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  • HU receives $3.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education for STEM

    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...
  • New plants man all about bringing more gardens to Virginia Zoo experience

    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...
  • Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse

    Purdue University shooter gets 65 years, shows no remorse
    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,...
  • 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....
  • Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation

    Physicists, others using science to help art of film animation
    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...
  • Museum doors open for free coast to coast

    Museum doors open for free coast to coast
    Museums needn't be stuffy places full of old bones, and people who don't think there's anything of interest inside may not be looking hard enough. Coming up is a chance to rectify all that. More than 1,000 museums from coast to coast will offer free...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • How Purdue is reinventing the American university

     How Purdue is reinventing the American university
    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...
  • 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...