| Aug 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Gravitas Ventures has acquired North American distribution rights to "Appropriate Behavior," the Sundance comedy directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, Variety has learned.
The film, produced by Cecilia Frugiuele at Parkville Pictures, will open in...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The police shooting of Michael Brown was the spark.
But the tinder fueling the anger and resentment that has exploded in Ferguson has been building for decades.
The town has seen many middle-class homeowners who eagerly moved to St. Louis' northern...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:29 AM
Thousands of students across the country are lifting their red Solo cups to cheers to the nation's top party schools, named Monday by The Princeton Review as part of its annual list of college rankings.
This year Syracuse University in New York beat out...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 5:08 AM
Syracuse University might be the nation's top party school, but two Pennsylvania schools, Lehigh and Penn State Universities, are also in the top ten.
The rankings were revealed Monday by The Princeton Review.
"We are disappointed with the Princeton...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:43 PM
The hotel elevator doors opened and Yiwei Huang stepped out, ready for his college orientation.
He held his mother's hand as he approached the registration table.
He pored over the rows of name tags, each belonging to a future classmate, until he...
| Jul 21, 2014
When Pierre Lockett was growing up in 1960s Mobile, Ala., the only African-American he'd ever seen dance professionally was a black guy who had performed with the June Taylor Dancers on national television.
Lockett loved to dance but he never dreamed it...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Leesburg wide receiver Adrian Falconer committed to the University of Iowa on Saturday during a visit to the Iowa City campus.
Falconer, who announced his commitment via text message to the Sentinel, picked the Hawkeyes over offers from 16 other FBS...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The University of Illinois doesn’t often buddy up with the University of Iowa, just as Rolls-Royce doesn’t often volunteer to hold hands with General Electric.
But that’s exactly the kind of scenario the Digital Lab for Manufacturing --...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers will share in a $30 million grant that aims to find the best methods of preventing falls, a big problem for seniors.
Ten institutions will begin recruiting seniors in the fall for a five-year study that will compare existing...
| Apr 4, 2014
Alexai Galaviz-Budziszewski is not the kind of man who lives in the past. He's happiest while working on motorcycles in the garage of his house in Berwyn, where he lives with his wife and two children, or working as a counselor for high school students...
| Feb 24, 2014
From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...