| Jun 20, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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,"...
| Jun 30, 2014
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...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 4:32 PM
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......
| Jun 17, 2014
| 8:31 AM
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....
| Jun 22, 2014
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...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 2:05 PM
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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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.
| Apr 20, 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 3:14 PM
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...