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Internet forums help Iraqi refugees adapt

(09/27/09 6:12pm)

BAGHDAD — "Mozart" is the screen name of a 44-year-old guitar-playing Iraqi refugee who was resettled in the United States recently. In a posting this month to a popular online forum for Iraqis emigrating to the West, Mozart rattled off his many accomplishments: an economics degree from a prestigious Iraqi university, a diploma from an arts institute, experience in tourism and restaurant management, and 25 years as a musician with an Iraqi band.

Economy changing students’ minds as many switch schools, save money

(10/04/09 6:58pm)

CHICAGO – When Amar Bhatia was weighing his postsecondary options, he chose Indiana University over DePaul University because DePaul's downtown Chicago campus was too close to Mom and Dad. Now, as a sophomore, he's even closer – at Harper Community College, a five-minute drive from his Palatine, Ill., home.

Lincoln braces for a large loss in state revenue

(10/04/09 7:03pm)

Faced with a loss of approximately $1 million in state revenue, Lincoln Consolidated is beginning to look at how it would make up the difference to balance its own budget. Superintendent Lynn Cleary said she would have a presentation made for the next board of education meeting outlining where cuts could come from and the impact those cuts would have on the district. Read the rest of this story at