| 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.
| May 31, 2011
| 11:57 AM
Conway W. Snyder, eminent space scientist and long-time resident of La Crescenta, died in Redlands on April 14th at the age of 93.
Born in Macon, Missouri, in 1918, Snyder moved to California in 1932. He earned a BA in Physics from the University of...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 9:07 PM
In choosing controversial former University of Oregon President Richard Lariviere as its likely next chief executive, the Field Museum has opted for a "change agent," according to the man hiring him, and a "gentleman with elbows," according to one of...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 8:17 PM
(CNN) -- Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, and he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 4:00 AM
After Mitt Romney swept the five Republican primaries being contested Tuesday, he turned from securing the Republican nomination and toward the general election against President Barack Obama.
The former Massachusetts governor was projected to win in...
| Jun 5, 2010
June is the time of glory for roses. Wandering in a blooming rose garden, those who think they have no room for these most glamorous of flowering shrubs may experience a twist of envy.
But no need. Small-space gardeners can have roses too: Just grow them...
| May 26, 2010
| 6:22 PM
Allison Amend is the author of 2008's "Things That Pass For Love" and, recently, "Stations West." The Chicago native has lived around the world where she picked up a spare language or two, dropped out of Stanford three times (though she managed to...
| Nov 26, 2009
Easter morning, 2008.
Dawn Dubsky opened her eyes, her consciousness rising through a soup of painkillers and sedatives. She had been waking sporadically, and every time she did, those watching over her hospital bed shared the same bleak thought:
| Oct 15, 2009
The secret signs of bulimia and anorexia are familiar.
Looking in the mirror and always seeing an unfit, unattractive, fat person -- even when the real reflection isn't. Purging in the restroom after eating dinner with friends. Starving oneself by eating...
| Jun 1, 2009
To understand why someone applying to the University of Illinois would seek help from a trustee or legislator -- as detailed in a Tribune series that began last week -- consider how the battle for admission has changed over the last 25 years.