| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:56 PM
University of Illinois president Michael Hogan’s embattled former chief of staff is to be paid $109,000 a year as a tenured psychologyfaculty member, though campus officials might challenge her employment.
Lisa Troyer resigned as chief of staff...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 11:14 AM
Some of the hottest fields for research (and those with some of the greatest potential to drive Maryland's 21st century economy) are in the intersection between engineering and medicine. The University of Maryland's engineering program, which is on the...
| Sep 20, 2011
Coach led organization
of Big East Conference
Dave Gavitt, 73, one of basketball's most influential leaders in the last three decades, died Friday in a hospital near his hometown of Rumford, R.I., after a long illness, his family said....
| Oct 28, 2011
| 4:45 PM
A merger of the state's major research universities in College Park and Baltimore would remove significant barriers to medical and scientific collaboration, said elected officials and academic leaders Friday at a hearing on the proposed combination of the...
| Nov 2, 2011
| 4:51 PM
All her life, Lindsay Shipp knew that she was dying. As a baby, she would cry after eating, and salt collected on her forehead. The diagnosis was cystic fibrosis, an incurable genetic disease that, at the time, meant a life expectancy of 18 years.
| Nov 9, 2011
Like many high school graduates, Jennifer Gans, of Glen Ellyn, wanted to go to college. But developmental delays put her in a population of students that few colleges serve: those with "intellectual disabilities."
Now Gans, 25, is a proud graduate of...
| Dec 19, 2012
If I could sum up my breast-feeding ordeal in one image, it would be me sitting in a hospital bed with one of my newborn sons cradled in my arms.
Above me hovers the lactation consultant, her complexion dewy, her curls buoyant. She clearly hasn't...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Campus Pride, an organization for LGBT student leaders and campus groups, has released its first list of the U.S. colleges and universities that are the most friendly to transgender students. The top 10 list includes schools like Princeton University...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:36 PM
Visionaries. Blake had a special name for them: "Mental Travellers." Their bodies might be enslaved, but not their minds, which roamed and saw things "cold earth wanderers never knew."
If you consider yourself one of these travelers, you're in good...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 1:01 PM
The literary events at the Chicago Humanities Festival are illustrative of the festival's sprawling theme, “America.” A diverse array of voices, perspectives and characters will illuminate the American experience. And for those whose passion...
| Nov 30, 2012
— Take a walk around Lathrop Hall at the University of Missouri, and it won't take long before you meet someone from the Chicago area.
There are the roommates from Barrington and Cary, and, two doors down, freshmen from Lemont and Mount Prospect....