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Nobel Prize Awards

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  • Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war

    Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war
    Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai received her Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday, delivering an impassioned speech on behalf of the “forgotten children” who crave the right to education and deserve peace. The 17-year-old also hit...
  • 3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize

    3 Chicago-area teachers vie for $1 million prize
    Three suburban Chicago educators are up for a $1 million prize after being chosen as finalists in an international contest for exceptional teaching. Teachers from more than 120 countries were nominated for the Global Teacher Prize from the Varkey GEMS...
  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
  • In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal

    In 2019, Chicago's minimum wage of $13 may not seem such a big deal
    Chicago is raising its minimum hourly wage to $13 … by the middle of 2019. You can mark your calendar for July 2019 precisely. That's more than four years from now and one of the few certainties in all of this. Because you know what can happen in...
  • Politics must not hamper release of jailed Marylander in Cuba

    Politics must not hamper release of jailed Marylander in Cuba
    I read with a sense of chagrin and exasperation reporter Ian Duncan's article on Maryland resident Alan Gross who is incarcerated in Cuba ("Wife of jailed contractor and White House plea for his release," Dec. 3). The spokesman for the State...
  • 'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life

     'Speed Limits' examines modern society's ever-quickening pace of life
    "Speed," it seemed to writer Aldous Huxley, "provides the one genuinely modern pleasure." In a new book, "Speed Limits: Where Time Went and Why We Have So Little Left," however, modernity's deification of speed has more to do with pain than pleasure....
  • Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion

    Patrick Modiano accepts the Nobel, speaks of memory and oblivion
    When French writer Patrick Modiano was named winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature earlier this year, American readers were caught by surprise. Only a handful of the novelist's books had been published in the U.S., leaving many American book lovers...
  • Obama Actually Said This!

    Obama Actually Said This!
    President Obama is well aware that he is president of all the peeps, not just of African- American peeps and not just of white peeps. But this is an opportunity for him to actually earn that Nobel Peace Prize right here at home. Hey, that might be a...
  • Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]

    Has President Obama undergone a change of heart? [Letter]
    Columnist Jules Witcover claims that "many fellow Democrats" were of the opinion that President Barack Obama lacked a spine but that his recent call to the international community "to step up to the challenge of global terrorism" now suggests he has...
  • Events for travelers in December include holiday partying

    Events for travelers in December include holiday partying
    Holiday hoopla fills December, with something for everyone — shoppers, collectors, crafters, runners, boaters, singers and especially children. Holiday hoopla fills December, travelers, Copenhagen, New York City, Los Angeles Holiday hoopla fills...
  • Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action

    Single molecule microscopy shows infamous HIV spikes in action
    Using powerful microscopes, scientists have observed the weaponry of HIV in action and gained key insights that may finally allow researchers to create a vaccine capable of fighting the virus that causes AIDS. The sophisticated imaging technology...