| 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...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 10:03 AM
When Catherine Wang was in college, she was on a pre-med career track, but soon became intrigued with the prospect of being around children as they are learning.
"In education you get to spend more time with people and make connections and (are)...
| 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...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 12:39 PM
Here are responses to questions about campaign contributions from some of those on the list of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's top political donors.
"In 2010, I, Neil Bluhm, joined many other business and civic leaders in financially supporting...
| 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 7, 2015
| 2:33 PM
A state legislator introduced a bill this session that would define some college athletes at public institutions as employees, allowing them to collectively bargain for increased benefits, such as better medical coverage, compensation when their name or...
| 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 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 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...
| 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 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...