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Lake Forest College In the News

  • February 15  
    Professor Emeritus of American history Michael H. Ebner reacts to civil rights seminar controversy in a Chicago Tribune Letter to the Editor on February 15.
  • February 14  
    On February 11, Vidya Babu, a junior from Illinois Math and Science Academy, became the First Place winner of the 2017 Chicago Brain Bee that took place at Lake Forest College. She will represent the Chicago region at the USA World Bee on March 17 (2017) in Washington, D.C.
  • February 9  
    The media covered Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers and her students who led Lake Forest residents in a planning session for the City of Lake Forest Strategic Plan on February 7.
  • February 3  
    France 24, an international TV channel based in Paris, recently interviewed Rob Baade via Skype, about Paris 2024 and the economic impact of hosting the Olympic Games.
  • February 1  
    Students in the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program are working with two Waukegan organizations to help revitalize the city’s downtown, the Lake County News-Sun reported.
  • December 2  
    Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers was interviewed by Maine Public Radio for a piece about teaching adult skills, or “adulting.” Professor Swyers was tapped for her knowledge on adulthood, which she is currently channeling into a book on the subject.
  • November 28  
    New Internationalist cites Professor of Economics Rob Baade as an expert in a recent article on the economics of the Olympic Games.
  • November 17  
    An opinion piece on the results of the U.S. election by Gorter Professor of Islamic World Studies and Professor of Sociology Ahmad Sadri appears on The Guardian U.S. edition, which covers American and international news for an online, global audience.
  • November 11  
    Professor of Economics Robert Baade was tapped as an expert in an article about the World Series’ effect on Chicago’s economy.
  • November 7  
    Shubhik DebBurman, professor of biology and chair of neuroscience, talked about the importance of a liberal arts education, among other subjects, in the November 5 “Sunday Breakfast” in North Shore Weekend.
  • November 7  
    Cubs win, Cubs win—and Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers, who wrote Wrigley Regulars: Finding Community In The Bleachers, is quoted in a story on
  • November 1  
    A paper by A.B. Dick Professor of Economics Robert Baade and two colleagues comparing the Cubs’ Wrigley Field and the White Sox stadium was quoted in 
  • October 31  
    Associate Professor of Anthropology Holly Swyers had a piece “How Waiting 108 Years Makes the Good Life” published in Sightings, The University of Chicago Magazine.
  • October 31  
    The Lake County Journal featured Lake Forest College’s West African Drumming Ensemble in an article promoting the Benkadi benefit, an evening of drumming and dance performances that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 12. Admission is free, but all donations go to help the Guinean people.
  • October 25  
    The Chicago Tribune interviewed two Lake Forest students for an article on a women’s self-defense course offered at the Lake Forest Police Department.