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  • Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney

    Hopkins to give honorary degrees to DOMA plaintiff, attorney
    Johns Hopkins University will bestow an honorary degree next month on Edith "Edie" Windsor, the woman who successfully challenged the constitutionality of the federal law banning same-sex marriage. Windsor's attorney in last year's historic U.S. Supreme...
  • Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks

    Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks
    After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...
  • Maryland can produce more college-educated adults [Letter]

    Maryland can produce more college-educated adults [Letter]
    The Sun, in its recent article about Maryland Ready, the state's four-year plan for postsecondary education, points out the complexity of raising the number of Marylanders with college degrees to 55 percent by 2025 ("New state higher-education plan...
  • Dyane Fancey, poet

    Dyane Fancey, poet
    Dyane Fancey, a prominent poet in Baltimore's arts community who also worked in the city school system and at a popular Mount Vernon restaurant, died April 13 of heart failure. The Hampden resident was 63. Born Diane Margaret Fancey in Washington, D.C.,...
  • E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive

    E. Brent Snodgrass, PR executive
    E. Brent Snodgrass, who had been Bethlehem Steel Corp.'s regional director of public and political affairs and later established a Florida public relations firm, died April 1 of complications from dementia at his Tampa home. He was 85. Edwin Brent...
  • Changing my philosophy after seeing some more jockeys fall [commentary]

    I've written a lot in this column, usually after I've picked an All-Harford team and am feeling lousy about having to have left off a couple of deserving athletes, about not depending on other people, or accolades and awards, for a sense of satisfaction....
  • Preparing for your body for retirement

    Preparing for your body for retirement
    Donna Schramek is looking forward to retirement on the Eastern Shore. She loves the smell of the ocean, walking on the beach, and spending time with her grandchildren. That's why the 64-year-old Brooklyn Park administrative coordinator at Medstar Health...
  • Homeschooling away from home [Commentary]

    Homeschooling away from home [Commentary]
    Maryland home education policy needs to be updated to give it more flexibility, to the benefit of all students. Current policy requires that students take either all of their classes or none of them at public school, which means homeschool students like...
  • Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law

    Columbia native named Dean of the University of Maryland School of Law
    A Columbia native has been announced as the next Dean of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. The university announced in a press release Monday that Donald B. Tobin will succeed Phoebe Haddon as Dean of the Francis King Carey...
  • Maryland moves toward innovation [Letter]

    Now that the Maryland General Assembly has adjourned for the year, it is time to take a quick review of significant accomplishments. Amid the hotly-contested debate on honoring soft shell crabs, kudos to the legislature for passing two little-noticed...
  • Clarksville's McFadden sets course record in defense of London Marathon title

    Clarksville resident Tatyana McFadden set a course record and defended her London Marathon title in the women's wheelchair race Sunday. With a time of 1 hour, 45 minutes and 12 seconds, McFadden beat Manuela Schar of Switzerland by more than a minute...
  • Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side

    Youth leader gunned down on Baltimore's west side
    Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator. In a...