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Celebrating International Day of Peace with free reading from Questia

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace (Photo credit: Yndra)

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. “Peace Day” provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.

In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly, by unanimous vote, adopted Resolution 36/67 establishing the International Day of Peace (IDP) which stated in part, “…to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways.” The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982 on the opening day of the General Assembly. Read more

U.S. college rankings: Influential, but effective?

College rankings

College ranking has gained prominence over the years, and colleges and universities compete to rank high on these lists so they can impress investors, students and parents. The influence these rankings have mean larger budgets and donations for the schools, leading to increased anxiety among college officials. U.S. News & World Report’s college ranking is one of the most popular lists, but others include Forbes and Princeton Review. But what weight do these rankings have? Are they really effective in determining the best schools? If not, are there better ways to rank schools? Read more