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  • T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies

    T. William Heyck, history scholar at NU, dies
    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...
  • College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth

    College Update: Kayla Mills, Katie Johnson help deliver USC soccer NCAA tourney berth
    The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level. Kayla Mills (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2013) USC soccer sophomore: A PAC-12 All-Freshman selection a season ago, Mills was the Trojans’ lone All-PAC-12 first-team selection...
  • College hunt looms for first daughter Malia Obama

    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...
  • Will online privacy problems be solved by 2025? Experts respond in Pew study

    Will online privacy problems be solved by 2025? Experts respond in Pew study
    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...
  • Case of 100 missing brains in Texas takes an odd twist

    Case of 100 missing brains in Texas takes an odd twist
    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...
  • University of Texas can use race as factor in admissions, court rules

    University of Texas can use race as factor in admissions, court rules
    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...
  • Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass

    Supreme Court should give this affirmative action case a pass
    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...
  • High School Football: Seven in final prep game

    High School Football: Seven in final prep game
    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...
  • Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]

    Teaching teachers to teach STEM [Commentary]
    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...
  • Novelist Trio to Develop TV Projects with TPG-Backed Slingshot Global Media

    In a deal that reflects several trends in TV production, three rising novelists have inked a first-look development pact with Slingshot Global Media, the banner backed by private equity giant TPG. Scribes Brian McGreevy, Lee Shipman and Philipp Meyer...
  • Let confusion reign

    Let confusion reign
    Dan Cameron, chief curator of the Orange County Museum of Art, said unpacking more than 100 selected artworks to showcase at the museum's Avant-Garde Collection was like experiencing the joy of a favorite holiday. "It's exactly like Christmas," he...