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3 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

ALMA finds double star with weird and wild planet-forming discs

From movies to television, obesity is still considered "fair game" for jokes and ridicule.


Related Topix: Bowling Green State University, Astronomy, Science

7 hrs ago | The Whitworthian

Whitworth among top 10 private schools in Pacific Northwest on...

Whitworth has landed once again on Forbes ' annual rankings of the top undergraduate institutions in the United States.


Related Topix: Williams College, Stanford University, Princeton University, Yale University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

11 hrs ago | Newswise

Young Binary Star System May Form Planets with Weird and Wild Orbits

Unlike our solitary Sun, most stars form in binary pairs -- two stars that orbit a common center of mass.


Related Topix: Astronomy, Science, Science / Technology, NASA, Pasadena, CA

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Student News, July 30, 2014

Delaware Valley College has named these students to its dean's list for the spring semester: McKenna Damato and Derek Johnson of Wharton; and Katherine Ellis, Siobhan Scully and Rachael Sitzer of Rockaway.


Related Topix: Delaware Valley College, Wharton, NJ, Rockaway, NJ, Mine Hill, NJ, Rutgers University

Fri Jul 25, 2014

Los Banos Enterprise

John Spevak: More choices might not be better

Is more better? If you watch television and Internet advertisements, the answer seems to be yes indeed.


Wed Jul 23, 2014

Science Blog

Mixed Motives May Mess Up Motivation

Many professionals are driven by a pure passion for their work, finding reward in simply doing a good job, delivering a great service, or producing a great product.


Related Topix: Yale University, United States Military Academy

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Pocono Record

Lenape Nation renews its bond with conservation groups

Marc Kurtz of East Stroudsburg, left, and Matt DelCoco, also of East Stroudsburg, unload their canoe at the Dingmans Access on the Delaware River on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, during the Delaware River Cleanup.


Related Topix: East Stroudsburg, PA, Stroudsburg, PA, Gilbert, PA, Monroe County, PA

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Who should judge campus cases?

Under pressure for its handling of sexual-assault cases, Swarthmore College turned to an outsider to oversee them: a retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice.


Related Topix: Swarthmore, PA, Malvern, PA

Sat Jul 19, 2014

The Scott Arboretum: A buzz in summer

While Swarthmore College, the residence of the Scott Arboretum, flows at a slower pace in summer , the gardens are truly a buzz of winged energy and vibrant growth.


Related Topix: Home Gardening, Home

Wed Jul 16, 2014


Making Decisions

As Yogi Berra said, "If you come to a fork in the road, take it." We all have to make decisions.


Mon Jul 14, 2014

Swarthmore Applications Drop Due to Extra 500-Word Essay, School Says

Applications to Swarthmore College dropped 16 percent this year, and the school has a culprit: The extra supplemental 500-word essay the school required in this year's app.


Related Topix: Swarthmore, PA

Fri Jul 11, 2014


A Look At The Genius Of George W. Lewis

Of the many adjectives that could adequately describe George W. Lewis, the first Executive Officer of the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics , "thorough" is arguably the most appropriate.


Related Topix: Ithaca, NY, Cornell University

A gardener's bounty at Swarthmore's Scott Arboretum

William H. Frederick Jr., known as Bill, is 88 now, a little stooped and hard of hearing, a far hike down the road from his 1948 Swarthmore College graduation.


Related Topix: Swarthmore, PA, Home Gardening, Home, Philadelphia, PA, Cornell University, University of Delaware

Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Mount Vernon Daily Voice

Truman Scholar, Mount Vernon Resident Meets With Congressman

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. Mount Vernon resident and Truman Scholarship recipient Akunna Faith Uka met with U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel last month to talk about public service careers, with a focus on teaching.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Eliot Engel, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Mount Vernon, NY, Vernon, NY

Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Roots Headline Star-Packed Wawa Welcome America! Philly 4th of July Jam

Wawa Welcome America! pulls out all the stops on Friday, July 4 with a non-stop day of exciting events.


Related Topix: Philadelphia, PA, Life, Interracial,Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Multicultural

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Media Matters for America

Online Ad Campaign Urges Five Major Papers To Dump George Will

Ads urging five major newspapers to drop George Will following his offensive column demeaning campus sexual assault victims are being sponsored by the women's rights group UltraViolet and highlight a survivor who first told her story to Media Matters .


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Ultraviolet, US News, Liberal Political News

Wed Jul 02, 2014

The Riverdale Press

Laughs, tears and a few regrets fill graduation a

Magic Washington dances at the graduation ceremony for DeWitt Clinton High School's class of 2014.


Related Topix: Manhattan College, New York University, SUNY College at Oswego, SUNY College at New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

The Vermont Standard

William Brogden Obituary, 80

To see more obituaries click here . He was born in Providence, Rhode Island in 1933, son of J. Ronald and Mary R. Brogden of North Kingston, Rhode Island.


Related Topix: Providence, RI, Kingston, RI, Northeastern University


Sexual Assault Victim Schools George Will About The Reality Of Rape Culture

The young woman whose experience of college sexual assault was recounted in a controversial column written by George Will - a piece that sparked massive outrage and led at least one newspaper to drop Will's byline - is now telling her side of the story.


Related Topix: US News, Liberal Political News

Tue Jul 01, 2014

Media Matters for America

Exclusive: The Sexual Assault Survivor George Will Dismissed Responds

Lisa Sendrow, whose experience of college sexual assault was dismissed by The Washington Post 's George Will, slammed the columnist for silencing the voices of survivors and rejected the idea she received any privileges from her status as a survivor, as Will suggested.


Related Topix: Swarthmore, PA