A Fast-Changing World

Perhaps the most important reality that humanity has had to deal with in its recent history is that the very pace of history and change in the world has accelerated.

Two places that exemplify that reality are Greece and Cyprus – to such a degree that we are entitled to refer to the New Greece and the New Cyprus.

Rapid and dramatic change in the World has accented the importance of another thing that we have been hearing for a while: education now means ‘life-long learning’. Both notions reinforce the value of educational institutions that inspire as much as they teach, but the quickening of the pace of life also shouts to us that we must make the most of every moment. Add that all together, and endeavors like ‘studying abroad’ become even more meaningful and valuable because they expand educational and cultural horizons, enhance young peoples’ love of learning and understanding of the world they live in – and bestow upon the memories of a lifetime. And some of the most powerful memory generators on the planet for students are Greece and Cyprus.

This brings us to this year’s edition of the Study Abroad special insert in which we take such great pride. The National Herald is doubly pleased about it because it is an opportunity to present both our beloved homeland as the ultimate study abroad destination for Greek-Americans, Cypriot-Americans, and philhellenes, as well as the fine institutions of higher learning that are featured in this year’s articles and advertisements. For your sakes, if you are students, or the sake of your children and grandchildren, kindly take the time to peruse this year’s presentations. The tributes of the alumni of some of the programs that we have included tell us that you will all be thankful.


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NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.


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STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT - Is Michelle Troconis a murderous conspirator who wanted her boyfriend's estranged wife dead and helped him cover up her killing? Or was she an innocent bystander who unwittingly became ensnared in one of Connecticut's most enduring missing person and alleged homicide cases? A state jury heard two different tales of the 49-year-old Troconis as the prosecution and defense made their closing arguments Tuesday in Stamford.

LONDON — Kensington Palace says Britain's Prince William has pulled out of attending a memorial service for his godfather, the late King Constantine of Greece, because of a personal matter.

MONTREAL/NEW YORK – The Maids of Athena (MOA) District 6 (New York) and District 23 (Eastern Canada) Lodges held their first ever inter-district Zoom fundraising event on February 20.

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