Claire McNear

CONTRIBUTIONS

"The 800-pound gorilla does not have to break pottery every time it moves."

Chicago Pop has a great post today on Hyde Park Progress about the Hyde Park Herald and its latest editorial railing against the University.

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August 20, 2009

UCMC head to resign

The Trib reports that James Madara, CEO of the U of C Medical Center as well as dean of the Biological Sciences Division and the Pritzker School of Medicine, will resign on October 1.

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August 14, 2009

Reflections on China: The folly of simplified characters

The more one studies Chinese, the more one realizes that the introduction of simplified characters in mainland China was a mistake, an abject and utter mistake.

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August 9, 2009

News shorts 8/6

Apparently inspired by Lynn Sweet's everyone-in-Washington-is-from-Chicago-EVENTHEPRESIDENTOMG column on July 26, the News Office has put out a piece about all the Labbies who've joined the administration.

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August 6, 2009

RIP John Hughes

John Hughes, writer/director/producer extraordinaire and the genius behind such Chicago-based classics as Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone, Pretty in Pink, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles, and Weird Science, died today. He was 59.

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August 6, 2009

News shorts 7/31

University has issued an official move-out date for the 61st Street Community Garden. Gardeners must be out by October 30; the University-aided transplant to another Woodlawn location.

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July 31, 2009

More airborne Hyde Park alumni

Today is my birthday and my mother - now an active Facebook user and possible blog reader - mailed me a book of notable events that have occurred on this day over the years.

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July 28, 2009

News shorts 7/27

A car crash last night at 63rd and Woodlawn left one dead and four injured. Apparently the driver of one of the cars was drunk.

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July 27, 2009

Tax dollars at work

The United States House of Representatives officially

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July 24, 2009

Let's just call it a wage gap

President Obama spent a mere four hours in Chicago last night - but, with 750 people attending a fund

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July 24, 2009