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  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College Hosts College Night

    Kalamazoo Valley Community College Hosts College Night
    Kalamazoo Valley Community College (KVCC) will host the 2012 Greater Kalamazoo Area College Night for high school students exploring their college options. The event will feature representatives from about 80 colleges, universities, and training...
  • Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions

    Justices to Re-Examine Use of Race in College Admissions
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin. Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court...
  • Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed, research finds

     Pulmonary hypertension often misdiagnosed, research finds
    Whitney Gaspar has long known that she didn't have much endurance. When she was in secondary school, Gaspar said she ran a "slow mile" in gym class of 14 to 15 minutes and "avoided stuff (that required) a lot of endurance." Then in December 1999,...
  • Who needs a car? Smartphones are driving teens' social lives

    Who needs a car? Smartphones are driving teens' social lives
    Given a choice between a new Toyota Corolla or the latest iPhone, 16-year-old Allison Katz of Irvine says that's an easy one. She'd take the phone. Texting drives her social life. She doesn't have a driver's license and hasn't rushed to get one....
  • 'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy

    'Noble Savages' looks at one anthropologist's life of controversy
    In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
  • Resident work hour limits introduce new concerns

    Resident work hour limits introduce new concerns
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Restrictions on work hours for doctors-in-training may end up inadvertently limiting their educational opportunities and increasing errors, new research suggests. Long shifts and lack of sleep among medical residents have long...
  • Nutrition advocates putting heat on Flamin' Hot Cheetos

    Nutrition advocates putting heat on Flamin' Hot Cheetos
    On a recent sunny fall afternoon, students from Lake View High School streamed out of a nearby convenience store munching after-school snacks. Some bought cookies and snack cakes. Others got soft drinks and candy. But the majority walked out of Touchdown...
  • Life's tough lessons

    Life's tough lessons
    When author Nami Mun was 13, she ran away from her family's Bronx apartment. She survived by holding down odd jobs and living wherever she could — on benches, in shelters or squatting in abandoned buildings. In her early 20s, she found steady...
  • Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica

    Love of Chicago history fuels Paul Durica
    The first time I met Paul Durica, he was Ben Reitman. This was a few summers ago at the annual Bughouse Square Debates, held by the Newberry Library in the small Washington Square Park across the street and celebrating the bygone era when that park...
  • Movember raises money and awareness

    Movember raises money and awareness
    You call it November. They call it Movember. The mustache-growing event started in 2003 when a few men way down under in Australia decided to bring crumb catchers back in style (Mo is Aussie slang for mustache). Fast forward and the mustache movement has...
  • Chicago universities among nation's most LGBT-friendly

    Chicago universities among nation's most LGBT-friendly
    When it comes to LGBT inclusiveness, two Chicago schools are at the top of the pack, according to a recently released list by Campus Pride. The organization, which promotes safety for LGBT students in higher education, named both the University of...
  • Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother

    Book Review: Treasured memories of a beloved brother
    Anton Chekhov A Brother's Memoir Mikhail Chekhov, translated from the Russian by Eugene Alper Palgrave Macmillan: 230 pp., $25 Anton Chekhov's life is well documented: When he died of consumption in 1904 at age 44, he was honored all over the world....