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  • Correction: Obit-Becker story

    In a story May 4 about the death of Nobel Laureate Gary Becker, The Associated Press incorrectly spelled the name of the president of the University of Chicago. His name is Robert Zimmer.


  • U of Chicago, Knox College under federal review

    The University of Chicago and Knox College in western Illinois are on a list of dozens of institutions of higher education around the country under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.


  • U of Chicago physics prof named Argonne director

    A University of Chicago physics professor has been named director of the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago.


  • Chicago violence drives push for more trauma care

    In a storefront office on Chicago's violence-plagued South Side, young activists meet in pursuit of a single goal: pressuring the University of Chicago Medical Center to reopen a trauma department it closed 25 years ago.


  • Illustration: Sexual politics

    GABL: A raunchy week only sophomores could love

    We might easily scorn the crudity, immorality and sheer absurdity of the University of Chicago's first official "Sex Week" that occurred this February, which hosted 36 events ranging from porn showings to "history of sex" workshops, knot-tying demonstrations and, to be radically inclusive, "Augustine and Luther on Sexual Ethics."


  • Cincinnati professor nominated for Nobel dies

    Elwood Jensen, an award-winning University of Cincinnati professor nominated for the Nobel Prize for medicine for work that opened the door to advances in fighting cancer, has died of pneumonia. He was 92.


  • Joe Paterno had 409 wins - the most ever in NCAA Divsion I - at the time of his dismissal Nov. 9. He had been involved with Penn State football since 1950. (Associated Press)

    DALY: Sandusky scandal revealed sad truth

    In University Park, Pa., a couple of Penn State students are guarding the statue of Joe Paterno — lest a mob forms, bearing sledgehammers, and takes justice into its own hands. It ain't exactly Occupy Beaver Stadium, but the symbolism is there.


  • Joseph Kirsner, pioneer physician, dies at age 102

    Dr. Joseph Kirsner, a pioneer in the field of digestive system disorders, died from kidney failure at his home in Chicago on Saturday. He was 102 years old.


  • Hyde Park embraces old neighbor, shuns GOP

    President Obama still has boatloads of fans — and seemingly no political enemies — in his old backyard of Hyde Park, the neighborhood from where he launched the political career that eventually landed him in the White House.


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