| Aug 14, 2014
Controversial scholar Steven Salaita — who has been most benignly described as "deeply critical of Israel" — has been fired or "non-hired" by the University of Illinois, depending on which news source you believe. In either case, it appears...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 5:05 PM
James E. Moore had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of young men and women as the face of the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has provided tuition and housing to 10,000 golf caddies since 1930.
Those caddies had a lasting impact on him too....
| Aug 1, 2014
By Erinn Hutkin
As the fall semester begins, many college students will likely be looking for part-time jobs. The idea of pulling a resume together and searching through help-wanted ads may be daunting, not to mention the challenge of juggling work,...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:18 AM
After close to 10 months of work, Cook County prosecutors are nearing the end of their reinvestigation into one of Illinois' most pivotal wrongful conviction cases, with a decision expected within weeks that could rewrite a key chapter in the state's...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:52 PM
Ohio State University recently fired the director of its vaunted marching band after reports of widespread hazing, which included giving new members offensive and sexist nicknames.
In response, some Buckeyes have rallied around embattled director...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
| Jul 21, 2014
Arlene Sadev Uslander, a teacher, author and editor, helped develop the "Study of People Program" that taught sex education to first- through fifth-grade children in Skokie School District 68 beginning in the late 1950s.
Mrs. Uslander later co-...
| Aug 7, 2014
Janel Landon was a communications consultant who did work for Republican political interests in Illinois and nationally and also taught at several Chicago-area universities, including the College of Communication at DePaul University.
She had been a...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:51 PM
They are an elusive breed.
Seemingly closer to myth than reality, a whisper heard in passing, a thought quickly discarded. When I told Anne Walters Robertson, chair of the Department of Music at the University of Chicago, about them, she replied,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:04 AM
On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company.
Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...