| Sep 11, 2014
| 9:00 PM
This year, for the first time, college football powers will square off in a four-team playoff to decide who's top dog.
No Ivy League schools will be crashing that party. Then, it's in the annual college rankings issued by arbiters like U.S. News & World...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Shore Up Connecticut is a policy mistake. A state loan program named Shore Back Connecticut would make more sense because retreat from the coast is the only viable long-term option. Recent developments in Antarctica have made this crystal clear.
| Jul 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Washington College in Chestertown has named Jack Griswold, an investment executive, as the interim president of the college, according to a press release issued Monday.
Griswold — an emeritus member and former chair of the college's board of...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:49 PM
Last month, after a tractor-trailer collided with a vehicle carrying actor Tracy Morgan and others, national attention focused — briefly — on the serious issue of fatigued truck drivers.
The truck's driver, Kevin Roper, was charged with...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Back when I was packing lunches, I inevitably found myself in line at the deli counter behind one or another older couple who took what seemed like forever before making their selection.
That leisurely approach explains, in part, why you may be better...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 5:54 PM
Each month we take a snapshot of recent local-author releases that have come to our attention. Here's this month's list.
"Connected" by Alvin "King Pen" Jones. Fiction/Urban. Jones, a Newport News native who is currently incarcerated, stated...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 6:14 PM
Southern Lehigh graduate Jake Del Priore has been selected as one of 36 finalists for the 2014 National Football Foundation High School National Scholar-Athlete Awards.
Del Priore, who holds most of the Spartans receiving records, was named the NFF...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Greg Jenko, 50, has joined Ernst & Young as a principal in the firm's Information Technology Transformation Advisory practice. He had been a global managing director at Accenture. He is a graduate of Princeton University.
| Aug 12, 2014
Some years ago, faculty and administrators at Princeton University looked around and asked, "Why are so many of our students getting A's?" Grade inflation seemed to be a real phenomenon in New Jersey's Ivy League school, with A's accounting for nearly...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 10:16 AM
"The Biggest Loser" is changing up its format by having 20 former athletes compete this season, and one is former WNBA standout Vanessa Hayden of Orlando.
Hayden, 32, is currently a child welfare specialist. She attended the University of Florida,...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 11:02 AM
Iranian mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani on Wednesday became the first woman to be awarded the Fields Medal, mathematics' equivalent to the Nobel Prize.
The professor at Stanford University in California was among four Fields Medal recipients at the...