Generations Later, One Of President Jackson’s Most Prized Possessions Is Back At The Hermitage

Generations Later, One Of President Jackson’s Most Prized Possessions Is Back At The Hermitage
The gold used to make the box is better than 18 karat. Its inscription reads: 'Feb 23d 1819 Presented by the Mayor, Aldermen & Community of the City of New York to Major General Andrew Jackson, with the freedom of the city, as a testimony of respect for his high Military services.' Credit: The Hermitage

Of all the tokens of appreciation governments sent him after the Battle of New Orleans, a small gold box, about the size of a deck of cards, was one of only five Jackson mentioned in his will. The snuff box was recently returned to Jackson's home, but for years, it seemed the box might never leave the Hermitage at all.

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Tennessee’s Largest Public College System Wants To Eliminate Undecided Majors

Tennessee’s Largest Public College System Wants To Eliminate Undecided Majors
MTSU will be encouraging students to choose a major or focus area before they step foot on campus, although the school isn't eliminating the "undeclared" option yet. Credit: Emily R. West / WPLN

The Tennessee Board of Regents is trying to do away with undecided majors. According to their data, officials say, students who choose a college major right away are more likely to graduate.

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