| Sep 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
When Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval announced a $1.3-billion package of public subsidies to lure a Tesla Motors battery factory, he stressed that the huge sum would be dwarfed by an economic windfall for local residents.
The electric car maker will create...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Tom Steyer wants to save the planet, but first he wants to know about the U.S. Senate race in Iowa.
Seated in a hotel coffee shop, with a packet of data in his lap, he bursts with questions for the political strategists arrayed around the table: How...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 10:25 AM
The Virginia Peninsula Literary Consortium will host New York Times best-selling author T.C. Boyle at Christopher Newport University on Thursday, Oct. 9.
Boyle, a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, received his doctorate from the University of Iowa...
| 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...
| 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 --...