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North Carolina has top graduate programs in US News rankings | Charlotte Observer

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By Kate Murphy, March 31, 2021 06:18 PM

The Triangle’s top research universities were recognized for their graduate programs in the 2022 U.S. News & World Report rankings, which were released this week.UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University earned multiple top 5 rankings for healthcare programs, and the engineering program at N.C. State University was listed in the top 25. The rankings are based on expert opinions and data about the quality of a school’s faculty, research and students.

Source: North Carolina has top graduate programs in US News rankings | Charlotte Observer

How Two Thieves Stole Thousands of Prints From University Libraries – Atlas Obscura

Quick! Deyan Georgiev/Alamy
Quick! Deyan Georgiev/Alamy

They almost got away with it.

Source: How Two Thieves Stole Thousands of Prints From University Libraries – Atlas Obscura

Why university libraries are tossing millions of books – CSMonitor.com

“A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has some print-loving scholars deeply unsettled.”

Source: Why university libraries are tossing millions of books – CSMonitor.com

See also, A Library Without Books? Universities Purging Dusty Volumes

Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

While Harvard’s library digitization efforts have presented new opportunities for scholars to access and preserve sources for posterity, they have also brought their own set of challenges.

Editor’s Note: Via Library Link of the Day

Source: Turning the Page | News | The Harvard Crimson

College Towns Can Be Attractive Later in Life – The New York Times

I always wished when I retired, that I would live in a college or university town — places like Chapel Hill, NC, or perhaps Charlottesville, VA — places like that. I guessed they would be in the South, where I grew up, born and bred, as we were fond of saying, back in the old days..

I would tell people, when it came up or I mentioned it, that college towns would be great for retirement.. you can go to the sports’ games in town, hang out with older friends/alumni; you can attend free lectures (open to the public); you can often see foreign or art films for free (open to the public or small fee); you can attend classes, lifelong education would keep you young in mind and spirit; and so on.. I had a whole list of benefits for living in a “college town” ..

Las Vegas has UNLV and some other colleges, too,, so I guess it has some aspects of a college town, too.. I should explore their classes, adult activities, free lectures or films or performances.. see what’s there.. it’s on the to-do list… 🙂


These are the books students at the top US colleges are required to read – Quartz

Shh. (Flickr/Marissa Smith, CC BY 2.0)
Shh. (Flickr/Marissa Smith, CC BY 2.0)

The leaders of tomorrow will be well versed in dead philosophers, according to a new database of college syllabi.The Open Syllabus Project, a collection of over 1 million curricula from English-language colleges and universities over the past 15 years, released its data on Friday (Jan. 22). Plato, Hobbes, Machiavelli, and Aristotle overwhelmingly dominate lists in the US, particularly at the top schools.

Source: These are the books students at the top US colleges are required to read – Quartz