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  • New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience

    New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience
    Technology gets schooled New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience University students across Illinois are taking advantage of cutting-edge technological advances that are changing the way they learn. In a Northwestern University...
  • Expansion in music degrees broadens paths

    Expansion in music degrees broadens paths
    When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer. Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
  • Different lists can help you pick a school

    Different lists can help you pick a school
    It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
  • Northwestern grads get engaged during graduation

    Northwestern grads get engaged during graduation
    In the middle of his doctoral hooding at Northwestern University last week, Bin Liu walked to the edge of the stage and kneeled. As he pulled out an engagement ring, Jie Han, his longtime girlfriend and fellow engineering student, made her way to the...
  • Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land

     Mining for fracking sand drives some Illinois farmers from land
    — The Flynns are weary of bright lights that flood their bedroom each night from a sand mine next door. A second neighboring mine is in the works, and yet another nearby field has just been sold for mining as well. "I always thought when I died I'...
  • 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...
  • What to expect when NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand

    As NCAA President Mark Emmert takes the stand Thursday in the landmark antitrust lawsuit against the 108-year-old association, much sparring on  “the revered tradition of amateurism in college sports” is expected. That characterization,...
  • Professor sues Northwestern in federal court

    Professor sues Northwestern in federal court
    A Northwestern University philosophy professor has filed a federal lawsuit alleging the school botched an internal investigation into an undergraduate student’s claims of sexual misconduct and later mischaracterized to the media an agreement he...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...
  • John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014

     John J. Bergan, M.D., 1927-2014
    Dr. John J. Bergan was a skilled vascular surgeon, researcher and educator who helped develop a separate specialty in surgery for diseases of arteries and veins. "He was an innovative and pioneering surgeon who did the first (kidney) transplant at...
  • Misspelling on Medill diploma gives students last laugh

    Misspelling on Medill diploma gives students last laugh
    Some graduates of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism were handed a parting reminder of the school’s notorious “Medill F” when they received their diplomas over the weekend. About 30 of the more than 250 diplomas that were...