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  • 'Living right' for 102 years

     'Living right' for 102 years
    Bob Parkinson began teaching Sunday school when he was still a teenager. Back then, Calvin Coolidge was president and Parkinson lived on a South Dakota cattle ranch, a long way from Glendale First United Methodist Church, where he has since become a...
  • Study: IU and IU Health contribute $11.5B to Indiana's economy

    Study: IU and IU Health contribute $11.5B to Indiana's economy
    Indiana University and Indiana University Health generated a combined economic impact of at least $11.5 billion for the state of Indiana and sustained 100,000 jobs during the 2010-11 fiscal year, according to the results of an economic impact study...
  • 'Change agent' for the Field Museum

    'Change agent' for the Field Museum
    In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...
  • Romney Sweeps Tuesday's Primaries; Declares Race with Obama

    (CNN) -- Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, and he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win...
  • Romney Sweeps 5 Primaries; Declares Race is on with Obama

    Romney Sweeps 5 Primaries; Declares Race is on with Obama
    After Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama. The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win in...
  • Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth

    Tracking Wallace Stegner's footprints in Vermont's earth
    Wallace Stegner wrote books about the American and Canadian West, so it's understandable that people consider the longtime California resident a Western author. Stegner, a prolific novelist, essayist, conservation advocate and professor at Stanford...
  • Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope

    Cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor offers patients new hope
    All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years. The...
  • College special ed: More institutions serving students with intellectual disabilities

    College special ed: More institutions serving students with intellectual disabilities
    Like many high school graduates, Jennifer Gans, of Glen Ellyn, wanted to go to college. But developmental delays put her in a population of students that few colleges serve: those with "intellectual disabilities." Now Gans, 25, is a proud graduate of...
  • New Penn State President Says "My Purpose Will Be To Listen"

    New Penn State President Says "My Purpose Will Be To Listen"
    The following are remarks by the new President of Penn State, Rodney Erickson.  The Board of Trustees officially made Erickson the university's new President Friday morning.  He replaces Graham Spanier, whom the board fired Wednesday night in the wake...
  • Years later, tiniest U.S. babies mature into typical kids

    Years later, tiniest U.S. babies mature into typical kids
    Both Madeline Mann and Rumaisa Rahman shattered world records with their diminutive size at birth, each weighing less than a can of soda. But years later, both Chicago suburban residents are thriving and developing quite typically away from the flurry of...
  • Embattled University of Illinois staffer stays on amid controversy

    Embattled University of Illinois staffer stays on amid controversy
    University of Illinois president Michael Hogan’s embattled former chief of staff is to be paid $109,000 a year as a tenured psychologyfaculty member, though campus officials might challenge her employment. Lisa Troyer resigned as chief of staff...
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...