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ECOS Helps Address Major Cause of Student Absenteeism in South LA Schools

The Austin Ekeler Foundation, ThinkWatts Foundation, and ECOS, the leading green cleaning products manufacturer, donated state-of-the-art washers and dryers as well as ECOS laundry detergent in three Watts School District schools on Giving Tuesday (#givingtuesday). The initiative will give students...

British Director Ken Loach Honored by Greek University

Ken Loach, the acclaimed filmmaker, twice the winner of the Palm D'Or at the Cannes film festival, has been honored by the Greek University of West Attica for his work known to raise awareness on social issues. Loach was awarded...

French Bring Back Teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in Schools

The French government has announced plans to boost the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek in schools as part of a new initiative

Zimbabwe’s Greek Primary School’s OXI Day Celebration

A Greek school in Zimbabwe, Africa, celebrated OXI day in the most original way. Guided by a Greek teacher, the students made a human Greek flag, as it has never been done before. The Hellenic Primary School is located in...

Notre Dame Gives Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Honorary Degree

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew received an honorary degree from the University of Notre Dame on Thursday. The degree was given to Bartholomew by the University President Rev. John I. Jenkins, CSC during an Academic Convocation held at the university in the...

Planet Survived its Dying Star: Lessons for the End of Our Solar System

For the first time ever, astronomers have astrophysical evidence that Jupiter and other planets in the solar system will survive the death of the Sun.  By Dimitri Veras How will the Solar System die? It’s a hugely important question that researchers...

University of Athens and Yale University to Offer Joint Degrees

The University of Athens and Yale University officially signed an agreement on Sunday that the two institutions would be offering a joint studies program to their students. The program will be open to undergraduates in environmental science and public health,...

Greek Anti-Vaxxer Assaults, Sues School Principal

A 37-year old anti-vaxxer father in a Thessaloniki suburb assaulted his son's female school principal on Tuesday for asking for the unvaccinated child's self test results before allowing him to enter school premises. Ioannis Sarigiannidis, who is a Covid denier,...

Afghan Refugee in Greece Awarded Scholarship to Study in US

Arezu, a young Afghan refugee living on the island of Lesvos, Greece, was awarded a scholarship to study in Boston recently. The 12-year-old girl fled Afghanistan with her family when she was just seven years old. Her mother, Mariam, was...

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 published by the EU's statistical body Eurostat on Tuesday. According to the study, the average number of pupils per...

Removal of Greek, Latin at Princeton Sparks Debate on Classics in the US

The recent decision by Princeton University to remove Greek and Latin requirements  for Classics majors to combat -- what it called -- institutional racism, has sparked a lively debate among academic circles in the US. In May, faculty members approved...

Greek Among Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Learn

Despite the fact that Greek roots are found throughout English, Greek is among the hardest languages for English speakers to learn.

84-Year-Old Engineering Graduate Makes Dreams Come True

Felipe Espinosa Tecuapetla, an 84-year-old former soldier and shopkeeper from Puebla, Mexico, has become a graduate in process engineering and industrial management. His success has proved that, despite your age, it is never too late to achieve your dreams and...

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...

Why Fraternities and Sororities are Called “Greek Life”

Have you ever wondered why American college fraternities and sororities are referred to as "Greek life"? Why are they commonly named after the Greek alphabet? "Greek life" is a term for different exclusive societies--fraternities for men, sororities for women-- that...