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Deaths of Canadian Billionaire, Wife a Tantalizing Mystery by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


There were no signs of forced entry on the cold December morning when a Canadian billionaire businessman and his wife were found dead inside their mansion, reportedly hanging from a railing at the edge of their indoor pool. 10 more words

Jonathan Offt

UMass Gets Chan Zuckerberg Grant for Scientific Project by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


The University of Massachusetts has received a $5.5 million grant from a philanthropy founded by the man behind Facebook and his wife to create a way to search millions of scientific research articles. 11 more words

Jonathan Offt


Ok…So, I think that I’m going to actually follow through this time. I can not promise that I will finish this thing I know nothing about that I guess we call blogging. 351 more words

A K-12 librarian on the urgent need for a national library endowment

By Paula Wyatt
K-12 Library Relations Director, LibraryEndowment.org

The creation of a national library endowment is essential for strong libraries.

I am on the front lines as a school librarian in a large Midwestern city, and I can tell you we are losing battles—from funding to public sentiments about libraries and librarians. 1,226 more words

National Library Endowment

Christine Beshar, Trailblazing Lawyer, Dies at 88 by SAM ROBERTS


She was one of the first female partners at a Wall Street law firm and, in another first, persuaded it to provide on-site emergency child-care. 11 more words

Jonathan Offt

Chicago's Best Charities

There are a lot of wonderful causes to support in the greater Chicago area. Many great area nonprofits support the environment, education, and even animals. While a number of nonprofits fill merely a community void, the great ones have clear goals, and they maximize every dollar down to the last red cent. 391 more words


Meet the New Generation Leading Berlin’s Classical Scene by A. J. GOLDMANN


Berlin may be the most musically active city on earth. It’s also at a moment of transition, with a fresh crop of artistic leaders. 12 more words

Jonathan Offt