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  • A globalizing private sector, a government overwhelmed by corporate money

    A globalizing private sector, a government overwhelmed by corporate money
    President Barack Obama believes government has a vital role in creating good jobs in America. Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrichsay American business will create good jobs here if their taxes are lowered and regulations eased. The facts are on the president's...
  • Baltimore Symphony prepares for West Coast tour

    Baltimore Symphony prepares for West Coast tour
    The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be jetting to the West Coast this week for a six-day, three-city tour — its first extended outing since Marin Alsop was named music director five years ago. The tour, which begins Wednesday, opens with a...
  • Harry L. Rosenzweig, McDaniel math professor

    Harry L. Rosenzweig, McDaniel math professor
    Harry L. Rosenzweig, an influential mathematics professor who had been chairman of the math department at McDaniel College, died Friday of pancreatic cancer at his Westminster home. He was 72. "Harry was very popular with math majors and, in general,...
  • The decline of the idea of "public good"

    The decline of the idea of "public good"
    Meryl Streep's eerie reincarnation of Margaret Thatcher in "The Iron Lady" brings to mind Ms. Thatcher's most famous quip, "There is no such thing as 'society.'" None of the dwindling herd of Republican candidates has quoted her yet, but they might as...
  • Shirley L. Tansey, clinical social worker, dies

    Shirley L. Tansey, clinical social worker, dies
    Shirley L. Tansey, a retired mental health counselor and licensed clinical social worker who had worked at Taylor Manor Hospital and the Johns Hopkins University, died Saturday of Alzheimer's disease at the Charlestown retirement community. She was 92....
  • Let them eat artisanal cake

     
    Much as I love the whole eat-local movement and respect Alice Waters, the opinion piece from the Los Angeles Times that MrRational linked to in a comment had me rolling on the floor. In case you're one of those readers......
  • Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America

    Why ethnic studies programs are good for California, and America
    On Nov. 6, 1968, the Black Student Union and a coalition of student groups at San Francisco State University known as the Third World Liberation Front began what would become the longest student strike in U.S. history. They wanted the university to...
  • Newport Aquatic Center rowers shine

    Seven rowers from Back Bay high schools helped the Newport Aquatic Center finish second in the lightweight eight final at the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championships completed June 15 at Lake Natoma near Sacramento. Newport Harbor students Jake Sliker,...
  • UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options

    UCSD Jewish, Muslim students work together for more dining options
    Jewish and Muslim student groups at UC San Diego had an idea they could work on together — creating a campus dining spot with both kosher and halal dishes. It was a small but meaningful collaboration amid tensions that have arisen from the...
  • Oklahoma death row inmates sue over 'unsound' execution practices

    A group of 21 Oklahoma death row prisoners has filed a lawsuit to prevent the state from using its "untested and unsound" execution procedures because “they create a substantial risk of severe pain, needless suffering and a lingering death.” ...
  • UC creates task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual assault

    UC creates task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual assault
    University of California President Janet Napolitano announced Friday she is forming a task force to oversee efforts to prevent sexual violence at UC campuses. The group will monitor the system’s progress and work to develop best practices in...
  • College employees need more sexual assault training, audit finds

    College employees need more sexual assault training, audit finds
    Four California public universities do not do an adequate job of training employees who can respond to initial allegations of sexual harassment and violence, according to a state report released Tuesday. Auditors examined policies and practices at UC...