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  • U. of I. admissions scandal: Pressure builds on university

    U. of I. admissions scandal: Pressure builds on university
    Alumni and public officials reacted with everything from anger to shrugs Friday as they heard new e-mail revelations about the intertwining of clout and admissions at the University of Illinois law school. Documents released Thursday showed that in a...
  • U. of I., in wake of admissions scandal, commissions a poll

    The University of Illinois has commissioned a poll to test responses to its admissions scandal, with options including a public apology and the resignation of some school trustees. The board took no such dramatic steps Thursday, but did issue a statement...
  • U. of I. legal bills rise in admissions probes

    The University of Illinois admissions scandal has cost the school about $440,000 in legal fees so far and has made it the target of a state inspector general's investigation, newly released documents show. The bulk of the legal costs, about $392,000,...
  • Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '

    Book review: 'William Golding: The Man Who Wrote "Lord of the Flies" '
    William Golding The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life John Carey Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50 William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
  • Shimmering prose, insinuating insights

    Shimmering prose, insinuating insights
    Among the advantages of the iPad or other e-reader is that no great book need ever again suffer the sad fate of my paperback copy of "Art and Ardor" by Cynthia Ozick. The essay collection was published in 1983, but by the time it came to me, plucked...
  • Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky

    Paperback Writers: Between sea and sky
    Bruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
  • U. of I. trustees will try to hold increases to inflation

    University of Illinois trustees pledged this afternoon to try and keep tuition increases in line with the inflation rate for the next three years. The policy, approved by the board at its meeting at UIC, cautioned, however, that increases are...
  • Rebooting culture: a heady start to Saturday

     
    On the "Rebooting Culture" panel at the Festival of Books on Saturday, L.A. Times Book Editor David Ulin opened the discussion by recognizing this moment in time as one of intense cultural shifts, affecting readers, writers and narrative itself. The......
  • English pubs in literature -- can America compete?

     
    British author Richard Francis is a novelist and a scholar -- this fall, Yale University press will publish his book "Fruitlands: The Alcott Family, the Englishmen, and Utopia" about the Transcendentalists, particularly Bronson Alcott (father of Louisa...
  • February mayoral election will see no clowning around

     
    Thank Spanky. When Chicago voters go to the polls Feb. 22 and receive a ballot with a long list of names of ethnically and ideologically diverse mayoral candidates, they can offer up silent expressions of gratitude to Ray Wardingley (right),......
  • From the archives: Braun's money-related controversies

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see, previously, Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years and Chico walks the ethics line) Braun denies wrongdoing in Medicaid flap September 30, 1992 An apologetic yet feisty......