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  • China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS

     China-run Confucius Institutes under fire in U.S. schools, like CPS
    A congressional subcommittee on Thursday heard from critics who question the influence of the Chinese government on a language and culture program that is well established at Chicago Public Schools and last year debuted at the University of Illinois at...
  • Chicago book news: Pittard's new novel, other releases

    "Chicagoscapes" by Larry Kanfer with Alaina Kanfer was published by the University of Illinois Press Aug. 30. "Chicagoscapes" is a collection of photos of Chicago landmarks, neighborhoods and daily life. The Kanfers live in Champaign. →"Reunion" by...
  • 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...
  • New outpatient surgery helps patients with fluid buildup in tissue

    PITTSBURGH New options to treat lymphedema, a painful buildup of fluid in the body's soft tissue, are now available to patients who have the condition, which is a common complication for many cancer patients because of the removal of lymph nodes and...
  • A great scientist's fall into crankdom: The case of DNA pioneer Jim Watson

    Word emerged over the weekend that James D. Watson, whose co-discovery in 1953 of the structure of DNA is one of the landmarks of 20th-century biological science, is putting his Nobel Prize medallion up for auction. The sale of the medal he received for...
  • Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies

     Dr. Thomas Murphy, Vietnam veteran and cardiac surgeon, dies
    After serving as an Army surgeon in Vietnam at the height of the war, Dr. Thomas E. Murphy joined the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital in Evanston in 1970 and through the years worked to make the cardiac department one of the best equipped and...
  • Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday

    Nordstrom shooting victim dies day after her birthday
    Family of a woman shot by her ex-boyfriend while working at a Nordstrom store off North Michigan Avenue say she was fatally shot on her 22nd birthday, before she could come home to a surprise birthday dinner after her Black Friday shift. "It is the...
  • We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue

    We're still a long way from solving minimum-wage issue
    If there's one thing I've learned from writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised, it's that writing about whether the minimum wage should be raised is a tricky business. There are passionate voices on both sides of the debate, and those...
  • City unveils boathouse plan for Bridgeport

     City unveils boathouse plan for Bridgeport
    The architecture world applauded when Mayor Rahm Emanuel dedicated a striking, Jeanne Gang-designed boathouse on Chicago's North Side last year. But the project raised a troubling social equity question: When would the mayor make good on his promise to...
  • Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'

    Another Latin showdown over 'Pax vobiscum — unless it's tecum'
    On Tuesday, as the Archdiocese of Chicago changed leaders, we revived a spirited (not spiritual) debate over Latin usage. Several readers emailed or called to protest the headline atop a Tribune editorial: "Pax vobiscum, Cardinal George." These erudite...
  • 2 dead, 3 hurt in separate shootings

    2 dead, 3 hurt in separate shootings
    Two men were killed and at least three other people, including a boy, were injured in shootings on the South and West sides since Wednesday evening, police said. Most recently, a 39-year-old man died after he was dropped off at South Shore Hospital...