Lake Forest, IL, United States
Lake Forest, IL, United States

Lake Forest College is a four-year coeducational private liberal arts college in Lake Forest, Illinois, north of Chicago. The College has 1,500 students representing 47 states and 78 countries, and is a member of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest. Lake Forest College competes in the NCAA Division III Midwest Conference. Its current president is Stephen D. Schutt, who joined the College in 2001 after serving as the Vice President and Chief of Staff at the University of Pennsylvania.In addition to academic majors in the humanities and social and natural science, the College offers programs of study in communication, business, Islamic World Studies, finance, neuroscience, digital media design and other contemporary areas. All teaching and advising is carried out by professors. Most of the students live on the wooded 107-acre campus located near Lake Michigan, 30 miles north of Chicago. Wikipedia.

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News Article | May 5, 2017
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LearnHowToBecome.org, a leading resource provider for higher education and career information, has released its list of the Best Colleges in Illinois for 2017. 50 four-year colleges were ranked, with Northwestern University, University of Chicago, Bradley University, Illinois Institute of Technology and Augustana College taking the top five spots on the list. 49 two-year schools were also selected; Carl Sandburg College, Illinois Central College, Richland Community College, Rend Lake College and Lincoln Land Community College were the top five. A complete list of schools is included below. “The schools on our list have shown that they offer outstanding educational programs that set students up for post-college success,” said Wes Ricketts, senior vice president of LearnHowToBecome.org. “Students exploring higher education options in Illinois can also look to these schools to provide top-quality resources that help maximize the overall educational experience.” To be included on the “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, all schools must be not-for-profit and regionally accredited. Each college is also evaluated metrics including annual alumni earnings, the opportunity for employment services and academic counseling, the selection of degree programs offered, financial aid availability and graduation rates. Complete details on each college, their individual scores and the data and methodology used to determine the LearnHowToBecome.org “Best Colleges in Illinois” list, visit: The Best Four-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Augustana College Aurora University Benedictine University Blackburn College Bradley University Chicago State University Concordia University-Chicago DePaul University Dominican University Eastern Illinois University Elmhurst College Eureka College Governors State University Greenville College Illinois College Illinois Institute of Technology Illinois State University Illinois Wesleyan University Judson University Knox College Lake Forest College Lewis University Loyola University Chicago MacMurray College McKendree University Millikin University Monmouth College National Louis University North Central College North Park University Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Olivet Nazarene University Principia College Quincy University Rockford University Roosevelt University Rush University Saint Xavier University Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville Trinity Christian College Trinity International University-Illinois University of Chicago University of Illinois at Chicago University of Illinois at Springfield University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of St Francis Western Illinois University Wheaton College The Best Two-Year Colleges in Illinois for 2017 include: Black Hawk College Carl Sandburg College City Colleges of Chicago - Harry S Truman College City Colleges of Chicago - Malcolm X College City Colleges of Chicago - Wilbur Wright College City Colleges of Chicago-Harold Washington College City Colleges of Chicago-Kennedy-King College City Colleges of Chicago-Olive-Harvey College City Colleges of Chicago-Richard J Daley College College of DuPage College of Lake County Danville Area Community College Elgin Community College Frontier Community College Harper College Heartland Community College Highland Community College Illinois Central College Illinois Valley Community College John A Logan College John Wood Community College Joliet Junior College Kankakee Community College Kaskaskia College Kishwaukee College Lake Land College Lewis and Clark Community College Lincoln Land Community College Lincoln Trail College MacCormac College McHenry County College Moraine Valley Community College Morton College Oakton Community College Olney Central College Parkland College Prairie State College Rend Lake College Richland Community College Rock Valley College Sauk Valley Community College Shawnee Community College South Suburban College Southeastern Illinois College Southwestern Illinois College Spoon River College Triton College Wabash Valley College Waubonsee Community College ### About Us: LearnHowtoBecome.org was founded in 2013 to provide data and expert driven information about employment opportunities and the education needed to land the perfect career. Our materials cover a wide range of professions, industries and degree programs, and are designed for people who want to choose, change or advance their careers. We also provide helpful resources and guides that address social issues, financial aid and other special interest in higher education. Information from LearnHowtoBecome.org has proudly been featured by more than 700 educational institutions.


