| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:14 PM
An honor like the Nelson Algren Short Story Award can be a boon to a writer. It can give him or her the confidence to slog through rejections and trudge forward with literary endeavors. When we asked former Nelson Algren Award recipients what winning...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:33 PM
This school year alone, three prominent college newspapers have issued general prohibitions against email interviews. And since "if it happens three times, it's a trend" is an informal law of journalism, I consider it my duty to weigh in. "We've......
| Aug 11, 2013
| 8:24 AM
KINGSTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol is searching for an escapee from the Caldwell County jail, wanted on numerous charges including the rape of a University of Missouri student in June.
Brian James Adkison escaped shortly before midnight...
| May 7, 2013
| 12:14 PM
Sylvester Young, a former music professor at Ohio University, has been selected as FAMU's new marching band director.
Officials at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee announced early last month that they were interviewing two people for the job of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:49 AM
Ashley believes news is all about real people and that's why she takes great pride in telling stories about people in her hometown.
Ashley was born and raised in Springfield. She was bitten by the journalism bug while taking media classes at...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:27 PM
When the search committee at UMBC was formed to find the school's next athletic director, the group created a detailed job description in a bid to find the ideal candidate.
It was a demanding list. And it was one that had UMBC's Vice President of...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Thank you, President Pro Tem Dempsey, Speaker Jones, judges of the Missouri Supreme Court, Lieutenant Governor Kinder, state officials, members of the legislature, members of my cabinet, and my fellow Missourians.
This evening it is my pleasure to be...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 4:56 AM
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (KTLA) -- Family members of a 38-year-old Cal State San Bernardino grad student who was fatally shot by police say he suffered from bipolar disorder.
Bartholomew Williams, who was working on his second master's degree in...