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  • Robert B. Reich: American higher education skewed toward elite private universities

    Imagine a system of college education supported by high and growing government spending on elite private universities that mainly educate children of the wealthy and upper-middle class, with low and declining government spending on public universities...
  • Dr. Norman R. Freeman Jr., internist

    Dr. Norman R. Freeman Jr., internist
    Dr. Norman R. Freeman Jr., a retired internist who had cared for Baltimore Colts players for two decades, died Friday at the Blakehurst retirement community in Towson of complications from a fall. He was 97. The son of Norman R. Freeman, a window...
  • Retirement: Set your retirement savings target

    Retirement planners generally recommend that you have enough savings at the end of your working life to replace 70 percent to 85 percent of preretirement income. The targets take into account that you'll no longer be saving for retirement, getting...
  • War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]

    War re-enactors get no respect [Commentary]
    For the past 30 years, I've been urging my students to put themselves in the shoes of people who lived in the past. So why do we make fun of Americans who do that as a hobby? I'm talking about military re-enactors like Eric Frein, the 31-year-old man...
  • Building wind power superhighways

    Building wind power superhighways
    The wind is so strong in Iowa and Kansas that more wind farms there could power the country's largest cities if only there was a way to move that electricity to where most people live. Enter Michael Skelly, a Houston businessman who envisions building...
  • Joyce Carol Oates In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House

    Joyce Carol Oates  In New Haven; Benjamin Griffin At Twain House
    Benjamin Griffin, associate editor for the Mark Twain Papers & Project at the University of California, Berkeley, will give a free talk on Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 5:30 p.m., following a 5 p.m. reception at The Mark Twain House & Museum, 51 Farmington Ave.,...
  • BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits

    BRAIN initiative is underway, funding new ways to map cells, circuits
    Scientists will aim to capture the workings of the human brain in comprehensive recordings, to watch the brain while in motion and to reimagine the world's most complex biological organism as a buzzing network of interlocking circuits with the award of...
  • Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids: U.S. study

    Women who have been unemployed have fewer kids: U.S. study
    Women who were unemployed in their youth tend to have fewer children into middle-age than women who worked, according to a U.S. study released on Monday. Researchers at Princeton University used more than 140 million U.S. birth records to track groups of...
  • Meningitis suspected in death of Georgetown student from S. Florida

    A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said. Andrea Jaime, a 19-year-old from Miami, was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had...
  • Do college rankings offer insight?: Front Burner

    Do college rankings offer insight?: Front Burner
    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...
  • Long-term unemployed still at record levels

    Long-term unemployed still at record levels
    It has come down to this for Brian Perry: an apple or banana for lunch, Red Sox ballgames on an old Zenith TV and long walks to shake off the blues. At 57, Perry has been unemployed and looking for work for nearly seven years, ever since that winter...