| 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...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Call them the seven wonders of interstellar space: Tiny specks of dust captured by a NASA spacecraft may be the first material from outside the solar system ever caught and brought to Earth.
Researchers studying the contents of a capsule returned to...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Is a revival of interest in the photographs of Minor White (1908-1976) worthwhile?
Once, White's work was the epitome of all that art photography aspired to be. Since his death, however — and, actually, beginning several years before — his...
| Aug 4, 2014
The number of gay enclaves in Chicago and other large cities is on the increase but a deconcentrated population, while good from a societal standpoint, could lead to a more fragmented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community, a suburban Chicago...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten.
The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton...
| 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 30, 2014
| 10:53 AM
Jeanne Keen bustled in the door, black blazer over a dress shirt, a file folder with paperwork in her shoulder bag.
If only she were walking into work. Then she would have a paycheck. A way to save her Dundalk rowhouse from foreclosure. A daily outlet...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The Williams Center for the Arts at Easton's Lafayette College has become a mecca for jazz and world music, as well as classical music and dance companies.
What began as a modest series of mostly classical music concerts has grown to 20 some concerts...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Reports out of Cheyenne say that Wyoming is finally talking to federal officials about expanding Medicaid.
That would make Wyoming the 12th state with a Republican governor to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, leaving 16 with GOP...