| Apr 22, 2015
| 9:54 PM
The first time Eric Amaya felt that he was accepted as part of a group was when he volunteered for a community center in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
It was also the first place he was ever tested for HIV.
"I was extremely nervous," said Amaya,...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 2:12 PM
Robert McClory, who left the Catholic priesthood after falling in love with a nun who became his wife, brought strong convictions, a wry sense of humor and a gentle demeanor to his work as a writer and an associate professor at Northwestern University's...
| Apr 4, 2015
| 3:02 PM
Grace Mooney said she's always considered herself a shy person. So when she was invited to attend the National Student Leadership Conference for Business and Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University last summer, she was hesitant.
She was expected to...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 6:30 AM
Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society has designated Evanston native Jessie Mueller, winner of a 2014 Tony Award for her performance as Carole King in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical," as its Actress of the Year.
Mueller will be honored and perform...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 11:29 AM
Northwestern University police on Monday were continuing to investigate incidents last week in which racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was found on the Evanston campus in the university library, officials said.
The incident prompted Northwestern...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Examine a group publicity shot for the upcoming season of "Survivor" (starting Wednesday), and your eye is immediately drawn to Max Dawson.
Fully bearded and standing dead center, he's flanked by cast members with TV-ready tans. Dawson is noticeably...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 4:52 PM
HARTFORD — It might seem like low-hanging fruit, this idea of taking nine programs scattered over five departments and braiding them into a single agency focused on early childhood education, safety and family skills in Connecticut.
But it didn't...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Contemporary life is full of distractions — texts, tweets, retweets, political charges and countercharges, and Facebook discussions about llamas and dress colors. A new study by Northwestern University found that people with "leakier" sensory...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 3:53 PM
"OK. … Bummer."
Tufts University professor Miriam Nelson, on learning that a federal panel would recommend abandoning its caution about cholesterol-laden foods, The Washington Post, Feb. 10, 2015.
Bummer? Yeah, we'll say.
| Feb 24, 2015
| 6:57 AM
Until Northwestern University did the honors last weekend, Chicago was virtually the last major American city not to have seen a fully staged production of Jake Heggie's "Dead Man Walking."
A grievous oversight, considering the work's proven popular...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 1:38 PM
From March 6-8, more than 1,000 energetic Northwestern undergraduate students will dance for 30 hours nonstop to raise funds for the Starlight Children's Foundation and the Evanston Community Foundation at the 41st annual NU Dance Marathon.