| Jan 17, 2014
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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 8:13 PM
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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:15 AM
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...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Sobered by indiscriminate job losses and mounting education debt, consumers of ongoing education are demanding more evidence their newly minted degrees will pay off in the job market. Schools are responding with new curriculum and placement-tracking...
| May 1, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Glenbard West senior Madeline Perez was one of 26 athletes honored by the Illinois High School Association during a banquet April 21 in Bloomington for making the All-State Academic team.
She won the Class 3A cross country title as a junior with a...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Devyn Bisson is a 22-year-old Orange resident about to graduate from Chapman University with a degree in film. She knows she'll need to think about health insurance after graduation, but not just yet.
"It's the last thing I'm looking at," she says. "I'm...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:01 AM
The Festivals of Arts Foundation recently announced that it has awarded $90,000 in grants to nonprofits in Laguna Beach.
The recipients include the Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach College of Art + Design, Laguna Beach Live!, No Square Theater and the...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:05 PM
As Maryland prepares for a major overhaul of its troubled health exchange — switching out its buggy software for Connecticut's proven technology — lawmakers and information technology experts are raising new concerns about whether there is...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day.
Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Here I go thinking outside of the Xbox again. I believe that pizza is better than caviar, that Chicago is better than New York, that Venus is superior to Mars.
And I believe, sincerely and with all cheekiness aside, that the young people we sometimes...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 8:16 PM
WASHINGTON — Michael Robertson put the bag of chemicals in an inside pocket of his sport coat, the pump in the other. He snaked the tubes between the buttons of his shirt to the port in his chest. He adjusted his tie to cover them.
Then he sat...