| Oct 8, 2012
| 6:07 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:20 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
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,...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:24 PM
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....
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 1:37 PM
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
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...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 2:46 PM
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...
| Mar 8, 2013
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...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 8:29 AM
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...
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Aug 1, 2010
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....