| Dec 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Late December has a special meaning for colleges and universities, beyond the relief of winter vacation and the deadlines for final grades. This is the most important time of year for fundraising in higher education.
Even without Santa's help, some...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 4:46 PM
Dr. Henry Betts, an outspoken advocate for people with disabilities and a pioneer in the field of rehabilitation medicine, led efforts to transform the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago into the leading facility of its kind.
Dr. Betts, 86, died in his...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 9:00 PM
James Michel, chairman of the board of Jumoke Academy charter school, had a lame and obvious response to a devastating state report detailing financial and management misdeeds that could sink the institution.
"The board should have been more engaged,...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 6:42 PM
National Book Award-winning Robert Stone died Saturday at age 77 at his home in Key West, Fla. His agent told the Associated Press the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Stone was best known for his novel "Dog Soldiers," which was...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:41 PM
WBFF (Fox 45) is poised in coming days to take one of its biggest steps since the Sinclair-owned station started doing news in 1991.
On Jan. 19, it will introduce a new lead anchorman in Kai Jackson, who was at the WJZ anchor desk for more than two...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 8:13 PM
The TV was on in the Paris apartment where I found Aleksandar Hemon via phone on Friday.
From the screen came live coverage of the standoff between police and the two brothers suspected of storming into the office of the satirical newspaper Charlie...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:53 PM
While teaching at New York University's graduate film program, James Franco tasked 12 students with directing short adaptations of poems from C.K. Williams' collection "Tar."
The result is the tastefully dreamy if weightless collage "The Color of Time,"...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Public libraries in Illinois once again are seeking to bring an author laboring in relative obscurity into the limelight.
For the second year in a row, the libraries are hosting The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project that will choose a self-...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Uri Herscher remembers the day 55 years ago when he heard the rabbi at an Oakland synagogue telling the biblical story of the binding of Isaac.
Herscher, then a freshman at UC Berkeley who had gone to temple reluctantly, listened as Rabbi Harold...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 1:52 PM
When the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Johns Hopkins University and other Maryland nonprofits want to maximize the money they can spend in pursuit of their missions, they do what many wealthy individuals and businesses do.
They open investment accounts...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Sharing a taxi in New York City can be a crapshoot for riders and most efforts to encourage doubling up were left in the dust.
But with Uber announcing its starting a carpool service Thursday, there's potential to make cab sharing viable for riders...