Tomorrow marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist assault on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93. The attacks claimed the lives of 2,977 people.
The MVCC library has an extensive collection of material that may help you understand the initial attack and “a tragedy that had long-lasting effects. New York, and the world, has not been the same since the events of September 11, 2001.”
These two links show the pros and cons of Robot Umps calling balls and strikes on baseball players at the plate. You may be able to use this topic in one of your classes next semester. Robots…they are everywhere.
A new addition to the MVCC catalog is a six-disc collection that features silent films directed/written by women. This DVD collection Pioneers: FirstWomen Filmmakershonors “the women who were instrumental in shaping the very core of cinema as we know it.”
This year marks the 70th anniversary of George Orwell’s novel, 1984.
Numerous scholars, historians and journalists note that many of the literary components of 1984 (setting, plot, theme, characters, etc.) mirror life in 2019.
This is a novel that spotlights the evil of governments that allow their citizens no freedom of individual thought. It includes an intricate plot, unusual characters and a theme that guarantees its readers an understanding that fake news, double speak and the erosion of freedom of speech are not new phenomenons.
Journalists and writers have come under attack from all sides in the past few years. Today, however, the Pulitzer Prize winners were announced and that should make the winning writers celebrate their career choices. Read about the history of the Pulitzer Prize.