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  • World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago

    World Cup brings international fans together in Chicago
    Soldier Field was an ocean of green and red last week when Mexico's national soccer team came to town for a pre-World Cup warm-up match, but here and there were bright dabs of yellow and blue — fans dressed head to toe in the colors of Bosnia-...
  • Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban

    Gwynn's death renews call for chewing tobacco ban
    NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
  • O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA

    O'Bannon takes stand as trial begins in lawsuit vs. NCAA
    OAKLAND, Calif. — As a much-anticipated federal court trial began Monday, the walls that for decades have separated college athletes from the riches of a multibillion-dollar sports enterprise began to show some cracks. The occasion was the opening...
  • Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned

    Lawmakers ask for Northwestern football union ruling to be overturned
    A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
  • Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes

    Big Ten schools could afford to pay athletes
    Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
  • Is continuing education worth the investment?

     Is continuing education worth the investment?
    Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
  • Online programs navigate learning curves

    If there has been any backlash against online education by traditional bricks-and-mortar universities, that notion is usually couched in words such as "confusion" and "misuse." Confusion as to what online learning is supposed to be and how to make it...
  • Making the move back to the classroom

     Making the move back to the classroom
    Shaunea Brown was stuck. At age 29, the West Coast native had worked in a coffee shop, as a bank teller, at an auto auction and as an office coordinator, but, without a college degree, found that her opportunities to advance professionally were scarce....
  • Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test

    Woman accused of stealing college counselor's keys, car after admissions test
    A Chicago woman was accused of stealing a suburban training college admissions counselor's car after visiting for an admissions interview and test last month, "because she didn't have a ride home," prosecutors said. Mary Davila-Velasquez, 23, of the...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Couple's culturally diverse marriage

    Couple's culturally diverse marriage
    In 1973, Queta Rodriguez traveled from her home in Mexico City for a yearlong visit with her uncle in New York City. She tagged along with her uncle's buddy to a French class, which was as much a social gathering as language course. There, Queta met Ron...