| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Special education expert
Barbara Rossier, a special education expert who became one of the namesakes of USC's school of education after she and her husband pledged $20 million to it, died Sunday, the university announced. A resident of...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 8:06 AM
The University of Maryland, College Park was included on a list of the "Top 25 LGBT-Friendly Colleges and Universities" released by national advocacy group Campus Pride Tuesday.
The university was the only Maryland school to make the list, which was...