| Jun 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Peter Yu, Drew Sterrett and Lewis McLeod were headed toward bright futures at prestigious colleges and universities when each got involved in one-night sexual encounters.
All three young men claimed the encounters were consensual — but the women...
| May 9, 2014
| 9:40 PM
President Obama capped a weeklong focus on climate change with a push for greater energy efficiency, a pitch particularly attuned to reaching two groups: big-dollar donors in the green movement and activists once inspired by his 2008 ambition to heal...
| May 5, 2014
| 3:49 PM
A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say.
In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two...
| May 5, 2014
| 4:31 AM
There are plenty of Americans who purchase a high-mileage vehicle for environmental reasons, and sales of plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles surged 84 percent in 2013. But when you start comparing the steady rise in sales of higher-fuel-economy...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:49 PM
On a Thursday night at Radio City Music Hall when the eyes of American sports were on what's next for many of college's premier athletes, the truth is that the most sweeping and controversial matters involve what those athletes are leaving behind.
| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:41 PM
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s dissent from the high court’s 6-2 decision Tuesday to uphold Michigan’s voter-approved ban on affirmative action for public universities has been variously described as “blistering," “...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 2:42 PM
With student athletes participating in a variety of sports year-round and working tirelessly to earn scholarships, Marina High School decided to join the crusade to promote athletic safety.
April is National Youth Safety Month, so head athletic...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 11:40 AM
No one would claim that implementation of the Affordable Care Act has been especially smooth.
The technical problems of the federal enrollment website, HealthCare.gov, last October and November, were only part of it: The administration has repeatedly...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Melvin Mar's entrée to Hollywood was far from glamorous. As an unpaid intern for "Platoon" producer Arnold Kopelson, Mar was responsible for fetching his boss' lunch of matzo ball soup every day.
Mar calculated to the minute how long it would take to...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:19 PM
The University of Chicago and Knox College are among 55 schools under federal investigation for their handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints, according to a list released Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education.
Both schools have...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Aiming to reduce sexual assault on campus, the federal government Thursday disclosed that 55 colleges and universities, including four in California, are under investigation for possibly violating the law in their handling of sexual violence and...