In 1994, Rodin became the 1st female president of an Ivy League University
and was, at one time, the highest paid US university president. During her tenure at the University of Pennsylvania, the school
rose to 4th place in the US News & World Report college ranking. She has published more than 200 articles and chapters
in academic publications and authored or co-authored 11 books. In 2000, Penn students staged a demonstration outside Rodin's
office; what were they protesting?More...
Augustus Caesar (63 BCE)
Augustus Caesar was the first Emperor of Rome. Known as
Octavian for the period of his life prior to 27 BCE, he came to power after defeating Mark Antony and Cleopatra. He ended
a century of civil wars and gave Rome an era of peace, prosperity, and imperial greatness. Although he preserved the outward
form of the Roman Republic, he ruled with extraordinary powers for more than 40 years and filled the Senate with sympathizers
who named him "Augustus." What was the significance of this title?More...
Will Ahmadinejad Avoid Ground Zero?
Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, will be traveling to New York this week to attend the opening session of the UN General Assembly and participate in a World Leaders Forum at Columbia University. In preparation for his visit, Ahmadinejad requested permission
to visit Ground Zero, the site of the former World Trade Center and September 11th attacks. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly denied this request, citing construction efforts and security concerns. A number of American politicians expressed shock
that Iran's president, considered a leading sponsor of terror, would deem such a visit appropriate and condemned the request.More ...
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