Speaker of the House John Boehner's year began with members of his own party trying to oust him from the speakership. Thus began a year of rocky relations with the Tea Party wing of the House Republican caucus. But by year's end, Boehner was firmly in control of his gavel.
Students thinking about the road ahead for transportation look to everything from flying cars and hovercraft to crowdsourced car design and driverless vehicles. One key part of planning, says the program's head, is that changes must not only make life better for commuters, they must be done in a way "that this planet can support."