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  • Student angels earn their investing wings

    It takes steady nerves, risk taking and a willingness to cut through the hype when deciding that an unproven company has a product worth investing in. It also takes guts. Fifteen students in a business school class at the University of Missouri in...
  • Obama's financial aid reform comes with strings attached

    President Barack Obama wants to unleash the authority of the federal government on another troubled part of the business sector -- the business of higher education. In his recent State of the Union address, the president unveiled a series of proposals...
  • Right decision, wrong reason

    Let there be no cheers for Rob Portman. The Ohio senator is, pardon the tautology, a conservative Republican and last week, he did something conservative Republicans do not do. He came out for same-sex marriage. This is a man whose anti-gay bona fides...
  • Do food addiction diets work?

     Do food addiction diets work?
    It wasn't that Kathleen Callahan couldn't lose weight. "I've dieted myself up and down the scale gazillions of times," the 51-year-old nurse anesthetist says. "I've done Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and my own little starvation plans — you know,...
  • News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville

    News of the Weird: Sex Offender-ville
    “With its neatly cut lawns and luscious tropical vegetation,” wrote a BBC News reporter in July, Miracle Village, Fla., is an “idyllic rural community” of 200 residents — about half of whom are registered sex offenders,...
  • A look at United Arts' new board members

     A look at United Arts' new board members
    I've written a lot this year about the various funding and policy changes at United Arts of Central Florida, the umbrella organization that supports more than 50 Central Florida arts and cultural groups. At its annual meeting this summer, United Arts...
  • Fuel Economy Up, Greenhouse Gases Down, Study Shows

     
    Although the average fuel economy for new 2013 light-duty vehicles dipped slightly in June, the general trend ??? both for the year and historically ??? is steadily upward. That's according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute,...
  • Sam Zell's wife donates $50 million to Michigan creative writing

    In my book, donating money to support creative writing programs is generally a good thing. But I'm -- hmm, let's call it conflicted -- over a $50-million donation to the University of Michigan's MFA program in creative writing from Helen Zell, wife of Sam...
  • David A. Peterson dies at 75; directed USC school of gerontology

    David A. Peterson dies at 75; directed USC school of gerontology
    David A. Peterson, a pioneer in the field of gerontology education and a longtime professor and director of USC's Leonard Davis School of Gerontology, has died. He was 75. Peterson died Oct. 4 of advanced Parkinson's disease at a nursing facility in...
  • Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry

    Jerome Karle dies at 94; Nobel winner in chemistry
    When Jerome Karle learned he was to share the Nobel Prize in chemistry, the Brooklyn-born scientist was miles above the Atlantic Ocean and quite unaware that his flight was about to turn into a champagne fete. Karle had left his hotel room in Munich,...
  • PASSINGS: Donald A. Glaser, Jewel Akens

    Donald A. Glaser Nobel Prize-winning physicist Donald A. Glaser, 86, a Nobel Prize-winning UC Berkeley physicist who invented a device called the bubble chamber, which allowed researchers to track the paths of high-energy atomic particles after...
  • Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.

    Illinois' presence shrinks at U. of I.
    Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week. But despite the university's...