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  • 17-Year-Old Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools Leaning Toward Yale

    17-Year-Old Student Accepted At All 8 Ivy League Schools Leaning Toward Yale
    ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) - Elmont High School senior Harold Ekeh had a plan - he would apply to 13 colleges, including all eight Ivy League schools, figuring it would help his chances of getting into at least one great school. It worked. And then some. The...
  • Rethinking family leave with an eye toward long-term effects

     Rethinking family leave with an eye toward long-term effects
    Two new reports raise compelling questions about the way we approach paid family leave. A fascinating study, written by Cornell University economics researcher Ankita Patnaik, compares the notoriously stingy maternity and paternity leave policies in the...
  • How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics

    How animal flus increase the risk of human pandemics
    Several nasty flu strains spread across the Midwest in April. One virus sickened thousands of dogs, shutting down shelters and doggie day care centers throughout Chicago. Another infected more than 100 poultry farms in states including Kansas, Missouri...
  • Beyond the norm: 5 unusual college courses

    Who knew that climbing a tree and The Simpsons were scholarly enough to be college courses? In recent years, colleges have been offering stranger courses, bringing new light to education. 1. At Cornell University, you can relive your childhood...
  • Summer 2015 Pre-College Program Guide

    Non-Credit Programs ++++++++++++++++++++ || College/University || Program || Classes || Dates || Ages || || Harvard University(bit.ly/1FwPGoF) || Pre-College Program || 5-6 course options || June 28-July 10July 12-24July 26-Aug. 7 || Rising juniors and...
  • M.H. Abrams dies at 102; editor of 'Norton Anthology'

     M.H. Abrams dies at 102; editor of 'Norton Anthology'
     M.H. Abrams, an esteemed critic, teacher and tastemaker who helped shape the modern literary canon as founding editor of "The Norton Anthology of English Literature" and joined the elite himself by writing one of the 20th century's most acclaimed works...
  • Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition

    Scholarship app company wins Under Armour business competition
    The maker of a web application that helps students find college scholarships has won a business competition chaired by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank. Scholly, founded by Drexel University student Christopher Gray, took the top prize at this year's Cupid'...
  • Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan

    Al-Qaida hostage from Md. killed in U.S. drone strike in Pakistan
    — When the U.S. military targeted a suspected al-Qaida compound on the lawless border between Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said Thursday, intelligence officials didn't know the group was holding an aid worker from...
  • Local fraternity chapter celebrates 56th anniversary

    Local fraternity chapter celebrates 56th anniversary
    First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All Congratulations to 'Eta Eta Lambda' Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. on the 56th anniversary of your charter in the City of Annapolis on April 14, 1959, described in their history as...
  • Johns Hopkins begins using high-tech equipment on pets

    Johns Hopkins begins using high-tech equipment on pets
    Unconscious and with furry yellow paws in the air, Otter was guided into the MRI machine. The 4-year-old Lab had been having increasingly severe episodes of back pain over months and a neurosurgeon wanted to confirm his suspicions about the cause....
  • Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup

    Worried sick over canine flu? Tips to help protect your pup
    LOS ANGELES — An outbreak of canine flu has sickened more than 1,000 dogs in the Midwest, killing a handful and stirring concern among animal lovers nationwide that the highly contagious virus will sideline their pets. Experts blame the epidemic...