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What We’re Reading: June 27, 2013

Today’s What We’re Reading features the recent Supreme Court decisions, a new crowdsourcing project from the Chronicle aimed at tracking PhD placement, a new report on the health and vitality of national parks in England, and much more!


What We’re Reading: April 11, 2013

In today’s What We’re Reading, we feature the latest conversation relating to the National Association of Scholars’ report on Bowdoin, a look at one of the first “living archives,” a visual tour of duplitecture in China, and more!

The Most-Visited Sites in the National Park System for 2012

The National Park Service released its annual numbers on the most-visited sites in the park system for 2012. For a breakdown of the most popular sites, see below. Special thanks to Park Advocate for the data.

Most Visited Places of the National Park System

  Park Site Number of Visitors
1. Blue Ridge Parkway 15,205,059
2. Golden Gate National Recreation Area 14,540,338
3. Great Smoky Mountains National Park 9,685,829
4. George Washington Memorial Parkway 7,425,577
5. Lake Mead National Recreation Area 6,285,439

What We’re Reading: June 9, 2011 Edition

US history survey courseWe begin this week with the question “How would you organize a high school U.S. history survey course?” This was asked by the NHC and NHEC at a recent panel discussion. Then, segue into a panel discussion of piracy at the recent annual meeting of the Association of American University Presses , check out what’s new online from the National Library of Medicine and EDSITEment, and learn about recently acquired Constitutional Convention documents. Finally, go behind-the-scenes to see a few of the 2.5 million historic artifacts housed at the National Park Service’s Museum Resource Center.