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  • See a cappella excellence in 'Sing-Off Live'

    At first glance, "The Sing-Off" might seem like just another televised singing competition, with judges, live audiences, and as always, the chance for the young, undiscovered artist to have a shot at stardom. But performers on this NBC show, with the...
  • Universities press Congress for fewer rules

    Universities press Congress for fewer rules
    Some of the nation's top university officials, including the chancellor of the University System of Maryland, are calling on Congress to roll back what they see as a byzantine and ever-expanding system of federal regulations that is costing schools...
  • Why does pot give you the munchies? Blame your brain

    Why does pot give you the munchies? Blame your brain
    Why does smoking marijuana give people the munchies? Yale University researchers got dozens of lab mice stoned in order to find out. Previous scientific studies (and anecdotal evidence) show that when people and animals are exposed to the active...
  • Gary hosts fourth annual Bill Johnson Film Showcase

    The fourth annual Bill Johnson Film Showcase returns Feb. 20 and 21 to the Glen Theatre in Gary. The film festival will be hosted by Gary native and actor, William L. Johnson. Johnson is a graduate of Emerson School of Visual and Performing Arts....
  • What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?

    What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
    When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...
  • Study reports saliva may help diagnose autism in infants

    POTSDAM — With the publication of a new study, a saliva test one day may provide a way to diagnose autism early in children. The study, which appeared in the Jan. 27 issue of Autism Research, is the first showing that protein levels in the...
  • After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

    After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges
    The gang-rape conviction of two former Vanderbilt University football players sends signals out in every direction. To the two young men, Tuesday's verdicts show that being drunk out of your mind doesn't excuse criminal behavior. Once doted on as...
  • Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors

     Once easily recognized, signs of measles now elude young doctors
    It was spring of 2014. Dr. Julia Shaklee Sammons looked around and saw trouble. An infectious disease specialist at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, she had read the headlines about new measles cases — including outbreaks in California and...
  • People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board

    People on the Move: Seafarers' House announces board
    Hiring, promotions and recognition at South Florida employers. Maritime Fort Lauderdale-based Seafarers' House, a nonprofit organization that offers a variety of services to the world's maritime community, announced its board of directors for 2015:...
  • Oak Park and River Forest residents receive George M. Pullman Educational Foundation scholarship

    Oak Park and River Forest residents receive George M. Pullman Educational Foundation scholarship
    Robin Redmond, Executive Director of the George M. Pullman Educational Foundation, announces that two students from the Oak Park/River Forest area are among the 161 Pullman Foundation Scholarships awarded for the 2014-2015 school year: River Forest’...
  • Nine District 214 students ace ACT test

     Nine District 214 students ace ACT test
    Nine seniors from all six traditional high schools in Township High School District 214 received a perfect score on the ACT test. Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students accomplish that. The students from Buffalo Grove High School are...