Category: Spring 2013

Category: Spring 2013

Recent news from Wiki Education

Happy Native American Day!

Our student editors and readers in California and Washington may observe today as Native American Day, and everyone can read more about influential Native Americans to honor this day. Thank you to Dr. Siobhan Senier’s spring 2013 course about Native American Writers at the University of New Hampshire for closing this important content gap on Wikipedia. … Continued

Happy birthday to Janet Taylor Spence!

Today’s the birthday of Janet Taylor Spence, an influential American psychologist who has worked in the field of the psychology of anxiety and in gender studies. Read more about her work in the article started by student editor Eden.graham in Dr. David Perkins’ spring 2013 History of Psychology course at Ball State University.  Jami Mathewson Educational … Continued

Happy Book Lovers’ Day!

Today is book lovers’ day! Have you started or expanded a Wikipedia article on a book you love? Here are some student editors’ articles about novels and collections: From Dr. Lynn Hamilton’s spring 2013 composition course at the University of Pikeville: Darkfever– Karen Marie Moning, started by Courtneyupike Gap Creek– Robert R. Morgan, a stub that UpikeKaren expanded From Dr. Carol … Continued

Happy International Cat Day!

Today is International Cat Day, though our feline sources commented that every day is international cat day. Did you know your favorite internet stars can get H5N1 avian influenza? Learn more about causes, symptoms, and preventative measures in the article about this disease in cats. Thanks to student editor Acorn Drains Cans, who started the article for an assignment in Dr. … Continued

Happy birthday to Alice Azure!

On this day in 1960, Alice Azure was born. She is a poet and writer of Mi’kmaq and Metis descent. Learn more about her search for her ancestral roots by reading her Wikipedia article, created by User:Jessica Ann715, a student editor in Dr. Siobhan Senier’s spring 2013 course at the University of New Hampshire about Native American writers.  … Continued

Student editor achieves Good Article status for “Women’s health in India”

Student editor Jasdeepsgill created the article on Women’s health in India for Dr. Gunseli Berik’s course, Gender and Economic Development in the Third World, at the University of Utah in the spring 2013 term. The article, which covers several problems with plaguing Indian women in relation to their access to healthcare, achieved Good Article status, … Continued