The Irish and American governments are joining together in the fight against illiteracy. They plan to tackle poor literacy levels, improve classroom teaching, and encourage student exchanges between the two countries. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard Riley, and the Irish Minister of Education, Dr. Michael Woods, are implementing the proposal. Part of the planRead more..
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Highlights of 2000’s commencement speeches, made by Irish America’s best and brightest. ℘℘℘ Seamus Heaney at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia “You stand at a boundary. Behind you is your natural habitat, as it were, the ground of your creaturely being, the old haunts where you were nurtured; in front of you is a lessRead more..
Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams was invited to give the commencement address, and was awarded an honorary degree by the University of Massachusetts –Lowell, in May. Adams told the 1,700 graduates and roughly 6,500 people in attendance that “One person in this class of 2000 can make a difference for humanity, for his country, forRead more..
Boston College has named Marquette University Dean and History Professor Dr. Thomas E. Hachey to be its first executive director of Irish programs. Hachey will be responsible for B.C.’s Irish Studies program, Irish Institute, and Irish initiatives of the John J. Burns Library. Hachey has edited or authored seven books on Irish and European history,Read more..