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  • Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show

     Palatine native brings zipper machine to Kimmel show
    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...
  • UM supercomputer to boost complex research

    UM supercomputer to boost complex research
    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...
  • It's not where you go to college; it's what you do there

    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-...
  • Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service

    Park Ridge native Jean McCabe lived life of service
    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....
  • 5 days of school shootings, lockdowns, scares jolt U.S. campuses

    Every day this week a shooting, lockdown or scare jolted five campuses across the nation.  5) Friday: South Carolina State University was locked down for several hours Friday afternoon after a fatal shooting outside a dormitory left one student dead....
  • 4 sought in South Carolina State shooting; 1 student injured

    Authorities are seeking at least four assailants in the shooting at South Carolina State University in which one student was wounded, officials said on Friday. The assailants are being sought off campus, University Police Chief Mernard Clarkson told...
  • SC State student dies after on-campus shooting

    SC State student dies after on-campus shooting
    A student who was shot outside a South Carolina State University dorm Friday has died, officials said. Though university officials did not release the victim's name, Orangeburg County Coroner Samuetta Marshall said the victim was 20-year-old Brandon...
  • Survey finds life satisfaction not linked to exclusive colleges

    Survey finds life satisfaction not linked to exclusive colleges
    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...
  • 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...
  • Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players

    Lawsuit accuses Homewood-Flossmoor of recruiting players
    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...