| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The University of Central Florida and major universities from 10 other states have joined to help students from low-income families earn college degrees, hoping that by sharing ideas all the institutions will see graduation rates rise.
| Sep 16, 2014
| 6:26 PM
Retired NBA star Charles Barkley exposed a hazardous culture clash in the Texas grand jury indictment of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for child abuse.
If parents are going to be sent to jail for giving their children a "whipping," then...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 4:15 PM
The University of Texas can consider race in undergraduate admissions to promote diversity, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.
Acting in a lawsuit that the U.S. Supreme Court had sent back last year, Judge Patrick Higginbotham wrote that considering...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Last week a federal appeals court ruled — again — that the University of Texas at Austin didn’t violate the Constitution when it engaged in racial preferences in its admissions policies.
This was Round 2 for Abigail Noel Fisher vs. the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:16 PM
For seven local football players, Thursday marks the end of their high school playing days. The players are a mix of teammates and rivals, but in the 55th edition of the Brea Lions Club Orange County North-South Prep All-Star Football Game, the seven...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:50 AM
The solution to the shortage of workers for well-paying STEM jobs ("More jobs than workers," July 1) does not begin with students in college; it begins in elementary schools with well-trained teachers who are prepared to inspire students early on in these...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Would you trust a surgeon who learned a few tricks in medical school, then spent the first couple of years in the operating room experimenting while he figured out which techniques worked?
Of course you wouldn't. But, unfortunately, that's the same...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:37 PM
Austin, Texas, is loaded with pleasures ranging from live music to bat-watching, and you can now add one more attraction that will run through Jan. 4.
Starting Sept. 9, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin will be celebrating the...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 6:09 PM
When Eli Wallach strolled down the mean streets of Manhattan, the tune followed him everywhere.
People saw him coming and they started whistling the ominous opening bars of Ennio Morricone’s theme to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.”...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:36 PM
This month, thousands of students across Connecticut will celebrate a major accomplishment — graduating from high school. Many will head to college in the fall. For some minority and low-income students, for whom the odds are often stacked against...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Two men in Texas have been charged with providing support to terrorists, with one of them allegedly planning to travel to Syria to aid radical groups engaged in armed conflict there, U.S. Justice Department officials said Wednesday.