| 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....
| Jun 22, 2012
| 2:06 PM
Johns Hopkins Medicine faced a leadership crisis in 1996 when Dr. Edward D. Miller came in as interim dean of the school of medicine.
The former dean and the former hospital president had feuded openly, leaving Johns Hopkins in limbo with no vision for...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 3:44 PM
David Plowden's second-floor office in his Winnetka home is not the sanctuary that was his now-shuttered basement darkroom. It is more prone to distractions, but that is just one of the allowances that the celebrated 80-year-old photographer has made to...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 3:27 PM
Setting aside almost 60 years of athletic tradition in a quest for greater financial stability, the University of Maryland will join the Big Ten Conference, school and league officials announced Monday after a weekend of whirlwind negotiations.
| Nov 22, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Few would argue that the University of Maryland's decision earlier this week to join the Big Ten isn't about the money — $24 million a year in television revenue.
But university officials are helping to sell the deal with what they argue is a...
| Nov 30, 2012
When we decided to look at where Illinois students are going to college – and how that has changed – we didn’t know what we would find. Would there be a small college in Montana suddenly attracting a large number of Illinoisians? Was...
| Dec 2, 2012
Six years ago, when University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials announced plans to enroll more undergraduates from outside the state, the public outcry was so intense that the plan was scrapped within a week.
But despite the university's...
| Dec 2, 2012
| 2:28 PM
Daniel M. McGuiness, a retired associate professor of writing at Loyola University Maryland who influenced a younger generation of editors and writers, died Nov. 18of Parkinson's disease. He was 69.
"Dan was a born teacher because his way of teaching...