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  • At Penn, students can get credit for 'Wasting Time on the Internet'

    Lucky creative writing students in a University of Pennsylvania seminar will be able to earn academic credit for wasting time on the Internet next spring. The class, appropriately titled "Wasting Time on the Internet," will require its students to spend...
  • Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., businessman

    Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., businessman
    Thomas McK. Marshall Jr., the founder and former owner of the Serquel Chemical Co., died of heart failure Oct. 4 at Northwest Hospital. He was 76. The son of Thomas McK. Marshall Sr., a businessman, and A. Camille Marshall, a homemaker, Thomas...
  • Here come the Brown and White Wrestle-offs

    Here come the Brown and White Wrestle-offs
    Lehigh University's wrestling team returns three All-Americans, but none of them are expected to be competing 7 p.m. today when the Mountain Hawks host the annual preseason Brown and White wrestle-offs at Grace Hall. Junior Mason Beckman, sixth at 133...
  • Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year

    Opioids prescribed by doctors led to 92,000 overdoses in ERs in one year
    Prescription drug overdoses, a dangerous side effect of the nation’s embrace of narcotic painkillers, are a “substantial” burden on hospitals and the economy, according to a new study of emergency room visits. Overdoses involving...
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • Chris McCarthy Adds Oversight of Viacom's Logo TV to His MTV2 Duties

    Chris McCarthy, the MTV Networks executive who supervises MTV2 and mtvU, is getting more responsibility. He will now oversee all creative and business functions for sister cable network Logo TV. He is already an executive vice president of MTV and...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution

    Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution
    A court hearing for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard was delayed by a month on Tuesday, but the larger question of whether his impeding execution will be stayed remained unanswered. A day after Gov. Tom Corbett signed Ballard's death warrant,...
  • Christian university finds one college ranking too good not to tout

    Christian university finds one college ranking too good not to tout
    While many colleges and universities actively seek high rankings in publications like U.S. News & World Report, one school has shied away from such self promotion. As leaders of a Seventh-day Adventist institution, Loma Linda University administrators...
  • America seen in Museum of Art's 'American Scene'

    America seen in Museum of Art's 'American Scene'
    Each still photograph — unblinking, unchanging, life distilled into a single moment — conveys a larger mystery on the viewer: What just happened? What happens next? In documenting a nation in perpetual transition during the so-called...
  • Train your eyes on three great photographers

    Train your eyes on three great photographers
    That I have spent more than four decades writing for newspapers has done nothing to enlighten me to the mystery of photography. Working with dozens of men and women with cameras who accompanied me on hundreds of stories, I have watched as they did their...