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Posts Tagged ‘Sons of Italy’

Cut, after all

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Washington Post reports here: “The College Board is planning to cut its Advanced Placement Italian program in the 2009-10 academic year, despite a yearlong effort by Italian American organizations to save the underfunded course.”

Italian language advocates and Italian-American groups are not happy. “We are deeply disappointed that the Advanced Placement Program of The College Board, commonly known as AP Italian, will be suspended following the 2008-2009 academic year.”

Sons of Italy Book Club endorsement

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

This afternoon, the Sons of Italy News Bureau in Washington, DC, announced its Top 3 Summer 2008 Book Club selections, and I’m happy to say that My Cousin the Saint tops the list. This is a wonderful endorsement, shared with 600,000 Sons of Italy members in 745 chapters across the United States.

From its web site: “The Sons of Italy Book Club chooses three or four titles each quarter for a total of 12 to 16 titles a year. The selections will be announced to the press, posted on the Sons of Italy web site — — and published in the Sons of Italy magazine, Italian America, the most widely read cultural publication for Italian Americans in the United States. The Sons of Italy encourages its 745 chapters around the country to choose one or more of the books each quarter and use as part of their monthly meetings for discussion.”