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Ancona announces new head

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The Ancona School has selected Ari Frede as its new head of school. Beginning in September Frede will serve part time as head of school elect along side the school’s current head Bonnie Wishne. Before coming to Ancona, 4770 S. Dorchester Ave., Frede served in several teaching and administrative roles in(…)

Harper Court sold for $112M

Harper Court sold for $112M

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago sold ownership of Harper Court to one of Israel’s largest insurance institutions, while the university will retain a master lease for the entire development. The university sold the 12-story building and parking garages to CLAL Insurance Company for $112 million. The city of Chicago approved the(…)

U. of C. police gain accreditation

U. of C. police gain accreditation

By LINDSAY WELBERS Staff Writer The University of Chicago Police Department was awarded professional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). UCPD was given Advanced Law Enforcement Accreditation, the higher of the agency’s two tiers. UCPD was formally recognized at CALEA’s July 26 conference. UCPD said it is the first private(…)

Chicago Free School preparing to open

Chicago Free School preparing to open

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park families have another school choice this fall. The Chicago Free School is still on schedule to open Sept. 2. Free schools are private, have no principal and everything is decided by community consensus. Everyone in the school from the oldest teacher to the youngest student has a(…)

Dept. of Ed. to investigate Dyett

Dept. of Ed. to investigate Dyett

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer The U.S. Department of Education opened a federal investigation into the Title VI Civil Rights Violations at Dyett High School. The Coalition to Revitalize Dyett High School and Rainbow Push held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce their next steps in preserving and revitalizing the school. In 2011,(…)

Fire at U. of C. building injures 8, leaves hundreds without power

Fire at U. of C. building injures 8, leaves hundreds without power

By JESSICA KIM COHEN Herald Intern Forty-seven emergency medical service and fire vehicles gathered yesterday near an apartment building at 5825 S. Dorchester Ave., after a fire broke out there around 4 p.m. The 15-story, 35-unit building, owned and managed by the University of Chicago (U. of C.), rents to U. of C. faculty and(…)

Hyde Park author to hone craft in Ernest Hemingway’s attic

Hyde Park author to hone craft in Ernest Hemingway’s attic

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Staff Writer Hyde Park author Annette Gendler will be spending a year writing in the attic of Ernest Hemingway’s home, thanks to an Oak Park-based residency program. The literary non-fiction author applied to be the Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park’s 2014-2015 Writer in Residence and learned during a trip to Israel(…)