Last year, after taking over as the head of Northwestern University’s highly regarded Medill School of Journalism, John Lavine vowed to “blow up” the curriculum, changing its emphasis to new media and marketing. Students and alumns have responded with anger and charges of betrayal.
Who couldn’t use a little good advice? We went directly to the experts and solicited their best tips on how to improve our lives in myriad ways, such as impressing wine-snob friends, winning arguments, fending off attacker, eating for long life, decluttering a desk, and working smarter than the average monkey.
The heir of a high-profile Chicago family, Tim King has devoted most of his professional life to educating less fortunate young black men. Now he’s betting on the promise of a new all-male high school.
This fall, let one of these adult-oriented classes—about medieval Britain, modern architecture, cinematic jazz, and five other subjects—uncage your dormant brain
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Features How Does Your High School Stack Up?by Dennis RodkinFrom teacher-student ratios and money spent per student to test scores and graduation rates, our statistical profile of 235 Chicago area high schools reveals which are making the grade-and which may need some remedial work. Saving Saharaby Carol FelsenthalLast October, the brutal murder of a teenage … Read more
A conversation with Enron prosecutor Sean Berkowitz
Moving vans, U-Hauls, and cars with futons sticking out of the trunk: telltale signs that the school year is here. And for many parents and students, it’s time to stress about the high costs of higher ed. Here is a look at the various costs—from books to boarding—at some of our area’s schools.
War, pestilence, inflation: these are perilous times. But before giving in to despair, consider enrolling in one of these eight courses, which offer lots of learning—and a little hope