| Jan 29, 2015
| 1:05 PM
AUSTIN, Texas � Manuel Ramirez was the first in his family to get a college degree, and it wasn't easy.
His parents, who brought him to the U.S. illegally from Guanajuato, Mexico, when he was 8 years old, made just enough to get by with day labor...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:34 AM
During World War II, the U.S. government operated a network of alien detention facilities — a numbing euphemism for prisons — and filled them with about 120,000 Japanese-Americans, two-thirds of whom were American citizens and nearly all of...
| Jan 27, 2015
| 9:00 PM
USC is once again ranked third among U.S. universities for its fundraising successes, according to a national survey being released Wednesday. USC was reported to have received nearly $732 million in gifts in 2014.
The annual survey by the Council for...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:09 PM
There is something every man and woman holding appointive office in Texas shares, whether sitting on the Supreme Court or serving on the Texas State Board of Plumbing Examiners. Each and every one of them — thousands in all — was put there...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:43 PM
When Lisa D'Amour wrote "Detroit" — a play that premiered at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre in 2010 and went on to New York and London's National Theatre and became a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize — it seemed like she knew the Motor City...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:57 PM
In 1971, two years after leaving the White House, Lyndon Johnson dedicated his sleek, windowless eight-story presidential library at the University of Texas. But in the pages of The Washington Post, editorial cartoonist Herblock depicted Johnson as an...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 1:20 PM
Like all good mysteries, the case of the 100 missing brains in Texas has taken a new twist.
First, word had come that about half of the 200 brains kept at a university research center had gone absent without leave. Then a professor said Wednesday they...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:51 PM
Robert M. Palter was an intellectual, a philosopher by training, but his interests were broad and included contemporary art, German poetry and the history of science. His last major publication combined many of his passions: It involved food, poetry, art,...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:44 PM
As the boundaries between privacy and public information blur, policymakers and technology innovators will struggle to respond, according to a Pew Research Center study on the future of privacy released Thursday.
A survey of experts responded with a...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 3:35 AM
Soon first daughter Malia Obama will be the decider, choosing which colleges to apply to and which one to attend beginning in the fall of 2016, as her father's presidency winds down.
She wants to be a filmmaker, the president has said. Last summer...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 9:32 AM
T. William Heyck, whose work as a scholar focused on British history, taught history at Northwestern University and led a movement to establish a residential college system at the Evanston school.
Mr. Heyck, 75, died of complications from leukemia on...