| Jan 11, 2014
It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...
| Jan 22, 2014
John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge.
"He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 3:04 PM
"Your gift helps FSU maintain it's national reputation for excellence in education."
That punctuationally great moment in alumni solicitation — it's "its," not "it's" — was revealed by "Star Trek's" Mr. Sulu, George Takei, who posted it...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Dr. Peter C. Maloney, an internationally known biochemist who was a professor of physiology and associate dean for graduate students at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, died Dec. 12 of cancer at his Bare Hills home. He was 72.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A recent New York Times illustration read, "COLLEGE IS FOR SUCKERS."
The words were emblazoned across the sweatshirts of four students, and the accompanying article made essentially that point. It echoed an increasingly common refrain that college is...
| Dec 25, 2013
Smack in the middle of the holiday rush, college applications are due — anxious weeks for high school seniors and their families. To heighten the anxiety, no month passes without a critic proclaiming that college is a pedantic waste of money,...
| Dec 26, 2013
Re "Voice of 'silent prison,'" Dec. 22
Thank you for the wonderful article about a wonderful young man. Ido Kedar's life with autism reminds me so much of the struggles we faced when trying to obtain services through our school district for our...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As the football coach at the University of Maryland, College Park, I consider myself fortunate to have players who have the academic foundation to be successful in college. I am not alone. College coaches nationwide have a vested interest in expanding the...
| Jan 3, 2014
Susan Rasky, an award-winning congressional correspondent who mentored a generation of young political journalists as a senior lecturer at UC Berkeley, died Sunday at her home in El Cerrito, Calif. She was 61 and had breast cancer.
A graduate of Los...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:25 PM
DALLAS – Over the past couple of years, the UConn basketball team has benefited from graduate students. And in turn, the school has been beneficial for those same grad students.
But the concept of graduates — players with a year of...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 7:43 AM
Real estate agents are getting old.
Well, older, anyway, and that's a source of some concern to many in the brokerage world, who have raised the question repeatedly at industry events in the past few years: As the baby boom generation begins to retire in...