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Melissa Harris
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Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Chicago, IL
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America won't have more women in its boardrooms until companies lower the mandatory retirement age of their directors.
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Readers fire back over Mariano Park column.
I knew I would get blitzed with emails from angry readers after I called for revenue to be the deciding factor in awarding the rights to operate a cafe in Mariano Park, the center of Chicago's Viagra Triangle.
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The inside scoop on what's next in #Chicago real estate, and how the McCormick arena deal got done.
The idea to marry DePaul University's basketball program with an expansion of the McCormick Place Convention Center came to outgoing Chicago Planning and Development Commissioner Andrew Mooney in the shower.
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Why a tech bubble doesn't exist. Yet. 
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Join me and Chicago Ideas Week on Twitter today at 11 a.m. for an #IdeasChat on the future of Chicago's parks. Bring your ideas.
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The Exit Interview: Susan Credle of Leo Burnett
Susan Credle, Leo Burnett 's outgoing U.S. chief creative officer, will have more influence over Chicago now that she's leaving for New York.
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The miniature replica of architect Louis Sullivan's intricate long-ago demolished Barbe House relief is 70 percent done, according to the whirring 3-D printer inside Kickstarter co-founder Charles Adler's new Center for the Lost Arts.
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And for my most controversial column of the year ...
The Chicago Park District needs more money, and the lease for the little cafe in Mariano Park, the center of the Gold Coast's "Viagra Triangle," is up this fall.
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A lesson in how #Chicago works.
After years of negotiation and, yes, restoration, a Restoration Hardware is scheduled to open in the middle of Chicago's ritziest neighborhood this fall.
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#injustice  
A Federal Appeals Court last week upheld a sentence sparing billionaire Beanie Babies creator Ty Warner jail time for stashing millions in Swiss bank accounts to avoid paying taxes.
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741-741. Why those numbers matter. #crisistextline  
The text message to a DoSomething.org staffer read: "He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone."
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he text message to a DoSomething.org staffer read: "He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone." Those words quickly made their way to Nancy Lublin, the CEO of the New York City-based youth empowerment group, which runs do-good campaigns by text, like initiatives for gender-neutral bathrooms and sharing tips to prevent texting while driving. Lublin's staff had received a few messages — concerns about bullying and the like — unrelated to their campaigns, but "that one message stopped me in my tracks," Lublin said. "It was like being punched in the stomach."
The text message to a DoSomething.org staffer read: "He won't stop raping me. He told me not to tell anyone."
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  • Chicago Tribune
    Business Columnist, present
  • Baltimore Sun Co
    Metro Reporter, 2005 - 2009
  • Orlando Sentinel Communications Co
    Metro Reporter, 2002 - 2005
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Melissa Harris is a business columnist at The Chicago Tribune and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under age 35.
Introduction
Melissa Harris joined The Chicago Tribune as a business columnist in 2009 after nearly five years as an award-winning metro reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Prior to joining The Sun, she was a metro reporter at The Orlando Sentinel. She has traveled to Haiti twice on assignment and crisscrossed the United States covering everything from the Virginia Tech shootings to military base closings and the Miss America pageant. She is a graduate of Northwestern and Johns Hopkins universities, and a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under the age of 35. Beginning in June 2014, she will be enrolled in the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, where she is working toward an MBA.
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She is a two-time finalist for The Livingston Award, honoring outstanding reporting by journalists under the age of 35.
Education
  • Northwestern University
    B.S. in Journalism, 1998 - 2002
  • Johns Hopkins University
    M.A. in Government, 2006 - 2008
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