New race coming to Hyde Park

By ANDREW HOLZMAN Herald Intern The Chicago Youth Philanthropy Group, a University of Chicago student organization, is presenting a spring 5K race in Hyde Park Sunday, April 21. The group attempts to facilitate youth leadership on the South Side. The race will begin and end at the U. of C.’s main quadrangle. Partnering with Run(…)

Ray gets new principal

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Burnham Elementary School Network Chief John Price introduced Ray Elementary School to its new interim principal Antonia “Toni” Hill Thursday evening at the schools monthly local school council (LSC) meeting. Before coming to Ray, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., Hill was the principal at Pershing East Elementary School, 3113 S.(…)

Hyde Park rallies to save Canter

Hyde Park rallies to save Canter

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer Hyde Park parents, teachers, students and community members gathered Monday at the first of two Chicago Public Schools (CPS) community meetings to urge the district to keep Canter Middle School open. On March 21, CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett announced that several schools across the city, including Canter, 4959 S.(…)

CPS puts Hyde Park’s middle school experiment under the gun

CPS puts Hyde Park’s middle school experiment under the gun

By DASCHELL M. PHILLIPS Staff Writer On Jan. 23, 2002, the Chicago Board of Education approved what was then called the Canter Middle School Global Village. Now the community will gather once again to try to save the school they formed at a series of Chicago Public School community meetings. “It’s a real good example(…)

U. of C., Hyde Park Herald alum Axelrod opens Institute of Politics

U. of C., Hyde Park Herald alum Axelrod opens Institute of Politics

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL Assistant to the Editor Obama strategist David Axelrod came to Hyde Park Monday morning to cut the ribbon for his newly opened University of Chicago Institute of Politics, 5707 S. Woodlawn Ave. Following an a capella performance including the national anthem and the hymn “Lift Every Voice and Sing” by six Chicago(…)

Following online petition, Harper Theater will show “42”

Following online petition, Harper Theater will show “42”

By JEFFREY BISHKU-AYKUL The Harper Theater, 5238 S. Harper Ave., will be playing “42″ after all, following an online petition by the cinema and an exchange between owner Tony Fox and a company offical. Fox told the Herald Thursday evening that Warner Bros., the Jackie Robinson biopic’s distributor, originally would not provide him with the(…)

Ray principal, vice principal removed

Ray principal, vice principal removed

On the eve of a major influx of students at Ray Elementary School, 5631 S. Kimbark Ave., both the principal and vice principal have been abruptly removed, according to a document sent to the Herald. “This letter is to inform you that [Ray Principal] Ms. Tatia Beckwith and [Vice Principal] Mr. Jeffrey Alstadt have been(…)