If you ask Illinois public university leaders why so many top high schoolers bolt for out-of-state colleges, you’ll hear a chorus of excuses … er, reasons. Many boil down to: We want more money. Few of those leaders acknowledge reality: Illinois’ public colleges are selling a product that progressively fewer students want to buy.The alarming statistics: Since 2000, the number of Illinois residents enrolled as freshmen outside the state in public or private colleges has increased by 73 percent — to 35,445 from 20,507. Almost half of Illinois high school grads going to four-year colleges now abandon Illinois for out-of-state. Ten of Illinois' 12 public universities suffered shriveling enrollment in 2017, some taking percentage hits in double digits.One of the most aggressive student-poachers is the University of Alabama, reports the Tribune’s Dawn Rhodes. It attracts students by dangling free or reduced tuition. Result? A decade ago, 147 Illinoisans were … [Read more...] about How can Illinois stop brain drain? Try fixing higher ed.
Jun 15, 4:34 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Ayushman Basu @ayushmanbasu 02/22/18 AT 7:15 AM Doctors in India have successfully removed what is believed to be the world’s largest brain tumor, weighing 1.8 kg (3.96 pounds), from a man.According to a report by The Hindu, a six-hour surgery was performed on Santlal Pal, 31, by doctors at the Nair Hospital, Mumbai, on Feb. 14. The doctors said that the tumor resulted in Pal losing his eyesight but hoped that he would regain his vision now. Pal, post-surgery, is recovering in the intensive care unit at the hospital and is in stable condition.Dr. Trimurti Nadkarni, the neurosurgeon who did the surgery along with a five-member team, said, “ In fact, the tumor was much bigger than his own head .”“We have checked all the available medical texts. We have not found any tumor as big as this ,” Dr. Nadkarni added.The reportsaid that Pal, … [Read more...] about Doctors Remove World’s Largest Brain Tumor Weighing Almost 4 Pounds
Sponsored content from Thomas J. Henry Law Published 3:01 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018 Photo: Gettyimages Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Gettyimages Distracted Driving: How the Brain Deals with Driver Distractions 1 / 1 Back to Gallery In order to understand the dangers of distracted driving, you have to understand the effects distractions have on a driver’s brain. Many motorists believe they are immune to the distractions in front of them or that being aware of the distraction (and remembering to glance up at the road on occasion) somehow mitigates potential hazards – they are mistaken. The Myth of Multitasking and the Truth of “Attention Switching” If you think you are capable of texting and driving at the same time because you are a good “multitasker," here is the … [Read more...] about Distracted Driving: How the Brain Deals with Driver Distractions
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Video of an Arizona guitar hero is wowing people around the country. The guitarist is Ridge Brown, a senior at Ironwood High School in Glendale, Arizona. He played the national anthem for a school assembly and the video posted by his teacher has gone viral, with thousands of clicks and attention from national news outlets. The reason, Ridge is a student with autism. The performance in front of his classmates was the first time he played in public, and he nailed it. "I was a little nervous, but I always felt excited," Ridge told Scripps station KNXV in Phoenix. "Autism can't hold me back because I'm a real rock star." That's the message his dad, Glen Brown, loves to hear. "There's a very, very smart person inside there, trying to get out," Glen said. Glen's mission in life is unlocking that potential. These days, Glen said Ridge loves talking and interacting with people, but that wasn't always the case. Ridge was … [Read more...] about Arizona student with autism rocks national anthem performance
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Arts and Entertainment by Elahe Izadi by Elahe Izadi Email the author April 11 at 4:50 PM Email the author (1 of 2)It is with great sadness and very heavy hearts that we report the passing of Mitzi Shore. Mitzi was an extraordinary woman and leader who identified, cultivated and celebrated comedy’s best performers. pic.twitter.com/BkKFv4Uq4n— The Comedy Store (@TheComedyStore) April 11, 2018 Some of the biggest names in comedy, the people who stood as giants in the genre, developed their craft at the Comedy Store — people such as Robin Williams, Richard Pryor and David Letterman. … [Read more...] about ‘Our comedy Godmother’: Performers mourn Comedy Store owner Mitzi Shore, who died at 87