| May 30, 2014
| 9:45 AM
There has been much tsk-tsking this college graduation season about students protesting their administration-chosen commencement speakers ("It's speech season on campus — and it's notable for ones not given," May 21).
The finger-waggers seem to...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's ONLY a selfie.
That's the argument from graduating students at the University of South Florida. School officials at USF have asked grads to not snap selfies as they receive diplomas.
A quote from the Associated Press:
| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Attention, Anne Arundel County schools math whizzes: Meet Sammy the owl.
Sammy is a fictitious character that runs a pole measuring business. His wings are injured, so he can't fly to the top of the pole, which has a rope tied to the top. The rope is 3...
| Nov 24, 2013
Diners and waitresses beam upon recognizing the familiar face of the woman eating a short stack of blueberry pancakes and sipping peppermint tea at an off-the-highway eatery in New Haven.
"What play are you in?" asks the gentleman as he catches the...
| 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.,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies.
The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:36 PM
Author John Graves, whose 1960 book "Goodbye to a River" and authentic depictions of rural Texas made him one of the state's most celebrated and beloved writers, has died. He was 92.
Graves died Wednesday at the home he called Hard Scrabble near Glen...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:11 PM
William Kieschnick, a chemical engineer who in the 1980s led the Atlantic Richfield oil company and used his executive skills to help stabilize the fledgling Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, has died. He was 90.
Kieschnick had Parkinson's...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:10 AM
The members of the Jupiter String Quartet surely will be in harmonious alignment with each other when this chamber ensemble performs for Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 8 p.m., in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
| Feb 20, 2013
Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is on a mission. She wants to get Houstonians not just to go to college but to graduate.
"We get the best and brightest from all over the world to come to Houston to work and make a living," Parker said Monday. "But if we...