| Sep 29, 2013
The conflict in Syria is destroying not only the lives of the Syrian people but their heritage — the world's heritage — as well.
Syria is a treasure house of history. Damascus, Aleppo, Palmyra and almost 10,000 other archaeological sites...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 5:05 PM
USC is not revealing how much it is paying David H. Petraeus, the former four-star U.S. Army general and Central Intelligence Agency chief, for the part-time position he is starting this fall as a lecturer and as a mentor to students who are veterans....
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Dr. Jorge Duany is the Director of the Cuban Research Institute and Professor of Anthropology at Florida International University. He previously served as Acting Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at the University of...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 11:26 AM
A new report estimates that U.S. consumers who purchase their own health insurance saved $2.1 billion last year due to tougher rules in the federal healthcare law.
Thursday's report by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation estimates that individual...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It's no big thing to play the music of Duke Ellington. That's done all the time: in cabarets, concert halls, movies, Broadway theaters and anywhere jazz musicians assemble. Ellingtonia, a word coined by admirers who realized that no existing musical...
| Oct 1, 2012
Jennifer Jaff was on the brink of attending law school when her doctor tried to stop her because she had a debilitating chronic illness.
"I decided I couldn't stay in bed the rest of my life," she later said. "I had to live."
Decades later she was a...
| May 4, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Edison Jackson, who was president of Medgar Evers College, a campus of the City University of New York, has been named as the interim president of Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach. He will take over as interim president on May 14, B-CU...
| Nov 6, 2012
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 1:38 PM
It's been on the National Register of Historic Places for more than 40 years, but now the Humpback Bridge near Covington is a National Historic Landmark. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar made the announcement Wednesday.
For many in Alleghany County, it's a...
| Sep 20, 2012
| 6:28 PM
Elsa Núñez has dedicated her life to education.
Núñez, who has been president of Eastern Connecticut State University for seven years, has led a strategic planning project that has expanded the university buildings and created more support services for...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 5:12 AM
Apologies for tinkering with the lyrics from Pink Floyd but I love Andrew Hacker for stating what should be obvious -- do we really need algebra? Or geometry, trigonometry and calculus, for that matter.
Hacker is an emeritus professor of political...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 10:41 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawmakers working to rewrite an overturned Indiana law that banned sex offenders from social networking sites could still have trouble passing constitutional muster.
Republican lawmakers have introduced a bill that would reword...