Almost a month ago, the French Club at the University of Chicago invited Charlie Hebdo journalist Zineb El Rhazoui to discuss "freedom of expression in our contemporary society." The event on freedom of expression, however, quickly turned to a kickboxing match with a single kickboxer and Islam as her punching bag.
Sports metaphors will be a mental tool I will use, too, as I fight to reclaim my health and well being. It's who I am. Waking up each morning and staring the clinical cancer talking points in the face, and the grim prospects that scenario presents, is not good for the mind. It immediately puts you on defense and beats you down. Not here not now. I am playing to win.
Mr. Douglas says the ultimate decision about the library's location rests with President and Mrs. Obama, which raises a question: If president Obama wants to again make history, does he want to do so by endorsing the expropriation of public parkland?
I am interested in the intersections between spirituality and healthcare because my own religious beliefs inform my choice of career. My passion for medicine stems from a declaration in Islam and various other traditions that saving one person's life is equivalent to saving all of mankind.
We need more communities where making the "healthy choice" is the easy choice. Chicago is leading the nation in creating healthy communities, but we still have a long way to go.
With the election of a businessman-turned-governor in Governor-elect Bruce Rauner, Elliot Richardson, president of the Small Business Advocacy Council of Illinois, hopes business and small business owners will have an important part in shaping the state's policy in the coming year.
The tradeoff between hard and soft skills appear to be most at play in professional capacities such as accounting, finance and law, where people are trained and hired for their extreme analytical capabilities.
Dr. Becker won almost every award there was to win in his profession -- including a Nobel Prize in economics and the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. Becker's book Human Capital (1964) is already as iconic as Adam Smith's writings on laissez faire.
The Bernanke and Yellen Feds have built a $2.7 monetary time bomb that should not be allowed to explode rapidly. The Fed should sell longer-term Treasury bonds to the public as the Fed reduces the interest they pay on the $2.7 monetary trillion time bomb.
There is a common saying that learning in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose. Throughout my first few weeks of classes, I w...
Is there a correlation between the drop in unions and the drop in defined benefits plans? It certainly seems like it. As defined benefit plans are going away, so is the safety net for older Americans. Most bankruptcy filers are under age 54, but there is a steady rise in bankruptcies of people over age 55.
I am hoping that the decision makers -- including you, Barack -- will see the logic of the Obama Complex that would combine the school and the library on the grounds of Chicago State University.
After three months in rural West Africa, my blood and bones surely carry a fair sum of parasites, bugs and amoebas -- but they also carry something infinitely more interesting.
Fifty Catholic academic-ethicists wrote President John Garvey of the Catholic University of America (CUA), protesting the university's acceptance of $1 million from the Charles Koch Foundation to support programs on "principled entrepreneurship."
U.S. News and World recently released its school rankings for 2015 -- ranking universities across the United States in categories like engineering, medicine, law and business.
We simply do not understand others' thoughts, beliefs, emotions or intentions nearly as well as we think we do, even for those we presumably know the most.