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  • DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas

    DNA records effects of conquest, slave trade in the Americas
    The Internet and modern genetics have been a pair of high-wattage searchlights slicing through one of the darkest periods of modern human history: more than three centuries of conquest, slave trade and population displacement in the Americas. Historians...
  • Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base

    Elizabeth Tallent: Students select colleges with moral and intellectual base
    Like other schools pursuing the best and brightest incoming class, Stanford hosts an annual weekend of events to woo students who have been accepted but have not yet signed on the dotted line. Such students are often trying to choose among several...
  • Auguste Rodin sculptures at Michener Museum highlight his innovations

    Possibly no single force has so deeply influenced modern sculpture as Auguste Rodin. A bold statement, surely, but even more remarkable when applied to someone raised with all the earmarks of failure. Born into humble beginnings in Paris in 1840 —...
  • Take 10 with Jose Antonio Bowen, Goucher College president

    Take 10 with Jose Antonio Bowen, Goucher College president
    Take 10 is a series of occasional features on prominent local residents and the possessions they treasure. What means the most when it comes to the memories and experiences of a modern day Renaissance man like Jose Antonio Bowen, the 52-year-old...
  • E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones

    E-cigs get a pass on advertising no-no's for the real ones
    The commercial shows a leggy, high-heeled blonde blowing Flavor Vapes e-cigarette vapor into a baby carriage as the words SAVE HUMANITY materialize in the mist. The punch line appears in her next exhalation: START VAPING. It's an audacious sales pitch....
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat had numerous issues in California — before Oklahoma

    Sigma Alpha Epsilon frat had numerous issues in California — before Oklahoma
     Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videos of racist chants, SAE chapters in California faced numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions for...
  • SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking

    SAE chapters in California have faced discipline over rule breaking
    Well before the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity in Oklahoma became infamous for videotaped racist chants, SAE chapters in California were involved in numerous serious incidents, including a hazing death, the closing of two houses and disciplinary sanctions...
  • Plan for a long life when saving for retirement

    If we knew we'd die tomorrow, we'd be rich today. Literally. With only one day to live, a nest egg of $100,000 would be enough to take a trip around the world (at lightning speed), buy a Tesla, or live in the lap of luxury for a few hours. But since most...
  • Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep

     Health benefits are a promise school districts find hard to keep
    California school districts once viewed lifetime healthcare coverage for employees as a cheap alternative to pay raises. That decision is coming back to haunt school leaders, and districts are scrambling to limit the lucrative benefit promised decades...
  • DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial

    DNA from ancient teeth solves mystery of African slave burial
    Researchers have analyzed the DNA of ancient teeth to identify the regional origin of three African slaves buried more than 300 years ago on a former Dutch colony in the Caribbean. The development could open the door to broadening the understanding of...
  • Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy

    Ferguson reports offer a big mix of fact and fantasy
    The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Mo., shooting of Michael Brown. The first report, about "the shooting death of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police officer Darren Wilson" ought to be read by...