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  • Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love

    Times may be tough, but that's no reason not to study what you love
    During periods of economic hardship, worries about post-graduation jobs can lead students to play it safe, choosing the most marketable major they can find. So it's no coincidence that practical fields of study like engineering and business are booming. But what if mundane courses like finance and accounting don't make your heart beat faster with excitement?
  • READER SUBMITTED: Farm Credit East Gives $46,500 In College Scholarships

    Farm Credit East, the Northeast's largest agricultural lending cooperative, recently awarded $46,500 in college scholarships to 31 student recipients. Each student received a $1,500 scholarship to apply towards his or her higher education. "This year's...

    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...

    Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show

     Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show
    It might sound like a misleading tagline, but the award-winning "A Simple Way To Get Ready For Work" machine can zip up a zipper in just 1 minute and 15 seconds, and 75 easy(ish) steps. Built by a team of Purdue University students led by Palatine...

    It's not where you go to college; it's what you do there

    Not long ago, I attended a panel discussion aimed at engaging high school juniors and their parents in the college application process. To jump start the program, the moderator asked a question: How many parents had attended Ivy League or other top-...