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Greetings from NYC, the city that can’t figure out what season it is.  Last week it was in the 80s.  Then it rained.  Felt like a windy, nippy, Autumn day today.  I wonder what tomorrow will bring…

The big news on the EAP front is that the application deadline for this course has been extended until May 15th.  So, for those of you who haven’t finished filling out those applications, you’ve still got a little over 2 weeks to wrap them up.  If you’re still on the fence about it, this gives you time to decide that you reeeeally want to come along on what will surely be a grand and exciting and educational trip!  If you’ve got any questions about the course, feel free to contact the Faculty leader- Professor Vivian-Lee Nyitray.

I’ve got some more preview photos from Washington, D.C. from some of the sites we’ll be visiting while we’re there:

This is the Newseum.  Can you read what’s written in stone on the front facade of the building?  Something we’ll be dealing with a LOT during our Washington, D.C. studies.  The Newseum is primarily a journalism and media museum (hence “News”eum), but there are also galleries entirely dedicated to 1st Amendment freedoms as well, which is where we’ll be primarily be hanging out.

And right down the street from the Newseum are the National Archives, which we’ll visit to take a look at some of the most important documents in American history like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, etc…

So with that, make sure to finish up your applications and make sure to pack your umbrella, because we’re heading to D.C.!

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Hello everyone!

The weather’s been on the fritz here in New York…hot, cold, hot, cold.  I can’t figure out what season it is!  Speaking of seasons and weather and….clothes…..which leads to….packing, in the next 3 months leading up to the trip I’ll be posting some tips and info on what to pack for this trip.  For many of you, this will be your first long trip abroad, so stay tuned for info on what kinds of clothes to bring and what else you’ll need to stuff in your packs (adapters, converters, plugs, etc).

Also, just to let you know, I will be visiting Washington DC over the weekend to check out the current exhibits at the museums we’ll be visiting and taking another look at the monuments and memorials we’ll be seeing in August.  Photos to come!

Until then, here is the latest week in history:

April 12…

1861 – The first shots of the American Civil War are fired as the Confederates take Fort Sumter, South Carolina.

1961 – Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin becomes the first person in space (if you don’t count the US’s X-15 flight research program…but we can get into that later >yes I’m a space nerd<) aboard the Vostok 1.

April 13…

1829 – The Catholic Emancipation Act allows Catholics to sit in Parliament and hold public office in Britain.

1919 – British soldiers kill hundreds of unarmed Indian civilians during a protest in Amritsar, India.

April 14…

1865 – US President Abraham Lincoln is shot while at the theater in Washington, DC and dies the next day.

April 15…

1945 – British troops liberate Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in Germany.

April 16…

73 CE – Roman troops breach the walls of Masada fortress to find the Jewish defenders have committed mass suicide.

1945 – The notorious high-security prisoner of war camp at Colditz Castle in Germany is liberated by US troops.

April 17…

1961 – A US-backed invasion of Cuba, made up of anti-Fidel Castro exiles, is defeated at the Bay of Pigs.

April 18…

1775 – The American War of Independence begins with the Battles of Lexington and Concord.  The British win both.

1949 – The Republic of Ireland comes into being, but the six counties of Northern Ireland remain part of Britain.

1986 – South Africa repeals the ‘pass laws’ restricting the movements of non-whites, enforced since 1948.

April 19…

1012 – Viking raiders kill Alphege, Archbishop of Canterbury, before being bought off with a huge bribe.

1943 – The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ignites after German soldiers begin ‘liquidation’ of the Jewish ghetto.

April 20…

1945 – As Adolf Hitler celebrates his 56th birthday, Soviet shells fall on Berlin.

1968 – British politician Enoch Powell makes his notorious ‘rives of blood’ speech against immigration.

Hello everyone!  Sorry the blog hasn’t been updated more in the past few weeks.  Over here in NYC (where I >Shady the program assistant< am right now) I’ve been battling my 4th cold of the year and working long days, so I’ve neglected my blogging duties a bit.  But, I’m on the mend so you can expect more frequent posting from now on.

First order of business:

APPLICATIONS ARE DUE  ON APRIL 13 which is only 3 DAYS AWAY!

If you haven’t sent in your completed application, be sure to due so VERY soon.  If you have ANY questions or concerns about completing your application, get in touch with your campus EAP office or with our program leader, Professor Nyitray, ASAP.

There have been a lot of interesting stories involving religion in the news recently.  Every time one pops up, I update the “In the News” page with a link to the story.  It’s worth a look just because it’s interesting…but also because we will be returning to this list of articles during the course.  If you find one story that really strikes your fancy, keep it in mind for later.

Thanks for checking back in with the blog and I look forward to meeting all of you in 3 months.  To finish off, let’s go to…

THIS WEEK IN HISTORY:

April 3 

1917 – Vladimir Lenin arrives at the Finland Station, Russia, to assume leadership of the Bolshevik revolution.

April 4

1949 – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is signed into existence by its 12 founder nations.

1968 – US Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated by a white supremacist in Memphis, Tennessee.

April 6

1917 – The United States formally declares war on Germany, entering WWI on the side of the Allies.

April 7

1944 – Two inmates of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz escape, to later reveal details of the genocide there.

April 8

563 BCE – Siddhartha Gautama (founder of Buddhism) is born, traditional date.

217 CE – The brutal Roman emperor Caracalla is assassinated while relieving himself at a roadside.

1904 – The ‘Entente Cordiale’ is signed by Britain and France, finally ending centuries of intermittent conflict.

April 9

1867 – The United States Senate reluctantly votes to purchase Alaska from Russia for just $7.2 million.

2003 – A massive statue of Saddam Hussein is toppled in central Baghdad as US troops capture the city.

As you may have already read on the Facebook page or Twitter feed [@EAP50thNyitray], there have been some questions about the financial aid situation with regard to this summer course.

GOOD NEWS!

EAP has confirmed that although this is a 9-unit course, it will be counted for financial aid purposes as if it’s a full 12-unit load course.  That means you’d be eligible for FULL financial aid for this summer.

For those of you from UC Berkeley and UC Merced who are on the semester system (rather than the quarter system like the rest of the UCs), provisions will be made so that you can return to your home campuses in time for the start of Fall semester.

We hope this news brings a big sigh of relief for some of you and we look forward to seeing you this summer!

Remember, the application deadline is April 1st.  To apply, create a MyEAP profile, choose this course from the dropdown menu, and continue with the online application.