| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:50 PM
When the great English poet Philip Larkin worked at the University of Hull, he liked to say that the need to change trains in Doncaster meant most journalists, academics and other London irritants didn't bother to harass him.
The American writer David...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 8:44 AM
The Petoskey News-Review recently welcomed three new reporters into its fold.
Jamie Baumann has joined the staff as a part-time education reporter. Baumann, 60, graduated from Illinois State University with degrees in French and English and a minor in...
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 11:30 AM
According to those in the know, there are several reasons why students choose to start their education at a community college before transferring to a four-year school.
One important reason is accessibility through an "open door policy," says Chris...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Dietitians were once found mainly in hospitals and health care facilities treating patients with diabetes or kidney issues.
While those needs still exist, healthy eating, overcoming the obesity epidemic, quality school lunches and bio-engineered foods...
| Aug 18, 2012
| 3:34 PM
An shooting early Saturday morning near the Illinois State University Campus in Normal left an ISU student wounded.
The unidentified female is being treated at a Twin City Hospital.
ISU President Al Bowman, in an email statement to ISU students, said...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Not everybody is watching football games on Sunday afternoon. Thank goodness that's the case for the classical music series Sundays at Three, which, true to its name, stands a sporting chance of attracting a nonsporting audience for its season-opening...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Aug 22, 2012
| 6:26 PM
A 20-year-old woman supposedly headed to Illinois State University from her Kane County home was last seen at Millennium Park in Chicago but now is reported missing.
Tanner Conroyd left her house on Route 31 in unincorporated Kane County near St. Charles...
| May 18, 2012
Huma Gruaz picked a precarious time in her personal life to enroll in a Master of Business Administration program.
She had just moved to Chicago from the suburbs. She had to figure out how to navigate life after a divorce. And she had just started her...