| 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.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:20 PM
A new study of nearly 200,000 older military veterans has found that those with traumatic brain injuries are 60% more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease or other forms of dementia.
The study, published online Wednesday in the journal Neurology,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 9:37 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests.
"Our hope is that schools after seeing these outcomes will say,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:49 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite public health campaigns, too many people are still smoking around little kids with asthma, say U.S. researchers.
According to national data from 2003 to 2010, half of all children ages 6 to 19, even those with asthma,...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77.
He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Amanda Belichick followed in the footsteps of her father, Patriots coach Bill Belichick, by attending Wesleyan University. She's continuing to follow in his footsteps with the pursuit of a coaching career -- which will continue at Wesleyan.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:44 AM
At The Baltimore Sun we are scrupulous about referring to the Johns Hopkins University.
That is not, as some may imagine, because we are truckling to the largest employer in the city (or to the likelihood that Baltimore will eventually change its name...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
People who grow up with lots of siblings are more likely to marry -- and to stay married -- than are only children or those who grew up with one or two siblings, a new study has found.
Those of us who grew up in big families may get more practice...