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  • 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...
  • Cultivating relationships in college trump choice of school

     Cultivating relationships in college trump choice of school
    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,...
  • 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...
  • EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites

    EPA drastically underestimates methane released at drilling sites
    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...
  • Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline

    Acceptance rates at elite U.S. colleges decline
    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...
  • Better food choices can control your hunger pangs

    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...
  • St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president

    St. Mary's College names Tuajuanda Jordan president
    St. Mary's College of Maryland has selected as its new president a dean from a small Oregon college who has Maryland roots, the college announced Wednesday. Tuajuanda Jordan, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and professor of chemistry at Lewis...