| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Northwestern University is rolling out a new perk for students that no Ivy League school can match -- full streaming cable service for all dorm dwellers.
Beginning this fall, Xfinity on Campus will provide residential students more than 130 live...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 3:56 PM
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....
| Aug 27, 2014
| 2:20 PM
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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 11:22 AM
The NCAA approved an historic change on Thursday to allow the 65 schools in the five power conferences to write many of their own rules.
The 16-2 vote by the Division I Board of Directors took place at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Cypress Bay High School's debate team is only a few years old, but they've already made their mark nationally.
They were one of only 10 to be named a School of Outstanding Distinction at the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament. The...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 3:24 PM
In the aftermath of the Columbine High School shootings 15 years ago, passionate women from all over the country converged on Washington, D.C., to demand tougher gun restrictions. Called the Million Mom March, it was a powerful grass-roots movement that...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:51 PM
They are an elusive breed.
Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
| Aug 1, 2014
By Erinn Hutkin
As the fall semester begins, many college students will likely be looking for part-time jobs. The idea of pulling a resume together and searching through help-wanted ads may be daunting, not to mention the challenge of juggling work,...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Jul 23, 2014
It's easy to forget that there is also some good news in the world.
For one thing, the overlords of big-time college sports seem resigned to getting their comeuppance.
Predicting the outcome of court cases is as fruitless as trying to fill out a...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 9:31 AM
Hope Alexander has joined construction firm Walbridge as executive director of new business development. She will focus on expanding the firm’s presence in Chicago. Alexander has worked in the Chicago architecture/engineering/construction industry...