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  • Adrienne Frank 2:25 pm on February 7, 2014 Permalink  


    auAsk anyone in D.C.—even Washington natives—and they’ll tell you this has been one of the most brutal winters in recent memory. Mother Nature has been a bitter pill, delivering lows in the single digits and snow and ice that never seem to melt. (I’m still thawing out from the 5-degree day we had a few weeks ago.)

    So, it’s fitting that our next Final Exam, courtesy of government professor Jim Quick, centers on the Arctic. The series of questions from his popular Power and Money class touch on timely security, economic and environmental issues. And they’re tricky; in addition to your wool beanie, you’re going to need to put on your thinking cap.

    Check out Jim’s quiz in the April issue of American—and in the meantime, stay warm.

    Snow covered campus pic courtesy of Holly Mcaloney

  • Adrienne Frank 7:16 pm on February 3, 2014 Permalink  

    busy, busy town 

    busytown-carsYou know it’s a good day when you can slip a reference to beloved children’s illustrator Richard Scarry into a news brief (and use the word “anthropomorphic,” to boot). I’m working on a story about AU’s connection to the U.S. Department of Labor’s “Books That Shaped Work in America” project, which commemorates the federal agency’s centennial. I was delighted to see that Scarry’s Busy, Busy Town and What Do People Do All Day? made the list. My toddler is currently obsessed with Cars and Trucks and Things That Go—and I have to say, I wouldn’t mind tooling around town in the pencil car.

    Read more about the books AU intern Amanda Kraft selected for the DOL project in the April issue of American.

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