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  • U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock

    U. of I. freshmen from China start college with jet lag, culture shock
    Roommates Hexuan Wang and Yiwei Huang spent their first day on the University of Illinois campus running errands just like other freshmen. The two young men hit Wal-Mart for necessities like hangars, light bulbs and Coca-Cola. They found the bookstore,...
  • Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up

    Illinois' would-be farmers learn from the ground up
    Shea Belahi worked in information technology until last year, when she escaped her crowded, windowless office to follow her childhood dream of being a farmer. Now she runs a 1-acre farm in Champaign, but her dream has brought troubles as well as joys....
  • U. of I. defends pulling job offer over tweets critical of Israel

    U. of I. defends pulling job offer over tweets critical of Israel
    University of Illinois officials on Friday issued two lengthy statements defending their decision to rescind a job offer to a professor who posted controversial tweets regarding Israel’s conflict with Hamas. Steven Salaita was set to begin an $85,...
  • Study examines sexual behavior of women on vacation

     Study examines sexual behavior of women on vacation
    Who knew that having sex on the beach — or other far-flung tourist destinations — could be so complicated? Some women who engaged in risky sexual behavior while traveling told a researcher that they felt freed from a sexual double standard...
  • 2014 master football schedule

    2014 master football schedule
    WEEK 1 Games at 7:30 unless noted Friday, Aug. 29 Chicago Public-Inter City 2 Hirsch at Gage Park, 4:15 Kelly at Farragut, 4:15 Kennedy at Bronzeville, 4:15 Northeastern Athletic Mooseheart at Hiawatha, 7 Rockford Christian Life at...
  • State police take over security in Ferguson, Mo., with 'softer' stance

    After several nights of tense street confrontations, state and federal authorities stepped in Thursday to curb the aggressive tactics of local police against demonstrators protesting the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Missouri Gov. Jay...
  • PayPal co-founder Max Levchin on a quest to outdo his own success

    SAN FRANCISCO For Max Levchin, the once-shy and at times off-putting whiz kid who co-founded PayPal, his early success has become his biggest burden. The entrepreneur and investor says he will rest only when he has another startup that matches the...
  • U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel

    U. of I. pulls professor's job offer after tweets criticizing Israel
    The University of Illinois has rescinded the job offer of a professor who wrote controversial social media posts about the war in Gaza, according to documents released by the university Wednesday. Steven Salaita’s appointment at the U. of I.&...
  • Pump up protein for good health as you age

    Say the word "protein" and it conjures up everything from Paleo and Atkins diets for weight loss to soy protein for heart health and whey protein for muscle building. At the other end of the protein spectrum are claims that too much can harm your kidneys,...
  • Arvel Bird blends Native American and Scottish influences into music that is spiritual, emotional and fun

    Arvel Bird calls himself a "Celtic Indian" — he is of Southern Paiute heritage on his mother's side and Scottish on his father's. He plays fiddle and Native American flute in an unusual but highly effective celebration of both cultures that has been...
  • Heading into the late innings on climate change

    Heading into the late innings on climate change
    We're numbers guys. Climate science is all about observations and data. They reveal the past and help us plan the future. In meteorology, observations and data are the backbone of forecasts and statistics are the vertebrae of narratives. We're also fans...