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Teaching the History of Race

Historians confront the complicated history of race and racism in the pre-modern, modern, and contemporary world. Yet, historians and social science teachers in the United States are under attack by conservative politicians and political activists....

Texas Legislators Exert Influence over Social Science Teaching

Conservative legislators in Texas are waging a new fight in the so-called “culture wars” over historical memory and public education in the State of Texas. Jim Grossman, Executive Director of the American Historical Association, writes:...

Faculty Feel Impact of Covid Pandemic

The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issued the findings of its annual Faculty Compensation Survey and the picture is not pretty. “The survey found that real wages for full-time faculty decreased for the first time since...

Historians Condemn Violent Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

The American Historical Association, the flagship professional association of historians in the United States, has issued a statement condemning the violent insurrection at the United States Capitol on 6 January 2021. I am an active member of the...

A Rehearsal for a Government Shutdown

Daily headlines relate the grim details of the current U.S. federal government shutdown of December 2018 to January 2019, now the longest in the history of the United States.  Detailed news reports analyze the growing economic and social impact of...

Frank Valadez AHA Spotlight

Frank Valadez, my friend and fellow UIUC graduate History alum, is featured in an American Historical Association spotlight today! Frank is an amazingly flexible history thinker and practitioner who currently serves as  Director of the Division...

Promoting Diversity in Undergraduate Admissions

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis has published an article presenting new research on diversity in undergraduate admissions. The article considers the State of Texas’s 10 percent plan, which provides guaranteed admissions into state universities...

The State of Illinois is Destroying its Future

Illinois high school graduates are fleeing the state in record numbers, largely due to the continuing lack of a state budget in Illinois. State universities in Illinois will lose even more students as the Illinois high school graduates of 2017 head to...

State-Assisted Education

Are we heading toward the end of public education in the United States? In state after state, state legislatures are slashing their already meager funding for formerly public institutions of higher education, essentially privatizing them. Most state universities...

History Wars Continue

In the 1990s, one theater of the “Culture Wars” became dubbed the “History Wars,” as politicians and political interest groups attempted to influence or control the presentation of historical events and developments in high school...

French Legion d’honneur and Economic Crisis

The French Legion d’honneur (Legion of Honor), which was created by Napoléon I, periodically creates controversy. The famed Legion d’honneur is granted for military and civil service to the French nation, but the honor has a long and complex...

Privacy Concerns about MOOCs

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are already being used in high schools and middle schools in the United States. Many professors and teachers have serious concerns about the pedagogical value of these courses. Now, some MOOCs are raising new privacy...

The Value of a Shared Education

A new article on “The Value of a Shared Education” reflects on the importance of a common Gen Ed curriculum in higher eduation. Judith Shapiro, former President of Barnard College, writes: “If we look at curricula, we see a trend toward...

Cost of Living is the Big Problem Facing College Students

The rising cost of living, not tuition and fees, is the big problem facing most college students in the United States. “Living expenses are an ‘under discussed’ aspect of college affordability,” according to an article entitled...

Warburg Institute Saved by Court Ruling

The famed Warburg Institute in London has been saved by an English court ruling. According to a press release by the Warburg Institute: “To the benefit and relief of scholars worldwide, the High Court has rejected the University of London’s claims...

Declining State Spending on Education Impacts Tuition

“Here is a surprising fact: Public colleges are collecting about the same revenue per student today as they were 25 years ago,” according to a report in the New York Times. “In 1988, educational revenue per full-time equivalent student...

The Problem with Bill Gates and ‘Big History’

When Bill Gates heads to the gym, he gets big ideas. One day at the gym, Bill Gates was watching a DVD on Big History by Professor David Christian. “As Gates sweated away on his treadmill, he found himself marveling at the class’s ability to connect...

Rising Cost of Not Attending College

A new research survey by the Pew Research Center demonstrates the rising costs of not attending college. “On virtually every measure of economic well-being and career attainment—from personal earnings to job satisfaction to the share employed...

Supporting the Arts and Humanities

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) are currently leaderless.  Although they have acting directors and staffs, both endowments desperately need active leadership—especially in a time of budget...

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This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

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This is the basic structure:

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The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

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I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.