How has sports reporting changed since then when it comes to news made by athletes off the field? We explored this topic in light of the recent sexual assault allegations against two of Chicago’s biggest stars.
We explore the issues surrounding the future of Walter H. Dyett High School and what it says about the future of the traditional neighborhood high school model in Chicago. We find out how that lapse in the Export Import Bank is affecting small businesses in Illinois. WBEZ Sports Contributor Cheryl Raye Stout stops by to talk about the future of the Fighting Illini. We also talk about anthropomorphism — that’s when we attribute human characteristics to animals and objects.
Community activists are entering their third week of a hunger strike outside of Walter Dyett High School in Chicago’s Washington Park...and it doesn't look like it’ll be ending soon. They and their supporters want the closed school to re-open as a neighborhood high school with a curriculum focused on green technology.
U of I Athletic Director Mike Thomas said in a statement on Friday that he learned of “efforts to deter injury reporting” and pressure players “to continue playing despite injuries.” There were other allegations about Beckman threatening the scholarships of some seniors who were injured.
The power of anthropomorphism, attributing human characteristics to animals and objects, is explored in the latest issue of Capital Ideas, the research magazine for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.