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  • Camp for the kid who likes science, engineering, math

    Camp for the kid who likes science, engineering, math
    For kids whose dream summer camp involves more coding than canoeing, more technology than tennis and more science than swimming,¬†STEM summer camps — once considered a contradiction in terms — are popular and plentiful. The camps, ranging...
  • Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad

    Obama weighs college tuition as a president and a dad
    He's getting sappy on college campuses, wringing his hands about his tuition savings plan and waxing nostalgic about his own years as an undergraduate. President Obama is hurtling toward a deadline that looms over him much like the end of his time in...
  • Rolling Stone backtracks on U.Va. fraternity rape article as key elements doubted

    Rolling Stone backtracks on U.Va. fraternity rape article as key elements doubted
    A University of Virginia student's harrowing description of a gang rape at a fraternity, detailed in a recent Rolling Stone article, began to unravel Friday as interviews revealed doubts about significant details of the purported attack. The fraternity...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Robert H. Chambers III

    Robert H. Chambers III
    Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
  • Brown University: 2 fraternities 'facilitated' sexual misconduct

    Brown University officials on Monday announced that two fraternities on the Ivy League campus have been sanctioned for hosting unregistered parties last fall, including one where two students reported drinking punch laced with a date-rape drug. School...
  • Towson native Peter Mark Kendall snags recurring role on "Girls"

    Towson native Peter Mark Kendall snags recurring role on "Girls"
    Towson native Peter Mark Kendall has landed a dream role -- a grad school classmate of Lena Dunham's character Hannah Horvath on the HBO series "Girls." Kendall, 28,  appears in the season 4 trailer in a scene in writing workshop. "The main...
  • WME talent agents go from A-list to ABCs in Compton mentors program

    WME talent agents go from A-list to ABCs in Compton mentors program
    Compton eighth-grader Edgar Ruelas wants to be the first in his family to attend college. He has some help: high-powered talent agents from Beverly Hills. For the past four years, a few dozen agents from William Morris Endeavor have been mentoring...
  • Pequot Museum Has New Interim Director

    An anthropologist long associated with the Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center has been named the new interim director at a time when the institution is trying to redefine itself. The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation on Tuesday announced the...
  • Handling holiday returns helps fuel Lanham firm

    Handling holiday returns helps fuel Lanham firm
    In Optoro's sprawling warehouse in Lanham, dozens of workers scan, sort and pack toys, shoes, laptops, books, headphones, power tools — almost anything that consumers bought online and at stores then sent or brought back. The returned goods may be...
  • The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965

    The era known as 'the Sixties' really began in 1965
    Fifty years ago Thursday, President Lyndon B. Johnson turned on the lights of the National Christmas Tree and proclaimed, “These are the most hopeful times in all the years since Christ was born in Bethlehem.” He continued, “Today...