| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Restorative justice has been around for centuries both nationally and internationally and has been shown to be effective and to provide positive outcomes among both offenders and victims. Yet, the restorative approach remains underused by our current...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73.
The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:23 AM
Think reality TV is an extraordinary waste of time? That it has no socially redeeming value?
New research from economists at the University of Maryland and Wellesley College have found otherwise -- at least in the case of the popular MTV show "Sixteen...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:23 PM
New research shows that MTV shows “16 and Pregnant” and “Teen Mom,” both of which franchises have prominently features local teens, have contributed to significant declines in the U.S. teen birth rate. In the report released Monday...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Our regular Tuesday foray into some things sports... It was 71 degrees in our living room as we watched the Bears dismantle the Cowboys Monday night, but it felt like 68 degrees. The wickedly cold temperatures at Soldier Field certainly......
| Jan 15, 2014
| 5:34 PM
Adolescents treated with the antidepressant fluoxetine -- better known by its commercial name, Prozac -- appear to undergo changes in brain signaling that result in changed behavior well into adulthood, says a new study.
Adult mice and rats who were...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:02 AM
Nathan Pine, a top University of Maryland administrator under athletic director Kevin Anderson, is leaving to become the athletic director at Holy Cross.
As deputy athletic director, Pine -- a longtime close associate of Anderson's -- supervised men&...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
Every semester during finals week, students at the University of Maryland, College Park place "offerings" around a 1,000-pound bronze statute of Testudo, the campus' mascot, for good luck.
Sometime after midnight Wednesday, Testudo was ablaze after...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 11:23 AM
University System of Maryland officials are considering stiffening the penalties for college fraternities whose initiation rites cross the line from good-natured teasing to hazing that threatens life and limb. Pledging to join a campus fraternity or...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:46 AM
A 22-year-old University of Maryland, College Park student was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver across from the campus early Friday morning, police said.
Cory Hubbard, of Westhampton Beach, N.Y., was crossing the southbound side of U.S. 1 at...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Mary L. Booker, who rose through the ranks from classroom teacher to principal while mentoring her peers, died Jan. 9 of multiple myeloma at her Hamilton home. She was 57.
"Mary L. Booker was a consummate educator and administrator. She was my principal...