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  • Too Few Veterans At Top Colleges

    Too Few Veterans At Top Colleges
    Many of the nation's leading colleges pride themselves on diversity, but most aren't diverse in one respect: They have few military veterans in their undergraduate student bodies. The paucity of veterans at the nation's elite colleges is an issue that's...
  • Was Jonathan Gruber right about voters?

    To the editor: Let's get real about what MIT economist Jonathan Gruber said about the Affordable Care Act. It was not politically correct, but it was true. ("'Grubergate' shows the sad state of debate on Obamacare," Op-Ed, Dec. 9) He suggested that...
  • The moral of this sad story: Never tell the truth

    Some bureaucrats get in trouble for telling less than the truth when asked questions about their more dubious statements and worse actions. Think of any number of once influential figures in the current administration -- like the notorious Lois Lerner...
  • Starting from scratch at Fla. Poly: Front & Center

    Florida Polytechnic University, the state's newest public university, opened its doors at its Lakeland campus to its first class of students in August. The school was created by lawmakers in 2012 over the objections of critics, including us, who cited the...
  • Jonathan Gruber should've been Time's Person of the Year

    Jonathan Gruber should have been Time's Person of the Year. The magazine gave it to the "Ebola Fighters" instead. Good for them; they're doing God's work. Still, Gruber would have been better. Time's Person of the Year designation has lost a lot of...
  • North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion Collins advances to finals

    North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion Collins advances to finals
    After winning on Monday's show, North Shore "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins will head to the Tournament of Champions finals later this week. Collins, 32, of Wilmette, won Monday's semifinal game, defeating contestants Jared Hall and Terry O'Shea,...
  • North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion Julia Collins returns to show

    North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champion Julia Collins returns to show
    North Shore "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins — the second-winningest overall and the top female competitor in the game show's history — will return this week to challenge other top-ranked contestants in the Tournament of Champions....
  • North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champ could still come back

    North Shore 'Jeopardy!' champ could still come back
    Julia Collins is still in the running to compete in the wild card round, show officials say. "Jeopardy!" champion Julia Collins may have been knocked out Wednesday from the Tournament of Champions, but fans shouldn't count the Kenilworth native out yet....
  • Wilmette 'Jeopardy!' champ back in the game as wild-card contestant

    Wilmette 'Jeopardy!' champ back in the game as wild-card contestant
    Wilmette's intrepid "Jeopardy!" champ Julia Collins is back in the game again, after netting a coveted Tournament of Champions wild-card spot on Friday's show. Collins, a Kenilworth native who placed second after competing in the elite tournament on...
  • 'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses

    'Surviving the Coming Zombie Apocalypse' and other strange but real college courses
    If you went to college or are in college as you read this, chances are you've taken at least one course considered a "easy A." From taking walking to fulfill a physical education requirement to music appreciation to fill an art requirement, most...
  • Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area

    Rhodes Scholars include 6 from Great Lakes area
    Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend. The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...