| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| May 19, 2014
| 7:37 AM
In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University on Monday that, like them, "I’m a little scared - and a little excited.’&...
| May 19, 2014
| 1:59 PM
In her first public comments since she was dismissed five days ago as executive editor of the New York Times, Jill Abramson told graduates at Wake Forest University that, like them, "I'm a little scared but also excited."
Abramson, the focus of a...
| May 20, 2014
| 7:55 AM
If ever there was a chance to give a rabble-rousing commencement speech devoid of forgettable platitudes, Jill Abramson had it. She declined.
Oh, she gave the speech, to the graduating class of Wake Forest University in North Carolina, on Monday. She...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Monday morning, Jill Abramson kept a promise she'd made months ago to deliver the commencement address at Wake Forest University. She had every reason to cancel. She didn't.
She said little about her firing as editor of The New York Times less than a...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Super Bowl viewers might want to keep an eye on the helmets crashing together in Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos. A new study says that the lids worn by opposing quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson, not to...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:40 AM
WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY: Gerard Neely, of Forest Hill, graduated from Wake Forest University on May 20.
JAMES MADISON UNIVERSITY: The following students graduated from James Madison University May 4: Christopher Petty, of Jarrettsville; Rachel Otto, of...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 9:51 AM
NY Magazine has a new article titled, “All Joy and No Fun: Why Parents Hate Parenting.” The headline caught my attention because A) it’s incredibly sensationalistic, and B) I was unaware that so many parents had such contempt for their...
| Mar 27, 2013
Ted and Mary Jo Pankau of Lake Geneva, Wisc., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Pankau, to Trevor McEvoy, son of Rick and Shelley McEvoy of Bel Air.
Pankau is a graduate of Badger High School and Wake Forest University and is a faculty...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates.
UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 3:53 PM
While the University of Maryland won't be able to reap most of the rewards of joining the Big Ten athletic conference until the move becomes official in July 2014, it will start benefiting from its academic counterpart — the Committee on...