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The cultural impact of Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire”
Sep. 23, 2015
has also thrust not-so-popular issues within the African-American community into the forefront, like homophobia and mental health.
Should doctors know more about nutrition?
Jun. 3, 2015
Few medical schools teach it and most doctors say they're unprepared to advise patients. One group in Chicago is pushing to change that.
The birth of a Latino community
Jul. 22, 2014
Swept from their homes on Chicago’s Near West Side, Latinos laid roots in nearby Pilsen and Little Village.
University faculty on strike claim higher cause
Feb. 19, 2014
A University of Illinois at Chicago labor dispute becomes a flashpoint in a nationwide battle over the fate of higher education.
Women still face gender bias in math, science fields
Oct. 9, 2013
A closer look into why the upper echelons of math and science continue to be dominated by men, and how women are striving to close the gender gap.
Jane Addams and the ‘L word’
Sep. 5, 2013
The Progressive Era activist was many things: a Nobel Peace Prize winner, a social reformer, a feminist. But what about ... a lesbian? And, just why should we know in the first place?
The university down the block
Jul. 10, 2013
From housing to assembly-line burritos, higher ed’s bread-and-butter impact on a neighborhood’s economic health.
At midterm, Emanuel still cozy with City Council
May. 16, 2013
Some aldermen praise Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s hands-on approach to City Council wheeling and dealing. But can his unprecedented aldermanic support endure?
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