| Aug 15, 2013
In his speech to the American Bar Assn. on Monday, Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. sounded more like a fierce critic of the federal criminal justice system than its formal leader. He described some federal mandatory minimum prison terms as "excessive" and...
| May 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Evidently not. The Chronicle of HIgher Education has posted a list of the top 100 salaries of public-university presidents (by total compensation package: Graham B. Spanier Pennsylvania State University at University Park $2,906,721 (1st) Jay Gogue Auburn...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 8:41 PM
For Patti Williams, it was all about the jingle.
"'Go see Cal, go see Cal, go see Cal,'" she sang, laughing. "He had a dealership in Anchorage where I lived, and I grew up seeing his commercials."
Today, Williams is a professor of marketing at the...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 4:03 PM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You do not have to go far to see for yourself how distracted people on their cellular telephones can be. A new study shows injuries due to the distraction have more than doubled in the last few years. The problem is amplified on...
| 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...
| Oct 28, 2012
If there's a ground zero in this presidential campaign, it might just be the parking lot of a downscale shopping center in North Columbus, Ohio, halfway between Papa John's Pizza and Payless Shoes.
Here, in the empty shell of a former Kohl's department...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 5:52 PM
College presidents must take a more personal role in changing campus culture to ensure that more students graduate, a group of higher education leaders meeting in Los Angeles were told Monday. “Presidents focus on the inflow but don’t pay too....
| 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.
| May 12, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Four presidents at public research universities made a collective $9.2 million in fiscal year 2012, with the top earner of the group making much of his money because he was fired, according to a report released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education....
| Apr 22, 2013
| 4:20 PM
A doctor might ask for a patient's family disease history, or exercise or smoking habits, but whether they have trouble getting food onto the table or paying energy bills is unlikely to appear on any clinic questionnaire.
Those sorts of factors could...