The University of Wisconsin at Madison is losing its chancellor. Carolyn Martin was embroiled in the recent political battles over the budget for higher education in her state. She's acknowledged the "turmoil" of the past year but wouldn't say how big a role it played in her departure. She'll become president of Amherst College in Massachusetts.
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This tornado touched down near Chickasha, Okla., on May 24. In addition to being tracked by the existing NEXRAD radar system, this storm was also being monitored by an experimental radar system that provided more precise information about the tornado's behavior and path.
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This NEXRAD radar tower is located in central Illinois. It's part of a network of sensors that help scientists track and predict tornadoes and other weather. Scientists want to supplement this system with an even more precise tracking system to help them become better at predicting severe weather.
Pilots at Denver-based Frontier Airlines are voting whether to reduce their pay and benefits to keep their employer in business. In exchange, they'll get a stake in the airline, which NPR's Jeff Brady says has been losing a lot of money.
When one man first began writing about the uprising against the regime in Syria, he was terrified. But now he and other Syrians realize there is a certain measure of virtual freedom to be had online. He uses his real name in interviews now, and believes Syrians will not go back to living in fear of the authorities.