| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:05 AM
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...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Whether you're trying to lose weight or simply focus on a heart-healthy eating regimen, a growling stomach can interfere with your eating goals. Hunger is a normal body reaction and survival mechanism. But in today's environment of ample food...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 5:44 PM
Drilling operations at several natural gas wells in southwestern Pennsylvania released methane into the atmosphere at rates that were 100 to 1,000 times greater than federal regulators had estimated, new research shows.
Using a plane that was...
| 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...
| May 16, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Researchers at the University of Maryland, College Park need more than a laptop, a room of standard servers or even a supercomputer dubbed Deepthought to tackle research exploring Saturn's rings, the earliest galaxies, fire dynamics and drug-resistant...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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-...
| May 6, 2014
A new national poll has found that satisfaction with life and work does not depend much on where graduates attended college -- except if they attended a for-profit school. The study also suggested that encouragement from professors is important for...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 7:57 PM
A Purdue University senior from Wisconsin is dead and another student is in custody on suspicion of murder following a shooting on the university campus in West LaFayette, Ind., according to school officials.
The gunman walked into a basement...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Growing up in their Park Ridge home, Jean McCabe's daughters said their mother would often tell them, "For those who have much, much is expected."
It was that one simple principle, her daughters said, that shaped a lifetime spent in service of others....