NEWS articles

"Getting drugs is as easy as getting toothpaste"

Nearly 80 percent of Chicago men who have been arrested test positive for illegal drugs - the worst record of 10 major cities studied in a recent White House report. Experts say easy access to drugs is one factor that puts Chicago at the top of the list.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Stress ails primary care physicians, Loyola study finds

A study by local researchers found primary care doctors experience high levels of stress, and many plan to leave the field within five years. It could have costly consequences for patient care in the future.

over 6 years ago | Alex Parker

Residents gather to discuss Loyola University proposals

At a community meeting, Rogers Park residents got a peek at what the university is planning. The improvements call for an addition to the athletic department and updates to a residence hall to make it wheelchair accessible.

over 6 years ago | Tasneem Nomanbhai

Endowments take a hit, but students won’t notice much difference

Endowments have plunged by 25 percent or more at many Chicago-area schools. Some are putting construction projects on hold and finding ways to put more money into their endowments.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

City Colleges questioning spendy software

Campus-wide software packages like Blackboard help keep track of everything from enrollment to class assignments, but also carry big price tags that keep going up.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Summertime means construction time at Chicago universities

DePaul, Loyola and UIC are all renovating buildings to add more classroom and office space. The projects will create some hassles, such as blocked entrances, for people on campuses during the summer.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Students push changes to sexual assault policies

At Loyola University Chicago and the University of Chicago, students are the ones pushing to improve sexual assault policies. Changes are coming this fall at both campuses.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Loyola student has probable swine flu case

The 20-year-old student went home sick several days ago and is doing well. His dorm room has been sanitized and there is no indication that any other Loyola students have been infected.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Loyola creates new study program in Vietnam

The first group of 10 Loyola students will spend a month in Ho Chi Minh City this summer taking classes and learning about local culture. And Vietnamese medical students will have the chance to study English.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

What's in a name? Scholarship money, for one

Some universities in Chicago must hand out money from endowed scholarships with tight restrictions related to a student's last name, family background or heritage. That can make awarding the funds tricky.

over 6 years ago | Peter Sachs

Loyola students go to D.C. to ask for a greener nation

A group of 40 Loyola students takes a road trip to Washington, D.C., to join other young environmental activists in demanding green jobs and clean energy policies from the nation’s leadership.

almost 7 years ago | Marian Wang

Pell Grants, college tax credits rising thanks to stimulus bill

As many as a third of students at universities in Chicago receive them as an important part of many financial aid packages, but is unclear how long the Pell Grant program increase will remain in effect.

almost 7 years ago | Peter Sachs