| May 5, 2014
| 3:54 PM
Kerry Schmitt passed away unexpectedly on April 11, 2014 at the early age of 62. Born January 9, 1952 in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he was the oldest of three children to Gerald Joseph Schmitt and Patricia Lou Gabrielse. Kerry's childhood and early life...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Last year U.S. publishers released an estimated 5,000 books for children and teens. Now, here's a quick quiz. How many were written or illustrated by African-Americans or were about black people or other non-whites? 400? 500? Guess again.
A mere 63...
| 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 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...
| Apr 13, 2014
The Onion is turning funny into money as a digital media company.
Two years after consolidating editorial operations in Chicago, the satirical weekly newspaper has ceased publication, its website is filled with commercial comedy videos and the company...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Because of climate change and energy insecurity, a major policy challenge of the first half of the 21st century will be to maintain mobility with less energy consumption. Put another way, we all need to drive less.
One place where this is being done,...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:32 PM
When The Times reported that the number of Advanced Placement exams taken in the Los Angeles Unified School District had hit an all-time high, I couldn't help but wonder: Is that a good thing? AP courses help high school students gain admission to...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 10:44 AM
SOUTH WINDSOR - Sarah Nicole Forzley of South Windsor received her Master of Arts-French degree. Approximately 6,500 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's May 17, 2014 spring commencement ceremony. For more information...
| 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....
| Jul 28, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Wives with more education than their husbands no longer have a higher risk for divorce. Yippee! But, wait, they used to?
For couples married between 1950 and 1979, if a wife had a higher level of education than her husband, their marriage was one-...
| 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...