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  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action

    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away constitutional challenges to...
  • Affirmative action banned? It's not that simple.

    "Supreme Court rules against affirmative action." That is likely to be a common shorthand description of Tuesday's decision upholding the constitutionality of Michigan's ban on the use of racial preferences in admission to state universities. But it's...
  • McDaniel College announces two new hires

    McDaniel College announces Gregory L. Dumont as the new Chief Information Officer (CIO) and John Rouse as the new director of Student Academic Support Services (SASS). Gregory L. Dumont previously served as associate director of Information Technology at...
  • U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents

    U.S. regulators plan car-to-car communications to prevent accidents
    The Department of Transportation will push the development of a short-range radio system aimed at stopping crashes by allowing cars to exchange basic facts about speed and direction to other vehicles as fast at 10 times a second. Called vehicle-to-...
  • Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models

    Lawrence Klein dies at 93; won Nobel for his econometric models
    Lawrence Klein, the University of Pennsylvania economist who won the 1980 Nobel Prize for his computer-based models that help governments forecast the future and act accordingly, died Sunday at his home in Gladwyne, Pa. He was 93. His family announced...
  • Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life

    Suzanne M. Bianchi dies at 61; UCLA sociologist studied family life
    Suzanne M. Bianchi, a UCLA sociologist who helped alter perceptions of working mothers during three decades investigating changes in American family life, died Nov. 4 at her home in Santa Monica. She was 61. The cause was pancreatic cancer, said her...
  • James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art

    James Cahill dies at 87; scholar of Chinese art
    James Cahill, an art historian and curator who played an influential role in expanding the study and teaching of Chinese painting in the West before and after the opening up of U.S.-China relations in the early 1970s, died Feb. 14 at his home in Berkeley....
  • Miss America visits Fort Meade USO

    Miss America visited the USO Center at Fort George G. Meade Wednesday, just in time for a chili cook-off and to warm up one of the coldest days of this winter. Nina Davuluri stopped by Fort Meade for photos, signatures and "a friendly hello," part of her...
  • Dumont and Rouse hired at McDaniel

    McDaniel College announces Gregory L. Dumont as the new chief information officer and John Rouse as the new director of Student Academic Support Services. Dumont previously served as associate director of Information Technology at Central Michigan...
  • Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine

    Joseph Sax dies at 78; law professor wrote influential article on public trust doctrine
    In 1970, Joseph Sax wrote a law review article that laid the foundation for a court case that would become famous in the annals of California water. More than a decade after publication of Sax's seminal essay on the public trust doctrine, the California...
  • PASSINGS: Dave Strack

    Dave Strack, 90, a former University of Arizona athletic director who hired the first black basketball coach at a major university, died Saturday, university officials said. He was 90. The cause of Strack's death at a Tucson assisted care facility was...
  • A Curious Case Against Equal Treatment

    "'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, 'it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.'" — Lewis Carroll, "Through the Looking Glass" The marble friezes above the Supreme Court chamber depict...