| Dec 13, 2013
| 6:12 AM
A student at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo has been diagnosed with viral meningitis, making the campus the third university in California to report an outbreak of the disease.
The announcement from school officials this week comes just days after a student...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:57 AM
T.R. Fehrenbach never minced words.
In 1998, the San Antonio historian and newspaper columnist told Texas Monthly: "I don't believe in social science or all those tables and statistics. All the great historians have been great writers. But most of the...
| Dec 14, 2013
It appears that on Dec. 28, barring unexpected political action that would amount to a true Christmas miracle, 1.3 million jobless Americans will stop receiving unemployment benefits.
This is to those people:
I'm sorry this is happening.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:46 PM
If there has been any backlash against online education by traditional bricks-and-mortar universities, that notion is usually couched in words such as "confusion" and "misuse."
Confusion as to what online learning is supposed to be and how to make it...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Jonathan Schell, the author, journalist and activist who wrote passionately and cogently about war and politics for more than 40 years, condemning conflicts from Vietnam to Iraq and galvanizing the anti-nuclear movement with his horrifyingly detailed...
| 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...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 3:06 PM
In 1989, Ling Chai joined friends and fellow students at Tiananmen Square for what she believed would be a peaceful protest.
They gathered at the Beijing site to rally for political and social reform, better career prospects and a free media. But in...
| May 2, 2014
It's evening when I feel pangs of home. When the sun falls far enough in its arc — well before it actually sets — it is lost behind the red brick three-flats of my neighborhood in West Town. All that's left of the sunset is a static light,...