NEWS articles

Six disqualified candidates at UIC will get student government seats

Following an appeal, six of the nine Students for Better Government candidates who had been disqualified have now been reinstated. But student leaders on both sides say they were baffled by the decision.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

UIC gets $1M grant to study ‘green’ housing

The grant is from federal stimulus funds and aims to find out if residents who live in environmentally friendly housing have fewer health-related problems.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Nine candidates disqualified after UIC elections

A slate called Students for Better Government is being accused of violating university rules on campaigning after giving out ice cream and Red Bull to student voters.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Business programs at area grad schools are top-ranked

Northwestern and the University of Chicago have two of the best MBA programs in the nation, according to recent rankings. DePaul's part-time MBA ranks in the top 10 as well.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Illinois' public health now relies on the click of a button

Medical students must reach out to their patients and embrace technology and teamwork, say leaders of three of the state's largest public health organizations.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Record turnout for student elections at UIC, Northwestern

At UIC, more than 2,500 students turned out, buoyed in part by aggressive campaign by a slate calling itself Students for Better Government.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

UIC targeted in gender discrimination lawsuit

A former medical researcher says grant money she brought in for her work was used for other peoples’ experiments and that she was passed up for promotions.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

UIC workers draw ire for union protest T-shirts

Employees say their workload has been doubled, and that they want to negotiate with UIC over the issue.

over 6 years ago | Fernando Diaz

Coalition plans rally tonight against UIC budget cuts

The group will host a speak-in at which students, staff and community members will be able to share how the proposed $25 million in budget cuts will affect them.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Scientist: Global warming would bring drought, floods to Chicago

Environmental advocates, educators and scientists looked at the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions on the local level at the Chicago Wilderness Congress 2008.

7 years ago | Jennifer Slosar

Blue-collar Chicago figures prominently in new look at religion, values

A new book by UIC professor Bob Bruno says religion is very important in the lives of working class Americans, but not in the stereotypical ways it's often portrayed.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

UIC's expanding literacy program makes gains for students

UIC received a grant to expand the Early Reading First program, a literacy program for preschoolers. Experts say it is doing wonders for children in disadvantaged communities.

7 years ago | Megan Cottrell

Drug disposal study approved

The MWRD's Board of Commissioners voted this morning to fund a University of Illinois-Chicago study to find out how people throw away their unused medications.

over 7 years ago | Steven Chaitman

MWRD eyes study on drugs in water

The $150,000 survey, would be conducted by the University of Illinois-Chicago. It will ask what drugs Chicagoans are throwing away, and if they're doing so by flushing them down the toilet.

over 7 years ago | Steven Chaitman

New Toledo hoops coach has Chicago roots

Gene Cross begins his first basketball head-coaching job at Toledo. The Chicago native is a former Illini player and DePaul assistant who recruits heavily in the city.

over 7 years ago | Paul D. Bowker