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Why an almost 100-year-old grain has excitement brewing at MSU.
Five stories from the underground.
Don’t call it a comeback. Call it a success story.
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Ever hear of the Radio Galaxy Zoo Project?
When most people imagine high-tech, interruptive startups, a grain silo isn’t the first image that comes to mind.
When it comes to the Big Ten, summer is less about kicking back on the beach and more about giving back.
90% of deaths from malaria occur in Africa. Here’s how new testing might prevent many of them.
Were it not for a sportswriter in the Chicago Daily Tribune, Northwestern’s athletic teams might still be known as “The Purple.”
Sitting in the shadow of our nation’s capital, the University of Maryland shines as a beacon of scholarship and innovation inside the beltway and out.
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“I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear …” – Walt Whitman
Imagine discovering the impossible: Something so significant it affects the course of scientific thought dating back to Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. Astrophysicist Dr. Frederic Rasio knows that feeling.
During the 1950s, millions of American children got caught up in the Davy Crockett craze. Driven by the iconic Disney series starring Fess Parker, American cities and towns were soon crawling with kids sporting coonskin caps and toting long, toy rifles.
Paul Magelli is a man of many titles. Currently the visiting professor of economics, emeritus, at the University of Illinois, he’s also been in several other roles: senior director of the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the university’s College of Business, founder of the student-run Illinois Business Consulting organization, and goat farmer.
At Purdue University, the sky is hardly the limit.
At the intersection of academics and innovation lie Champaign and Urbana.
Doffing cap and gown, thousands of Big Ten students recently made one of the biggest transitions of their lives. These newly-minted college graduates are poised to face the challenges of an ever-changing world beyond campus.
Including the phrase “the leaders and best” in your school’s fight song is a pretty bold move. But when it comes to Michigan, it’s not just idle boasting.
In the Foggy Bottom neighborhood in Washington, D.C., politics literally and figuratively dominate the landscape. The headquarters of the U.S. Department of State, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the Federal Reserve Board are all located here, as is the infamous Watergate Hotel.
On the far western edge of Big Ten country, the Great Plains give way to the rolling prairie of the American West. It’s a land that countless pioneers crossed more than a century ago on journeys filled with challenges and opportunities.
“On Wisconsin, On Wisconsin,
To most people, a small bead and fragment of metal found in Alaska just south of the Arctic Circle wouldn’t qualify as particularly significant. But for H. Kory Cooper, associate professor at Purdue, they reveal a world of historical possibility.
Student-athletes can usually look forward to a break from school and sports during the summer months. And while a handful of Huskers recently got a breather from lectures and practices, the work they performed instead was at least as challenging — and rewarding.