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  • Helping CPS students to and through college

    Helping CPS students to and through college
    Back in 2006, the University of Chicago calculated that just 8 out of every 100 freshmen in Chicago Public Schools eventually earn a college degree. That was a dismal gauge of Chicago's future. While not everyone is destined for college, people who do...
  • NHL hit by mumps outbreak; Blackhawks untouched thus far

     NHL hit by mumps outbreak; Blackhawks untouched thus far
    A dangerous opponent has been lurking in some NHL locker rooms. As cases of the mumps mysteriously multiply around the league, the Blackhawks have thus far remained uninfected. Three teams — the Wild, Ducks and Rangers — have had players...
  • 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...
  • Busting the myths of haggling for college aid

    My daughter learned this little ditty in preschool: "You get what you get, and you don't get upset." Parents who are convinced they can haggle their way to a better financial aid package might want to learn it, too. The truth is, you can appeal a...
  • Life is a highway with a hairpin happiness curve

    We all want to be happy, don't we? Well, if you're dissatisfied, frustrated or downright miserable, cheer up. There's apparently a cure for you. Even better, it will materialize automatically. Just sit and wait; the very anticipation of its arrival...
  • 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...
  • Nordstrom slaying victim too 'scared' to file for order of protection

    Nordstrom slaying victim too 'scared' to file for order of protection
    Weeks after her sister had her jaw fractured and days after another confrontation, Nagah Ezaldein went to Cook County domestic violence court in a bid to obtain an order of protection against the ex-boyfriend allegedly responsible for the injuries....
  • Smug Obama administration duped the public

     Smug Obama administration duped the public
    The viral video of the week, at least among policy wonks, shows one of Obamacare's key architects saying that the health care law passed only because the administration deceived the public. MIT professor Jonathan Gruber spoke candidly — and...
  • Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth

     Axelrod: Quinn 'defied gravity' but ultimately fell to Earth
    Political strategist David Axelrod, a longtime friend of outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, on Thursday blamed the Democrat's defeat on poor job-approval ratings and a well-financed challenger who won a string of newspaper endorsements. Republican...
  • Fiction, nonfiction books to gift

    Fiction, nonfiction books to gift
    The first Christmas gift I can remember receiving was a book. I was 4 years old, still unable to read, but when Santa left me a copy of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by Chicago's own L. Frank Baum, I felt certain that it was the greatest gift any boy had...
  • Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade

    Orbert Davis' Jazz Philharmonic celebrates a decade
    During the past decade, Orbert Davis and his Chicago Jazz Philharmonic have given listeners performances of a sort available nowhere else in American music. From the multimedia sprawl of "The Chicago River" to the vividly pictorial scenes of "Havana...