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  • Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy

    Facebook's Zuckerberg leads big jump in charity among the wealthy
    Facebook Inc. Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, led a big rise in philanthropy among the wealthy in 2013 as the number of gifts of at least $1 million climbed 57%, according to a report by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. The...
  • Researchers work on building a model of calamity

    Researchers work on building a model of calamity
    For openers, a hurricane will likely be unleashed on one neighborhood in Anne Arundel County, and then the disasters will spread from there. The storm will lash the area with heavy rain, whipping wind, floodwater and power outages, causing road closings...
  • Obama encourages economic diversity in higher education

    Obama encourages economic diversity in higher education
    More than 100 colleges and universities, including several in California, promised Thursday to try to attract more low-income students by strengthening relationships with high schools and community colleges, increasing access to advisors and offering more...
  • Jacob D. Hornstein, lawyer

    Jacob D. Hornstein, lawyer
    Jacob D. "Jake" Hornstein, who practiced law in Baltimore for 67 years, died Feb. 8 at Maryland Shock Trauma Center of severe brain trauma after a fall. He was 92. "He was a fine gentleman and was well-versed in the law. He was also very bright," said...
  • College worth the cost [Letter]

    College worth the cost [Letter]
    As the value of education rises, so does tuition and the demand for a college education ("College is not for everyone," Nov. 26). While college is costly, many schools encourage students to attend college because receiving a college education does...
  • 5 Questions for James D. Hardesty

    If you want to know something about the history of the Baltimore investment community, you might want to call James Hardesty. The 67-year-old history buff and chairman of Hardesty Capital Management has spent his career in Baltimore, starting with a...
  • Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., Union Memorial chief of surgery

    Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., Union Memorial chief of surgery
    Dr. Theodore H. Wilson Jr., former chief of surgery at Union Memorial Hospital who earlier had been chief of surgery at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda and a captain in the Navy Medical Corps, died Monday of cancer at the Broadmead...
  • Tom Steyer may be liberals' answer to the Koch brothers

    Tom Steyer is standing upright near the corner of a small, beige meeting room at Georgetown University, arms at his sides, eyes shut intently. Half a dozen ministers and priests surround him, laying hands on his torso. Together, the pastors begin to...
  • Kids and Money: Community college program gives top students a boost

    Enrolling in a community college has always been a favorable way for students to combat the rising cost of education. But a program expanding nationally this year could make the potential payoff even better. American Honors is an innovative, two-year-old...
  • Latinos lag in getting alternative educational credentials

    Latinos lag in getting alternative educational credentials
    For Americans who haven’t been to college, alternative credentials such as professional licenses or educational certificates offer an edge in earnings, a new U.S. Census Bureau report shows. But Latinos lag behind other Americans in getting such...
  • Abraham Dash, Air Force Ret. and federal attorney

    Abraham Dash, Air Force Ret. and federal attorney
    Abraham Dash, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and federal attorney who taught at the University of Maryland school of law from 1970 until his death, died Jan. 12 of a heart attack at his home in Bowie. He was 86. News of his death prompted an...