| Jun 30, 2014
I've been following the trial meant to determine whether players should get a piece of the billions of dollars generated by big-time college athletics, and all I can say is that if intellectual gymnastics were a sport, defenders of the status quo would...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:56 PM
WASHINGTON—Sentencing experts were not surprised Tuesday at news that former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., now in a federal prison camp in Alabama, will be eligible for placement in a halfway house beginning Sept. 20.
They pointed to his relatively...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 9:24 AM
In their new book, "The Confidence Code," Claire Shipman and Katty Kay draw on a broad spectrum of scientific research to support several of their hypotheses: Compared with men, women don't consider themselves as ready for promotions; predict they will do...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:29 AM
Dr. Charles J.E. Arnold, former chief of radiology at North Arundel Hospital and the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, died suddenly Wednesday of undetermined causes at his Green Spring Valley home. He was 72.
The son of Dr. Emerson...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 10:30 AM
By Marcella Kreiter
As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders.
She spotted an introductory course on...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 10:58 AM
Howard Gillman, a political scientist who has been interim chancellor of UC Irvine since July, is being nominated to become the permanent head of the massive Orange County campus.
Gillman became temporary chancellor of the 29,000-student school after...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 4:53 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Chad Willis half expected to be cuffed and frog-marched out of Ohio Stadium on Friday morning. He was trespassing, after all, and perhaps most criminal, he was wearing a Virginia Tech golf shirt.
But the security guard couldn't...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:59 PM
For students heading to college this fall, signing up for the debit card that's promoted on campus may seem like the obvious choice, but consumer advocates say it's best to shop around.
In a recent post on its website, the Consumer Financial Protection...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:50 PM
There is a certain traditional look to USC football.
Traveler, the white horse, races down the sidelines during home games, right past the iconic USC song girls. The Trojans marching band performs "Fight On" after every USC first down. And fans need a...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 5:18 PM
As a student in the first class of Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men, Tyler Beck found himself enveloped in a nurturing environment where teachers came in early and stayed late to help tutor struggling students. There, the boys formed a brotherhood...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:00 PM
John G. Sperling, a poor boy from the Missouri Ozarks who survived a cruel childhood to become a college professor and a billionaire with an idea for a university that launched a revolution in higher education, has died. He was 93.