| 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 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 4, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Forget the race "card." In this election, Democrats have been playing the entire race "deck."
The Wall Street Journal has listed some of the more outrageous ads and flyers designed to frighten African-Americans into believing that all opposition to...
| Nov 16, 2014
Perfume is both sacred and sensuous to the author and artisan who writes passionately about our emotional connection with scent and its powers of transcendence,
From a fragrant atelier in Berkeley, Mandy Aftel creates small-batch, artisanal perfumes and...
| Nov 17, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Americans are feeling better about their finances than at any time since the Great Recession of 2007-09, but that doesn't mean they are ready to go on a spending spree.
Despite a sharp decline in layoffs since the recession and progress paying down their...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 8:58 AM
A noted Chicago poet named Carl Sandburg once wrote, "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on the way," and so there sat one evening last week a somewhat less well-known Chicago poet named Kevin Coval, who is certainly on his way.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:27 PM
University of Michigan students started a petition this week calling for the ouster of athletic director Dave Brandon in the wake of the football team's missteps, and a rally was held Tuesday night in Ann Arbor to support the cause.
The rally Tuesday...
| 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 2, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Vernon Board of Education member Amarjit Buttar stepped down this past June, citing health reasons (including brain surgery in August) and is recuperating nicely at home. Buttar served on the Board of Education from 1995-2009 and again from 2011 to this...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Embattled University of Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon, in an interview with the school paper, said he has no plans to resign or fire football coach Brady Hoke.
Brandon also responded to the thousands of Michigan students who are calling for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The man who became infamous as H.H. Holmes, one of the first serial killers in the United States, preyed mainly on naive and gullible women — young women who wouldn't be missed amid the thousands of World's Fair tourists streaming into Chicago's...