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What do the University of Maryland and The Phillips Collection, America’s first museum of modern art, have in common? As it turns out, a whole lot.
Behind the walls of the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Shakopee, Minn., a woman is crying.
A desire to see kids as happy as possible brought out the entrepreneurial spirit of a group of University of Minnesota students.
The men’s and women’s NCAA basketball tournaments just began, and we’ve already seen plenty of surprises. For the Big Ten, some of those have been pleasant (Indiana) and others not so much (Michigan State).
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither, for that matter, was “Rome Reborn.”
Last fall, most people in the state of Michigan were closely following two storylines: the Spartans football team’s run for the Big Ten crown, and new Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh’s restoration of that program to glory.
Little is known about the Zika virus. First identified in 1947, the reach of the disease in both geographic and population terms was barely noticeable for decades. However, new cases have rapidly increased since May 2015, starting in Brazil and spreading as far as Mexico, Puerto Rico and even the continental United States.
As a captain and guard on the Wolverines basketball team, David Merritt was the kind of selfless team player who helped others look good. And today, this 26-year-old University of Michigan alumnus is still helping others look good — and positively impacting young people’s lives in the process.
One of the most fun parts of LiveBIG is the pictures we get to see — and share — with the stories we tell. When the subject matter ranges from supernovas to woolly mammoths, the imagery can get pretty interesting.
A revolution in teacher education is taking place on the campus of the University of Iowa. And the epicenter is the not-so-humble N110 space in the College of Education’s Lindquist Center.
Iowa sophomore Megan Reaska is in the process of becoming the first female combat engineer in the state’s National Guard. And while she’s proud of this, Reaska admitted she’s something of an accidental trailblazer.
Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus is about an hour’s drive from the bright lights of Broadway. And though it’s not quite “The Great White Way,” it’s a place where some of musical theater’s stars of tomorrow can get an early glimpse of the determination and grit behind the glitter and glamour.
The ultimate aim of education shouldn’t be to teach students how to memorize information. It should also help broaden their horizons and prepare them to lead and improve human society. Based on that standard, it appears that the exchange program run by the University of Nebraska’s Institute of Civic Engagement is a success.
Recent violence and heated rhetoric across the country has led to anger and racial tension in communities all over the U.S. And one performer working at the University of Illinois made an effort to help others address those feelings in a positive, productive way.
In 1962, Ken Coleman arrived at the campus of The Ohio State University with a big dream: to graduate and find a job as a math teacher.