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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
  • Brown grad student dies after jumping off campus building

    A Brown University graduate student from South Korea has died after jumping from the 12th floor of a campus building. Police officials tell the Providence Journal that the 25-year-old student's death Tuesday afternoon was a suicide. University...
  • Bidding for Reese site development about to begin

    Bidding for Reese site development about to begin
    Chicago officials are nearing completion on establishing a bidding process for companies interested in developing the vacant former Michael Reese Hospital site on the Near South Side, the outcome of which could ease millions in debt payments over the next...
  • April Happenings Around Greater Hartford

    April Happenings Around Greater Hartford
    April is such an optimistic month, full of the promise of spring and the coming summer. This one is particularly filled with entertainment options that will make you grab your calendar and call friends. Battle Of The Titans The Break Thru Music Battle...
  • Trudy Rubin: U.S. gains friend in Ghani, but does not return favor

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's trip to Washington last week was so triumphant one could almost imagine how his troubled country might morph into a future success story. At a joint session of Congress and a glittering White House dinner, the brilliant...
  • PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse

     PBS' 'Cancer' an epic, vital story Ken Burns just couldn't refuse
    Edward Herrmann had collapsed at the studio in New York, and no one knew why. The actor had arrived to record his narrator part for Ken Burns' latest documentary epic for PBS, "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies." The three-part, six-hour film, based...
  • Columbia University disbands Chinese student group

    An organization for students from China has lost official recognition from Columbia University. A statement on the website of Columbia's Chinese Students and Scholars Association says the group has been "de-recognized" and it is not planning any more...
  • Online college provides access to nontraditional students

    ST. LOUIS Two years ago, it might have seemed strange when Gov. Jay Nixon starting pushing for Missouri to create its own branch of Western Governors University. After all, WGU is a bit of an oddity. It's anonprofit online universitythat doesn't use...
  • Fundraising ability key to winning Obama library

     Fundraising ability key to winning Obama library
    While Chicago has been engaged in a heated debate over the use of public parks for President Barack Obama's library, his selection of a host university may have more to do with which institution can offer the most financial support than which offers the...
  • Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat

    Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The hard science is aimed at developing new varieties of wheat at a time when the gluten-free industry is worth nearly a billion dollars a year...
  • Police: No evidence of gang-rape at University of Virginia

    A four-month police investigation into an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia that Rolling Stone magazine described in graphic detail produced no evidence of the attack and was stymied by the accuser's unwillingness to cooperate, authorities...