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  • Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb

    Rebuilding Myanmar's crippled universities from DeKalb
    In its messy, uncertain evolution toward democracy, Myanmar is reconstructing a crippled university system. That's where the remodeled garage in DeKalb comes into play, in a vital way. The building, under the shade of an oak tree on Northern...
  • Will Americans eat bugs?

     Will Americans eat bugs?
    If you're trying to lose weight, the latest food trend may be just what you need to really slim down. You can eat all you want. You just may not want to eat much, if any. That's because your meals will include an unconventional ingredient: bugs, in...
  • Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup

    Volunteers get down and dirty for monthly Riverwalk cleanup
    Barbara Harm, 65, crouched above a small patch of weeds along the Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Saturday morning. She didn’t need the weed uprooter — her hands were enough. She smiled as she tossed dirt, clumped around weeds, into a bag. “...
  • With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

    With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]
    Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide. The end of the epidemic is...
  • Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships

    Baltimore-area natives lift Uganda to success in world lacrosse championships
    Andrew Boston wore a headlamp so he could walk to the bus stop at night. He carried a lacrosse stick to ward off wild dogs, and then he waited for a bus that might not come. For Uganda to be ready for its historic debut on the world stage, he knew he...
  • Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals

    Paddle-wheeler cruises and more trip deals
    Summer's already starting to wind down, which means time for summer-ending deals. The American Queen Steamboat Co. is offering price reductions on some of the voyages of the American Queen, which plies the Mississippi and Ohio rivers, and the American...
  • Losing Two Friends I Meant To See Again

    You know how it goes. You lose track of friends and then one day, someone gets in touch to say the friend has left us to our mortal pursuits. Two such messages came recently within the span of a few days. The first was an email from a stranger who...
  • The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come

    The Crowd: Celebrating 105 years - and more to come
    On this Fourth of July, it is appropriate to celebrate the World Affairs Council of Orange County joining with the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations (NECO) presenting the Ellis Island Humanitarian Award to Newport Beach's Herbert V. Nootbaar. The...
  • New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume

    New Hartford Superintendent Has Right Resume
    The proof will be in the performance, but it's hard not to be optimistic about Hartford's incoming superintendent of schools, Beth Schiavino-Narvaez. Ms. Schiavino-Narvaez, 41, has a stunning resume. She was a Fulbright scholar in South Korea and a...
  • Millennials trying to bank the American Dream

    Millennials trying to bank the American Dream
    Back in high school, I had a friend — let's call her Maribel — who was determined to be more successful than her poor, immigrant family. She set about doing so in all the traditional ways: She tested into magnet schools, did every extra credit...
  • 'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker

    'Transformers: The Premake' makes Chicago critic a filmmaker
    Before "Transformers 4" pounds into cinemas next week (sorry, "Transformers: Age of Extinction"), let us take a moment to step back and consider a much smaller, 25-minute film from Chicago-based critic Kevin B. Lee called "Transformers: The Premake,"...