| 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....
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 4:39 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 3 million students will start college this fall. What sage advice would you offer someone stepping onto campus for the first time? Here are recommendations from some former freshmen with valuable experiences to share....
| Sep 12, 2012
The secret to Dutes Miller and Stan Shellabarger's home is hidden in plain sight. Maybe it's tucked between the layers of blankets the artists have stacked in the closet. Or the restaurant's-worth of dishware filling the cupboards. Perhaps it's writ large...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 1:48 PM
The last time filmmaker Jason Reitman came through town we got into a conversation about unlikable characters. He knows something about unlikable characters: "My first movie was about the head lobbyist for Big Tobacco ('Thank You for Smoking'), my...
| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 12, 2013
| 6:20 PM
A Chicago man was being questioned after a female student reported he attacked her at Illinois State University, officials said.
The incident triggered a series of alerts warning students of a man with a weapon. The incident caused officials to briefly...