• “Universal Sea” Art Installation – Student Services Building
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    “Universal Sea” Art Installation – Student Services Building

    (peaceful music) My name is Resa Blatman. My art deals with issues surrounding climate change. So my inspiration for this project was nature. Not specifically climate change, but nature in general. And the idea that to bring nature indoors, and have people feel a sense of beauty and wonder when they come into the building. It took me several months. I had some of these pieces had been previously painted. The linear-off white color. But over, I spent about nine months working on it. Not continuously. And it took me 50 hours to install it. (peaceful music) So the corals are the red color of coral, well sort of. It’s…

  • Google creates online virtual tour of USS Constitution
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    Google creates online virtual tour of USS Constitution

    A LOT OF MONEY. SHANE THAT SEYMOUR HEYED A CAMEO AND SHE WILL HAVE THAT ON “CHRONICLE.” SHE MAY BE A 216-YEAR-OLD WARSHIP BUT THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION IS KEEPING UP WITH TECHNOLOGY. IT CAN SOON BE VIEWED DIGITALLY ON GOOGLE MAPS. SHE REPRESENTS THE FADING SPIRIT AND CHARACTER OF AMERICA. AND NOW PREPARING FOR A HIGH TECH ENGAGEMENT. IN A FEW WEEKS IT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE VIRTUAL TOURING. TAKING 360-DEGREE IMAGERY SO PEOPLE CAN TOUR THE SHIPS. SO WHEREVER THEY HAVE AN INTERNET CONNECTION THEY WILL BE ABLE TO EXPLORE THIS WONDERFUL AMERICAN INSTITUTION. EVERY ANGLE. ON DECK TO DOWN BELOW. PEOPLE WILL BE ABLE TO FEEL LIKE…

  • Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6
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    Taxes & Smuggling – Prelude to Revolution: Crash Course US History #6

    Hi, I’m John Green, this is Crash Course: US History, and today we begin discussing the American Revolution. So two things to keep in mind here: One, the American Revolution and the American War for Independence are not the same thing. And two, while I know this will upset some of you, the American Revolution was not really about taxes. Mr. Green, Mr. Green! It was about tea, right? Also, it was not about tea. The Boston Tea party was about taxes and our God-given right to smuggle. It’s a little confusing, me from the past, but that’s why Crash Course is here! [Theme Music] So as you’ll recall, the…

  • The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree
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    The story behind the Boston Tea Party – Ben Labaree

    Translator: Andrea McDonough Reviewer: Bedirhan Cinar You’ve probably heard of the Boston Tea Party, something about a bunch of angry colonists dressed as Native Americans throwing chests of tea into the water. But the story is far more complicated, filled with imperial intrigue, corporate crisis, smuggling, and the grassroots origins of the American Revolution. The first thing you need to know about tea in the 1700’s is that it was really, really popular. In England, each man, woman, and child consumed almost 300 cups of this stuff every year. And, since the English colonized America, Americans were crazy about tea too. By the 1760’s, they were drinking over a million…

  • Today’s Crew: USS Constitution
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    Today’s Crew: USS Constitution

    [music] What the ship means to me is she’s part of the Navy and in turn she’s part of us. A ship is just a ship it’s the crew that matters. And for us to be here it’s truly an honorable experience. [snap] [music] I’m Commander Nathaniel Robert Schick. I’m the 75th in command of Constitution. I’ve got about 50% of my command who are fleet returnees. Generally, who have had a deployment or who have been over to Iraq or Afghanistan in some capacity. It’s a significant challenge, though, for our brand new sailors. They have not been out to the fleet yet. They’ve got lots of passion and…

  • USS Constitution’s Keel
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    USS Constitution’s Keel

    well that’s not something I do every day, I’ve just walked under the keel of USS Constitution. The keel of this ship, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world, is 220 years old. You might be able to detect, as you can see over my shoulder, there’s a slight curvature to the keel of this vessel, about a six-inch curvature known as a hog in the keel. It’s not something that one needs to be greatly concerned over but given the age of the keel, and the excessive weight that the ship carries at different times that keel is going to have a slight bend or curve to it.…

  • Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution
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    Celebrating 4th of July aboard USS Constitution

    DOUG:DOUG: WELCOME ABOARD THE USS CONSTITUTION IN THE MIDDLE OF BOSTON HARBOR. WHAT BETTER WAY TO CELEBRATE OUR NATION’S BIRTHDAY THAN ON BOARD THE OLDEST COMMISSIONED WARSHIP IN THE U.S. NAVY? I GUESS YOU COULD SAY WE STARTED OFF THIS FOURTH OF JULY WITH A BANG. IT WAS LOUD DOWN BELOW IN THOSE DECKS BUT THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE MILITARY A 21 GUN SALUT IT HAPPENED OFF OF CASTLE ISLAND IN SOUTH BOSTON. ABOUT 150 FOLKS FROM ACROSS THE NATION THAT ENTERED A LOTTERY TICKET. THEY WERE AL INVITED TO BRING SOMEBODY WITH THEM ON BOARD AN ASSORTMENT OF VIPS AND…