The Answer Sheet: University of Richmond

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/07/2009

SPOTLIGHT: U-Richmond President Edward Ayers Is On a Civil War Mission

There is, it turns out, a “great untold story” of the Civil War and Edward Ayers is determined to teach it to you and your children.Ayers is one of the nation’s leading Civil War scholars, who, two years ago, serendipitously became president of the University of Richmond in the capital of the Confederacy. He is intent on using the gift of location and the approaching 150th anniversary of the Civil War (in 2011-2015) to spark a public discussion on the Civil War that sounds very different than past conversations.

By Valerie Strauss  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/07/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Civics Education, Civics Education | Tags:  Civil War, President Edward Ayers, University of Richmond

Posted at 04:51 PM ET, 09/18/2009

6 Things I Learned This Week

1) Most U.S. workers with advanced math skills never actually have to put them to work in their jobs. American University Economics Professor Robert Lerman told this to a panel at the Washington D.C.-based Urban Institute this week during a discussion of whether everyone should go to college.

By Valerie Strauss  |  04:51 PM ET, 09/18/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AARP, Bruce Springsteen, Dartmouth College, University of Richmond, frogs, math, puncutation