| 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...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2011
Physicist Rosalyn S. Yalow, who shared the 1977 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the development of a medical diagnostic test that revolutionized patient care and led to a new understanding of diabetes and a host of other diseases, died May 30 in...
| Jun 14, 2011
1st Libertarian presidential candidate
John Hospers, 93, a USC philosophy professor who became the Libertarian Party's first presidential nominee and received one electoral vote in the 1972 election won by Richard Nixon in a landslide, died...
| Jul 2, 2011
Boozy, boorish and self-besotted, the world-famous writer in Woody Allen's current hit film, "Midnight in Paris," is kind of a clown. And, as played by actor Corey Stoll, he's an instantly recognizable replica of the author of "The Sun Also Rises" and...
| Apr 11, 2012
The son of Holocaust survivors, Elan Steinberg preferred to keep his family history private. But the fierce strategist and former leader of the World Jewish Congress was clearly motivated by it, according to observers, as he relentlessly pushed to...
| Apr 13, 2012
| 10:45 AM
Mike Crawford will be everywhere on Saturday.
Crawford was the driving force behind the founding of Hampton University's club lacrosse team, which began play this season and will celebrate Lacrosse Day, a four-team tournament at Armstrong Stadium, on...
| Nov 9, 2011
Harry Pachon, a scholar-activist who helped focus national attention on the needs and traits of a growing Latino population, particularly in politics and education, has died. He was 66.
Pachon, the longtime president of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute,...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 5:37 PM
With three nights of record ratings, NBC’s coverage of the London Summer Olympics is winning on the prime-time TV front.
But it looks to be losing in major ways in the world of social media, as a rising tide of complaints about the network’...