Published 10:05 pm PDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he edited and compiled into "Southern Illinois University at 150 Years," a book commemorating the university's 150th anniversary this year on March 5, 2019. (Byron Hetzler /The Southern Illinoisan via AP) less John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he edited and compiled into "Southern Illinois University at 150 Years," a book commemorating the ... more Photo: Byron Hetzler, AP Photo: Byron Hetzler, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 John Jackson, a professor at SIU for 50 years, leafs through the various manuscripts from contributors that he … [Read more...] about EXCHANGE: SIUC looks back at 150 years with birthday book
The newspaper industry in Chattanooga dates back the late 19th Century, but it was three individuals born in the 20th Century that shaped the current legacy of the Times Free Press, which celebrates its 150th birthday in 2019. Roy Ketner McDonald, Ruth Holmberg and Walter Hussman Jr. each owned, or in Hussman's case owns, a family-owned newspaper business, and the combination of the three have reported news and shaped public opinion for generations of residents of Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. "Each of these leaders made their own unique mark on the newspaper industry," said Alison Gerber, Times Free Press editor and director of content. "Their legacies are marked by a commitment to what they believe and the community they serve." McDonald turned an advertising circular into the Chattanooga News Free Press in 1933 and was chairman of the board of the Chattanooga Publishing Company, a company formed when his newspaper and the Chattanooga Times entered a joint operating … [Read more...] about Moments in Memory: What was in the news on birthdays of paper’s VIPs?
In the western Indian city of Rajkot, 150 students stood in the formation of India's map while wearing baldness caps, glasses and the traditional robes of Gandhi. On the grounds of a school in the southern city of Chennai hundreds of students took part in a yoga session, also dressed as Gandhi - some also having shaved their heads and covered themselves in white paint. India observes October 2 not only as Gandhi Jayanti (Gandhi's birthday), but also as the International Day of non-violence - an ideal that Gandhi fought for throughout his life. … [Read more...] about Indian children dress as Gandhi to mark 150th anniversary of independence leader’s birth
Oct 02, 7:33 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Suman Varandani @suman09 10/02/18 AT 6:17 AM Tuesday marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, popularly known to the world as Mahatma Gandhi. The leader of the Indian nonviolent movement against British rule belonged to a wealthy family in the Gujarat region of western India.Gandhi's efforts were central to India becoming independent in 1947 and his practice of nonviolent protest inspired American revolutionary leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and former South African president Nelson Mandela."India is a land of diversity. If there was one person who brought everyone together, made people rise above differences, to fight colonialism and enhanced India's stature at the world stage, it was Mahatma Gandhi," India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a blog to mark the birth anniversary of the "Father of … [Read more...] about Mahatma Gandhi Quotes: Inspiring Sayings By India’s Iconic Leader On His Birthday
Huynh Thanh Lap, President of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association of Ho Chi Minh City addresses the event (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – A get-together was held in Ho Chi Minh City on August 14 to celebrate the 72nd Independence Day of India, showing the friendship and solidarity between the people of Ho Chi Minh City and India. Addressing the event, Huynh Thanh Lap, President of the Vietnam-India Friendship Association (VIFA) of Ho Chi Minh City said that the date of August 15, 1947 marked the birth of the independent state of India, opening up the way for developing India into a prosperous and modern country with big influence and most dynamic development in the region and the world. Lap said that amidst the sound relationship between Vietnam and India, the VIFA and the Ho Chi Minh City Union of Friendship Organisations (HUFO) carried out various activities in the Vietnam-India Friendship Year 2017, along with diplomatic and cultural exchange activities, thus … [Read more...] about HCM City marks India’s 72nd Independence Day