| Sep 8, 2014
| 7:43 PM
Freshmen at colleges around the country for years have been assigned to read the same books as a way to bond at orientation and to encourage intellectual interactions rather than just social ones.
But this year, some of the reading selections are coming...
| Sep 10, 2014
I homeschooled my oldest, an 8-year-old boy, until this year. He started third grade in public school in August. As a homeschooling mom, I was not a micromanager and don't want to become one now, but the school virtually insists that parents help with...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The Rev. Dr. L. Carroll Yingling Jr., a retired United Methodist Church minister and former superintendent of the Baltimore Northwest District, died of cancer Aug. 23 at the Charlestown retirement community. He was 87.
"He had a lot of strengths, and...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
Moravian College has had many successful athletic programs.
Perhaps none have been more successful, however, than John Byrne's women's softball program.
And, the highlight of the Greyhounds' golden era in softball was probably 2004 when the team...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Here's a depressing statistic: Last year, U.S. companies spent a whopping $598 billion — not to develop new technologies, open new markets or to hire new workers but to buy up their own shares. By removing shares from circulation, companies made...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies.
What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Every year, the La Cañada Unified Governing Board allows one high school senior to serve as a voice for the student population, and a touchstone of how board members' decisions affect the lives of the youth they serve.
This year, the honor belongs to...
| Jul 25, 2014
| 2:15 PM
Robin Rosenberg was sworn-in Friday as the newest U.S. District Court judge for the Southern District of Florida during an "informal" ceremony watched by family, friends, judges, attorneys and others in the legal community.
Just three days earlier, the...
| Jul 16, 2014
Eight-year-old Ava Paul of Charlottesville was trying to land a spaceship safely on a planet, presumably this one.
She studied the iPad on the tabletop, tapping it here and there, as the animated spacecraft dropped out of orbit and deployed an...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:58 PM
MOUNT DORA — When artist Kimberly Watters reads, she doesn't see the words the way most people do. She is visually dyslexic, meaning words in the text might blur or jitter.
Surprisingly, she was delighted to receive the diagnosis.
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet.
1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...