| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...
| May 4, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Gary Becker, a Nobel Prize-winning professor of economics and sociology at the University of Chicago whom colleagues called one of the most influential economists of the 20th century, died over the weekend. He was 83.
“Economics will miss him. The...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:22 PM
The Drexel University student who died from meningitis last week had the strain that hit Princeton University hard last year, federal health officials said Tuesday. Stephanie Ross, a sophomore from Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, was found unresponsive...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Dozens of students rallied at a meeting of the California State University governing board Wednesday, chanting and hoisting signs that urged the chancellor and trustees to rollback “success fees” that are raising costs on many campuses.
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:45 PM
Climate change is already affecting every continent and ocean, posing immediate and growing risks to people, an international panel of scientists warned Monday.
The longer society delays steps to cut the release of planet-warming greenhouse gases, the...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 1:25 PM
Citing a recently identified uptick in potentially deadly meningococcal disease, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommended Wednesday that men who have sex with men get a meningitis vaccination.
All men who have sex with men, whether...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 6:53 PM
TUNICA, Miss. — Marie Barnard was delighted when, after decades of silence on the topic, Mississippi passed a law requiring school districts to teach sex education. But the lesson involving the Peppermint Pattie wasn't what she had in mind for her...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Three gay men sickened from meningitis in L.A. County have died, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said Thursday.
The department announced earlier this week that there have been eight cases of invasive meningococcal disease in the county...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:06 PM
WASHINGTON — After addressing the issue of race sparingly in his first term, President Obama on Thursday unveiled an initiative explicitly aimed at a group he says demands urgent attention — black and Latino young men.
Obama announced a...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:54 PM
To commemorate the 10th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament, the Sheftel family and the tournament committee wanted to do something special.
Or bring in someone special.
Hall of Fame pitcher Steve Carlton will be...