| Feb 4, 2015
| 5:45 PM
Gov. Tom Wolf nominated Duquesne University law school Dean Ken Gormley and Centre County President Judge Thomas Kistler to fill vacancies left by the retirement of two state Supreme Court justices last year.
Wolf said Wednesday the nominations were...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 7:54 PM
In a North Philadelphia school that has captured the attention of Allentown educators, 14 ninth-graders sit at round tables, their eyes on the instructor who is holding a brain.
"Who felt the brain last week?" asks Diana Huang, a Temple University...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 11:01 AM
But what’s her favorite flavor?
We’re not sure which we love more—Amy Poehler or pudding. So it’s only fitting that Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals has named her its Woman of the Year, which the university announced...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 3:38 PM
According to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll before the State of the Union Address, Americans believe that "securing the border" should be a priority — after helping the economy, defeating the Islamic State and reducing the deficit.
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 PM
USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014.
The annual survey by the Council for...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 3:54 PM
This helmeted hawk may look ready for battle, but she's actually about to do some serious science. Researchers who strapped a camera to a goshawk's head have discovered that these birds of prey use a clever strategy to try to snag their fleet-footed...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 9:56 PM
The problem with modern diets is that they rely too heavily on modern, processed foods. If only we emulated the eating habits of our paleolithic predecessors, we'd be healthier and less obese. That's the premise of popular "paleo" diets.
"We are Stone...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 1:47 PM
The widespread practice of counting race in deciding who gets into college is under legal and political attack. Several states, educating almost one-third of American students, have banned racial preferences at public universities. The U.S. Supreme...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 1:42 PM
William Woestendiek, a journalist and former director of the University of Southern California school of journalism, died at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility Friday after a long illness. He was 90.
A reporter and editor of several newspapers, such as...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 2:12 PM
William Woestendiek, an editor who led Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper investigations before ending his career as director of the USC school of journalism, died Friday at a Mesa, Ariz., nursing facility after a long illness, his family said. He was 90....
| Jan 22, 2015
| 3:41 PM
The Pacific Camellia Society kicks off a new season of meetings at Descanso Gardens with Richard Schulhof, a former executive director of Descanso, as the featured speaker. The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5. The public is invited;...