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  • China's influence threatens American universities, experts say

    The Chinese government's influence over American universities is broad and deep, ranging from such subtle pressures as the denial of visas for vocal American scholars to more overt efforts, including opening Chinese cultural institutes on U.S. college...
  • U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library

    U. of C. sees tough competition from New York for Obama library
    The official heading up the University of Chicago bid to host the Barack Obama presidential library said Wednesday that the biggest threat to bringing the facility to Chicago's South Side comes from New York. While there is serious competition from...
  • 'The Imitation Game' created on more than coincidences

    'The Imitation Game' created on more than coincidences
    In 2010, Chicago native Graham Moore published "The Sherlockian," a witty novel both inspired by, and very much about, Sherlock Holmes. Four years later, Moore's first produced screenplay stars Benedict Cumberbatch, an actor perhaps best known for...
  • EatingWell: There's a connection between lack of sleep, weight loss and weight gain

    New research is bolstering how important sleep is for a healthy weight. When you're awake between 10 p.m. and 4 a.m., you're more likely to take in extra calories, says a study from the University of Pennsylvania. People ate an average of 553 more...
  • Jay Ambrose: Universities need more conservatives

    The leftists are coming, the leftists are coming. No, wait. I am wrong. They are already here, not least of all in our universities where they coexist with postmodernists but very few conservatives. Phooey on diversity, they say, and then they do other...
  • Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline

    Final push for Obama library bids ahead of Thursday deadline
    With a Thursday deadline looming for submitting their official proposals, two Chicago universities hoping to host the Obama presidential library are lining up support from across the city, seeking to build coalitions that would strengthen their bids....
  • Nine District 214 students ace ACT test

     Nine District 214 students ace ACT test
    Nine seniors from all six traditional high schools in Township High School District 214 received a perfect score on the ACT test. Nationally, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students accomplish that. The students from Buffalo Grove High School are...
  • White House's Sam Kass, head of Let's Move initiative, moving to NYC

     White House's Sam Kass, head of Let's Move initiative, moving to NYC
    Chef Sam Kass, the Chicago native who became the executive director of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative and the Obama administration's senior policy adviser on nutrition, is leaving Washington at the end of this month and moving to New...
  • Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims

    Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook. When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...
  • Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88

     Wayne Fickinger, J. Walter Thompson advertising executive, dies at 88
    Wayne J. Fickinger was a top executive at J. Walter Thompson in Chicago at a time the advertising agency created memorable campaigns for brands like 7UP, Oscar Mayer and Sears. During his 18-years at J. Walter Thompson, Mr. Fickinger rose to become...
  • University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research

     University of Chicago targets vast cancer data, will 'democratize' research
    With a new system to compile and help navigate mountains of cancer data, University of Chicago health experts are aiming to bring the future of medicine a little closer. The Genomic Data Commons project will help researchers around the country assess...