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  • 'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities

     'Genius grant' winners from 3 Illinois universities
    Among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Fellowships, or "genius grants," are three from Illinois universities. The awards, presented by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, give each recipient $625,000 over five years,...
  • MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows

    MacArthur Foundation names 2014 fellows
    From poets and playwrights to psychologists and computer scientists, the MacArthur Foundation on Tuesday night unveiled its list of 2014 fellows. Among the 21 fellows is Jennifer Eberhardt, 49, a social psychologist from Stanford University. Eberhardt...
  • Sheinelle Jones to join 'Weekend Today' as news anchor

    Sheinelle Jones to join 'Weekend Today' as news anchor
    Sheinelle Jones has been named news anchor of "Weekend Today," NBC has announced.  Jones comes to NBC News from Philadelphia after signing off as cohost of the morning program "Good Day Philadelphia" in March. She's to begin on "Weekend Today" Oct. 4....
  • $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.

    $20,000 extra for a Cal journalism master's? Sounds like a tough sell.
    Edward Wasserman, the dean of UC Berkeley’s journalism program, is proposing an added student-paid fee of $10,250 per year for a master's degree in journalism, according to an email I received from him. And the predictable response has been, how...
  • Films worth seeking on the indie circuit

    Films worth seeking on the indie circuit
    We're heading into Oscar-bait season for Hollywood, when the biggest movies tend to suck up all the oxygen. Just as worthy are the offerings from the local art house scene, which reliably features smaller films — indie features, classic films and...
  • College officials study better policies for student-athletes

    WASHINGTON The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics on Monday held a meeting that took a broad look at what might improve life for college athletes, everything from longer scholarships and extra academic support to care for concussions,...
  • Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself

    Jury's quick verdict in McDonnell case a message in itself
    RICHMOND — The guilty verdicts for Bob and Maureen McDonnell came faster and more decisively than usual in public corruption cases, where juries routinely deadlock on least some counts — perhaps a sign that the law and the voters are taking...
  • Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr., city crime commission chief, dies

    Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr., city crime commission chief, dies
    Thomas Kirkpatrick Jr. used his law training and management skills to help others during a long career in public service and nonprofit administration. "He never wanted to be a lawyer, but he wanted the breadth of information law school would provide...
  • Health management plans underused at city schools

    Health management plans underused at city schools
    Chicago Public Schools students with asthma or food allergies often don't have health management plans on file at their schools, according to a new study, potentially leaving the district ill-equipped to respond to life-threatening medical situations....
  • Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62

      Cherlynlavaughn Bradley, Amoco chemist, dies at 62
    While attending college in the mid-1970s, Cherlynlavaughn Bradley joined the American Chemical Society and began a lifelong commitment to encouraging young people, especially girls, to pursue careers in chemistry. Ms. Bradley, 62, who in 2002 won the...
  • Reader of the Week: Thomas Morsch

    Reader of the Week: Thomas Morsch
    Who I am Thomas Morsch from La Grange. One unique thing about me When I give books as gifts to my grandchildren, I feel that I should read them first. Last Christmas I read (actually re-read) "Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson, "The...
  • Weston, Davie students excel at national debate tourney

    Cypress Bay High School's debate team is only a few years old, but they've already made their mark nationally. They were one of only 10 to be named a School of Outstanding Distinction at the National Speech & Debate Association National Tournament. The...