| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:26 AM
Lyons Township High School Model United Nation Club traveled to Harvard University recently for the Harvard Model United National international conference.
With more than 3,000 high school students from 19 countries, each and every one of LT's 21...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 2:30 PM
Tom Cotton, the still new U.S. senator from Arkansas, combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, native of Yell County (just like "True Grit's" Mattie Ross), graduate of Dardanelle High and Harvard University (both undergraduate and law school),...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 3:37 PM
Many communities are trying to come to terms with the deaths of African-American males, ranging from a 12-year-old child to grown men, at the hands of police officers. Some of these incidents were complicated situations with multiple causes, however, it...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 4:00 AM
When 15 California community colleges received preliminary approval to offer four-year degrees recently, officials touted the move as a way to provide highly trained workers at a lower cost, especially for technical jobs in fields such as medicine and...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 4:40 AM
Chris Pratt was teased about his early acting roles while being roasted Friday night at Harvard University, where he received the Hasty Pudding Man of the Year award by America's oldest undergraduate drama troupe.
Earlier in the day, Pratt visited...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Even as a young man, Ashton Carter had eclectic interests, earning degrees in physics and medieval history at Yale, and a doctorate in theoretical physics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
"There was no relationship between them...
| Dec 26, 2014
During the holiday season, meals often begin with wine and end with coffee, notes Consumer Reports. If you've seen the headlines touting the health benefits of both beverages -- and you're among the 61 percent of Americans who down a daily cup of java...
| Dec 20, 2014
| 11:45 AM
When Alice Oaks' older son was shot to death in Baltimore in 2008, she said her goodbye at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center. He lay there, a tube still in his mouth, and it seemed to her that his body was glowing. She felt numb. She bent over and kissed...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 3:40 PM
What to do about rude people? Anti-vaxxers? Ignorant voters? Here’s some of the most popular advice The Times’ op-ed pages dispensed in 2014.
Voting is not, as Lena Dunham says, “kind of a gateway drug to ‘getting involved.&...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 7:11 PM
We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.
“Are you OK?” the nurse asked.
Was she insane? Which...