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December 6, 2012Teachers union leader: school enrollment figures misleading
“You can’t have a seat at the table when you’re on the menu,” Chicago Teachers Union president Karen Lewis told a campus audience.
December 5, 2012Janet Smith knows the neighborhood
Janet Smith studies neighborhood change as co-director of UIC’s Voorhees Center.
November 28, 2012Ben Whisenhunt gives CoD students a global perspective
Take a history class from Ben Whisenhunt and you could end up in Russia.
November 7, 2012Profile: Anne Shaeffer mixes passion for art, chocolate
For Anne Shaeffer, her chocolate business represents the perfect storm. “My love for chocolate, my love for art and my love for starting a business — I took all these passions of mine and merged them into one,” she says.
November 2, 2012Carolyn Lullo helps people who have disabilities stay fit
“I get to hear the voices of individuals who haven’t always had the opportunity to be heard”
October 24, 2012James Cracraft details encounter between ‘two shining souls’
Jane Addams thought so highly of Leo Tolstoy that she traveled all the way to Russia just to spend a few hours with him. Historian James Cracraft documents the story of their mutual admiration in his new book.
October 17, 2012New course takes students to subarctic Canada
The Northern Lights, beluga whales, permafrost — EaES400 is a course like no other.
October 17, 2012Profile: anthropologist Caleb Kestle finds clues in animal bones
Caleb Kestle examines ancient animal bones — white-tailed deer, the smaller brocket deer, pig-like peccaries and the guinea pig-like agouti — to discover what it was like 400 to 600 years ago in southern Mexico.
August 8, 2012Olympic wrestler praises Flames coach for pain and gain
When Jake Herbert hits the wrestling mat Saturday for Team USA at the Olympic Games, UIC coach Nick Zostautas will be watching.
July 3, 2012Falcon chick may be Rosie’s last
It’s been an annual tradition since 1999: the banding of the falcon chicks born to Rosie, UIC’s resident peregrine, high on a ledge of University Hall. Last week’s banding may be the last one, though.