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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 —...
  • Fracking study on water contamination under ethics review

    Drinking-water wells in Pennsylvania close to natural gas sites do not face a greater risk of methane contamination than those farther away, according to a new study published in Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). But the study is now being called...
  • Morton Grove to host Alzheimer's educational program

    Morton Grove will host an Alzheimer's educational program this April, according to a news release. The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Illinois Chapter's educational program "Alzheimer's Research: Get Informed, Get Involved" will take place from 7...
  • 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...
  • Is the modern American university a failed state?

    Modern American universities used to assume four goals. First, their general education core taught students how to reason inductively and imparted an aesthetic sense through acquiring knowledge of Michelangelo, the Battle of Gettysburg, "Medea" and "King...
  • Success: When company culture, values align: New Voices

    Success: When company culture, values align: New Voices
    What does company culture mean to you? Is it the way employees are treated? Is it the environment in which the company works? Is it the organizational structure that oversees the entire team? Is it the hours that the company operates? Or is it the...
  • Editorials from around Pennsylvania

    Editorials from around Pennsylvania: ___ IS PENNSYLVANIA READY FOR ELECTION REFORMS? "It's a little embarrassing to go to the national conferences and listen to what other states are doing. It always seems like we're way behind when it comes to...
  • Kenyans angry over delayed police response to deadly attack

    Public anger spilled into the streets of the Kenyan capital Tuesday, a fury stirred by the seven-hour delay between the time authorities learned of a deadly attack by gunmen on a college and when police commandoes finally arrived at the scene....
  • GOP donor Charles Munger Jr. finds wealth buys few friends

    GOP donor Charles Munger Jr. finds wealth buys few friends
    A month after Charles Munger Jr. wrote his first $100,000 check to a political campaign, he got a taste of the chronic rejection familiar to California's big Republican donors: The 2005 ballot measure he backed lost by a landslide. Yet Munger, the son...