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  • Access to the world's best teachers at a hugely cheaper price online

    Mitch Daniels' changes at Purdue University tinker at the edges of reform but don't address the technological revolution stirring that will dramatically alter the traditional brick-and-mortar campus, with its typically underworked and overpaid senior faculty, its even more overpaid administrators presiding over an outsize staff and its resort-like amenities.
  • Waves of bad news leave us longing for the distractions of fall

     Waves of bad news leave us longing for the distractions of fall
    If there's one thing we can all agree on these days, it's that the world is collapsing around us and we're all going to die. OK, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but things have been rather grim. Civil unrest has made Ferguson, Mo., look like the...

    James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014

     James Alter, Chicago businessman and civic leader, 1922-2014
    In war, as a combat aviator during World War II, and in peace, as a businessman, civic leader and powerful player in local politics, James Alter was always fighting the good fight. Mr. Alter, 92, died of congestive heart failure Thursday, Aug. 14, in...

    Computers get new lease on life

    Computers get new lease on life
    Rahadi Lohman's challenge was to replace a worn track pad button on a five-year-old Hewlett-Packard laptop. But first he had to carefully remove a foot-long panel and safely put aside a collection of tiny screws. "The left click button is worn away so...

    Trolling for university presidents is profitable niche for Dallas headhunter

    When it comes to filling the highest posts of higher education, Bill Funk is the reigning king of the hill. The 64-year-old principal of R. William Funk & Associates in Dallas has placed a new president or chancellor nearly every month for the last two...