| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 7:41 PM
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...
| Aug 10, 2014
Ask many college presidents why tuition costs keep rising and you'll hear a litany of excuses: We have to pay superstar profs. Build comfortable facilities to attract hedonistic students. Keep up a sprawling, aging infrastructure. Offer more...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 2:24 PM
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...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:49 PM
Her parents sent her to college with invaluable advice, said Ashli Stempel: "Always sit in the front row. You never know who you'll meet."
Sure enough, during the first lecture she attended at Northeastern University in Boston, Stempel met Jim Stellar,...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a small, utilitarian office in Glendale, Ron Henderson methodically jotted down equations for Isaac Newton's Three Laws of Motion on a whiteboard next to his desk.
The equations, the physicist explained, are the mathematical building blocks for...
| Jun 22, 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...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 3:26 PM
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...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Winter Park Memorial Hospital officials had their dukes up, on the defensive.
On the line, a caller with an ominous question: “What are you doing at the hospital to my son?" Rather than a straight jab, the caller threw a curve: "My son came home...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had...
| May 15, 2014
| 4:57 AM
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...