Big Ten Tennis Teams Expand Recruiting to a Global Scale

By Athena Liu Medill Reports International student athletes are commanding a bigger role on Big Ten tennis teams. The constant pursuit of better players, both athletically and academically, requires coaches to look outside the United States and keep an eye out for talented high school players at every corner of the world, said Arvid Swan, […]

LSC misses estimate, shares drop


By Charlene Zhang Medill Reports Shares of commercial printer LSC Communications Inc. (NYSE: LKSD), one of two spinoffs from R. R. Donnelley & Sons Co., plummeted 7 percent as adjusted earnings missed Wall Street’s estimate and the company reported a GAAP net loss of $58 million, or $1.68 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter […]

Women-only Capsule Hotels sprout in Tokyo

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By Jinman Li Medill Reports Tokyo–Capsule hotels, a simple form of lodging that originated in Japan in the 1970s, finds itself in a wave of increasing female focus. A capsule hotel reduces lodgers’ needs to the bare necessities of a tiny individual pod with a bed, lights, Wi-Fi coverage, and sometimes a TV. A typical […]

Medicine, heroes and dancing in Cuba

This is the final installment in a multi-part series on Cuba. Read the previous collection of vignettes: “Memory and invention mix in Cuba” “No es lo que quiera, es lo que hay” HAVANA – Donated medications can’t be given to the state, my host mother Lesbia explains to me as I pry for anecdotes about […]