| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:46 PM
Some athletes take to a sport after watching a memorable performance. Others simply are born to play it.
Hall of Fame golfer Carol Mann's career path was set when she couldn't see her head in a mirror made for young ballerinas to study their movements....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:02 AM
Maps are not etched in stone, whether in Ukraine or modern-day Texas. In her debut novel, "Saving Texas," veteran journalist Nancy Stancill immerses her readers into a Texas gubernatorial campaign to secede from the union.
Stancill capitalizes on her...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 3:21 PM
As graduation parties wrap up and summer stretches on, college and high school grads may be throwing themselves into the job search.
The task before them is not an easy one.
There's plenty of competition, for one. In addition to job seekers, the...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 3:07 PM
University of North Carolina's academic fraud scandal has turned toward the basketball program with claims made by former star Rashad McCants telling ESPN that he took bogus courses, rarely went to classes and tutors wrote his term papers. McCants said...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.
All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:52 PM
When Facebook performed an experiment to see if it could secretly affect users' emotions, were you really surprised?
Academics were galled, knowing they would need explicit permission from research subjects and strict ethical oversight to perform such...
| May 29, 2014
| 6:00 PM
Each spring, as college graduates collect their diplomas and their first student loan payment slips, the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes its list of public university presidents collecting the biggest paychecks. Median salaries were up 5% for...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Facebook has been playing with its users' emotions, and now a lot of people are upset.
For one week in 2012, hundreds of thousands of Facebook users were unknowingly subjected to an experiment in which their news feed was altered to see whether...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 6:37 AM
We focused on board of visitors appointments at Christopher Newport University here, but here's full list of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's appointments.
Just a cut and paste from the governor's announcement yesterday. There are a number of notables....
| Jul 1, 2014
| 6:32 AM
When Ravens veteran defensive end Chris Canty was entering the NFL draft in 2005, he was struck in the eye with a beer bottle while trying to leave a bar when a fight broke out.
Canty suffered a detached retina that required emergency surgery, which...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 5:16 AM
IRS data show Bruce Rauner to be one of the 11,000 richest tax filers in the nation, but most of the millions he made in recent years was taxed at 15 percent — less than half the top federal rate for the wealthy, a review of tax documents released...