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University Of Chicago Draws Up Plan To End Use Of Student Loans

AP | Tyler Kingkade | October 1, 2014 | College
CHICAGO (AP) -- As selective colleges try to increase economic diversity among their undergraduates, the University of Chicago announced Wednesday that it's embarking on an unusual effort to enroll more low-income students, including the elimination of loans in its aid packages. What's more, the elite school will no longer expect...

This Sketch Is A News Anchor Meltdown Done Right

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | October 1, 2014 | Comedy
It's got to be tough being a news anchor these days. Almost the entirety of the job is filmed and broadcast to a wide audience. So, if you mess up, there's proof. And it will probably get distributed to an even wider audience via the Internet. But, really, if you're...

This Church Needed The Money, But Gave $500 To Every Member To Go Do Good In The World

Kim Bellware | October 1, 2014 | Impact
After receiving an unexpected windfall of $1.6 million, a small Chicago church took a giant leap of faith earlier this month: it choose to give a chunk of the money away to congregants, with little more than a modest request for how it was to be spent. Members of...

Niykee Heaton's 'Bad Intentions' Reveal The Struggles Behind Her Best Intentions

Ryan Kristobak | October 1, 2014 | Entertainment
"So, your 'Bad Intentions' EP dropped today and it has been absolutely killing it," I say to 19-year-old rising singer-songwriter Niykee Heaton in the HuffPost office on Sept. 23. "It’s currently number six on the Top-10 charts for iTunes and has already topped the Billboard +...

The U.S. Is Home To Nearly One-Third Of The World's Female Prisoners

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | October 1, 2014 | Women
The U.S. has a serious female prisoner problem. According to the International Centre for Prison Studies, there are 201,200 women incarcerated in the U.S. -- almost one-third of the world's documented female prison population as of 2013. An infographic designed by Niall McCarthy, charted by...

24 Things That You're Only Proud Of In College

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | October 2, 2014 | College
College is a time to explore yourself and the world around you. It's about figuring out what you and life are all about. But let's be honest, our standards during college were relatively low. So many of the things that happened back then go into our personal "lock boxes" never...

Getting To Work: Improving Public Transportation For America's Workers, Employers And Economies (VIDEO)

Elena Kaufman | October 1, 2014 | Impact
Watch Live at 12:00 - 1:30 pm EST. During this Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Program event, panelists will discuss the specific transportation challenges workers face; creative and cost-effective solutions being explored and implemented across the country; and examples of how communities, organizations and employers have mobilized to address this critical...

55 Colleges Sign Up For Campus Mental Health Review With Jed Foundation, Clinton Foundation

Tyler Kingkade | October 1, 2014 | College
Fifty-five colleges and universities have signed on to participate in a program run by two prominent nonprofits to examine how well the schools are handling student mental health on campus, the organizations plan to announce Wednesday. The schools on the list are taking part in the The Jed &...

Black Voters' Disenchantment Could Mean Trouble For Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Reuters | Reuters | September 30, 2014 | Black Voices
By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential rival in...

Education Department Awards $75 Million In Innovation Grants

AP | Alexandra Svokos | September 30, 2014 | College
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department has awarded $75 million to 24 colleges and universities to foster innovation in college value and efficiency. The new competition is called "First in the World" and 500 schools applied. Applicants submitted proposals with plans in areas such as improving graduation rates, making it...

19 Cult Food Destinations Worth Enduring An Insanely Long Wait In Line

Joseph Erbentraut | September 30, 2014 | Taste
When is it worth it to pack a book and hunker down for a comforting plate of fatty brisket or a hot, fresh doughnut?

Coyote Found Wedged In Bumper After Being Hit By A Truck

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | September 30, 2014 | Weird News
A very lucky coyote is currently recovering in a Chicago-area wildlife rehabilitation center after it was hit by a truck and then trapped in the vehicle's grill. The driver, who struck the coyote around 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, thought he may have hit something but didn't...

15 Times The World's iPhone Obsession Went Entirely Too Far

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | September 30, 2014 | Technology
It's just a phone, you guys.

What It Would Look Like If Women Catcalled Men

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | September 29, 2014 | Women
It's no secret that the street harassment women are subjected to is invasive, ridiculous and, often times, downright bizarre -- and it's only more apparent when the gender roles are swapped. In the Buzzfeed video "If Women Catcalled Men" published on Sept. 28, we see...

Many Universities Don't Want You To Know How They Punish Sexual Assault

Tyler Kingkade | September 30, 2014 | College
More than a dozen colleges and universities, when asked by The Huffington Post, declined to reveal how they've punished their students for committing sexual assault. HuffPost requested information from 50 schools about the sanctions imposed on students found responsible by the colleges for sexual assault. A Huffington Post...

FAA Orders Review After Traffic Control Sabotage Causes Widespread Flight Delays

Joseph Erbentraut | September 29, 2014 | Travel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday. The fire brought flights at the city's two busy airports...

How Can We Make Our Cities Better? (VIDEO)

Elena Kaufman | October 1, 2014 | Impact
Hosted by The Atlantic in partnership with The Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, CityLab is one of The Aspen Institute's most innovative programs of the year, bringing together more than 300 of the world's top mayors, urban experts, city planners, writers, technologists, economists and designers. The goal of the three...

This Chicago Train Performance Has So Much Energy, Passengers Can't Help But Dance

Joseph Erbentraut | September 29, 2014 | Good News
Commuters on a Chicago train were recently treated to a very unusual ride thanks to a local band's spontaneous jam session. A video uploaded last week by Teo Lopez captured a performance of his Afro-Puerto Rican band, Buya, singing and drumming aboard the CTA Blue Line...

Halloween Costumes For Women Who Don't Want To Be Sexy Cops Or School Girls

Amanda Scherker | September 29, 2014 | Women
Feeling frustrated by the bleak array of cheap bodysuits, animal ears and less-than-functional policewoman uniforms? Your Halloween costume fatigue is understandable, but we don't think you should let that put you off the holiday altogether. Luckily, come October 31st, you don't have to settle for a "sexy," "naughty,"...

13 Savory Cupcakes You Can Legitimately Eat For Dinner

Renee Jacques | September 29, 2014 | Taste
Because dinner in cupcake form just makes everything more fun.
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