rare brown panda - The giant panda is one of nature's cutest and most rare animals. But one subspecies of giant panda is especially rare (and cute). Qinling pandas are brown-and-tan-colored instead of the usual black-and-white. They are named for the only place on Earth where they can be found: the remote Qinling Mountains in western China. Really COOL!!!
Dr. Ruth Simmons: First African-American woman to lead an Ivy League universityDr. Ruth Simmons is not your average academic. In 2001, Simmons was named president of Brown University—the first African-American woman to be at the helm of an Ivy League university. Immediately prior to taking over at Brown, Simmons served as president of another prestigious school, the Seven-Sister institution Smith College.