| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:07 PM
The brother of a Loyola University student who was shot to death during a robbery last week said Tuesday his family seeks "peace not vengeance, understanding not bigotry." Mutahir Rauf, 23, was fatally shot while walking with his brother about 7:40 p.m....
| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:06 PM
“Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.”
The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has changed its admissions system with the hope that no more students will feel like B-list applicants, invited to join the class only after getting a second look.
In an effort to make students from...
| Oct 15, 2014
| 6:06 AM
The Baltimore Sun canvassed readers, sources and leaders to determine the area’s most intriguing movers and shakers of 2014. Here's our list:
Keshia M. Pollack
35, associate professor of health and policy and management at Johns Hopkins...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 4:26 PM
John Mulaney has the benevolent wide-set eyes, cresting hair and copacetic choirboy appearance of a superhero who has taken a spa day. He is trim to the point of receding, and as angular as Peter Parker. He walks with his hands plunged deep in his...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 2:01 PM
Downers Grove high schools this year logged their highest-ever number of passing grades on advanced placement exams, according to Community High School District 99 officials.
Students took 1,741 AP tests in the spring, up 9 percent from the previous...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 3:02 AM
When Northwestern University cut down a stand of trees last year to make way for a parking garage and visitor center along Lake Michigan, it seemed as if the university was bumbling into a new version of the madness that inspired Joni Mitchell's famous...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:12 PM
While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry.
Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...
| Oct 2, 2014
Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A Northwestern University philosophy professor filed a defamation lawsuit Tuesday against an undergraduate student who accused him of sexual misconduct.
The suit by Peter Ludlow alleges that the student knowingly made false statements to news media...