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Academics / U.S./World
Photojournalism professor’s photograph finalist in Alaskan quarter design competition

Photojournalism professor’s photograph finalist in Alaskan quarter design competition

Alaska’s America the Beautiful quarter may feature a photograph by assistant professor of journalism Kent Miller. Ingrid Nixon, chief of interpretation for Denali National Park and Preserve, submitted Miller’s photograph of a hiker looking in the distance at Mount McKinley […]
U.S./World
People celebrate in the streets, amid reports that Moammar Gadhafi's death by anti-Gadhafi forces overwhelmed his hometown of Sirte, in Tripoli, Libya, on Thursday. (Erhan Sevenler/AA/Abaca Press/MCT)

Libya strongman Moammar Gadhafi who cast shadow across Mideast declared dead

By Jeffrey Fleishman and David Lamb Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was declared dead Thursday. The 69-year-old former strongman was an eccentric junior military officer who seized power in a coup and, 42 years later, […]
U.S./World

Al Gore says climate change to blame for increased storms, droughts, wildfires in Wayne State speech

By Tina Lam Detroit Free Press DETROIT — Former Vice President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Al Gore was unbowed and unrepentant Thursday in blaming recent storms, droughts and wildfires on climate change. Speaking before about 550 people at Wayne […]
U.S./World
Alma graduate Vaughn Brines watches a documentary on his Apple notebook computer of Steve Jobs celebrating the visionaries innovative career Thursday night outside the Charles V. Park Library.   "He embodies this ethic of living your life intentionally and above all creatively." Brines said.  "I will never forget how his technology changed my life," Brines said. (Victoria Zegler/Staff Photographer)

WITH VIDEO: Steve Jobs’ influence felt at CMU, international levels

Students who have ever done research on a personal computer, relaxed with an iPod or found their way with a touchscreen smartphone have felt the impact of Steve Jobs. Jobs, 56, former CEO of Apple Inc. and internationally lauded technological […]
Enrollment / U.S./World

Study finds low graduation rates among part-time college students

By Carla Rivera Los Angeles Times Growing numbers of college students are in school part time, and they face increasingly long odds of ever graduating, according to a report released Tuesday. The report, Time is the Enemy, by the nonprofit […]
U.S./World

Census shows more gay couples, but original count was flawed

By Curtis Tate McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday sharply revised downward its estimate of the number of same-sex households across the country, reflecting confusion over how to accurately count gay and lesbian couples that have […]
U.S./World

Student who had to drop out of West Point celebrates repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

By Kathleen Megan The Hartford Courant HARTFORD, Conn. — With the repeal of “don’t ask, don’t tell” effective Tuesday morning, Katherine Miller said she woke up and “I felt a little bit lighter. It just felt like the world was […]
U.S./World

Obama to propose millionaire’s tax to cut the deficit

By Jim Puzzanghera WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will propose that people earning more than $1 million a year pay at least the same tax rate as middle-class earners to help reduce the soaring budget deficit, according to administration officials. […]
U.S./World / Video

VIDEO: Remembering 9/11 (disclaimer: includes some language)

Disclaimer: This video contains brief profane language and material that may be disturbing to some viewers. Production by Adam Kaminski Videos by Tyler Besh Interviews by Jackie Smith 9/11 Video Update from CMLifeVideo on Vimeo.
Featured / U.S./World

Those close to CMU, Mount Pleasant reflect on details, life lessons of 9/11

There might be small details that bring us back to that day — a parent’s grimacing facial expression, the smell of something burning or the simple display of an American flag. Close to 3,000 people died on 9/11 in a […]
U.S./World

Barack Obama pledges to stand up for collective bargaining, unions in Labor Day speech

By Kathleen Gray and Brent Snavely Detroit Free Press (MCT) DETROIT — In perhaps some of his strongest words of support for organized labor, President Barack Obama on Monday told a riverfront crowd of thousands in Detroit that “As long […]
U.S./World

Big changes in university programs since 9/11 attacks

By Scott Gold Los Angeles Times WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A few weeks ago, 24-year-old Amanda Stirrat completed her master’s degree in public health at Purdue University. Most of her peers struggled to find work. As for Stirrat? “The job […]


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