With letters in decline, Loyola rips out mailboxes

When school started at Loyola University Maryland last fall, the administration sent a welcome flier to the mailbox of every student living on campus. By the end of the year, a third of those fliers were still unread. No one ever checked the boxes. With the increasing reliance on email and social media slowing the…

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Opinion: ‘Snail mail’ still kinda cool

(September 1, 2014) Like most modern folk, I sometimes communicate via text, Facebook, email and other digital methods. However, lately I have been reminded about how important the good ol’ fashioned United States Postal Service is. TAKE A LETTER, MAYRENE: I received a very nice letter from Solano County board of education Trustee Mayrene Bates,…

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USPS: Mail to the chief – President Obama encourages letter writing

(July 7, 2014) Letter writing has received an endorsement from the commander in chief. President Obama went to Minneapolis last month to meet Rebekah Erler, a Minnesota mother of two who wrote to him about her family’s financial struggles. “I’m pretty sure this is a silly thing to do, to write a president,” Erler’s letter…

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USPS: Systems at Work (video)

Published on Jun 5, 2014 Each day the United States Postal Service processes hundreds of millions of pieces of mail and delivers to over 150 million addresses. At the center of this bustling postal network are more than a hundred Processing and Distribution Centers spread across the United States. Follow these letters, catalogs, magazines, and…

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