Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

Posted on Sep 19, 2016 in Education, Featured
Comer Education Campus celebrates its first four-year college graduates

The Comer Education Campus is improving outcomes for young people by building partnerships, putting resources behind programs and making long-term commitments to students. This uniquely comprehensive model is grounded in the knowledge that children everywhere want to learn and is seeking to change the national conversation about education through its work on the South Side. […]

Comer Fellows in the Field: Destiny Washington

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 in Comer Fellows, Featured, Fellows
Comer Fellows in the Field: Destiny Washington

The Mongolian Altai Project with Comer’s youngest fellow, a 17-year old high school student from Gary Comer College Prep in Chicago As the Potanin Glacier came into view, the sun was already lowering in the afternoon sky. Nearing the end of a 10-mile rugged hike, 17-year old Destiny Washington walked along a horse trail that […]

Comer Fellows in the Field: Aaron Putnam, Destiny Washington
& Kevin Stark

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 in Featured, Fellows
Comer Fellows in the Field: Aaron Putnam, Destiny Washington <br> & Kevin Stark

Comer team drills into Mongolia’s climate mystery and its global consequences Aaron Putnam of the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine is trying to find the switches that caused the Earth to lurch out of the last Ice Age. Climate levers are not yet well understood, […]

Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Posted on Jan 21, 2016 in Culture, Featured
Secrets Behind Field Museum’s LEED Gold Status

Housing 30 million artifacts and specimens across 1.3-million square feet, Chicago’s Field Museum is one of the most celebrated museums in the country. Although best known for its dinosaurs and natural history exhibits, since March, the museum has a new claim to fame: It is one of only a few museums nationwide to earn LEED […]