| Nov 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
For the first time in four years, UC leaders are proposing tuition hikes — as much as 5% in each of the next five years — to help cover rising costs and to expand the enrollment of California students.
For undergraduates who are California...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 4:13 PM
For more than a decade, space scientist Timothy Killeen has tracked one of his satellite instruments as it circled the planet and passed over Illinois to collect data on wind in Earth's upper atmosphere.
So it seemed somewhat poetic Wednesday that he...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Half a dozen students from the Great Lakes region were among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes scholars, officials announced this weekend.
The scholars were chosen out of a field of more than 200 U.S. finalists from 86 colleges and universities. The...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:25 AM
On an archaeological dig in Arizona in the 1960s, something gnawed at paleontologist Larry Agenbroad every time human artifacts were uncovered. The excavation team went wild taking photographs and planning articles to burnish their credentials. But they...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 4:27 PM
Nancy Teeters, who in 1978 became the first woman on the Federal Reserve board of governors, then continued to stand out by opposing Fed Chairman Paul Volcker's anti-inflation campaign, has died. She was 84.
Teeters died Nov. 17 at an assisted living...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:58 PM
Calling Maddy Abbott a setter for the Sage Hill School girls' volleyball team, while accurate, is also vastly underselling what she means to the Lightning.
She's a four-year starter and two-year team captain in the most successful athletic program at...
| Nov 2, 2014
| 12:46 PM
On sunny days, the harbor sparkles as Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank looks out from his Tide Point corner office. Across the water, he can see Canton and Fells Point, where his development firm is turning Recreation Pier into a 128-room hotel.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Editor's note: This is the first in an ongoing series of high school sports legends with roots in Chicago and the surrounding area. The series kicks off with Wheaton's Red Grange, a charter member of the collegiate and Pro Football halls of fame.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Mike Cramer's first film, a personal tale about eclectic former Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark Fidrych, won acclaim when it was released amid news of Fidrych's sudden death in 2009.
Now the middle-aged Oak Park lawyer is approaching film festivals with a...
| Jun 25, 2014
Like a five-star high school recruit in his senior year, college athletics is at a crossroads. Pressure from current players, former players and lawsuits means a system of paying college students to play sports is finally getting serious attention....
| Oct 3, 2014
| 7:35 PM
Long before he would be awarded a Nobel Prize, Martin L. Perl liked to do his own plumbing repairs.
He usually had spare time, and he clearly knew the physics, his oldest son, Jed, recalled. And Martin Perl was, first and foremost, a hands-on...