| Jun 25, 2014
| 5:05 AM
NEW YORK In spite of being among the top students in his school, Joseph Nelzy was quick to give up on being admitted to one of the nation's best colleges after he got a rejection letter from Brandeis University, near Boston.
"I had no hope after that,"...
| Jun 12, 2014
Dr. Alice Brandfonbrener, founder and director of the Medical Program for Performing Artists in Chicago, was the physician actors, singers and musicians turned to when stricken with an injury or illness that threatened their craft.
When actor Steve...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 11:25 AM
From headline-grabbing studies to prime-time TV, autism has entered mainstream conversation like never before.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently reported that autism rates rose nearly 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. The condition...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 2:00 PM
This was the promise: No longer would African-Americans be forced to pick up their meals from the back door of restaurants. No longer would they need to fear being unable to find lodgings on their way home from a trip.
And no longer would those who...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 6:20 AM
Whenever Baltimore-area companies sell themselves to out-of-state firms, economists and local leaders alike bemoan the loss. Another headquarters gone. Fewer corporate decision-makers here. Possible job cuts.
But Silicon Valley's deals for two...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 4:38 PM
In states where medical and recreational cannabis sales are allowed, disquieting new trends and statistics are proving its unique dangers for those most vulnerable to its effects: children.
One such statistic is a spike in calls to poison control...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:20 PM
Moving to Washington and becoming a Supreme Court justice five years ago was shocking, “like somebody throwing cold water on me,” says Justice Sonia Sotomayor.
The transition from being a little known appeals court judge in her hometown of...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:38 PM
The June 8 Tribune editorial on President Barack Obama’s college rating plan failed to show a key flaw: the use of graduation rates, which are still measured by a two-decades old system of students who enter as first-time, full-time freshmen —...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 9:50 PM
While the tenure of Andy Dakopolos as head coach of the Glendale High track and field program was somewhat brief, it also proved relatively successful.
Dakopolos confirmed Thursday afternoon that he stepped down after two years to further his education...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 3:50 PM
The University of Illinois at Chicago announced Monday that it would offer a third site in its bid for the Obama presidential library.
The 23-acre site at West Roosevelt Road and South Kostner Avenue is bordered by West 5th Avenue to the north and South...
| May 27, 2014
| 11:41 AM
The topic of climate change will be getting more traction in science classes in Glenbard High School District 87 and at Jay Stream Middle School in Carol Stream.
This comes after a group of science teachers from those schools recently attended a one-day...