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  • Students awarded Community Foundation scholarships

    Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
  • Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC

    Scripps Research Institute eyes pact with USC
    The Scripps Research Institute is considering a partnership with the University of Southern California, but Scripps' president says the arrangement wouldn't jeopardize the Jupiter campus. "Any agreement with USC would maintain Scripps's unique...
  • Patricia Wright

    Patricia Wright
    Patricia Wright, a retired college librarian and music aficionado, died of a pulmonary embolism Friday at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The Towson resident was 79. Born Patricia Smith in Thayer, Mo., she was the daughter of Dr. Elmer O. Smith, a...
  • West Chester officials part of early effort to leave PASSHE

    When word leaked out in February about a plan to let prosperous state-owned universities leave the State System of Higher Education, officials at West Chester University — arguably the most robust — chose their words carefully. Talking points...
  • UCF aims for higher graduation rates

    UCF aims for higher graduation rates
    UCF finance major Tyler Wright is eager to graduate. He started college with about 30 credit hours earned in high school through Advanced Placement courses and dual enrollment, but he still won't earn his degree until December 2015 — four-and-a-...
  • Adjunct professors pushing for better pay, benefits

    MIAMI Kim Laffont worked three jobs and spent 31/2 hours a day commuting last semester. Though her students call her professor, Laffont is an adjunct professor and that one word makes all the difference. Her title may sound prestigious, but many of...
  • Scientist's vine research could illuminate climate change

    MILWAUKEE Stefan Schnitzer wields an unusual instrument for a scientist a machete. Schnitzer, of the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, studies woody vines in the...
  • Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again

    Maryland to begin check of Medicaid rolls again
    Maryland officials are poised to again review their Medicaid rolls for those who no longer qualify. The state ceased such reviews for six months as it worked to open the new online marketplace for people to buy public and private insurance plans and...
  • With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise

     With VCU's 2011 Final Four run leading way, Rams athletics on rise
    RICHMOND — Matt Ball has been connected to VCU for 30 years, and given the duration and diversity of his affiliation — student-athlete, graduate, coach — few can better appreciate and assess the exponential growth of the Rams' sports...
  • Use it or lose it

    Use it or lose it
    Credit Gov. Pat Quinn for putting a stop last week to a seedy little money grab by officials at the College of DuPage. Before this episode heads to the dust bin, it's worth a few minutes to examine what it says about the use and abuse of tax dollars....
  • Jon Pelto and Ebony Murphy petition to run for governor

    Jon Pelto and Ebony Murphy petition to run for governor
    After months of careful consideration, Mansfield resident Jonathan Pelto recently made the decision to choose a running mate and then petition to be included on the ballot for the upcoming election for governor of the state of Connecticut. Pelto has...