David Coleman, president of the College Board, is at the center of this nation’s fierce curriculum wars. So how come you’ve never heard of him?
In September 1909, Clara Lemlich, a young woman from Ukraine, stood up in front of a crowded auditorium in New York City’s Cooper Union. After listening to lengthy speeches by union leaders who urged caution, Lemlich said that the poor pay and unsafe working conditions could go on no longer, and she called for a strike. Her words inspired the Uprising of the 20,000, a walkout that halted work in many of New York City’s garment factories.
It was a family reunion of sorts — just 100 years after the fact. As soon as the march and speeches were over, and the names of all 146 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire had been read aloud, family members of those who died and those who survived the March 25, 1911, blaze headed to a restaurant to break bread together, courtesy of the Triangle Families Association.
A prominent Syrian rabbi?s recent guilty plea and a new tell-all book that probes the underside of his insular community appear likely to confront Syrian Jews once more with a scandal that just won?t go away.
U. S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said she did not hesitate a minute when she was asked last year to be a keynote speaker at today’s 100th anniversary commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
A few hundred marchers assembled this morning at Union Square in New York City, preparing for a solemn procession to the site of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory, where 146 young immigrants perished in a fire 100 years ago today. For many years, the Triangle fire was the worst industrial accident in New York City.
Composer Elizabeth Swados has dramatized tragedy before, but never the fear that rises from the gut when flames are sweeping nearby and escape is far away. In creating the music for the most terrifying moments in an original oratorio for the centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, Swados turned to raw instinct.
Like all other mornings, on March 25, 1911, Rose Bernstein had planned to arrive at 245 Greene Street, in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, and begin working. Instead, a sibling fell ill, so she stayed home — thus avoiding the tragic fate of other colleagues who died or were injured in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire later that day.
As the rest of my family spent the day shopping in this picturesque port city on the Mediterranean, I was a few miles away in the hospital — not as a patient, thankfully, but as an observer. In an attempt to learn as much as possible about Israel’s emerging medical technologies, I passed the day at Rambam Health Care Campus, a large government hospital with a renowned trauma center.