| Jul 3, 2014
| 3:51 PM
A group of six Republican lawmakers asked a federal labor board to reverse a preliminary ruling that expanded the definition of “employees” to include Northwestern University football players on scholarship, a decision that opened the door for...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Fifteen years ago on the July 4th weekend, former Northwestern University basketball coach Ricky Byrdsong was murdered by a neo-Nazi on a hate-filled shooting spree.
Each year, the anniversary is difficult for his 25-year-old daughter, Kelley Byrdsong,...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Nicole Sorell has joined law firm Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney as an associate in its Chicago office. She represents clients in toxic tort matters. Sorell earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law in 2011. She holds a...
| Jul 23, 2014
It's easy to forget that there is also some good news in the world.
For one thing, the overlords of big-time college sports seem resigned to getting their comeuppance.
Predicting the outcome of court cases is as fruitless as trying to fill out a...
| Jul 23, 2014
Dr. Harold Gerstein created programs at Northwestern University Dental School and Marquette University School of Dentistry, and he invented several instruments used in the practice of endodontics.
He never applied for patents for those devices, his...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Look elsewhere in this newspaper for expert analysis of University of Connecticut basketball star Shabazz Napier's remarkable skill on the court. I hail him for his candor and willingness to speak truth to power last week as he declaimed on the conditions...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Last week, third-graders in Guilford gave me a spontaneous round of applause.
Why? Because the teacher introduced me as being from the University of Connecticut, where excellence in basketball has raised my profile, along with that of everyone else in...
| Apr 18, 2014
A warehouse built by onetime Chicago merchant Montgomery Ward & Co. is now home to the sleekly chic U.S. headquarters of an imported corporate citizen: Britain-based vacuum cleaner-maker Dyson.
The company that made an everyday household appliance hot...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:39 PM
Dr. Hans von Leden
Treated voice ailments in entertainers, attorneys, ministers and politicians
Dr. Hans von Leden, 95, an ear, nose and throat specialist who taught at UCLA and USC and treated voice disorders in singers, attorneys, teachers,...
| Apr 13, 2014
Patrick and Angie Jessee were less than three months from their wedding day when they received the news: Patrick had non-Hodgkin lymphoma. His life expectancy, according to his oncologist, was five years.
They had planned to wed on Oct. 8, 2011. But...
| May 12, 2014
| 2:34 PM
David McGill, the esteemed principal bassoon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for the last 17 years, will resign his post in August to accept a fulltime teaching position at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music.