Reality of living to 100

Jay Olshansky

“The bad news is that lack of education seems even more lethal than it was in the past,” says S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology.


“Nothing pops out of the data like the link between education and life expectancy. The good news is that the share of the American population that is less educated is in gradual decline. The bad news is that lack of education seems even more lethal than it was in the past.”

S. Jay Olshansky, professor of epidemiology, on life expectancy and the realities of living to 100, Sept. 17 The Atlantic magazine


“I’m a tough teacher, but I’m self-demanding too. I put a lot of time into teaching, so I’m disappointed when they don’t bring something to the teaching table.”

Maria Siemionow, professor of orthopaedic surgery, profiled as a “Remarkable Woman,” Sept. 21 Chicago Tribune


“It’s a cautionary tale for everyone involved. People need to think carefully about where and how they post something. And people also have to think carefully before they take something they see on Facebook so seriously.”

Zizi Papacharissi, professor of communication, on controversy over a Facebook post by the Hinsdale teachers’ union, Sept. 16 Chicago Tribune


“What attracted people to begin with was that it was a wonderful modest neighborhood, full of worker cottages and bungalows. But one by one, they were either remodeled beyond recognition or torn down for something bigger.”

Robert Bruegmann, professor emeritus of art history, on the demolition of a Victorian-era worker’s cottage in Lincoln Park, Sept. 17 Chicago Tribune


 “I think as a society people like quick fixes and often view surgery as an immediate panacea to correct patterns of improper voice use, overuse, untreated allergies, untreated reflux, and just about everything.”

H. Steven Sims, director of the UI Health Chicago Institute for Voice Care, on the overuse of surgery to treat voice problems, Sept. 16 Voiceover Times


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