Friday, April 5, 2013
Nearly half of area workers are in the creative class, according to new survey.
The greater Washington, DC, metro area’s workforce has a large percentage of those in the creative class, according to the Atlantic Cities website. Utilizing data from the American Community Survey, a statistical survey undertaken by the United States Census Bureau, the article claims that the greater DC area has the third highest percentage of creative class workers - nearly 47 percent - in the country, 14 points above the national average of 32.6 percent. The survey defines “creative class” as those who work in the science and technology, business and management, arts, culture, media, entertainment, law and healthcare industries. Creative class wages in the area are over $90,000 annually on average, significantly higher than the national…
Friday, January 4, 2013
Undergraduate offering to be part of American Studies program at American University.
Fifty Shades of Grey, E.L. James' best selling trilogy, can be found on countless Kindles, Nooks and nightstands across the nation, and starting this spring, in American University's (AU) classrooms as well, states a story in the Eagle, AU's newspaper. The American Studies program in the College of Arts and Sciences at the university, located just across the Maryland boundary in Washington, will offer the undergraduate course. The course description promises to explore the "interplay of sexuality, health, public relations and marketing," describing the topics to be studied as including "feminism, addiction, social media marketing and sexual expression versus sexual repression." The course will be taught by Professor Stef Woods, who pens …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Department of Parks & Recreation offers half and full-day programs.
- Ben Gross
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Aside from summer break, winter break may be the most highly anticipated event for kids during the school year, but for many parents, it is also one of the most stressful. Finding care for children can be challenging, even for those with family in the area. In Prince George’s County, the Department of Parks & Recreation is offering a number of different programs. Cheerleading Camp From 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Dec. 26-28, kids aged 5-17 can learn cheer routines and moves at the Glenarden Community Center. Cost: $75 for Prince George’s County residents; $90 for non-residents. Step Dancing Camp Children aged 5-17 will enjoy this full day (9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.) camp where they will learn step moves and skills from Dec. 26-28 at the Glenarden …