| Jun 22, 2014
| 6:19 AM
HARTFORD — Michael M. Sharpe resigned as CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter organization Saturday following revelations that he had a decades-old criminal record and for years had erroneously used the academic title of "doctor."
| Jun 20, 2014
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — In a New Year's message last December, the CEO of the Jumoke Academy charter school shared his enthusiastic vision for 2014, signing the letter, "Yours Truly, Dr. Michael Sharpe."
Some version of that prestigious academic credential has...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:55 AM
HARTFORD — Family Urban Schools of Excellence, the group that runs the heavily state-financed Jumoke Academy charter schools, announced plans Tuesday to conduct an independent forensic audit following disclosures that its CEO had served prison...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Towson University is one of five schools recognized Tuesday by the National Security Agency's National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cyber Operations Program.
Towson will receive the CAE-Cyber Operations designation for the 2014 through 2019...
| Jun 13, 2014
In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 9:45 AM
Charmaine Jefferson is resigning after 11 years as executive director of the California African American Museum in Exposition Park, to focus on an arts consulting business attuned to audience-building and education.
Jefferson, 60, said Friday is her...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 5:57 PM
In the recession from which the United States is recovering, unemployment among blacks and Latinos has been deeper and more entrenched; incomes in black and Latino communities have fallen more sharply; and recovery has been slower and far less complete....
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Most references to director, writer and actress Desiree Akhavan place a neat three-word descriptor by her name: bisexual Iranian American, often followed by the words "the next Lena Dunham."
Yet Akhavan isn't trying to fit into an already defined...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:30 AM
When Ann Druyan met her future husband, the late astronomer Carl Sagan, at a dinner party at Nora Ephron's New York City home circa 1974, she knew little of his growing reputation as a scientist and author, only that, as Ephron had told her, he was a...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The 10 pics championed by variety critics selected to screen at the Karlovy Vary Intl. Film Festival next month are an eclectic mix of the year's best-reviewed Euro-backed features. Representing a wide sample of different genres, countries and languages...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The American cinematic landscape would be a lot more boring without Spike Lee, who's made a career of stirring things up.
Over the last three decades, the 57-year-old African American filmmaker has never played it safe with his often controversial...