| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:38 PM
Students packed a Northwestern University auditorium Monday night to hear Nicholas Kristof encourage them to be somewhere else.
"A crucial part of education is to get out of the classroom and into an environment that's really different," said the...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:01 PM
On Thursday, October 9, acclaimed chef Rick Bayless will share with Blue Sky Innovation how he has stayed true to his vision as he has built a restaurant, food and media empire. Bayless joins the Chicago Tribune’s Colin McMahon at the National...
| Oct 8, 2014
| 12:55 PM
Which Chicagoland college produces the most "dateable" graduates? What kind of a question is that, even?
A subscription-based dating website eschewed tact earlier this year and mined its New York City and San Francisco user data to answer that question....
| Oct 10, 2014
Publishers Weekly named "Slowing Time: Seeing the Sacred Outside Your Kitchen Door" one of the 10 most anticipated religion books for the fall. But former Chicago Tribune reporter Barbara Mahany would like to tweak that: "It's a spirituality book," she...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school.
Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 7:47 AM
Controversial professor Steven Salaita, who lost his job offer from the University of Illinois after criticizing Israel on social media, lashed out at university administrators Monday for overreaching in their decision not to hire him.
Salaita, in a...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:27 PM
Fewer Americans are married than ever before, and a growing percentage are happy to stay unhitched.
A Pew Research Center analysis of 2012 census data found that one in five adults age 25 and older — roughly 42 million people — have never...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 12:10 PM
Northwestern University has appointed Dr. Leonidas Platanias as director of its Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center.
He had served as interim director since January and will oversee clinical operations and basic research programs.
| Oct 2, 2014
Marjorie Frey Brown put her energy and talent to work on behalf of others over decades of service to Chicago-area charitable organizations and political groups, including a decadeslong involvement with the Chicago-based Northwestern University...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 5:34 PM
W.R. "Dick" Dell, a longtime editor for two Chicago-based encyclopedia companies, was the top editor for popular volumes, including Britannica's Book of the Year and the youth-oriented Britannica Junior.
At World Book, Mr. Dell managed operations for...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 9:24 AM
Students at some Chicago colleges will be able to get cheaper annual memberships to the city's bike rental program under a plan being launched Monday.
Students at DePaul University, Northwestern University, Columbia College, City Colleges of Chicago,...