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  • Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

    Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away
    As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist...
  • Same-sex bathrooms: Their time has come

    Same-sex bathrooms: Their time has come
    Phyllis Schlafly needs to drum up some new ways to terrify us. All her old nightmares are coming true — and they're not all that scary. The ultra-conservative activist and writer famously — and, unfortunately, successfully — led a...
  • Chicago Confidential: Business books I've liked recently

    Chicago Confidential: Business books I've liked recently
    This year, I enrolled in the University of Chicago's executive MBA program. Every now and again, I plan to recommend a set of business books, research and ideas I've come across in school. "The Undercover Economist" by Tim Harford, 2005 A new...
  • Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal stabbing

    Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal stabbing
    A man was charged with a first-degree murder in the stabbing of 20-year-old man on Saturday in the city’s Woodlawn neighborhood. Nehemiah Spencer, 24, of the 6500 block of South Minerva Avenue, was charged with a felony murder and a felony...
  • 3 dead include 15 shot across South Side - 9 in Englewood

    3 dead include 15 shot across South Side - 9 in Englewood
    Fifteen people were shot, three of them fatally, across the South Side in a 16-hour period starting about 2 p.m. Friday afternoon and continuing into Saturday morning, according to police. Nine of the 14 were wounded in the Englewood police district - a...
  • Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement

    Records detail U. of I. sex-assault settlement
    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign paid more than $77,000 to a student who accused campus officials of minimizing her sexual assault and harassment complaints even after photographs and a video of the incident were passed around a fraternity...
  • Concerned for academic freedom, University of Chicago ends China-funded program

    BEIJING China's soft-diplomacy push hit a speed bump this week when the University of Chicago decided to pull the plug on renewing a controversial Beijing-funded Confucius Institute. The decision may prompt other universities to rethink their...
  • Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors

    Feds to publicize drug company payments to doctors
    For decades, Big Pharma and medical technology firms have made gifts and other payments to physicians as part of developing, testing and marketing their products, an expense long recognized as another cost of doing business. On Tuesday, the federal...
  • Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover

    Before 'Carved, Cast, Crumpled,' a Smart Museum total makeover
    At the Smart Museum these days, the metaphors come easily and from realms you might not expect. "It's been a real campaign, basically like a military venture," says Richard Born, a senior curator at the University of Chicago art museum. "It's a big...
  • University of Chicago students accused of sexual violence in Tumblr posts

    University of Chicago students accused of sexual violence in Tumblr posts
    Four months after a list of Columbia University students accused of sexual assault began appearing around that campus, a similar phenomenon seems to be occurring at the University of Chicago. Students from the Hyde Park school say that "The Hyde Park...
  • Beyond the actual exhibit, more Bowie events are all around us

    Beyond the actual exhibit, more Bowie events are all around us
    There was a time, a fleeting moment last year, when the staff at the Museum of Contemporary Art figured it could be subtle about "David Bowie Is," opening Tuesday. They thought the show itself was so literally flashy and large that they didn't need to...