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.
Over the summer Chicago high school students collected and analyzed data on neighborhood assets on the city’s South and West Sides, observing their community as researchers helped the them understand it in a new way.
After criticism that suspensions were being used far too frequently, Chicago Public Schools shifted its discipline practices. A report out of the University of Chicago this week shows that while suspensions are down, some of the most vulnerable students are still being suspended. We discuss the report with U of C's Lauren Sartain. Also, we check in with Sound Opinions host and WBEZ blogger Jim DeRogatis, who's been covering this year's South by Southwest festival in Austin.