| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 7:58 PM
Computer pioneer Willis Ware saw the future, and it worried him.
In 1966, Ware, who worked as an engineer at Rand Corp., foresaw not only the omnipresence of personal computers, but also social networks like Twitter and Facebook.
"The computer will...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:52 AM
UC Santa Barbara students say a fourth case of meningitis confirmed on campus has left them feeling unsettled and paranoid.
Four undergraduate students, three male and one female, became infected last month. Two of the students have recovered and are...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 3:28 PM
The family of a UC Santa Barbara lacrosse player whose feet had to be amputated after he came down with meningitis last month says that they have been overwhelmed by the public's support.
Aaron Loy is one of four student meningitis cases confirmed on...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Helen Gao is one of only 12 students in the world to earn a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Macro Economics test this past May.
The 18-year-old Princeton University freshman graduated from Dulaney High School in Baltimore County last June and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:38 AM
UC Riverside officials are in the process of notifying anyone on campus who may have had contact with a student advisor who was diagnosed with meningitis this past weekend.
A campus spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the advisor has been hospitalized,...
| 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.
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:35 PM
Thomas Rosenbaum, an expert in condensed matter physics, will become the new president of the California Institute of Technology, officials announced Thursday.
Rosenbaum, 58, currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago, where he also...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:31 PM
In the summer of 2008, When Leora Friedman was 15 and her sister Ariela was 19, the sisters led a song-writing workshop for patients and families of the Hackerman-Patz House, a Baltimore residence for children receiving limb-lengthening surgery at Sinai...