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  • Affirmative action at risk in college admissions

    Affirmative action at risk in college admissions
    The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
  • UC files court brief supporting race-based admissions policy

     
    The University of California on Monday submitted a brief to the U.S. Supreme Court supporting the use of race as a factor in college admissions. UC President Mark G. Yudof and the system’s 10 chancellors filed the “friend of the court”...
  • Record low number of babies born in Japan

     
    Fewer babies were born in Japan last year than in any other year on record, pulling down its population for the third year in a row, according to government statistics released this week. The loss of more than 260,000 people is the biggest drop that the...
  • X Games to gear up and then say goodbye to L.A.

     X Games to gear up and then say goodbye to L.A.
    In 2003, the X Games came to Los Angeles in what was supposed to be a two- or three-year experiment. Before long, they turned into a fruitful, highly anticipated event that has encapsulated action sports in the Southland for 11 years. This year's X...
  • Marvel’s David Marquez talks X-Men, Spider-Man, 3D graphic novel

     
    Young artists looking to break into comics might want to take a page from David Marquez. Based in Austin, Texas, ......
  • reFramed: In conversation with WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY curator Anne Wilkes Tucker

     
    Anne Wilkes Tucker is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator of Photography at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston where she has worked since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum that now has a collection of over 28,000...
  • 'Renaissance Man,' former UCI professor dies

    'Renaissance Man,' former UCI professor dies
    Highly regarded scientist, food and wine expert and educator Joie Pierce Jones died June 23 after years of failing health. He was 72. A memorial service will be held for the longtime Laguna Beach resident later this year, date and location to be...
  • Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season

     Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season
    The Bach Festival Society's 2013-14 season includes the return of favorites Emanuel Ax, Alisa Weilerstein and Inon Barnatan; a musical commemoration of Kristallnacht; and the 79th Bach Festival. The season is divided into three performance series...
  • Should Teach for America pack its bags?

     
    By Jessica Reynolds Teach for America is great in theory. Recent graduates from elite universities teach for two years in underserved school systems, move on to successful careers in business, politics, healthcare, etc, and act as lifelong advocates for...
  • Terror Threats Force Evacuations at 2 Universities

    Terror Threats Force Evacuations at 2 Universities
    AUSTIN, Tx. -- No explosives were found at two U.S. universities that had ordered evacuations after they received bomb threats Friday morning, officials said. The evacuations happened at the University of Texas at Austin and North Dakota State...
  • UT campus threat rattles Longhorn parents

    UT campus threat rattles Longhorn parents
    Gino Guzman got a sinking feeling when his daughter called from the University of Texas campus to tell him that she was evacuating.  “I just had to say a quick prayer and hope that it was a hoax,” Guzman said from the Dallas high rise,...