News Article | April 24, 2017
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Emagination Computer Camps, a national operator of summer technology camps for children since 1982, offers summer programs which blend fun technology learning with the life-long benefits of a traditional summer camp. “Over the past several years, there has been an incredible rise in the interest in summer STEM learning opportunities,” said Craig Whiting, president of Emagination. “At Emagination, we’ve always believed in balancing educational time in front of a computer and the developmental benefits which come from non-technology, interpersonal activities.” There are many aspects to Emagination’s program which differentiates it from other technology camps. Over a two-week camp session, each camper takes four workshops; three are technology workshops, which they choose from a selection of 26 that Emagination offers, and one is a recreation workshop. Campers are organized into camper groups, similar to a traditional camp’s cabin groups, to foster socialization and building friendships through small group activities. Structured and unstructured playtime is incorporated throughout the campers’ day with the camp’s “Refresh Time,” an hour after lunch to hang out with friends, play games, or socialize before afternoon workshops, and “Evening Program,” where campers choose from a selection of activities driven by camper interests. The Saturday in the middle of the session is filled with fun outdoor games and activities such as a slip ‘n slide, color run, Human Pac-Man, and many more. A BBQ, movie night, and Local Area Network (LAN) gaming tournament are all part of the camp’s “Super Saturday.” Returning high school-aged campers can participate in the camp’s Teen Leadership Program, which gives them the opportunity to learn leadership and life-skills and to put those skills into action by assisting staff both in the classroom and in outdoor activities. “Our mission is to ‘educate, entertain, and help develop healthy kids,’” said Whiting, “and we believe we deliver on that mission with our programs.” Emagination Computer Camps is offered at Boston College in Newton, Massachusetts, Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut, Rosemont College in Rosemont/Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia, and Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois. Emagination also offers two specialty STEM programs for teenagers, Emagination Programming Camp and Emagination Game Design Camp. In Emagination Programming Camp, teens ages 13 – 17 learn how to program with C# - the world’s most popular programming language for creating Windows applications. This two-week day or overnight STEM program is balanced with daily recreation and a full evening program for overnight campers. In Emagination Game Design Camp, teens 15 - 18 experience what it's like to work in the video game development industry. They join a team to build a playable 3D game, tour a game design studio, and learn from guest speakers. This two-week overnight only STEM program is an immersive experience, but balanced with plenty of time for daily outdoor activities and recreation. For more information about Emagination Computer Camps, Emagination Game Design, and Emagination Programming Camp visit http://www.computercamps.com.


