| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Writers, artists and historians have long pondered what it means to be Mexican. Now science has offered its answer, and it could change how medicine uses racial and ethnic categories to assess disease risk, testing and treatment.
The broadest analysis...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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Jane Dailey is a professor of American history at the University of Chicago and the Law School. She has published extensively on the history and law of race in the United States since the Civil War.
| Apr 18, 2014
Things at my day-job employer, College of Charleston, have been a little loony lately.
First, the South Carolina state legislature unilaterally moved to merge our liberal arts and sciences college with a medical school. Shortly after that, the same...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:30 PM
A controversial double execution in Oklahoma was scrubbed Tuesday night after the first inmate to receive an experimental three-drug cocktail writhed and grimaced on the gurney, struggled to lift his head and died of a heart attack more than 40 minutes...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Julie K. Xanders is the assistant general counsel/West Coast media of Tribune Co. and serves as senior vice president, legal for the Los Angeles Times. Xanders joined Times Mirror in 1993 as corporate counsel for Times Mirror Cable. She was promoted to...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 9:20 PM
Jahmia Edwards cried when she opened the letter saying she'd been admitted to UCLA, the college she'd dreamed of attending since childhood.
The 18 year-old senior at Alliance William & Carol Ouchi High School in South Los Angeles quickly dismissed UC...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 5:05 PM
Throughout the arduous college application process, Brown University was on the top of Madeline Anderson's wish list. So when the Long Beach high school senior received a rejection from the Ivy League campus, she was disappointed but also knew she had...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Arlette Lozano came to this country 18 years ago from Mexico at age 8 when her mother sent her and her 3-year-old brother across the border with the help of a coyote — someone paid to smuggle people across the border.
There wasn't enough money for...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
WASHINGTON – The White House will announce new measures Tuesday to deal with campus sexual assault, an issue that in recent years has inflamed college campuses from Yale to UC Berkeley.
The recommendations from a task force of federal officials...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:54 PM
Community college student Catalina Daneshfar had always disliked math and she wasn't earning the grades to fulfill her algebra requirement to transfer to a four-year university.
At Pierce College, she got a D in her last remedial math class even...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:40 PM
Like most Saturday afternoons at the Newport-Mesa YMCA, the basketball court squeaks with starts, stops, and misdirection of hard-rubber soles on varnished hardwood. On a mid-April day there was a little more spring in each step.
As a championship...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.
The unprecedented naming of...