| 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...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:38 PM
Does respect for Palestinian human rights require American universities to refrain from owning stock in companies that provide military supplies to Israel? Or is the BDS movement (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) an impediment to peace, as many supporters of...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:47 PM
Northwestern University announced Wednesday the largest donation in its history — more than $100 million to boost the field of global studies and fund scholarships for international students.
The donation comes from Northwestern alum Roberta...
| Jan 26, 2015
| 5:20 AM
Over the last year, Britta McKenna and students at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy have done a lot of research to help shape the design of a new innovation hub slated to open for the start of the 2016-17 school year.
Last week, the...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:59 PM
Tedious, frustrating, emotionally draining — that's how Eve Peters felt about online dating after seven years in the industry. Customers repeatedly told the former product lead at OKCupid Labs the whole affair is too time-consuming, and, based on...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 6:50 AM
'My Florence: A 70-Year Love Story" by Art Shay will be published by Seven Stories Feb. 3. The Chicago-based photographer documents his marriage to Florence Gerson, who died in 2012 of ovarian cancer, and their family life in a collection of personal...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Elizabeth "Nana" Shineflug, the founder and artistic director of the Chicago Moving Company, one of the first modern dance troupes in the Midwest, touched the lives of hundreds of students as a teacher and reached audiences around the world as a dancer...