| Sep 26, 2014
| 7:03 PM
Starting this year, applicants to Northwestern University's graduate school will be asked about their sexual orientation.
The optional question asks whether applicants consider themselves to be members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 11:06 AM
Berlin girls swimming coach Andy Ahlberg concluded his competitive career in 2013, but he hasn't left the sport.
After starring at Glastonbury and lettering four years at the University of Iowa, Ahlberg began coaching after graduation in December 2013....
| May 1, 2014
| 10:45 AM
Junot Díaz is not the only “person of color,” or POC, to have had an unpleasant MFA experience. Sandra Cisneros confesses to having “hated” her time at the famous Iowa Writers Workshop.
“It was rather horrible,” she...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Oak Lawn Community High School senior Mason McCarthy will not be walking across the stage with his friends at graduation Wednesday night.
He is one of 48 seniors who are not being allowed to participate because they falsified documents related to their...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Will the dog run into the road? Is that pedestrian on the sidewalk about to step into the street?
In a virtual world, a sophisticated driving simulator at the University of Virginia, autistic teens reacted appropriately to nonhuman cues and hazards, but...
| May 9, 2014
Donald Bogue, a longtime sociology professor at the University of Chicago and a widely regarded demographer, studied the movement and habits of people on distant continents as well as closer to home.
Mr. Bogue, 96, died of natural causes Monday, April...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers will share in a $30 million grant that aims to find the best methods of preventing falls, a big problem for seniors.
Ten institutions will begin recruiting seniors in the fall for a five-year study that will compare existing...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Leesburg wide receiver Adrian Falconer committed to the University of Iowa on Saturday during a visit to the Iowa City campus.
Falconer, who announced his commitment via text message to the Sentinel, picked the Hawkeyes over offers from 16 other FBS...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The University of Illinois doesn’t often buddy up with the University of Iowa, just as Rolls-Royce doesn’t often volunteer to hold hands with General Electric.
But that’s exactly the kind of scenario the Digital Lab for Manufacturing --...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 4:06 PM
The University of Connecticut generated $3.4 billion in economic activity last year, including more than 24,000 jobs and $202.5 million in state and local tax revenue, according to a report prepared by a Pittsburgh-based consulting firm.
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:28 PM
Frank Beamer turns 68 in October, and his College Football Hall of Fame credentials were long ago secured. But rather than plot retirement and more frequent fleecing of golf partners, Virginia Tech’s iconic coach has signed a two-year contract...