| Oct 4, 2012
| 3:09 PM
Shouting 'no more silence, no more violence', students at the University of Texas marched through the streets of Austin to protest what they say are attacks on African-American students from unknown individuals tossing balloons filled with bleach.
| Oct 10, 2012
| 8:20 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Heman Marion Sweatt and Abigail Noel Fisher both wanted to attend the University of Texas at Austin.
Both claimed their race was a primary reason for their rejection. Both filed civil rights lawsuits, and the Supreme Court...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:35 PM
The enormous well-being and happiness dividends of a strong, intimate relationship can be erased by the damage that can occur when a partner is lost through death or a difficult breakup. The death of a spouse, in particular, can literally be a killer,...
| May 14, 2012
| 1:17 PM
Twitter erupted Monday afternoon when Florida State president Eric Barron, in a statement regarding the Seminoles’ conference affiliation, called the Big 12 “academically weaker” than the ACC.
As a keyboard jockey with a mere bachelor&...
| May 18, 2012
| 5:04 PM
Stratford High School senior Mason Hurtte is known for hitting the perfect notes.
Hurtte has earned the nickname "Mr. Spartan" on campus, and for good reason.
"Mason exemplifies what we want a Spartan to be, and that is a student who is on his game...
| May 22, 2012
| 2:47 PM
In an unexpected twist of events, a major university is being schooled on the importance of spell checking their work.
The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin, is apologizing over a typo on the cover of...
| Jun 17, 2012
To the casual passerby, there's nothing remarkable about the 120,000-square-foot former printing plant fronting a sun-baked stretch of Vanowen Street in North Hollywood. There's nothing to indicate that, just beyond the double doors, gangsters are earning...
| Sep 8, 2012
As we launch the 2013 Nelson Algren Short Story Awards Contest, we consider our relationship — as Chicago Tribune journalists — to the world of fiction. Though we are dedicated to the world of fact, we recognize that fiction can help us make...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 3:10 PM
The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Nick Gentili (St. Francis High, 2009) junior, Pomona-Pitzer baseball: Gentili put himself in the conversation as one of the best offensive players in the Southern California...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 6:03 PM
Fiona Fairhurst and her design team at Speedo faced a hefty creative challenge: to design suits that would improve the performance of competitive swimmers by reducing the effects of drag, the forces that water exerts on a swimmer's body.
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:26 PM
DENTON (UNT), Texas — The University of North Texas Debate Team has been ranked first in Texas and 95th in the world by the International Debate Education Association. UNT’s team was placed ahead of the debate teams from the University of...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:51 PM
The 34th season of the Pacific Symphony promises to be a memorable one: its busy lineup includes traditional favorites, pops concerts, a new Sunday series at Soka University and the second year of the opera-vocal initiative.
The 2012-13 season begins...