| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:41 PM
Last month, UConn quarterback Casey Cochran stunned fans by announcing that he was quitting football after suffering a concussion, the last of several he absorbed playing the game he loved.
The son of legendary high school coach Jack Cochran, Casey...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
On Sept. 26, an interdisciplinary cohort of students, faculty and staff at Johns Hopkins University answered President Ronald Daniel's call to join the conversation on academic freedom, which he wrote, "deserves dialogue and debate" ("Hopkins welcomes...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
In his second inaugural address in 1865, Abraham Lincoln urged the nation "to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan." Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides free health care to more than 6.2 million...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 5:00 AM
On Sept. 4, 2010, at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, I was part of what the public address announcer proudly told us was the largest crowd ever to watch a football game anywhere in the world, college or pro.
There were 113,090 that day filling the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:14 PM
An increasingly complicated and expensive college admissions process has spawned a growing industry in South Florida: college advisers and ancillary admissions assistants, such as essay editors, application consultants and test prep specialists.
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Peter Mandell, a professional bassoonist, had been comatose for nearly two months when he began to move his fingers.
His wife, Sarah, a stand-up bass player, said Peter started to "air bassoon" the Mozart bassoon concerto on her hand.
"It was a very...
| Oct 18, 2014
| 2:37 PM
In his own words: Andy Baylock, Mansfield
His paper route was in the Corbin Heights area of New Britain. He wrote that being a carrier "was a great training ground ... dependable, accountable, responsible, caring, self-disciplined, loyal. [The] tough...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
What will Connecticut's public schools look like in decades to come? Everyone hopes, of course, for a brighter future, especially for struggling urban schools. Many, including Damaris Gonzalez, are not willing to wait.
Like thousands of other parents,...
| Oct 14, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Dr. Nicholas Vick, former chair of the neurology department at NorthShore Evanston Hospital, was known for his advancements in the research and treatment of brain tumors, but also for his extraordinary compassion.
"He was a highly, highly intelligent...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Lisa Barnes is determined to untangle the risk factors and health disparities that lead to the high incidence of Alzheimer's disease in African-Americans.
"African-Americans have a higher burden of many kinds of diseases," she said, "but we know that...
| Oct 9, 2014
| 11:18 AM
SIMSBURY — Caroline Hendershot is a standout in both volleybally and crew at Simsbury High School.
Last fall, she earned all-conference and all-state honors in volleyball. And after just one season on the crew team, the talented athlete earned a...