| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:13 PM
The Johns Hopkins University edged closer to the top 10 of national universities on the U.S. News and World Report annual rankings, which were released Tuesday.
U.S. News moved Hopkins up one spot to No. 12, just behind Dartmouth College and tied with...
| Sep 21, 2013
Date: Aug. 24, 2013
Her story: Courtney Schapiro, 28, grew up in Owings Mills. She is a speech language pathologist in Chicago. Her mother and stepfather, Susie and David Nevins, live in Pikesville. Her father and stepmother, Jeffrey and Amy Schapiro,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 8:54 PM
Tribune Tower was in crisis, and the illustrations of penguins installed in the building's ornate lobby were meant as a constant reminder.
With Tribune Co. revenues sliding and managers struggling to adjust to an Internet revolution, executives in early...
| May 14, 2013
| 7:50 PM
As the five young writers sat with bated breath, Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post book critic Michael Dirda told them that a life of wordsmithing would bring them pain.
One of them would soon win the nation's most lucrative literary award, the...
| May 15, 2013
| 2:13 PM
Congratulations to Tim Marcin, winner of Washington College's Sophie Kerr Prize, worth $61,192 this year.
The 22-year-old from Wilmington, Del., who is headed to Northwestern University, plans to pursue a sports writing career. That's a worthy goal --...
| May 10, 2013
| 4:36 PM
Expectations are high for this year's commencement speakers at Maryland universities — an august crew that includes the Obamas and their team of writers as well as funnyman Bill Cosby and Hollywood director Jason Winer.
But to stand out — or...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 8:46 AM
The tractor-trailer hit 70 mph as it passed the Poly-Western high school campus on Cold Spring Lane, barreling down a turn lane at twice the legal speed limit. Or so the $40 citation claimed. Just before Falls Road, a pole-mounted speed camera clocked the...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 10:01 AM
In addition to the huzzahs for Jonathon Owen on the completion of his master's degree in linguistics, please lift your hats high for Professor Stacy Spaulding, who has just been granted tenure and promotion at Towson University. Professor Spaulding...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Not all addictions live up to their advance press.
In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Seven years ago, Michael Shayte tested various brass and string instruments along with the rest of his fifth-grade class.
But only the trombone called to him.
"It just felt right when I started playing," he said, recalling that moment back in middle...
| Aug 28, 2011
| 1:03 PM
WESTMINSTER — A lifelong resident of Carroll County has been named as the new commander of the Westminster Barrack for the Maryland State Police.
Lt. Jim DeWees, 40, was transferred to the new position, effective this past week, by State Police...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Poverty, undereducation and disconnectedness to society beget exactly those same things — a problem that has stymied policymakers since the advent of public education, which was supposed to be the solution. Four centuries of publicly funded...