| Feb 10, 2014
Last October, in between arguments over the debt ceiling, the federal government somehow found time to send me an email. My student loan payment was 70 days past due, the message read, so the government had negatively reported me to each major credit...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:50 PM
MOSCOW Vladimir Putin likes to portray himself as an athlete, whether he's skiing, playing hockey, throwing judo opponents or riding bare-chested on horseback. Russia's iron-pumping, iron-fisted president views the Sochi Olympics as another contest to...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I have sent off many dozens of resumes responding to job ads and I haven't heard a peep back other than automated messages that my resume was received. You recently wrote about keywords (words employers use to identify skills, education,...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:58 PM
The new federal guidelines for how colleges should handle sexual-harassment cases aren't just unreasonable. They're hostile to reasonableness in principle.
The Justice Department and the Education Department's Office for Civil Rights set forth the...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The depth and diversity of Chicago's literary community sits on my desk, in the form of many piles of books that have arrived with encouraging frequency. Here is what's in one of those piles:
The Taylor Street File of Red Cin by JoBe Cerny, Cerny/...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:20 PM
I have a confession to make: I am a homeowner.
That's a dangerous thing to say. We homeowners are getting blamed for a lot of today's economic ills, and labeled dupes besides.
It's said that we profiteer from an undeserved tax break. That our...
| May 22, 2013
| 5:41 PM
Students and activists joined together Wednesday to file complaints against colleges and universities nationwide alleging that the schools have failed to follow federal laws, including those involving the reporting of sexual assault crimes and...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Katie Trainor spends her working life surrounded by the movies as film collections manager of New York's Museum of Modern Art. No one would blame her if she took a break from the world of motion pictures during her annual vacation to the mountains of...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 2:32 PM
A new study from the think tank Advancement Project, drawing partly on Orlando Sentinel research, reports to a presidential commission that long voter lines in Florida most affected black and Hispanic voters.
The Advancement Project study, "Congestion...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 3:30 PM
>> 50 Years Ago — CALEXICO – Fernando (Nick) De Necochea of Calexico, who four years ago received a full, four-year scholarship to Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., was graduated June 16.
The Valley student was named to the Dean’s...