With Dyslexia: Dyslexia Awareness Month

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month. Many wrongly consider it a disability. However, it is not. It is merely a learning impairment which creates difficulty with tasks such as reading, writing, and spelling. It does not affect intelligence. Yet, it...

30 US Universities to Explore Academic Cooperation in Greece

A delegation of 30 US universities will arrive in Greece to explore the potential of new collaborations with the Greek public universities.

The Ex-Slave Who Authored a Greek Language Book

William Sanders Scarborough was an African-American, emancipated slave who authored a Greek textbook. His First Lessons in Greek was written in 1881. The textbook offered Greek to English and English to Greek language practice as well as exercises on...

First Kindergarten Opens on Tiny Borderline Greek Island Ereikoussa

The newly-founded first kindergarten on the tiny borderline Greek island of Ereikoussa, in the Ionian Sea, opened its doors to two students.

Greece Has the Lowest Pupil-Teacher Ratio in Europe

Greece has the lowest pupil-teacher ratio in the European Union with an average of 8.7 pupils per teacher, according to a study recently published by the EU's statistical body Eurostat. According to the study, the average number of pupils per...

Learning Greek Made Simple with Online Tutor

Learning Greek online has become a popular method to understand and speak the language for tens of thousands of people throughout the world. Online teaching suits people of Greek heritage that want to connect with their loved ones in Greece...

Modern Greek Returns to the University of Utah

The University of Utah recently announced that Modern Greek will be taught at the Department of World Languages and Cultures starting this semester. One of the beginner Modern Greek classes will be taught by Pagona Tsoutsounis. She has been teaching...

Children are Curious to Know: Who Were the Spartans?

Curious Kids, a website that posts inquiries made by the most curious of minds—those of children—recently found themselves answering a question posted by a young reader who wanted an expert to answer his question: “Who were the Spartans?” It is...