| Dec 13, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Chen “Michael” Deng traveled with a group of as many as 30 friends to a sparsely populated area of Pennsylvania for a weekend of what was supposed to be fraternal bonding. It cost him his life, officials say.
Deng, 19, a freshman at Baruch...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just how long will the ghost of Columbine haunt this country?
This week, thanks in part to a tip from an observant citizen, police in Waseca, Minn., apparently foiled yet another teenager bent on a Columbine-style massacre.
The details of the 17-year-...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 12:22 PM
NEW YORK -- He’s been in charge for only about a month, but New York’s Mayor Bill de Blasio has already angered one famous city resident: Al Roker, weatherman of NBC and Weather Channel fame, who took off on the mayor on Twitter.
| Feb 5, 2014
| 4:24 PM
Johns Hopkins graduate students and professors are calling for a moratorium on the university's plan to increase stipends for graduate students in the arts and humanities while shrinking their numbers, saying it could stymie research and the free flow...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 7:38 PM
USC President C. L. Max Nikias was the 13th-highest compensated private university president in 2011, making nearly $1.4 million in total pay, while former UC President Mark G. Yudof was the eighth-best paid public education executive, according to an...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Competing in one of the strongest regions in the nation, Christopher Newport softball coach Keith Parr thought the postseason gauntlet would be difficult. The NCAA Division III tournament field confirmed his suspicions.
The sixth-ranked Captains were...
| May 8, 2014
First of all, let's drop the "old news; no one cares" bit.
Vulture's "10 Years Later: 'Friends' 10 Most Quotable Lines" (recommended by 44,875 Facebook users) popped up more than once in my Twitter feed yesterday, right below Chicagoist's "Kerry Wood...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:00 AM
As we enter graduation season, students across the country will be worrying less about final exams and more about jobs. What will make them stand out to employers?
Working, studying or volunteering away from the United States is one key strategy. Ask...
| Apr 27, 2014
These days, his Western business suits and ties have given way to Afghan turbans and tunics. Instead of anthropology students and fellow faculty members at the Johns Hopkins University, tribal elders and international aid officials are more likely to seek...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 8:41 PM
Los cubanos que a diario corren el riesgo de ser encarcelados por intentar transmitir una imagen certera de la vida en Cuba—a través de blogs, Facebook, Twitter—han tenido una cara ante el mundo, indudablemente, en Yoani Sánchez.
| Mar 30, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Yoani Sanchez has become the international poster girl for a new generation of Cubans trying to promote democratic reforms in their homeland — one tweet at a time.
Sanchez, who is scheduled to speak at two public events Monday during her first...