| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:53 PM
The Chicago Tribune's Silver Football, awarded annually to the best in the Big Ten since 1924, pre-dates the Heisman Trophy by 11 years.
Red Grange of Illinois was the first recipient and Jay Berwanger of Chicago won it in 1935, the year he was named the...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 12:18 PM
CINCINNATI (AP) — At age 30 and single, Christa Dias wanted a baby and decided on artificial insemination. The results: a 14-month-old daughter she adores, a lost job and a federal discrimination lawsuit now moving forward that is being viewed as...
| May 5, 2012
| 3:41 PM
President Barack Obama formally opened his re-election bid Saturday with two rallies in which he highlighted accomplishments over his three and a half years in the White House and argued that America can't afford to adopt Republicans' "bad ideas."
| May 18, 2012
| 2:37 PM
I have a Grammar Police Latin lesson for you.
Before I get into it, I need to give a shoutout to all the great Latin teachers out there who have managed to not only keep this language alive for their students, but to generate real enthusiasm for it....
| Aug 21, 2012
| 11:51 AM
When it comes to LGBT inclusiveness, two Chicago schools are at the top of the pack, according to a recently released list by Campus Pride.
The organization, which promotes safety for LGBT students in higher education, named both the University of...
| Aug 31, 2012
| 2:44 PM
H. Samuel Case, who taught human physiology and exercise science at what is now McDaniel College for four decades, died Aug. 22 of complications from leukemia at Carroll Hospice Center's Dove House in Westminster.
The longtime Westminster resident was...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 1:26 PM
A new study on the Home Affordable Modification Program estimates that 800,000 foreclosures could have been prevented if large mortgage servicers had been better equipped to deal with the crush of troubled homeowners who needed help.
The report comes...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 4:49 PM
After being diagnosed with breast cancer, Hollye Jacobs felt like she lost her health, her breasts and her mind. But when she finished with radiation and started settling in at home, she was hit with another loss: She missed having treatment.
| Sep 28, 2012
| 7:32 PM
Benjamin C. Whitten, a prominent Baltimore educator and community activist who served as president of the Baltimore Urban League, died Sept. 21 of cancer at Good Samaritan Hospital. The Morgan Park resident was 89.
"Ben was a true giant in the...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 3:12 PM
John William Bardo is the new president of Wichita State University. The Kansas Board of Regents made the announcement Friday morning after a special meeting.
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"My wife and I are very excited to be part of the WSU...