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What is Philanthropy … Really?

After recently writing a post on entitlement, I’d thought I’d blog about a topic that is quite the opposite – philanthropy. Also known as charity or giving back, this concept comes in many forms. Many people think of philanthropy in terms of giving money to a cause, but it can also designate donating items (such … Read More

What Food is Typically American?

I’ve been reading American Cuisine: And How it Got This Way by Paul Freedman. It delves into the history of “American” cuisine and how it was shaped by the country’s history. As can be imagined, there are many factors involved in this evolution, from the various cultures and backgrounds that are the heart of America’s … Read More

Genres in the Recreational Reading Collection

With over 1,000 books, the Carr Library Recreational Reading Collection offers a wide variety of genres — something for virtually everyone to read. The collection features some of its own genres that can be found under “Subjects,” which might sound different from the general collection at Rutgers University Libraries. The filters in the left panel, however, … Read More