| Feb 19, 2014
| 9:16 AM
Five years ago, UC Merced students successfully persuaded First Lady Michelle Obama to speak at their commencement ceremony that spring.
They had bombarded her with hundreds of valentines and pulled every possible political string between Central...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 309,000 students and staff from the University of Maryland, dating back to 1998, were stolen in a "sophisticated" security attack that penetrated recently bolstered defenses, the school’s...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 12:04 PM
Alonzo P. Hairston, a retired Baltimore lawyer who was one of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II, died Jan. 30 of a blood clot at ManorCare Health Services in Overland, Kan. The former Original Northwood resident was 94.
The son of the Rev....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 9:27 AM
Michael V. Drake, chancellor of UC Irvine, is expected to be named the new president of Ohio State University.
Drake, who has been chancellor at UCI since 2005, is expected to be introduced at an Ohio State Board of Trustees meeting Thursday afternoon, ...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Michael V. Drake announced Thursday that he is stepping down as chancellor of UC Irvine to become president of Ohio State University.
Drake, 63, who has been chancellor at UCI since 2005, will leave June 30, according to a statement made Thursday by the...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 6:34 AM
The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation.
They're not smoking. They're "vaping" — using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 9:50 AM
A comprehensive study of violence in movies rated PG-13 has found that gunplay has tripled in such films since 1985, when the rating was introduced, and further concluded that from 2009 to 2012, PG-13 films have contained as much or more violence than...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Dr. Walter G. Parsel
Walter Parsel was born in Bucyrus, Ohio on October 10, 1924; he passed away on December 30, 2013. Walt was a veteran of the United States Army where he served as a paratrooper. He attended undergraduate at Kenyon College and medical...