| Nov 6, 2014
| 1:40 PM
New leaders have been approved at Florida's top two public universities.
Former Florida House Speaker John Thrasher will lead Florida State University while Cornell University Provost W. Kent Fuchs will lead the University of Florida. The State...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 9:05 PM
For the first time in 13 years, USC has lost its title as the leader in recruiting lucrative foreign students, according to a new report.
USC enrolled about 10,900 students from outside the country in the last academic year, according to a survey of U....
| Oct 29, 2014
| 10:52 AM
A former Purdue University student who admitted killing a fellow student on campus in January has been found dead in prison of an apparent suicide, a state prison official said on Wednesday.
Cody Cousins, 24, was found unresponsive Tuesday night in...
| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The Virginia Zoo is all about animals – and, increasingly, all about plants.
There are more 10 themed gardens that make up the zoo's 53-acre experience. There's the White Garden with its cooling ambiance of pale flowers. There's the fiery...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Last month, UConn quarterback Casey Cochran stunned fans by announcing that he was quitting football after suffering a concussion, the last of several he absorbed playing the game he loved.
The son of legendary high school coach Jack Cochran, Casey...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Current job: Congressman
Born in: Madison, Wis.
Lives in: Naperville
Personal: Married to Aesook Byon; two adult children from previous marriage
Education: Bachelor's degree, University of Wisconsin at Madison (1975); doctorate...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The University of Florida hired Cornell Provost Kent Fuchs as its 12th president on Wednesday.
There were no protesters. No screaming matches. No idle threats.
No naked attempt to undercut the public and open process.
In short, it was a very...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 2:48 PM
A former Purdue University student was sentenced on Friday to 65 years in prison for shooting and stabbing to death a fellow engineering senior that he envied, in front of about a dozen students in a lab class in January.
Cody Cousins, 24, of Warsaw,...
| 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...