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  • Second U.S. university cuts ties with China's Confucius Institute

    (Reuters) - A second major U.S. university in a week is severing ties with China's government-funded Confucius Institute, which critics call a propaganda arm wrapped in culture and language education. Pennsylvania State University said Wednesday it would...
  • Early gluten exposure no protection against celiac disease

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Conventional wisdom says that exposing a baby to small amounts of gluten around the age of four to six months may prevent the child from developing celiac disease, but two new studies suggest it makes no difference. The tests,...
  • 'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable

    'No loan' pledge aims to make U. of C. more affordable
    University of Chicago officials announced a package of new initiatives Wednesday to encourage students from low-income backgrounds to attend, making the application process simpler and the cost more affordable through a "no-loan pledge." The effort,...
  • New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics

    New Balance's new Hyde Park store emphasizes classics
    A new New Balance store that opened Tuesday in Hyde Park plans to carry the brand's largest selection of heritage-style classic sneakers in the Chicago area in hopes of tapping into the city's hungry sneakerhead culture. The Hyde Park neighborhood...
  • Mission creep and the Islamic State

    Mission creep and the Islamic State
    Mission creep usually guarantees mission failure. What follows from changing the original goals of the mission is all too evident in the failed U.S. efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq. Now the United States has fallen into that trap with the Islamic State....
  • Gene plays key role in monarch butterfly's miraculous migration

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 3,000-mile (4,800-km) mass migration of monarch butterflies in North America is one of the insect world's fantastic feats, with millions embarking on the arduous journey from as far north as Canada down into Mexico and the...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...
  • Should UIC, University of Hawaii stay in race for Obama library?

     Should UIC, University of Hawaii stay in race for Obama library?
    The University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Hawaii should be proud to be included among the four semifinalists to be the site of President Barack Obama's presidential library, as announced last week. But the next phase of this...
  • Man fatally stabbed in Gresham neighborhoood

    Man fatally stabbed in Gresham neighborhoood
    A 21-year-old man was fatally wounded in a stabbing during a fight Friday night on the South Side in the city's Gresham neighborhood. Preliminary reports said a fight broke out shortly before 8:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of South Emerald Avenue, said...
  • Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago

     Two stories for two Wright houses in Chicago
    Frank Lloyd Wright's houses enchant us with their inventive geometry yet torment many of their owners with leaking roofs and other functional woes. Like all landmarks subject to the passage of time and the pounding of the weather, they require a mix of...
  • Philip Moore, former health care executive, dies

     Philip Moore, former health care executive, dies
    During the final phase of construction of Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove in the mid-1970s, hospital administrator Philip M. Moore was at the 63-acre work site from sunrise to sunset, coordinating operations from a building known as "the...