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  • William Woestendiek, former USC journalism school director, dies at 90

    William Woestendiek, former USC journalism school director, dies at 90
    William Woestendiek, a journalist and former director of the University of Southern California school of journalism, died at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility Friday after a long illness. He was 90.  A reporter and editor of several newspapers, such as...
  • The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?

    The paleo diet: Should you eat like a caveman?
    The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets. "We are Stone...
  • FEB 15 | Printers Row: B.J. Novak

    FEB 15 | Printers Row: B.J. Novak
    THIS WEEKEND! Writer, director and actor B.J. Novak makes a special stop in Chicago to discuss his bestselling book “One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories” with Jennifer Day, editor of Printers Row Journal. Best known for his work on...
  • William Woestendiek dies at 90; former USC journalism school director

    William Woestendiek, an editor who led Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper investigations before ending his career as director of the USC school of journalism, died Friday at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility after a long illness, his family said. He was 90....
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. "There was no relationship between them...
  • Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner

    Make affirmative action colorblind? Front Burner
    In April, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a 2006 Michigan ballot initiative in which voters rejected affirmative action at state public universities. The Supreme's 6-2 ruling, however, did not end the debate over the controversial remediation for decades of...
  • Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83

    Marilyn Alaimo, bond trader and longtime volunteer, dies at 83
    When Marilyn Alaimo took a job with Northern Trust Co. in Chicago in 1954, it wasn't to answer phone calls. Mrs. Alaimo, a product of Harvard University's Harvard-Radcliffe Program in Business Administration, was the one making the calls, "one of the...
  • If inequality is our problem, military service is the answer

    If inequality is our problem, military service is the answer
    A student at my alma mater, Brandeis University, recently asked me to speak to her school group about my post-college experiences, specifically my time studying in China and Germany and now at Harvard University. There was one major problem with this...
  • Can Boston Strong be Boston Fair?

    Can Boston Strong be Boston Fair?
    Can Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect, get a fair trial in the Hub? It's a profound question, but one that the framers would have found incomprehensible. Far from providing for a change of venue in high-profile cases, they...
  • Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage

    Many buyers no longer see marriage as prerequisite to a mortgage
    In more than two decades as a real estate agent, Marc Tahler has seen his client base of would-be buyers shift. He used to see a lot of younger couples, married, maybe with a kid in tow or one on the way. Lately, though, his buyers are trending a...
  • University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone

    University in Alabama ends football program, angering just about everyone
    In the powerhouse world of Alabama college football, the Blazers have long been the scrappy underdog. This season, there was a turnaround for the University of Alabama at Birmingham: A new coach led the team to six wins, game attendance doubled to...