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  • Chris Pratt makes good on Super Bowl bet, visits sick kids at Boston hospital

    Chris Pratt makes good on Super Bowl bet, visits sick kids at Boston hospital
    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...
  • Wolf nominates two for state Supreme Court

    Wolf nominates two for state Supreme Court
    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...
  • Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions

    Alternative school would tap into Allentown students' passions
    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...
  • Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

    Amy Poehler is the Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year
    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...
  • College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call

    College students facing depression need more than a list of doctors to call
    A recently released survey of 150,000 college freshmen found that 9.5% had frequently felt depressed in the last year, up from 6.1% in 2009. As such numbers rise, some colleges balk at the idea of being "caretakers" for their psychologically fragile...
  • Harvard bans professor-undergrad romances; California schools, not so much

    Harvard University banned professors from having “sexual or romantic relationships” with undergraduates -- a much more stringent policy than what some of California's largest and most prominent universities have on the books. The Harvard...
  • Defense nominee Ashton Carter known for eclectic interests

    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...
  • What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?

    What will bachelor's degrees from community colleges be worth?
    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...
  • DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage

     DePaul professor discusses her efforts to protect world's cultural heritage
    Patty Gerstenblith was working as a research associate at the Cincinnati Art Museum in the late 1970s when a cumbersome project and an ownership dispute over a statue got her interested in the law. After an art scholar discovered there were large...
  • For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions

    For Asian Americans, a changing landscape on college admissions
    In a windowless classroom at an Arcadia tutoring center, parents crammed into child-sized desks and dug through their pockets and purses for pens as Ann Lee launches a PowerPoint presentation. Her primer on college admissions begins with the basics:...
  • Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes

    Michael Franti concert helps fight juvenile diabetes
    The Event: Some 438 friends and supporters flocked to funky Metro Chicago on Jan. 29 to help raise money for Friends United for Juvenile Diabetes Research. Their good deed was rewarded with an acoustic concert by composer/musician, Michael Franti. Known...