Van Cliburn meets President Barack Obama
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
February 27, 2013

Renowned Pianist Van Cliburn Dies at 78

Legendary pianist Van Cliburn, the only solo musician of any genre to receive a ticker-tape parade in New York City and the first classical musician to sell a million albums, has died.


Chief Illiniwek
(John Dixon/AP)
February 26, 2013

UIUC Chancellor: Chief Illiniwek’s Retirement is Permanent

Six years since the University of Illinois retired Chief Illiniwek, the symbol is still a point of controversy. A non-binding referendum on next week’s student election ballot asks if Chief Illiniwek should return as the symbol of the university.


Fidel Castro and Raul Castro
(Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate/AP)
February 24, 2013

Cuban President Raul Castro to Retire in 2018

Cuban President Raul Castro has said he will stand down at the end of his second term in 2018, following his re-election by the National Assembly.


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