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  • Who says the liberal arts are a waste of time? [Letter]

    Who says the liberal arts are a waste of time? [Letter]
    As a recent high school graduate headed for the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the fall, I read with great interest commentator Peter Morici's column on the futility of majoring in certain subjects ("We share the blame for college student woes,"...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Worst radio pairing ever? It was 30 years ago, and hasn't been topped since.

     
    In doing some personal archival work I came across this article I wrote on Nov. 15, 1984 when one of my duties in the Tribune's feature department was to write a weekly column on the radio industry: Marriage made in......
  • Six Things About The Rock Cats Ownership

    Six Things About The Rock Cats Ownership
    1. Legendary minor league owner Joe Buzas purchased the Eastern League's Syracuse franchise for $25,000 in 1957 and moved the team to Allentown, Pa. Buzas would relocate the Red Sox Double A affiliate to Reading, Pa., Pittsfield, Mass. and Pawtucket, R.I....
  • Five questions for Michael Pecht, reliability detective

    Michael Pecht feels like Sherlock Holmes sometimes, and not just because he plays violin on the side. He's a reliability engineer by trade. He runs a 120-person team at the University of Maryland, where the workload includes digging into the mystery of...
  • Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman

    Nelson Algren Award win caps storybook period for Ben Hoffman
    On a Saturday afternoon that dripped with sticky June heat, author Ben Hoffman and his groomsmen readied for his impending nuptials in the West Loop by basking in his hotel suite's air conditioning and a few moments of tranquility, a respite from the...
  • Community celebrates Lincoln's 50 years

    Community celebrates Lincoln's 50 years
    It's worth noting when a school building reaches 50 years of educating students, but it's a point of pride when many graduates go on to become famous athletes, performers or successful businesspeople. A celebratory picnic after school on Friday paid...
  • Authors D-G

       - Return to other listings Jane Dailey Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War. Bill...
  • Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014

     Walter A. Bohan, leader in meteorology, 1922-2014
    After a mistaken diagnosis of an eye problem grounded his plans to be a military pilot in World War II, meteorologist Walter A. Bohan found another way to immerse himself in Earth's atmosphere. "He chose meteorology to stay involved in the sky," said...
  • Partners for Healthy Pets promotes preventive care, vet visits

    A coalition of organized veterinary medicine and pet industry representatives formed Partners for Healthy Pets in 2011 to increase the health of pets by simply encouraging regular checkups. According to this consumer advertising campaign, preventive...
  • Deadly H5N1 bird flu needs just 5 mutations to spread easily in people

    It’s a flu virus so deadly that scientists once halted research on the disease because governments feared it might be used by terrorists to stage a biological attack. Yet despite the fact that the H5N1 avian influenza has killed 60% of the 650...