| Mar 23, 2014
Fewer than one in 10 students at the University of Baltimore graduates within four years of being admitted as a freshman. That costs those students and the university dearly: For the school it means spending more resources on instruction and other...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday.
The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:00 AM
A gleaming new apartment building with restaurants and bars on the ground floor has replaced an old pizza place and tire shop. A new Whole Foods will sprout up just down the road. A four-star hotel and bike lanes are planned.
The changes are part of a...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 10:19 AM
Over 200 years ago, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke memorably remarked: "The only thing necessary for evil to flourish is for good men to do nothing." This truism comes to mind when assessing the reaction of the University of Maryland,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:08 PM
A former Baltimore Sun editor has been named president of the Poynter Institute, a journalism school and media strategy center with students around the world.
Timothy A. Franklin, 53, who served as editor and senior vice president of the Sun between...
| 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,...
| 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 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 15, 2013
| 4:18 PM
So many Americans experience dangerous fluctuations in heartbeat that about 400,000 times a year a device is implanted in their chests to keep a normal rhythm.
But the defibrillators that send a life-saving electric buzz through the heart can be so...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:28 PM
Dear Liz: What are your thoughts on charitable giving? I hear about tithing (giving 10% of income) but would have real problems trying to maintain that commitment. That said, I'd like to become a regular donor to a reputable charity.
Answer: Most U.S....