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  • Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students

    Ebola screening added to intake procedures for some U. of I. international students
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, while conducting its usual health screenings of international students this semester, devoted a few extra minutes to discussing the Ebola outbreak with those who arrived from the West African countries...
  • Where are first graduates of Urban Prep?

    Where are first graduates of Urban Prep?
    As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor struggling students. There, the boys formed a brotherhood...
  • Terps and scholarships [Editorial]

    To those who follow college athletics only casually, the announcement last week that the University of Maryland will henceforth award athletic scholarships on a multi-year basis instead of year-to-year may sound like a minor change. But in fact, it's a...
  • Ice bucket challenge heats up ALS donations

    Ice bucket challenge heats up ALS donations
    The ice bucket challenge has helped the local Les Turner ALS Foundation raise $550,000 more in recent weeks than it did during the same period last year — a nearly 600 percent increase in donations over the first three weeks of August. But that...
  • Tiny particles have big potential in debate over nuclear proliferation

    WASHINGTON The solution to the big issue of nuclear nonproliferation might be smaller than you think so small it's virtually invisible and massless. Physicists at Virginia Tech have found a way to use these teeny subatomic particles, called neutrinos, to...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....
  • Medical research rarely uses female test subjects

    Medical research rarely uses female test subjects
    Women and men often react differently to illness and treatment, yet surgical researchers rarely use female animals or cells in their published studies — to the detriment of patients, a Northwestern University professor has concluded. Dr. Melina R....
  • Study shows retention of U. of I. international students

    Study shows retention of U. of I. international students
    While the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has more international students than any other public campus in the country, the majority of them leave the area after graduation, a new report has found. About 17 percent of foreign student graduates...
  • James E. Moore, leader with scholarship program for golf caddies, 1941-2014

     James E. Moore, leader with scholarship program for golf caddies, 1941-2014
    James E. Moore had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women as the face of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has provided tuition and housing to 10,000 golf caddies since 1930. Those caddies had a lasting impact on him too....
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • Leesburg church hosts day of fun, food for families

    Fun and food are on tap at Leesburg Church of the Nazarene during a free family fun day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 30. The festivities at the church, 2100 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., will feature a pulled-pork barbecue competition, bounce house,...