University of Chicago

Derided by critics, trickle-down economics gets another try

WASHINGTON (AP) — Does money roll downhill?<p>In their drive to cut taxes, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans are betting it does.<p>Behind their legislation is a theory long popular among conservatives: Slash taxes for corporations and rich people, who will then hire, invest and profit …

Finance

Chicago's Chronic Police Corruption Leads to Its First 'Mass Exoneration'

It's Chicago, of course. Cook County prosecutors have just tossed out the convictions of 15 men framed by a pack of police led by Sgt. Ronald Watts. …

Justice

When a 10% Gain Makes You Feel Like a Loser

Big gains can be hard to find in the financial markets. Nowadays, though, they seem to be everywhere -- and that could change how you feel about taking risks.<p>As of Nov. 16, the S&P 500 is up 359% since the bull market began March 9, 2009, counting dividends, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. This …

Business

Researchers receive $500,000 grant to study the “microbiome of death”

Jack Gilbert (Photo: Andrew Collings)<p>Bacteria surround us everywhere we go. They inhabit every corner of our world, from the places we work and live …

Microbiome

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Thanks to the Paradise Papers, and the earlier Panama Papers, the world of offshore tax havens is getting international attention. With leaked …

Chicago Booth

Paul K. Kearns appointed director of Argonne National Laboratory

Paul K. Kearns has been appointed director of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. President Robert J. Zimmer announced the …

Chicago

This Executive MBA From Chicago Booth Will Give You The Leading Edge

Want to be an entrepreneur? Chicago Booth's leading-edge Executive MBA entrepreneurship curriculum will give you the foundation you need to …

MBA

Prosecutors to vacate convictions linked to tainted officers

Prosecutors plan to vacate the convictions of 15 men who claim a corrupt Chicago police sergeant manufactured the evidence that landed them in prison.<p>…

Law

Charges dropped against 15 men in cases linked to corrupt ex-sergeant

Cook County prosecutors dropped all charges Thursday against 15 men who alleged they were framed by corrupt former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his crew.<p>The move by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office is believed to be the first mass exoneration in county history.<p>The announcement to throw …

Justice

Econ-Based Energy Investing: Your Chance To Invest Smarter In Energy

I'm excited to announce the launch of Econ-Based Energy Investing (EBEI), an exclusive research service for both novice and experienced energy …

Business

Mass exoneration: Convictions of 15 men, tied to tainted CPD officer, overturned

In what's being called the first mass exoneration in the history of Cook County, criminal charges against 15 former inmates were officially thrown …

Justice

The Poor Are Not Poor Because the Rich Are Rich

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 12:01 AM<p>A new study released by the left-leaning Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, D.C., headlines what they see as …

Social Justice

Free Speech Is Dying on College Campuses. Here Are 5 Ways to Revive and Protect It.

During the past 18 months, college students have engaged in disruptive and even violent activities toward guest speakers whose ideas they considered …

Conservative View

Study: Rare, Genetic Mutation In Amish Boosts Lifespan

Researches found a rare, genetic mutation that has boosted the lifespan of an Amish population in Indiana, according to research published …

Amish Mennonites

Flouting Convention, Young Jewish Women Seek To Redefine Ritual

The ritual took place in a synagogue, but the space felt wholly unfamiliar. The arc holding the Torah scrolls was draped in white fabric, as was any …

Jewish Culture

Who Invented Fine Dining in America?

A new book explores the lives of our first chefs and restaurateurs<p>"We have not honored the masters of the culinary profession by keeping their …

Restaurants

Listen to This: Free Speech Dominates at U.S. Supreme Court

To get the U.S. Supreme Court’s attention these days, try saying your speech rights are being violated.<p>Whether the underlying topic is abortion, …

Judiciary

Laquan McDonald grand jury discharged; No more cops to be indicted

No more members of the Chicago Police Department will be indicted by the grand jury that was impaneled to investigate the cover-up of the shooting of …

Policing

How to Help Your Practice Thrive

While exciting and liberating, starting your own mental health practice can also feel daunting. Rent expenses, referrals and insurance shenanigans, …

Medicine

'Adriana's Angels' shines light on refugees, diversity in children's books

Author Ruth Goring considers herself a “third-culture kid” — a child who spent most of her formative years living abroad. A native of Kansas City, Kan., Goring considered Colombia her home for most of her upbringing, thanks to being a part of a missionary family.<p>“My family took us to Colombia when …

Children's Books

Have you suffered from serious loneliness and come out the other side?

We’d like to speak to people who have suffered serious loneliness in the past, but have found ways to reconnect<p>There’s no doubt loneliness is a serious problem – in 2014, Britain was named the loneliness capital of Europe, with a significant proportion of us having no one to rely on in a crisis, …

Psychology

Donna Brazile at University of Chicago: 'I'm not Patsy the Slave!'

She’s been attacked by many of her former allies for airing dirty laundry in public, but former Democratic National Committee chairwoman <b>Donna Brazile</b> took no prisoners Monday night in Chicago, telling a crowd, “Mama has to eat!”<p>Excerpts from Brazile’s new book, in which she revealed that she at one …

Elections

Experiential Learning

An important part of students learning, and preparation for their future careers, is to work on real-world business problems and apply what they …

Flipped Classroom

Globe editorial: Why an unabashed embrace of free speech is the best option for our universities

Universities are complicated places, with important roles that are often in conflict with each other.<p>On the one hand, their core mission of advancing knowledge requires them to be steadfast in their defence of freedom of expression and inquiry. On the other hand, as a community of scholars, they …

Censorship

Remembering the British 'pet holocaust': WW2's slaughtered cats and dogs

A very sad episode in British history would have almost passed me by if it had not been for author Hilda Kean writing her book <i>The British Cat and Dog</i> …

Pets

The University of Chicago sells the naming rights of its Economics Department for $125 million

It’s bad enough that the White Sox baseball stadium, once Comiskey Park, then U.S. Cellular Field, is now called “Guaranteed Rate Field” after a …

Chicago

Survey: International student enrollment at Illinois universities growing, but more slowly

More international students attended Illinois colleges and universities last year, but that growth is becoming more modest locally and nationally, according to newly released data.<p>Illinois schools enrolled 52,225 international students in 2016-17, the fifth-most in the country and about 1,900 more …

Education

Bible scholars take issue with Moore's defender

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Alabama state official is citing the Bible to defend the Republican U.S. Senate candidate accused of sexual advances on girls. State auditor Jim Ziegler says "Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter," suggesting that Roy Moore acted in a divine tradition if he in …

U.S. Politics

Someone Asked Jon Stewart About the Louis C.K. Allegations Last Year. Here's What He Said.

Five women accused Louis C.K. of sexual misconduct in a <i>New York Times</i> report published Thursday, and as has been the case with other exposés about …

Comedy

The Sephardi Feminism Series

About every six months, JOFA’s staff sits down to brainstorm our programmatic goals for the upcoming weeks, months, and year. It’s an opportunity to …

Jewish Culture