| Jan 25, 2015
| 5:19 AM
When University System of Maryland Chancellor William E. "Brit" Kirwan announced that he planned to retire, the state's Board of Regents hired a firm to conduct a nationwide search to recruit a top-notch academic leader for what is and should be a plum...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 8:08 PM
Robert H. Chambers III, whose tenure as the seventh president of Western Maryland College was marked by a renovated campus, increased enrollment and expansion abroad, died Jan 15 at John F. Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Indio, Calif., of complications from...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:50 PM
An alibi witness is willing to testify on behalf of Adnan Syed to help challenge his 15-year-old murder conviction in a case popularized by the "Serial" podcast, according to a court filing made on Tuesday.
In a sworn deposition, Asia McClain stated that...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 11:57 AM
Confident that the Ravens will do their namesake's author proud, Poe House curator emeritus Jeff Jerome has made a wager with his counterparts in Boston.
If the Ravens, a team that took its name from one of Poe's most famous works, win Saturday's AFC...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:09 PM
On a recent cold night, I stepped inside Liam Flynn's Ale House in the North Avenue Market building.
I was curious about the jazz guitarists on the bill. Their playing was charming, but I was more amazed by the audience. Many patrons there that night...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 3:00 AM
While many around the world are shocked to witness increasing numbers of radicalized young people running off to join the brutal would-be caliphate of Islamic State, little attention is paid to their more pacific and principled counterparts who leave...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 2:02 PM
Thaddeus J. "Ted'" Hense, an attorney and decorated World War II veteran who flew 25 bombing missions over Germany, died of undetermined causes Jan. 3 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 96.
Born in Baltimore and raised on South...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:14 PM
The Ravens and the Patriots have been duking it out in the AFC since 1996, but when it comes to Baltimore-vs.-Boston rivalries, that's chump change. Charm City and Beantown have been scuffling over bragging rights to Edgar Allan Poe and his legacy for...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 6:24 PM
Gov.-elect Larry Hogan said Wednesday that he is likely to push for changes to make it easier to open and operate charter schools.
"We're going to do everything we can to expand the use of charter schools. It's a great idea," Hogan said, adding that...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 1:13 PM
In selecting University of Massachusetts System President Robert Caret as its next chancellor, the University System of Maryland has kept up a tradition of leadership by those with deep ties to the state and its higher education traditions. Mr. Caret...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 6:38 PM
When Robert Caret was president of San Jose State University, he was credited with reinvigorating an urban campus mired in racial and community tension, and pushed the Silicon Valley college to embrace the Internet. In the same role at Towson University,...