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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Human Relations Commission addresses claims of racial inequity in Bethlehem Area schools

    Human Relations Commission addresses claims of racial inequity in Bethlehem Area schools
    While complaints from community members about racial inequities in the Bethlehem Area School District brought the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission to the city for its monthly meeting, district educators and other community representatives stood...
  • Congressman battles doctor in 17th District

    In the 17th congressional district, which slices through historically Democratic areas that include parts of the Lehigh Valley, Democratic Congressman Matt Cartwright is facing a challenge from a conservative-leaning doctor operating on a shoestring...
  • Inner-city street violence easy to ignore, hard to truly understand

    You're robbed while walking home, or jumped and beaten. You're threatened with a knife or a thief takes your bike or car. What do you do? The obvious answer for many is to call 911 and report the crime. But it's not that clear-cut for everyone. Last...
  • 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...
  • Plants used to study ways of delivering drugs for pulmonary hypertension

    University of Florida researchers are using the leaves of plants to study new ways to deliver drugs that treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease with few treatment options, according to a study published online in the September issue of the journal...
  • Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood

    Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood
    A hundred years ago, the Parkway Theater at the corner of North Charles Street and North Avenue was a much admired movie palace and gathering spot for Baltimore's glittering upper crust. But the theater's fortunes declined with those of the surrounding...
  • William A. Reinke, international health expert

    William A. Reinke, international health expert
    William A. Reinke, a statistician and professor for 50 years at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who helped develop its department of international health, died of lymphoma Oct. 4 at his Broadmead retirement community home in...