| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:05 PM
AUSTIN, Texas � Manuel Ramirez was the first in his family to get a college degree, and it wasn't easy.
His parents, who brought him to the U.S. illegally from Guanajuato, Mexico, when he was 8 years old, made just enough to get by with day labor...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 1:14 PM
The Bears' John Fox hunt has ended with the hiring of the former Denver coach to replace Marc Trestman. And ex-Bear Jim Harbaugh was recently introduced as coach at the University of Michigan, where he'll make $7 million his first year. Talk about pay...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 5:42 AM
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation board of trustees has elected management consulting executive Joseph Christopher "Chris" Simmons and university representative Y. Ping Sun to serve as foundation trustees.
Simmons of McLean is a former managing...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school.
Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 12:09 PM
Tom Tombrello, a Caltech physics professor for more than 50 years and an inspiration for freshmen who had to grapple with diabolically complex riddles to enter his legendary class on scientific thinking, has died. He was 78.
| Oct 14, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Tel Aviv — Two years ago, Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of Tel Aviv University's School of Physics and Astronomy and Rice University's Center for Theoretical Biological Physics made the startling discovery that cancer, like an enemy hacker in cyberspace,...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 11:36 AM
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...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The excitement had been building all day. On election day 2008, every TV in the prison was tuned to the news.
By the time the first presidential returns began to crawl across the screens at the medium-security federal prison in Yazoo City, Miss., the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:41 PM
It's been heralded in the media as the new MBA. The professional science master's degree (PSM) is an innovative hybrid. It's a technical science master's degree (think biotechnology, chemistry, computer science) with special communications and business...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Opting for arts-administration and fundraising credentials over star power, the White House announced Wednesday that President Obama will nominate Jane Chu, president and chief executive of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo.,...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work.
At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...