Receive press releases from The Knowledge Group: By Email Rita Garry, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Group’s Event New York, NY, May 04, 2017 --( For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcast About Rita Garry Rita W. Garry is a Partner with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, IL. Rita’s 30+ years of work serving as a trusted business advisor to many diverse start-up, emerging, and mature businesses includes entity design and formation, founders agreements, corporate tax and regulatory compliance, review and negotiation of a vast array of commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and private equity financing transactions and private securities offerings. Rita is a published author on SEC private offerings under Regulation D and Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and a frequent presenter on entrepreneurial law topics. Rita also served as an Illinois State Content Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. Rita is a long-standing member of the ABA Business Law Section and its Middle Market and Small Business, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Federal Securities Committees. Rita is a recognized authority on equity crowdfunding and given numerous presentations for Entrepreneurs Unplugged, National Business Institute, and The Knowledge Group on this exciting topic. Ms. Garry received her law degree from Boston University and her B.A. in Politics from Lake Forest College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors. Ms. Garry also received her CFP license in 1991. About Freeborn & Peters LLP Freeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities. Freeborn & Peters is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future. While the firm serves clients across a broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the specific needs of targeted industries, including food, transportation, private equity/venture capital, and insurance and reinsurance. Freeborn & Peters is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives. Event Synopsis: With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years. However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks. In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws. Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are: · Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues · Federal Crowdfunding Rules · Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives · Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A · Risks and Legal Obligations · Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments · Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to Crowdfunding About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ New York, NY, May 04, 2017 --( PR.com )-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Rita Garry, Partner, Freeborn & Peters LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Crowdfunding in the 2017 Landscape: Understanding Trends and Developments Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, 2017 @ 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (ET).For further details, please visit:https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/tax-accounting-finance/finance/crowdfunding-in-the-2017-landscape-understanding-trends-and-developments-live-webcastAbout Rita GarryRita W. Garry is a Partner with Freeborn & Peters in Chicago, IL. Rita’s 30+ years of work serving as a trusted business advisor to many diverse start-up, emerging, and mature businesses includes entity design and formation, founders agreements, corporate tax and regulatory compliance, review and negotiation of a vast array of commercial contracts, mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and private equity financing transactions and private securities offerings. Rita is a published author on SEC private offerings under Regulation D and Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and a frequent presenter on entrepreneurial law topics. Rita also served as an Illinois State Content Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Practical Law. Rita is a long-standing member of the ABA Business Law Section and its Middle Market and Small Business, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Federal Securities Committees. Rita is a recognized authority on equity crowdfunding and given numerous presentations for Entrepreneurs Unplugged, National Business Institute, and The Knowledge Group on this exciting topic.Ms. Garry received her law degree from Boston University and her B.A. in Politics from Lake Forest College, graduating Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors. Ms. Garry also received her CFP license in 1991.About Freeborn & Peters LLPFreeborn & Peters LLP is a full-service law firm, headquartered in Chicago, with international capabilities.Freeborn & Peters is always looking ahead and seeking to find better ways to serve its clients. It takes a proactive approach to ensure its clients are more informed, prepared and able to achieve greater success – not just now, but also in the future.While the firm serves clients across a broad range of sectors, it has also pioneered an interdisciplinary approach that addresses the specific needs of targeted industries, including food, transportation, private equity/venture capital, and insurance and reinsurance.Freeborn & Peters is a firm that genuinely lives up to its core values of integrity, caring, effectiveness, teamwork, and commitment, and embodies them through high standards of client service and responsive action. Its lawyers build close and lasting relationships with clients and are driven to help them achieve their legal and business objectives.Event Synopsis:With the increasing volatility of the financial markets today, more and more business owners and entrepreneurs are exploring the potential of crowdfunding. It's no secret that, over the years, alternative finance such as crowdfunding has been an effective validation tool for nonprofits and startups. As crowdfunding becomes increasingly accessible to those who seek for more opportunity to invest, it will likely continue to pick up steam in the coming years.However, with the several restrictions highlighted in crowdfunding, companies can't help but notice other alternatives such as 506(c) and the Regulation A which also provide great capital raising flexibilities. Crowdfunding along with these alternatives are yet to make a profound change in the investment world. Thus, it is imperative for investors, business owners and entrepreneurs to understand and analyze the current and emerging trends in these areas to mitigate potential risks.In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends; critical issues and best practices in Crowdfunding. Speakers will also discuss and give highlights to other capital raising alternatives and will offer practical tips in ensuring compliance with securities laws.Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:· Crowdfunding: Fundamentals and Critical Issues· Federal Crowdfunding Rules· Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Basic Framework of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Crowdfunding vs. Other Capital Raising Alternatives· Pros and Cons of 506(c) Offering and Reg A· Risks and Legal Obligations· Recent Crowdfunding Trends and Developments· Practical Tips and Best Practices when Venturing to CrowdfundingAbout The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast SeriesThe Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/ Click here to view the company profile of The Knowledge Group Click here to view the list of recent Press Releases from The Knowledge Group


This paper synthesises two models: Savitch and Kantor’s bargaining and the amenity led growth model. Using evidence from Oklahoma City’s recent revitalisation, the argument concludes that leadership serves as a pivotal link between the bargaining table and the construction of new amenities to attract productive labour and improve their bargaining position. The proposed unified model reprises the role for leadership to include providing amenities prerequisite for economic development. © 2015, © Urban Studies Journal Limited 2015.


