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The highest-paid private college president in the US runs a small, obscure polytechnic

Theoretical physicist Shirley Ann Jackson is the president of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a small college in New York state, with 6,995 students, as of fall 2013.<p>In 2012, the college paid Jackson $7.14 million. That’s the equivalent of tuition for 153 students. Or, more than $1,000 per …

College & University

3D printing enables customized knee replacement surgery

In today's installment of "How 3D Printing is Changing Healthcare Forever," a Massachusetts-based medical device company is forging new ground in …

3D Printing

Spanish nurse's aide now Ebola-free, test shows

<b>Madrid (CNN) —</b> Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday.<p>"Today I'm very happy, because it can be said that Teresa has overcome this illness," …

Duncan's fiancee to finish Ebola quarantine

Are you on the front lines of Ebola? We'd like to hear your story.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. military is forming a 30-person "quick-strike team" equipped to provide direct treatment to Ebola patients inside the United States, a Defense Department official told CNN's Barbara Starr on Sunday.<p>A Pentagon …

Pumpkin Festival crowd turns unruly

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Tear gas and pepper spray hung in the air as police in riot gear descended on Keene, New Hampshire, on Saturday night, trying to disperse a rowdy crowd that brought chaos to the city's 24th annual Pumpkin Festival, CNN affiliates reported.<p>"State and local public safety officials are on the …

The US Just Resupplied Kurdish Forces Fighting ISIS In Kobani

US Central Command said two US Air Force C-130 aircraft dropped a total of 27 bundles of weapons, ammo, and medical supplies in a mission that began around 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday. US officials said they have already determined that at least the "vast majority" of those bundles were successfully …

Middle East

Obama holds Saturday night cabinet meeting on Ebola

WASHINGTON -- President Obama held a rare Saturday night meeting with top advisers at the White House, convening national security staffers and public health officials to discuss the threat of Ebola.<p>The White House provided only a brief summary of the 75-minute meeting, saying White House advisers …