| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:40 PM
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....
| 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...
| Sep 3, 2014
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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 PM
The Homewood-Flossmoor varsity girls basketball team had just grabbed the No. 1 ranking in the state when a new adversary appeared -- a lawsuit alleging its coach had recruited players in violation of the rules.
The suit, filed by a parent of a...