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Historic Hotels Restored, Others Linger

By Fernando Del Valle When Patti Dittburner thinks about the Stonewall Jackson Hotel in San Benito, Texas, she envisions a project to revive that city’s decaying landmark to the glamour of its glory days more than 50 years ago. “The light bulb blinks when I think about the Stonewall Jackson,” she said. Then she remembers [...]

Game Of The Future: NFL 2017

NEW YORK (AP) – Laser technology to help officials. Computer chips in the football. Devices that measure the impact of a hit or the speed of a ball carrier heading to the end zone. Streamlined, yet safer equipment. A 400-pound player. More teams in the playoffs. More international matchups. More prime-time games. NFL 2017, quite [...]

Greetings From Mars

In the early morning hours of August 6, 2012, NASA’s Curiosity rover landed in the Gale Crater on Mars, marking an epic triumph of human engineering. The space program has always spurred technological advances and driven engineers to be innovators. This month, The Chief Engineer would like to highlight Curiosity and some of the images [...]

Roosevelt University Vertical Campus

Founded in 1945 as Thomas Jefferson College and renamed that same year, following the death of then President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Chicago’s Roosevelt University has garnered a reputation as a world-class educational institution residing within the city’s busy downtown Loop area. While there are distinct advantages for the university in being located in the Loop, [...]

City Colleges of Chicago Richard J. Daley Arturo Velasquez Institute Education that Works

Since Arturo Velasquez Institute, part of the City Colleges of Chicago, opened as West Side Technical Institute on Chicago’s Southwest side, it has been making an impact on the students and community that it serves through the many instructional classes it offers. But one impact it has no intention of making is an impact upon [...]