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  • Goucher sends emails to students mistakenly telling them they've been admitted

    Goucher sends emails to students mistakenly telling them they've been admitted
    Goucher College sent congratulatory emails to the parents of 60 applicants on March 12 telling them their children had been admitted. The message from the small liberal arts college in Towson contained the words every parent of a high school senior...
  • Severna Park native and Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw reflects on being first to coach 600 career men's lacrosse games

    Severna Park native and Delaware coach Bob Shillinglaw reflects on being first to coach 600 career men's lacrosse games
    Delaware's Bob Shillinglaw recently became the first coach in men's college lacrosse to coach 600 career games. The Severna Park native and graduate may not have envisioned such longevity, but he always knew he would be a coach. “I was very,...
  • Does paying salesclerks well pay off?

    When Madonna was on tour in Spain a few years ago, teenage girls turned up at her final performance wearing the very outfit she had worn for her first show. They had bought it from Zara, the Spanish retailer. While most fashion retailers take months...
  • 'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1

    'Glee' recap: 100th Episode, Part 1
    "Glee" brought back a bunch of awesome old facesĀ for the first part of its two-part special. The episode starts by pitting two of its most successful grads, Rachel and Mercedes, against each other. One is a future Broadway starlet; the other, a...
  • Dancer injured in Boston Marathon bombing takes to the floor again

    The world on Thursday celebrated the United Nations-sponsoredInternational Day of Happiness by dancing to the ubiquitous, infectiously upbeat tune, "Happy," by Pharrell Williams, who is the face of the second annual celebration established by the...
  • Daniel Ek is Collecting Data That Won't Let Him Fail

    It's about the data and the footprint. In other words, the more information you have, the fewer mistakes you make, and if you're America-centric, you're gonna get your butt kicked by those who see the entire world. The music business did not see the...
  • New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero

    New strategy would drop college textbook costs to zero
    Holding a whiteboard, the University of Maryland, College Park students scrawled their complaints and posed for a picture. "My name is Justin and I spent $114 on ONE textbook," a student wrote. "My name is Jeff and I spent $736 on textbooks," wrote...
  • Johns Hopkins takes fourth place at NCAA D-III swimming championship

    The Johns Hopkins men's swim team grabbed its second straight fourth-place finish at the 2014 NCAA championship on Saturday night in Indianapolis. The Blue Jays piled up 245 points to finish just 1.5 points out of third place. Kenyon won its second...
  • Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers

    Bionic plants: Scientists give plants super powers
    Researchers at MIT are giving plants super powers by placing tiny carbon nanotubes deep within their cells. Some of the altered plants increased their photosynthetic activity by 30% compared with regular old plants. Others were able to detect tiny...
  • Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83

     Water district chairman John Foley dies at 83
    Retired Army Col. John V. Foley, chairman of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, has died, according to a statement from the district. Foley died Friday after a long battle with cancer. He was 83. Foley was one of four Municipal...
  • Higher Teen Wages Pose Unacceptable Risk

    Higher Teen Wages Pose Unacceptable Risk
    Will raising the minimum wage lead to more drunken driving deaths for teenagers? That's the surprising proposition reported in the latest issue of The Connecticut Economy, a quarterly publication of UConn. It's worth considering as Connecticut's minimum...