Daily News Scan – Oct. 18


Shutdown ends, but some US Antarctic research still frozen
(Becky Oskin, NBC News, 10/18/13)

Culture of Completion
(Megan Rogers, Inside Higher Education, 10/18/13)

Why Are the Underrepresented Minorities Underachieving in STEM?
(Jamaal Abdul-Alim, Diverse Issues in Higher Education, 10/17/13)

U of Ill., chief group reach trademark settlement
(AP, DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/17/13)

Panel Discussion On Immigration Reform
(Mike Moen, Northern Public Radio, 10/18/13)

Post Shutdown, U.S. Tries to Salvage Antarctic Research
(Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, 10/17/13)

NIU’s road streak on the line at CMU
(Shannon Ryan, Chicago Tribune, 10/18/13)

Colleges deal with issues with Common Application site
(Mary Beth Marklein, USA TODAY, 10/16/13)

Chicago Man Threatens To Burn Rare Documents He Discovered Unless Harvard Pays Him More
(Huffington Post, 10/17/13)

Private Student Lenders Are Urged to Take a Page From Mortgage Industry
(Justin Doubleday, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/17/13)

IWU fares well in latest Kiplinger rankings
(Bloomington Pantagraph, 10/17/13)

‘Blueprint’ Balancing Act
(Allie Grasgreen, Inside Higher Ed, 10/18/13)

Shutdown’s science fallout could last for years
(Darren Samuelsohn, Politico, 10/17/13)

Grads and Degrees: The Dilemma of Finishing College
(Lauren Morency DePhillips, Epoch Times, 10/16/13)

Lynch Makes Unitas Award Cut
(WREX-TV, 10/17/13)

Campus (North) for Oct. 20, 2013
(Southtown Star, 10/18/13)

Illinois Did Not Lose Money Under Default Threat: Rutherford
(Brian Mackey, Northern Public Radio, 10/18/13)

Michael M. Oswalt Named Assistant Professor at Northern Illinois University College of Law
(Chicago Tribune, 10/18/13)

Economic hit from impasse could endure
(FreeNewsPos, 10/18/13)

Measuring Colleges’ Success Graduating Low-Income Students
(Robert J. Morse and Diane Tolis,Yahoo! News, 10/17/13)

Can MOOCs Be a Solution to the US Student Debt Crisis? 
(Education News, 10/17/13)

Shutdown ends in Illinois with ‘welcome backs’
(Carla K. Johnson-AP, State Journal Register, 10/17/13)

DePaul student struck with blunt object in Lincoln Park
(ABC-TV7, 10/17/13)

Belvidere forum discusses solutions to immigration reform
(Rock River Times, 10/17/13)

Murderer who raped and killed a woman in 1986 finally confesses moments before being executed
(Daily Mail, 10/18/13)

Research Advocacy Group Urges Congress to Fund University Research
(Education News, 10/18/13)

Our View: Fight against drug dealing
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/17/13)

Measuring Colleges’ Success Graduating Low-Income Students
(Robert J. Morse and Diane Tolis, U.S. News & World Report, 10/16/13)

Colleges and Universities Reduce Server Footprint, Improve System Performance and Simplify IT Maintenance with Oracle Exadata Database Machine
(TMCNews, 10/18/13)

After the Shutdown, Academics Have a Lot of Catching Up to Do
(Kelly Field, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/18/13)

Thousands ‘Take Back Chicago’ in Town Hall Meeting
(Ashmar Mandou, Lawndale News, 10/17/13)

As Common App Announces Fixes, Admissions Offices Preach Calm
(Eric Hoover, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/18/13)

Not-So-Great Expectations
(Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, 10/18/13)

College is more than just time in the classroom
(Briana Bowen, Utah Statesman, 10/18/13)

STUDY: Too Few Colleges Embrace Successful Educational Practices
(JPaul Bradley, Community College Week, 10/17/13)

College Football: Power Ranking the Top Conferences Heading Into Week 8
(Tyler Leli, Rant Sports, 10/17/13)

The Air Force May Be the Last Hope for the Antarctic Research Season
(Jason Koebler, Motherboard, 10/18/13)

Proportion of Bachelor’s-Degree Recipients Who Borrowed Rises to 66%
(Andrew Mytelka, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10/17/13)

Illinois Helping Veterans Land Jobs
(WTVW-TV, 10/17/13)

Flanagan: ISU strong but vulnerable
(Findlaw, 10/17/13)

U of I, Chief Illiniwek Group Reach Trademark Settlement
(Jeff Bossert, WILL, 10/18/13)

NIU basketball season tickets available
(HuskieWire, 10/18/13)

Transcript of ISU president’s State of the University address
(Bloomington Pantagraph, 10/18/13)

Shutdown Ends, But US Antarctic Research Still on Thin Ice
(Becky Oskin, Yahoo! News, 10/17/13)

UI settles dispute with pro-Chief group
(Julie Wurth, Champaign News-Gazette, 10/18/13)

Illinois leaders push for immigration reform in Belvidere
(Jennifer Wheeler, Rockford Register Star, 10/16/13)

ROBERT W. SCHNEIDER(1933 – 2013)
(DeKalb Daily Chronicle, 10/18/13)

NIU’s Lynch Makes the Cut for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
(Fox 32 Chicago, 10/18/13)

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