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  • Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust

    Argonne X-ray beams used to analyze space dust
    Stardust, a 770-pound NASA spacecraft about the size of an office desk, zoomed around space in the early 2000s collecting space dust — a remarkable achievement in itself that involved the use of a dried gel known as aerogel. The gel, which feels...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks

    The real engine behind the arts? Teacher paychecks
    Without artists who teach, the cultural life of Chicago would effectively cease to exist. This is true in all artistic fields: dance, art, theater, comedy, poetry, music of all kinds. It is a national phenomenon; the money provided to the arts and...
  • 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...
  • Jack Siegel, municipal attorney, dies at 88

    Jack Siegel, municipal attorney, dies at 88
    Jack M. Siegel was an expert in municipal law and a trusted and respected adviser to a succession of town leaders in a career that spanned more than 50 years as village attorney for both Schaumburg and Arlington Heights. Mr. Siegel was also village...
  • Kurt Elling To Perform At Infinity Hall In Hartford

    Vocalist Kurt Elling takes the art of vocalese — adding lyrics to previously instrumental solos — to unheard-of levels; listen to his exhilarating take on John Coltrane's "Resolution" on Elling's 2003 album "Man in the Air," where he spins...
  • A voice from the past warns of the Big Money takeover of the university

    "The present primacy of public relations in the management of universities, the view that they must ingratiate themselves with the public, and in particular with the most wealthy and influential portions of it, the doctrine that a university may...
  • 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...
  • 1 dead, 10 wounded in shootings Monday

    1 dead, 10 wounded in shootings Monday
    One man was killed and 10 people wounded Monday afternoon and evening during shootings on the South and West sides, police said. A 20-year-old man died after being shot around 8:40 p.m. Monday in the 7800 block of South Homan Avenue in the Ashburn...