| Jun 2, 2014
| 7:30 AM
As the nation moves toward President Obama's goal of college degrees for 60 percent of Americans by 2020, the role of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) becomes even more important — particularly in Maryland, where 48 percent of...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Ollie M.J. Ray, whose career teaching in city public schools spanned nearly four decades, died Tuesday of heart failure at Northwest Hospital. She was 82.
"They say teachers are born, and Ollie had not only the native ability to be a teacher but also the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 12:34 PM
In the middle of July 1992, Bill Clinton accepted the democratic nomination for president, the TV show "Melrose Place" premiered on Fox and America loved the following songs, via Billboard's Hot 100 chart archive.
10. "Just Another Day," Jon...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 12:03 PM
For many Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley's proposed fiscal year 2014 budget includes plenty to celebrate.
The governor's "balanced approach" to budgeting translates into increased employment, health care benefits for additional families and...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:44 AM
At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University.
That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 9:08 AM
Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler's statewide tour to launch his campaign for governor entered its third day Thursday as the Democrat took his stump speech to Western Maryland.
Gansler has slightly different remarks - and campaign promises - for...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:24 AM
WASHINGTON -- First lady Michelle Obama will speak at Bowie State University's commencement on May 17, the White House said Thursday.
The school, Maryland's oldest historically black college and one of the oldest in the nation, is celebrating its...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Our nation has laid to rest another hero. Officer Sean Collier, police officer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was tragically killed in the events that led to the capture of the Boston Marathon bombers ("Slain MIT police officer remembered,"...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer.
But to stand out — or...
| May 15, 2013
| 6:48 PM
Maryland's in-state undergraduates will pay a few hundred dollars more per semester this fall under a new tuition-and-fee plan approved Wednesday by the university system's Board of Regents.
Out-of-state students will be hit a little harder, paying as...
| May 17, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Michelle Obama encouraged the graduates of Bowie State University on Friday to live up to the legacy of their university's founders and the leaders of the civil rights movement by promoting the importance of education in the black community.