| May 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"…You should see that obedient flock who at the mere sign from me will hasten to heap the hot cinders upon the stakes in which we shall burn you for coming to meddle with us."
— Fyodor Dostoyevsky, "The Grand Inquisitor" parable within "The...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 7:33 AM
ARLINGTON, Texas – Among Kevin Ollie's many notable phrases is "believing in the dark." He expects his players to believe, even when they can't see.
When he took them to the site of the Final Four in January, he expected them to believe. When he...
| May 1, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Alan Mulally, an aerospace engineer who helped Ford Motor Co. avoid the bankruptcy filings and federal bailouts of its U.S. automotive siblings, said Thursday that he will step down as the company's chief executive in July.
He will be succeeded by...
| May 21, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Dead fish and college students generally don’t have much in common.
Except maybe this week.
You see, tens of thousands of dead fish floated to the surface of Marina del Rey’s harbor over the weekend. As The Times reported: “Heaps...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:10 PM
Chandler Crews sat on a bench outside of Sinai Hospital in Baltimore one recent day, put her feet on the ground and grinned.
Sitting this way was impossible for the 20-year-old from Arkansas just a few years ago because she was born with achondroplasia,...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:27 PM
Let's take a look at the list of Kevin Ollie's predecessors as UConn men's baseball coach:
No coach, 1901-1915: There was no coach for the first 89 games in program history.
John Donahue, 1915-19: Huskies' first coach was 11-23 in four seasons.
| May 3, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Before you read any further, I must caution you: This column is about trigger warnings. Proceed at your own discretion.
In case you haven't heard of them, trigger warnings are the latest controversy to infect the educational realm. These cautionary...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
In 1920, a bond salesman walked into Joseph Yenowsky's Waterbury, Conn., clothing store. Yenowsky was a tough sell. During their lengthy conversation, Yenowsky told the salesman he thought Vladimir Lenin, the Russian Bolshevik leader, was "the brainiest...
| May 11, 2014
| 11:57 AM
The Ravens take their recruiting and signing of undrafted rookie free agents extremely seriously, with coach John Harbaugh personally attempting to convince players to sign.
It's an exercise coordinated by scouts, including Joe Douglas and Mark Azevedo,...
| May 3, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Ah, commencement season, time for pomp, circumstance and controversy.
Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has become the latest public figure embroiled in a commencement spat, announcing Saturday that she would not give the graduation address...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:49 PM
Members of the Class of 2014, I salute you. My warmest wishes on the occasion of your graduation from this fine institution.
And, before I go any further, I would like to express my personal thanks to all of you for not rescinding my invitation. I...