| Aug 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
On the eve of Richard Nixon's resignation 40 years ago, he could hear protesters chanting outside the White House as he retired to the Lincoln Sitting Room to make calls.
The distant shouting reminded him of the height of the Vietnam War protests....
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Robert Peters, a Victorian literature scholar who became a prolific poet and brusque critic during a three-decade career at the University of California, died Friday in Irvine. He was 89.
Peters, who was also a memoirist and performer of his own works,...
| 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.
| 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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Jarrett Adams' legal aspirations took hold in an unusual place: his prison cell. It was there, not long into his 28-year sentence for sexual assault, that a cellmate suggested he spend less time working out and more time proving his innocence if he was...
| 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 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,"...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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......