| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Technology gets schooled
New programs, functionality, gadgets change higher ed experience
University students across Illinois are taking advantage of cutting-edge technological advances that are changing the way they learn.
In a Northwestern University...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:22 PM
When most people think about music majors they envision someone who is hoping to be a professional performer.
Though professional performance is often the goal, the musical landscape is expanding and colleges and universities are offering more options...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:11 PM
It's college application season, when those famous lists of college rankings really start to matter. But do they? Sure, the traditional lists can help you choose a strong academic program with national cachet. But what about all those 101 other things...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 1:39 PM
When Wilmette voters cast ballots in the November election, they may be weighing in on providing money to two revered local institutions — New Trier High School and the village's lakefront.
Officials of the Wilmette Park District recently said...
| Jun 13, 2014
Historians write to illuminate our shared past, to explicate the forces that shape our present.
But successive historical narratives also can create a series of veils, distancing the past from the present. The more recent dominates our thoughts. The...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Walter Avery Meares Jr., a former Burbank Leader columnist who wrote about city issues during the late 1980s and early 1990s, passed away peacefully in his Burbank home on July 9. He was 87.
He wrote a column for more than five years covering everything...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Lee Hyla's friends, colleagues and students remember him as a supportive musical colleague and a composer with a profoundly individual voice.
The vivid extremes of expression that made his music so compelling owed as much, they said, to his experience...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:29 PM
In the middle of his doctoral hooding at Northwestern University last week, Bin Liu walked to the edge of the stage and kneeled.
As he pulled out an engagement ring, Jie Han, his longtime girlfriend and fellow engineering student, made her way to the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Three buildings that share a Gothic Revival style of architecture and gray limestone cladding on Northwestern University’s Chicago campus could soon become part of a historic district, officials announced on Tuesday.
The Commission on Chicago...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
Musician Stevie Wonder and actress Cloris Leachman were among those who received honorary degrees from Northwestern University this morning.
Joining them was Chicago Symphony Orchestra Music Director Riccardo Muti, who also gave the keynote address this...
| Jun 27, 2014
Once or twice a year I'm invited to talk with a classroom of university students about my career. Afterward the students pepper me with questions related, naturally, to their future: How do I find work once I graduate? How do I get a byline out of...