Niranjan Shah, chairman of the University of Illinois Board of Trustees, resigned Aug. 3, amid an investigation into the use of political clout in admitting certain students into the state’s most selective public university, located in Champaign-Urbana.
A town of 10,000 people in the northwestern province of Qinghai has been sealed off after three men died of pneumonic plague and nine others were affected, health authorities said. The latest victim was a man named Danzhi, 64, from the town of Ziketan, in Xinghai county in the Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, who died yesterday.
PHILADELPHIA—The setting was the National Constitution Center on a Sunday afternoon. Some 500 people crowded in to hear HHS Secretary Kathleen Sibelius and PA Senator Arlen Specter (D PA) answer their questions about changing our country’s healthcare system.
Dumping of toxic wastes is contributing to cancer among wildlife, a new report says. Scientists say that tumors on beluga whales, sea lions and other animals are a warning signal. They call these animals “sensitive sentinels of disturbed environments.”
Internet writers employed at CBS studios in the L.A. area have unanimously voted to be represented by the Writers Guild of America, West. The vote was conducted by the National Labor Relations Board.
Over the past two decades, the U.S. immigrant detention system has fractured, exposing people to unjustified detainment and frequent violations of their civil and human rights.
“Walk the street into history with us, get off the sidewalk,” Dolores Huerta, farm worker rights activist once said. Huerta’s words of wisdom were put into action when 122 young leaders participated in the National Hispanic Institute Midwest Great Debate.
Veterans and their families are cheering the new $78 billion “Post 9/11 GI Bill of Rights” just signed into law by President Obama. It will allow hundreds of thousands of veterans to obtain a college degree.
OAKLAND, Calif. The Brass Liberation Orchestra could be heard for blocks through the West Oakland neighborhood, as ACORN Home Defenders and supporters gathered July 31 outside the now-vacant house that was once home to Tosha Alberty and her family.
The health care fight is taking shape outside the Washington beltway as lawmakers return to their home districts for August recess. Democratic lawmakers have been putting together comprehensive bills to reform the broken system in the face of Republican and insurance industry opposition, and from nervous conservatives in the Democratic Party, known as “Blue Dogs.”