Updated 2:41 pm CST, Monday, January 21, 2019 In this Nov. 29, 2017, photo Kristin Fabian walks by a mural of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in America, the school's president said, following criticism that the images depict Native Americans in stereotypical submissive poses before white European explorers. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) less In this Nov. 29, 2017, photo Kristin Fabian walks by a mural of Christopher Columbus at Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. The University of Notre Dame will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher ... more Photo: Robert Franklin, AP Photo: Robert Franklin, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 … [Read more...] about Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in the New World
Associated Press Published 3:30 PM EST Jan 21, 2019 South Bend, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame says it will cover murals in a campus building that depict Christopher Columbus in the Western Hemisphere. The school’s president, the Rev. John Jenkins, says the paintings from the 1880s were intended to encourage immigrants, especially during an anti-Catholic period in America. But he says the 12 murals hide a “darker side” of Columbus’ story: the exploitation and repression of Native Americans. Marcus Winchester-Jones is president of a Native American student group. He praised the decision. The murals in Notre Dame’s Main Building are painted directly on walls. In a letter Sunday, Jenkins says the murals will be covered, although they still could be occasionally displayed. Jenkins says a permanent display of photos of the paintings will be created elsewhere with an explanation of their context. … [Read more...] about Notre Dame to cover up murals of Columbus in New World
By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer Updated 1:13 pm CST, Friday, December 28, 2018 File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File) less File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought ... more Photo: David Richard/Associated Press Photo: David Richard/Associated Press Image 1 of … [Read more...] about Browns owners agree to buy Columbus Crew, keep team in Ohio
Associated Press Published 10:31 AM EST Dec 7, 2018 Powell, Ohio – The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced the birth of a baby elephant. The zoo says the Asian elephant, born Thursday, appears strong. Its sex has not yet been determined because the zoo is giving it time to bond with its mother, Phoebe. It is the first elephant born at the zoo in almost 10 years and joins a herd of six at the zoo. The zoo says Phoebe had the opportunity to breed with a male, Hank, but the attempts were not successful. She was artificially inseminated with sperm from Hank and a male at another zoo. DNA tests will determine who the father is. The public will have an opportunity to name the calf. … [Read more...] about Columbus Zoo announces birth of baby elephant
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Brian MacQuarrie Globe Staff November 13, 2018 WESTFORD — Nearly a century before Christopher Columbus set foot in the New World, a Scottish nobleman and his armed explorers sailed up the Merrimack River, meandered up a tributary, and climbed Prospect Hill here to take a look around. They even left a mark, a mysterious image from medieval times that has somehow survived to this day. A fantastic legend, surely; nothing more. But the tale, so tantalizing, has drawn a growing number of visitors to this quintessential New England town, where a stone marker describes the pre-Columbian expedition as historical fact: Henry Sinclair, first earl of Orkney, roamed these parts in 1399. Advertisement Below the marker near Interstate 495 is the clue some believe Sinclair and his men left behind. It’s a carving in ancient, weathered rock that appears to show an … [Read more...] about A century before Columbus, a knight explored Massachusetts?