News Article | February 28, 2017
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BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fiduciary Trust Company, a private wealth advisor and investment management firm for high-net-worth families, individuals and non-profits, announced today the expansion of its client service team with the hires of Richard Olney and Peter Whitlock, both of whom are joining the firm as Vice Presidents and Investment Officers. Olney is arriving at Fiduciary Trust with two decades of experience in financial and client services, most recently serving as Trust Officer at U.S. Trust. Previously, Olney worked with charitable organizations as a Relationship Officer at BNY Mellon. He has also held various positions at George Beram & Co., John Hancock Funds, and Keystone Investments. Whitlock also brings over 20 years of industry experience. Most recently, he was at Century Capital Management, where he spent 10 years as a Partner, Head of Institutional Business, and worked closely with clients across North America. Prior to Century Capital, Whitlock worked in various roles at AllianceBernstein, Fidelity Investments, and Eaton Vance. “We are excited to welcome both Rick and Peter to our client team,” said Austin V. Shapard, President & CEO of Fiduciary Trust. “Given their history of advising clients across a variety of needs and market cycles, they augment our team of experienced professionals who provide personal service to our clients.” Olney and Whitlock will be responsible for developing and executing customized investment strategies that seek to meet the diverse needs of our clients, including high-net worth individuals, families and institutions. Mr. Olney is a graduate of Denison University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History and holds an MBA from Boston University. Mr. Whitlock received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Lake Forest College and completed his MBA at Boston University. About Fiduciary Trust Company Fiduciary Trust is a privately-owned wealth management firm focused on families, individuals and non-profits seeking objective expertise to grow and protect their investments. The firm also provides a range of services to single family offices and professional advisors. Fiduciary’s capabilities include customized financial planning, investment management, trust and estate administration, and family office and custody services. Fiduciary Trust takes a personal approach based on expertise, strong performance, and a genuine commitment to act in its clients’ best interests. The firm’s unique, private ownership and unconflicted investment approach align its interests with clients’ and provide the stability and permanence its clients seek. For additional information about Fiduciary Trusts’ services, please visit www.fiduciary-trust.com, or contact Randy Kinard at 617-574-3432 or rkinard@fiduciary-trust.com.


Havens M.A.,Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | Reich A.A.,Lake Forest College | Duelli D.M.,Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science | Hastings M.L.,Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Nucleic Acids Research | Year: 2012

Canonical microRNA biogenesis requires the Microprocessor components, Drosha and DGCR8, to generate precursor-miRNA, and Dicer to form mature miRNA. The Microprocessor is not required for processing of some miRNAs, including mirtrons, in which spliceosome-excised introns are direct Dicer substrates. In this study, we examine the processing of putative human mirtrons and demonstrate that although some are splicing-dependent, as expected, the predicted mirtrons, miR-1225 and miR-1228, are produced in the absence of splicing. Remarkably, knockout cell lines and knockdown experiments demonstrated that biogenesis of these splicing-independent mirtron-like miRNAs, termed 'simtrons', does not require the canonical miRNA biogenesis components, DGCR8, Dicer, Exportin-5 or Argonaute 2. However, simtron biogenesis was reduced by expression of a dominant negative form of Drosha. Simtrons are bound by Drosha and processed in vitro in a Drosha-dependent manner. Both simtrons and mirtrons function in silencing of target transcripts and are found in the RISC complex as demonstrated by their interaction with Argonaute proteins. These findings reveal a non-canonical miRNA biogenesis pathway that can produce functional regulatory RNAs. © 2011 The Author(s).

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