| Aug 21, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Attorney Michael Thomas O’Callaghan, a La Caņada Flintridge resident who was active in many local organizations, died last week in Pasadena. He was 49.
O’Callaghan passed away on Aug. 12 after a long battle with lung cancer, his sister,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:37 PM
This post has been updated, as noted below.
Worried about student safety amid the political violence in Egypt, the University of California has suspended its fall semester program in Cairo, officials said Monday.
The move affects 22 students who had...
| Apr 26, 2013
Can you do it? Should you do it?
As that college acceptance letter compels you to say "yes" or "no" around May 1, run through a few last considerations as you weigh one of the largest financial commitments of your lifetime.
Three elements are key:...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 6:23 AM
I'm passing along today two recent items about college majors and the workforce.
The first comes from an Oklahoma-based staffing company called Express Employment Professionals. And the second is from Georgetown University.
Both attempt to identify...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Like any parent surviving uncertain economic times, many of the conversations with my two college-aged sons revolve around one pressing topic, the Holy Grail of today's graduates: Can you get a job, a decent-paying job, with that degree?
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:53 AM
For the third straight year, the drivers in the Grand Prix of Baltimore will flip the ignition switch in their racecars, fire up those fuel-injected, high-performance engines and renew their quest for the fastest way through the streets of downtown...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 11:42 AM
Howard E. Chaney, a retired Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene official whose career spanned more than three decades, died Sunday of cancer at his Lutherville home. He was 95.
Howard Edward Chaney was born and raised in Baltimore and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
| Oct 3, 2013
| 3:32 PM
A grinning teenage girl confesses to the camera in a YouTube video sponsored by the Howard County Public Library that she checks her texts and emails "an inappropriate number of times a day." With a quick laugh and a shrug, she seems to say, "Who doesn't?...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:17 PM
Dr. William R. Bell, an internationally known Johns Hopkins hematologist who conducted research into bleeding and clotting disorders, died Oct. 4 of complications from a blood clot at his Roland Park home. He was 78.
"Bill was one of the premier...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:09 PM
As the nation prepared for the launch of federal health reforms, Maryland was lauded as a leader in adopting the president's signature program. Obama used a community college in Maryland as a backdrop to promote his plan — and to praise Maryland...