| 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....
| May 27, 2014
| 3:51 PM
Trains have rumbled through the heart of Hampstead for nearly all of the Carroll County town's 125-year history. Horn blasts from passing trains are a part of everyday life in the community.
So are headphones, earbuds and all manner of modern digital...
| 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...
| May 8, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It's one of the most significant sports film discoveries in recent years, offering up a new look at the 1919 World Series, when eight Chicago White Sox players allegedly conspired with gamblers to lose games to the Cincinnati Reds in what became known...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:58 PM
William E. Kirwan, who as chancellor of the University System of Maryland over the past dozen years helped oversee the rise of several of the state's public universities to national prominence, will step down from his position as soon as a successor is...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Ford Motor Co. will offer a $25,000 first prize for whoever makes the best phone app for fuel efficiency.
The Ford Personalized Efficiency Challenge runs through July 24. Anyone entering has to work through the automaker's OpenXC research platform....
| Feb 20, 2013
Editor's note: In light of a recent shooting at Nordstrom, we are re-visiting expert advice in this Heidi Stevens article about helping children avoid dating abuse.
Dating abuse among teenagers has reached alarming levels, and many parents aren't...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 3:46 PM
When Tasha Wilkie helped out in the math department as an undergrad at Coppin State University, she dealt with some students who came in without basic skills. They didn't know their multiplication tables or how to work with fractions.