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Trump: Can It Get Any Worse?

Mark Silva | Posted 10.08.2016 | Politics
Mark Silva

That's the daily story today about Trump, who has managed to place obscene four- and five- letter words on the front pages of newspapers the day before a nationally televised debate with Hillary Clinton that he really must win to remain in contention for president of the United States.

Challenging Routines with New Fears

Write for the Future | Posted 06.30.2016 | College
Write for the Future

By Anya Carter Let me paint the opening of my graphic novel: Five igloos stand tall against the whipping wind as girls huddle in their sleeping bag...

How Human Error Turned A Bad Midwest Storm Into A Deadly Flood

The Huffington Post | Casey Williams | Posted 12.29.2016 | Science

Many of us can't forget the scenes of the deadly storm that wrecked the Midwest in late December by flooding cities and leaving thousands of people di...

College Students Stage 'Die-In' Over Ferguson Decision At Several Campuses

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 12.04.2014 | College

Students at several college campuses staged a “die-in” as they returned to class this week. The die-ins happened in protest of the decision not...

Why Does Scratching Make You Itch More? Science Has An Answer

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 10.30.2014 | Healthy Living

From dry skin to mosquito bites, there are a million little reasons why we itch. But sometimes, scratching an itch can make you feel, well, itchier --...

University's Planner Features Lovely Photo -- Of The Wrong School

The Huffington Post | Avery Stone | Posted 08.28.2014 | College

Ah, the allure of back-to-school season: the promise of new friends, the return of sweater-weather, crisp new notebooks and a planner, to help you org...

Which College Received The Most Applications In Your State?

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.29.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

If there is one thing we know about colleges in Illinois, it's that attending them is quite costly. Perhaps a lesser known figure is which university in the state is the most sought after by prospective undergraduate students?

Rising Tide on Campuses: 7 Wash U Students Arrested Over Peabody Coal Trustee

Jeff Biggers | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Today's action followed a historic 17-day sit-in at the St. Louis campus, where hundreds of Washington University students have joined in a campaign to remove Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce from the Board of Trustees, as part of other demands to cut university ties with the coal industry giant.

Boo Boo The Bear Cub Bites 14 University Students, Sparks Rabies Scare

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2014 | College

(Reuters) - A two-month-old bear cub that bit and scratched at least 18 students at a Missouri college poses no rabies threat and won't be killed, sch...

Dear Mr. Peabody: No One's Loss of Life, Liberty and Health For Your Coal Profits Is Acceptable Collateral Damage

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

In the tradition of King and the civil rights movement, students and community advocates at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale also held protests for divestment from Peabody yesterday.

Why the Great Wash U Sit-in Against Peabody Coal Matters: Which Side Are You on?

Jeff Biggers | Posted 06.15.2014 | Green
Jeff Biggers

Will other schools, alumni groups -- and investors in Peabody Energy -- follow the lead of the Washington U. students?

Medicine's Manhattan Project

Patrick Soon-Shiong | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Patrick Soon-Shiong

Physicians and their patients don't have failsafe access to the medical information they need when they need it. And researchers, ready and waiting to solve the medical challenges of today, simply cannot turn the trove of data the government is sitting on into the healthcare advancements of tomorrow.

What Are the Smartest Colleges in Illinois?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 01.25.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Certain colleges have prestige and rigorous admissions standards, but which colleges actually have the smartest students? Lumosity, an organization th...

Seeking Kairos: How We Need to Rethink College

Vishal Khetpal | Posted 11.11.2013 | College
Vishal Khetpal

Too often we've come to think about our lives in terms of chronos -- the time elapsed in, say, 24 hours. We often forget about kairos -- windows of opportunity that present themselves in the moment, measured qualitatively, instead of with seconds, minutes, and hours.

Howard Fineman

Sequestration Stupidity Is Genetic | Howard Fineman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

ST. LOUIS -- Of all the blinkered buzz-saw cuts in this year’s $85 billion spending sequestration, perhaps none is as counterproductive -- or as fla...

This Every Day Item May Trigger Early Menopause: Study

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 10.29.2012 | Fifty

Everyone's spotted them -- women of all ages who pile on too much makeup as in the oh-she-looks-so-cakey kind of way. But wearing makeup may result in...

Fast Food Study Participants Packed On Weight, Health Problems

Posted 10.05.2012 | Home

We're going to go ahead and put this in the, "No, really?" column. Participants in a Washington University School of Medicine fast food study packed o...

Get Paid To Eat Fast Food For 3 Months

Posted 05.10.2012 | Home

This almost sounds like a joke -- a study from Washington University in St. Louis is recruiting participants to eat only fast food for three months. T...

The 10 Best Value Private Colleges

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 02.16.2012 | College

These ten public schools will give you the best bang for your buck, and these six schools are actually cutting tuition costs -- but which private scho...

Sex Ed Is Less Effective In Red States

Vitals/LiveScience | Christopher Wanjek | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

Sex education is failing to reduce adolescent birthrates in conservative states, according to a new study. Perhaps paradoxically, states with a majori...

Bristol Palin's 'Sex Week' Appearance Goes Off The Rails

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Uproar over Washington University's decision to pay Bristol Palin around $20,000 to partake in a discussion about "sexual responsibility" during the i...

Wash U Students Not Happy About Bristol Palin Panel

Student Life | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Student outrage over Student Union Treasury's decision to fund a panel featuring Bristol Palin for $20,000 was not assuaged by Wednesday's SU Senate m...

UPDATED: Acceptance Rates DROP At Highly Selective Schools

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Application numbers to competitive schools grew dramatically this year, with the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton, Duke and Brown seeing increase...

APRIL FOOLS, College Style: The Good, The Bad And The OUTRAGEOUS (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Lindsay Dittman | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Colleges are bastions for practical jokers -- students and administrators alike -- and April 1 is the day for them to strut their stuff. Many college ...

Class of 2014: Wash U Application Rate Surges

Student Life | Alan Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The high school seniors arriving on campus this weekend for scholarship finalist weekend--the first of many visitation weekends--were admitted into th...