Analyzing the data: Chicago mayoral runoff by the numbers

By Jia You As Mayor Rahm Emanuel settles in for his second term, Medill Reports takes a closer look at voting patterns in the 50 wards during the city’s first-ever mayoral runoff , and answers some of your burning questions about the election.

From granite to glacier: Rebuilding Antarctica’s Ice Age past

By Jia You Palisades, New York — They rest side by side on a dark bench table, two coarse linen bags labeled with big, round numbers and letters. Mike Kaplan carefully unties the bag labeled “JRI-14-33” and reaches inside. “That’s a really nice granite,” the 46-year-old geologist exclaims as soon as he sees the light […]

Trash mountain highlights recycling and waste for NU’s Earth Day festivities

By Jia You [vimeo 125844515 w=500 h=281] A gray and chilly April morning didn’t deter Lizzy Conger from waving and shouting “Recycle!” to the passers-by,  costumed in her suit made of hundreds of plastic bags. She revved up the recycling mantra for Earth Day at Northwestern University’s Evanston campus on Wednesday. Behind Conger loomed a […]