| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Marilyn Rudd Wright, who taught sixth graders at schools in Park Forest and Matteson for 27 years, was known for challenging her pupils to get the best out of them, former students said.
"She wanted critical thinking, and she held us to very high...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:56 PM
Urban planner and consultant Suhail al Chalabi was a master at analyzing the economic impact of developments, from high-profile proposals like those for a south suburban airport and the Illiana Expressway to more mundane and less visible infrastructure...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:17 PM
Dr. Marshall Blankenship welcomed difficult cases, both in his career as a longtime dermatologist and in his recreational reading as a Sherlock Holmes aficionado.
When he joined the Army in 1959, he had almost no experience with skin diseases. But...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 4:54 PM
John Winthrop "Jack" Robinson sat on two suburban school boards and played a key role in Motorola's educational program, Motorola University, during a 35-year career with the communications company.
"Jack was way ahead of the game technologically, so...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:16 PM
When was the last time your talent-hungry organization hired the equivalent of Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler, the undrafted rookie who came out of the University of West Alabama, a Division II school many football fans had never even heard of? When was...
| Feb 2, 2015
Retail therapy might not be the best medicine, but aroma therapy makes scents.
These are among the secrets to spending smarter that can be gleaned from academia's study of consumer behavior, which examines not only what we buy but why.
Here are some...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:31 PM
Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law.
After an art scholar discovered there were large...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Educational leader and Northwestern University professor Tim King will headline Aurora’s Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Waubonsie Valley High School, 2950 Ogden Ave.
Named by People Magazine as “Hero of the Year&...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:13 PM
Northwestern University law professor Steven Lubet questions in his Jan. 29 op-ed whether the newly formed NU Divest group at our university respects Palestine or, as he implies, demonizes Israel. Sadly, though, it is Lubet himself who is engaging in...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Move over, critics: Computers are the new film experts in Hollywood.
According to a Northwestern University study released Monday, computer analysis has the potential to be as good or better at identifying significant films than human experts in the...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 2:27 PM
After four people with ties to Northwestern University committed suicide within a year, Josh Walfish no longer could remain silent.
The deaths compelled him to disclose a painful piece of his past that he had kept to himself. When he revealed his...