Category: Chicago Tribune

Discredited economic theory holds Europe in deflationary thrall

Chicago Tribune Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences This week the notorious “troika” representing the three major lenders to severely indebted European Union nations — officials from the IMF, the European Commission and the European Central Bank — once again descended upon Athens to consider new Greek proposals for dealing with its debt… View […]

Experts debate existence of condition linked to troubled ex-NFL players

Chicago Tribune Robert Stern, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a degenerative brain disease that has been found in dozens of former pro football players, and with every new study, some observers say America’s most popular sport is approaching its doom… Expert quote: “I used to be […]

Blackhawks and Bruins more brothers than rivals

Chicago Tribune Max Grinnell, Metropolitan College The Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins are both Original Six old-school NHL teams. Both have rabid fans from blue-collar backgrounds who have endured frustrating eras with their respective franchise owners… Expert quote: “I’m not feeling a real friction. There’s an interesting historical relationship between the two places, and there’s […]

Technology may find ovarian cancer cells at an earlier stage

Chicago Tribune Hemant Roy, School of Medicine New technology for identifying early stage ovarian cancer in uterine and cervical cells could have the potential to one day stem this often deadly disease, according to a recent study in the International Journal of Cancer… Expert quote: “In many cancers, including ovarian, even in neighboring cells, cancer […]

Is your workplace ageist?

Chicago Tribune (subscription required) Michael Harper, School of Law Suppose I’m a business – and what a handsome business I’d be! – that’s interviewing people for a job opening… Expert quote: “I’m not criticizing any employer for trying to make money or for being rational. But we need enforceable regulations, because it’s a collective action […]