NYU Local: Today, the World Health Organization declared the worst Ebola outbreak in history a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, calling upon the aid of global powers with the resources necessary to contain the disease. The epidemic has already claimed the lives of nearly a thousand and yesterday prompted NYU to cancel its fall semester abroad program in Ghana. …
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NYU Local: NYU will be shuttering its Tel Aviv campus this fall, spokesperson John Beckman says. The move comes after weeks of prolonged violence in Gaza and multiple failed cease-fires between Hamas and Israeli Defense Forces. In an August 6 email to NYU Local, Beckman said the move to close the campus was decided out of concern for student safety, …
When I’m faced with endless flight delays or find myself on a train that’s going nowhere fast, rather than bury my head in an electronic device, I write haiku. Similar …read more
Germans strike me as remarkably comfortable with nakedness. Where public nudity is more or less illegal in most of the U.S., that is not the case here. The textbook used in my language course includes a two-page spread of a cruise ship filled with people, many of whom are nude. We were supposed to recite sentences aloud to explain what activities …
London Trocadero’s glory days may be behind it. Photo by danncnl in the Londonist Flickr pool. A man was stabbed near Clapham North station in the early hours of …read more
Most weekends we run a reader-contributed short story set in London. We’ve had some excellent entries, from a phantom lion in Zone 3, to the woes of …read more
The New York Times has a piece about the abundant and often playful features of Berges de Seine (Banks of the Seine), a 1.4-mile pedestrian promenade packed with recreational activities, restaurants and bars, and creative patches of blooming flowers, plants and trees. Read more.
Starting tonight, the iconic techno-fueled party venue is exhibiting works by a number of artists, many of whom are current …read more Source: NY Times: Germany
London’s only river whose name sounds like a Hollywood film star. It’s actually a corruption of beaver brook, after …read more Source: Londonist
By Intelligent Travel The Radar—the latest and best from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. …read more
Economists were surprised that the country’s G.D.P. had shrunk for two quarters, prompting further questions about the effects of violence …read more Source: NY Times: Italy
By Don George It’s one thing to stand in a place where a historic event transpired a thousand years ago. It’s entirely different …read more Source: Intelligent Travel
The blog Ordinary Times has a good piece on The Sun Also Rises. It starts like this: I never read Hemingway, but my great-grandfather once got in a fist fight with him. Let me explain both clauses here. My great-grandfather, Guy C. Hickok, attended the Festival of San Fermin in Pamplona with Ernest Hemingway in 1929 and they both spent …
Here’s a top ten list of travel books by an Oxford student.
Following on stories previously reported in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) by Human Rights Watch, Gulf Labor, the Guardian, and the New York Times, Vice now has a piece by Molly Crabapple on the condition of workers in Abu Dhabi. It begins like this: “My message to the head of the Louvre would be to come and see how we are living here,” said Tariq,* a carpenter’s helper …