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  • So Percussion makes mayhem with mallets

    So Percussion makes mayhem with mallets
    The chamber ensemble So Percussion has a straightforward name, but like this quartet itself, it has a way of revealing more than what may be initially apparent. "So" is derived from a Japanese term translated as "to play music." It also has other...
  • Real Grades Would Show We're Not All Above Average

    Real Grades Would Show We're Not All Above Average
    Creeping grade inflation is weakening the academic economy of our nation. It's also fueling widespread resistance to standardized testing at the heart of the educational reform movement known as the Common Core State Standards. I inflate my grades....
  • Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and more

    Actress Ellie Kemper talks about performing in Chicago, starring in 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' and more
    Ellie Kemper lived in Chicago for three months in 2001.¬†She was 21 years old, approaching her senior year at Princeton University and taking a level one improvisation class at ImprovOlympic under the iconic TJ Jagodowski. “It was the best thing...
  • Prep Notebook: Southern victory grounded in superstition

    Prep Notebook: Southern victory grounded in superstition
    Some people might have been wondering what some Southern baseball players were doing in the minutes following their victory over Eastern Tech on Saturday. After the team and coaches saluted their fans and posed for pictures after winning their second...
  • John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

    John Forbes Nash Jr., a mathematical genius whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind," has died along with his wife in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. He was 86. Nash and Alicia Nash, 82, of Princeton...
  • It's graduation season: Members of Class of '15 talk about future plans

    It's graduation season: Members of Class of '15 talk about future plans
    The ritual is upon us. High school graduations — many, many high school graduations — are being staged. And while we can't introduce you to everyone in the Class of 2015, we did catch up with four notable area graduates. They talked...
  • Purdue adopts 'Chicago principles' to protect free speech

    A new policy at Purdue University stresses its commitment to free speech regardless of how "unwelcome, disagreeable or even deeply offensive" the language is. Trustees this month approved a policy modeled on free speech principles first approved by the...
  • Bruce Jenner's story proves: Gay advocates don't need to lie or bully

    Bruce Jenner's story proves: Gay advocates don't need to lie or bully
    More Americans than ever before — a record-high of 60 percent, according to Gallup last week — support gay marriage. But in the wake of a new scandal rocking the academic world, it’s a good time to remind partisans and activists that the...
  • Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago

    Recruit alumni to realize the New Plan of Chicago
    Recently our granddaughter, a Chicago Public Schools valedictorian, was honored with one of two citations given to high school seniors for promoting interracial communication and understanding. The award certificate was given by the Princeton University...
  • Robert D.H. Harvey

    Robert D.H. Harvey
    Robert D.H. Harvey, a career Baltimore banker who led the effort that resulted in the founding of the old Maryland National Bank and later served as chairman and CEO of Maryland National Corp., died Saturday of congestive heart failure at his Towson home....
  • As graduation season begins, Orange honors 'Super Scholars'

     As graduation season begins, Orange honors 'Super Scholars'
    In eighth grade, Samuel Vilchez was a new immigrant from Venezuela who spoke no English. His entry into an Orlando middle school was nerve-racking. "I cried for the first two days," he said. Then he got to work. Vilchez studied hard to exit the...