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Even though it’s in Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University is strongly associated with Chicago. “The City” is located just south of campus, and the two have long been connected by history, culture and the “El” train.
With apologies to Dr. Frankenstein, it seems there’s someone at The Ohio State University who might deserve the title “Modern Prometheus.”
In the mid-1960s, Michigan State was a college football juggernaut. Coached by the legendary Duffy Daugherty, they won two national championships in a row and put more All-Americans on the field in a single season than many other prominent programs did during the whole decade. And in the 1967 NFL Draft, an astounding four of the first eight players picked were from MSU.
First, the bad news: Right now, there are giant rocks — some of them the size of U.S. states — out in space that could collide with our planet, wiping out most of life on Earth.
Most people who went to college probably felt overwhelmed to some degree when they arrived on campus for the first time and tried to get their bearings as they sought certain streets, buildings and classrooms.
Jaideep Anand has a thing for fast cars. In fact, he’s been known to drive a Porsche on occasion.
If you asked Indiana University senior quarterback Nate Sudfeld which one of his career numbers he’s most proud of, he probably wouldn’t say it’s the 4,306 passing yards, 34 touchdown passes or the 60.5 percent completion rate he got in his previous three seasons at the school.
At this point in his life, JJ Watt doesn’t really need more publicity.
Michigan State University launched its Spartan Selfies app a few months ago, allowing students, alumni, and faculty and staff to share photos of themselves with the crest of their mascot’s helmet above their heads to demonstrate school pride. But they’ve demonstrated something else with their #SpartanSelfies — the culture of service and innovation at Michigan State.
In 1970, Minneapolis was the “site” of a landmark occurrence that changed the attitudes on women in the workplace. The event in question wasn’t a grandiloquent speech from a women’s lib leader or a massive protest, but rather the debut of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.
When Dumayi Gutierrez thinks back to her arrival at the University of Iowa prior to her freshman year, she smiles and recalls an extremely hot and humid day.
If movies like “Revenge of the Nerds” are to be believed, one of the things that has long separated the brainy from the brawny is the latter’s participation in sports and other regular physical activity.
When Max Lynch and Ben Sperry met in Kindergarten more than two decades ago, the Internet was still largely a novelty, and mobile phones were only used to make calls.
Life as a professional athlete can be transitory, a blur of different uniforms, cities and faces, which makes it difficult to get attached to any particular place. But Philadelphia Eagles free safety and former Buckeyes football star Malcolm Jenkins manages to make real, lasting connections no matter where he goes.
For Rutgers University, New Brunswick, N.J., is more than just the site of the flagship campus. It’s the school’s hometown, and the community it serves.
For people who don’t live there, “diversity” might not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of Nebraska. But the Cornhusker State’s population is changing so rapidly that its flagship university has started a movement to tackle minority health concerns.
In this day and age, the Internet regularly creates overnight sensations. Seemingly obscure, novel people and products can collect thousands of backers, customers and fans in a matter of hours if they attract the right kind of attention on sites like YouTube, Kickstarter, Twitter and Facebook.
As headlines in cities across the United States highlight rising death tolls caused by open gang warfare in the streets, pundits, politicians and community leaders have put forward various legal and law enforcement solutions in order to alleviate this growing problem.
Design was always a part of Brice Aarrestad’s life. Even as a kid, when he considered a career as a policeman or marine biologist, he would sketch out his dream houses for those professions. But today, this Minnesota alumnus is applying his design skills to a different kind of dream — raising the fortunes of the central African nation of Uganda with artisanal furniture.
As a defensive lineman for the Fighting Illini, Kambium “Kam” Buckner had plenty of memorable moments. Upsetting then-No. 1 Ohio State in Columbus in November 2007. Playing in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day of 2008.
Around this time of year, students, alumni and fans of Big Ten college football teams are abuzz about the top 25 rankings. On campuses, in online forums and at sports bars across the country, people are talking about how many teams the conference has in the respective preseason polls, who’s underrated and overrated, and their predictions for bowl season and the second-ever college football playoff.
When it comes to addiction, the road to recovery is hardly a smooth one. People who try to end their substance abuse and dependency often find it a long and bumpy ride, with detours and wrong turns along the way.
You say “tomatoes.” I say … “Rutgers”?
Carolyn McDonald doesn’t have what you’d call a typical commute.