What we're reading on a moody Monday:
Higher Ed: University of Chicago president Robert Zimmer tops the area's list of highest paid university executives at $1,337,869, according to a new ranking by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Zimmer is the 12th highest compensated in the nation; number one Lee Bollinger of Columbia University at $4.6 million on the list that looks at base pay, bonuses and other compensation.
Also topping $1 million annual salary in the state is Morton Schapiro of Northwestern ($1.2 million). Next is John L. Anderson of IIT at $846,000, the Rev. Dennis Holtschneider of DePaul University at $842,288, and Michael Viollt of Robert Morris at $750,720.
Elsewhere in the city is Charles Middleton at Roosevelt at $527,295; Warrick L. Carter of Columbia College at $502,473; and North Park University David L. Parkyn at $274,943. Loyola University's Rev. Michael Garazini was paid zero.
Senior editor Andrew Herrmann recommends looking at the various ways the magazine analyzes the paychecks, such as how they relate to tuition.
Turkish Delight Actually Looks Kind of Gross: Turns out, magic spells and talking woodland critters aren't the least believable parts of "The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe." Instead, the big question is: why would Edmund Pevensie be willing to betray his family for a couple chunks of rosewater-flavored gel? Reporter Ariel Cheung thoroughly enjoyed this break down in Atlas Obscura, which details not only what Turkish Delight actually is, but what people pictured it as during their childhood readings. "Turkish Delight was our collective candy id," writes Jess Zimmerman, who pictured it as a cross between toffee and halvah. Yum.
Taking a Long Look at Foster Care After Laquan McDonald's Death: In July, a report was filed in federal court detail the Department of Child and Family's systemic failure to protect abused and neglected children including a shortage of quality foster homes for older children especially with behavioral problems. Older wards of the state, like McDonald, often end up residential treatment facilities and vulnerable to rape, prositution and assualt, according the Chicago Tribune. In a story Friday, the Tribune McDonald's journey from living with a neglective mother and her abusive boyfriend, traveling between relatives and foster homes before becoming a ward of the state. Read more about the correlation here.