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  • Getting your hands dirty — and gooey — for science

    Getting your hands dirty — and gooey — for science
    It was a brainy contest: Both teams taped their foam "roller coasters" against the brick wall of Central Elementary and let their marbles fly. The team whose marble traveled the farthest would win. "Theirs was higher up — what does that mean?"...
  • Elgin family helps launch March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center

    Elgin family helps launch March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center
    An Elgin family helped the March of Dimes, University of Chicago, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Duke University School of Medicine Tuesday morning in announcing the launch of a new March of Dimes Prematurity Research Center....
  • Dr. Richard Breuer, gastroenterologist, dies at 82

     Dr. Richard Breuer, gastroenterologist, dies at 82
    Over nearly 40 years at Evanston Hospital, gastroenterologist Dr. Richard Breuer concentrated not only on treating patients but also on teaching and research. "Richard was really considered one of the real lead doctors in the Chicago area in...
  • March of Dimes launches genetic research center in Chicago

    March of Dimes launches genetic research center in Chicago
    Studying how discrimination and poverty might alter gene regulation and lead to premature births will be a major focus for a new research center launched Tuesday in Chicago. Bringing together scientists at three medical institutions, the new March of...
  • Condemning non-traditional names smacks of racism

    Condemning non-traditional names smacks of racism
    Inflammatory Internet comments don’t usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African-...
  • Manes: Chesterton woman raises the barre with fitness studio

    Manes: Chesterton woman raises the barre with fitness studio
    "... When the working day is done Oh girls, they wanna have fun Oh, girls just wanna have fun..." — Cyndi Lauper (written by Robert Hazard) Orlee Glazer, 35, lives with her husband, Dr. Chad Glazer, and their two daughters in Chesterton. She...
  • Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming

    Chicago book news: New Sara Paretsky novel forthcoming
    "Brush Back" by Sara Paretsky will be published by G.P. Putnam's Sons July 28. In the novel, V.I. Warshawski gets tangled up with political bosses when she tries to exonerate the mother of an ex-boyfriend. Paretsky lives in Hyde Park. →The...
  • 'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names

    'Strange' vs. 'simple old American' names
    Inflammatory Internet comments don't usually become news stories unto themselves. But a Duke University professor recently pulled off that trick. In response to a New York Times editorial about racism in Baltimore, Jerry Hough wrote that African Americans...
  • A sampler of college commencement speeches

    A sampler of college commencement speeches
    "Don't cave to the status quo. Don't trade happiness for deferred gratification. Don't give up adventure for safety and security. The safe is the enemy of the satisfying. Deferred gratification has a way of being deferred forever. And the status quo,...
  • Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden

    Longtime school benefactor meets with Obama, Biden
    Some 80 years after graduating from school, Vivian Bailey has taken the field trip of a lifetime. The 97-year-old Columbia woman — a World War II veteran and retired federal employee who for more than a decade has been raising money for Howard...
  • For Now, Sun's Elizabeth Williams Is Focused On Basketball

    For Now, Sun's Elizabeth Williams Is Focused On Basketball
    UNCASVILLE — In her Duke career, during which she became the first four-time All-American in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Elizabeth Williams was often preoccupied by a lofty goal away from basketball. Williams, a 6-3 center and daughter of a...