| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:04 AM
I am the great-great-grandson of an American slave, Amanda Gibbs, and the great-grandson of a free black man, Sylvester Wickliff, whose account of his life is among the slave narratives compiled in the 1930s by the WPA Federal Writers' Project. And that's...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
| Nov 13, 2014
Carol DeAngelis Kruchko is a self-described "doer." Usually a blur until she can be persuaded to sit down for a conversation, the president and administrator of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) is indefatigably dedicated to...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 7:57 PM
New Jersey school officials voted on Tuesday to suspend five high school coaches in a locker-room hazing scandal that has led to criminal sex abuse charges against teen football players.
Head coach George Najjar and four coaching assistants at...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Laguna Beach High School's annual College Roundup, which allows students and their families to explore postsecondary educational options before visiting college campuses, will take place Oct. 23 in the gym, according to a news release.
Attending will be...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live.
Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:44 AM
Kevin Brenton, a retired U.S. Navy captain and former submarine squadron commander, has joined Huntington Ingalls Industries as corporate director of customer affairs for submarine programs, the company announced this week.
Brenton most recently...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 9:29 AM
It's not every day that a university announces a new school on its campus. For the University of Notre Dame, it has been nearly 100 years.
On Wednesday, Notre Dame officials announced the creation of the new School of Global Affairs, which will be named...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Under Armour will continue to supply uniforms to the University of Maryland's varsity teams under a 10-year extension deal announced Tuesday.
The Baltimore-based sports brand will continue to design and supply game-day uniforms as well as footwear,...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 11:18 AM
A member of an age group where teasing can sting and youngsters struggle to express themselves, 14-year-old Troy Kraly unapologetically carries a long, rectangular case into a gymnasium and pulls out his baton.
The mop-haired high school freshman doesn'...
| Mar 19, 2014
Michael J. Howlett Jr., son of a former Illinois secretary of state, was an accomplished attorney, popular law professor and a Cook County judge.
"He was one of the best judges and nicest men I ever met," said Judge William Bauer of the 7th U.S. Circuit...