| Dec 18, 2013
The ideal that all Americans have a shot at success regardless of their economic status at birth is the bedrock of the American dream. But the ability to rise from the mailroom to the executive suite through hard work and fair play is more fantasy than...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's charity time, and not just because the holiday season reminds us to be charitable. As the tax year draws to a close, the charitable tax deduction beckons.
America's wealthy are its largest beneficiaries. According to the Congressional Budget Office,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:12 PM
Broadway star Patti LuPone and opera baritone Nathan Gunn will headline the guest faculty artists coming to the Torggler Summer Vocal Institute at Christopher Newport University in 2014. Applications are now being accepted.
LuPone has earned Tony Awards...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 2:17 PM
For college athletes who get through their sport's season concussion-free, new research suggests it may be too early to breathe a sigh of relief.
Following a season of grueling practices and hard-fought games, football and ice hockey players who had...
| Nov 29, 2013
Joe Recker was traversing his farmland in Ottawa, Ohio, this month in a combine, collecting the last soybean harvest of the season, when he noticed an out-of-place colorful object.
It first appeared to be deflated party balloons, he said, but as he...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 2:06 PM
When Victor Oladipo started high school, no one expected him to become an All-Met player in the hoops hotbed of Washington, D.C.
When Oladipo enrolled at Indiana University, few people envisioned he would become an All-Big Ten player.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:10 PM
The Highland Park campus of Christ Church, 1713 Green Bay Road, will be the setting for a homegrown CD release party on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
"Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs" is a musical collaboration between...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy.
The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Similar to the old "if-a-tree-falls-in-the-woods" question, if government incentives to encourage the purchase of plug-in vehicles are offered, but no one knows about them, do they make a difference? A research team at Indiana University conducted a...
| Nov 20, 2013
A recent Washington Post article looked at the scramble by American educators to teach typing skills to children as young as 7. Under new national Common Core academic standards, third-grade students will be tested on computers starting next school year....
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:20 AM
McClatchy-Tribune is delighted to welcome longtime Washington journalist Dan K. Thomasson as a weekly op-ed columnist. Until January, his columns will move on both MCT and Scripps Howard News Service. When SHNS ceases operations at the end of the year,...