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3 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

Washington Monthly puts College of the Atlantic in Top 100

College of the Atlantic was recently named among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in the country, is among the top 100 "affordable elite" colleges in America, and is one of four Maine colleges offering the "best bang for the buck," according to Washington Monthly.


Related Topix: College of the Atlantic, Maine, Smith College, Trinity College, Boston College

7 hrs ago | OpEdNews

Why We Should Not Go To War Over James Foley

Back in June 2011, James Foley gave an hour-long interview* to an auditorium of students from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he had graduated three years earlier with a Master's degree in journalism.


Related Topix: Journalism, Evanston, IL, Temple University, World News, South Africa, Africa

11 hrs ago |

John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams : Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre.


Related Topix: New York, Theater, Arts, Barry Humphries

12 hrs ago | OakLeaves

The top nail salons in Oak Park, according to Yelp

Celena currently attends Northwestern University. She enjoys Harlan Coben, narwhals and longboarding.


Related Topix: Oak Park, IL, Medicine, Health, Massage Therapy

12 hrs ago | Daily Herald

Mundelein police commander graduates from executive program

The Mundelein Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Commander Michael Richards from the Executive Management Program at Northwestern University.


13 hrs ago | Truthdig

Study: American Democracy 'Seriously Threatened'

A pair of researchers have a handy tip for those Americans still attached to the notion that we live in a representative democracy: Get ready to kiss that notion goodbye.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

14 hrs ago | WILX-TV Lansing

Teachers Spending Own Money For Supplies

Susan joined News 10 as a reporter in April 2014. She is no stranger to the Midwest, having earned her Master of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Education Etc.

17 hrs ago | PsychCentral

Mindfulness Can Aid Those In Early Dementia and Caregivers

An innovative new approach combines mindfulness training for those with early-stage dementia and their caregivers during the same class session.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

18 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald

Journalist's killing highlights freelancers' role

Journalists James Foley, Steven Sotloff and Peter Theo Curtis all shared one thing in common when they were captured by Islamic militants in Syria: the title "freelance journalist."


Related Topix: Journalism

22 hrs ago | Chicago Jewish Community

Lewis Summer Interns see JUF in action and unite as a cohort

The interns at the "Bring Back Our Boys" vigil, which they helped organize. Pictured are Alex Massey and Claire Peaceman.


Related Topix: Israel, Middle East, World News

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Mass Transit

Suicide by Train Rate Puts Spotlight on Metra

Aug. 26--Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal -- a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks.


Related Topix: Non-Profit, Illinois, Illinois Government

San Jose Mercury News

A gyoza-eating world champion, plus 'Portlandia' for real

San Jose mega eaters Joey Chestnut -- of hot dog devouring fame -- and Matt "Megatoad" Stonie set a world record in gyoza consumption in Los Angeles earlier this month.


Related Topix: World Records, Bowdoin College, Occidental College


When it comes to a growing child, the brain comes first

Young children grow much more slowly than other mammals because their developing brains require so much energy to prepare for the challenges of later life, a new study contends.


Glenview Announcements

Wedding Vendor Spotlight: Elise Brill of Leesi B Cosmetics

Renee Lee is the editor of Bouquet Catcher weddings. She is originally from the suburbs of Detroit, and is a 2012 graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.


Related Topix: Journalism, Glenview, IL


Ruan announces senior leadership changes

Steve Chapman, Ruan Transportation Management Systems' CEO, has named Ben McLean president and chief operating officer of Ruan Transportation Management Systems.


National Public Radio

Cosmic Query: What Color Is Marty McFly's Vest?

Michael J. Fox in his vest in the 1985 movie, Back To The Future. Amblin/Universal/The Kobal Collection hide caption Please understand that the following discussion is as much about memory as it is about minutiae.


Related Topix: Back to the Future, Telltale Games, Action Movies, Comedy Movies, Adventure, Science Fiction Movies, Video Games, Celebrities, Michael J. Fox

Indianapolis Business News

Indiana, Wisconsin join court rush for same-sex marriage review

Amid the rush for U.S. Supreme Court review of gay-marriage bans that have been struck down from coast to coast, Indiana and Wisconsin are set to ask a federal appeals court to declare their laws barring such unions constitutional.


Related Topix: Indiana, Gay/Lesbian, US News, US Supreme Court, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

The Miami Herald

Freelancers cover a dangerous war zone with no front lines

"Conflict zones can be covered safely," James Foley told students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in 2011.


Related Topix: Journalism, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Evanston, IL, US National Guard, US Military

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Northwestern University

New Coping Strategy For The Memory Impaired And Their Caregivers

Mindfulness training for individuals with early-stage dementia and their caregivers together in the same class was beneficial for both groups, easing depression and improving sleep and quality of life, reports new Northwestern Medicinea study.


Related Topix: Alzheimer's, Health

'Modern Family' And 'Breaking Bad' Win Big At A Predictable Emmy Awards Show

I live in Los Angeles and I'm lucky enough to write about the thing I love most: movies.


Related Topix: Breaking Bad, Entertainment, Television, Modern Family, Vassar College, Emmy Awards, Bryan Cranston