Three resistance fighters from the Second World War have been selected by France to be interred in the Panthéon, an honor accorded those held to have greatly contributed to France. The three are Germaine Tillion, Pierre Brossolette and Geneviève de Gaulle.
I don't know how many other universities have one of these, but Stanford University has a Medieval Manuscripts Club for students. I learned this from a Stanford Daily article which explains how the club is open to people from all disciplines - so you don't need any language training - and technology and the internet is fully used. If you've got a history themed society at your university, let me know, and the most interesting will get mentioned.
In this blog for the Daily Telegraph Dominic Selwood defends the medieval period - and specifically the bit once labelled the Dark Ages - from its many pro-Roman critics. And, a little oddly, from Game of Thrones. I don't agree with every point, but overall it's recommended.
Britain is planning to build a new high speed rail link down part of the country, and the plans are controversial to say the least. But the Thame Gazette has a quote from an HS2 spokesman, and it's very interesting. Ben Ruse is quoted as saying:
"We're very excited that as HS2 is the largest infrastructure project in the UK it will also be the biggest archaeological dig Britain has ever seen...This is an unmissable opportunity to discover what treasures lie in wait underneath the earth. We have a real chance to advance our understanding of our ancestors in this area and the land they inhabited."
This is because the government have promised to carry out excavations of all the potential historical sites along the route, so money will be coming in for archaeological work.