| Mar 17, 2013
| 5:41 AM
– Johns Hopkins Hospital's Dr. Ben Carson tested the political waters Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where many said he would be a popular Republican contender for the White House.
Carson's speech was met with several...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:13 AM
It seems hard to believe, but the softball career of one of Columbia's all-time greats came to a close last week. Stephanie Speierman wrapped up her collegiate career at the University of Michigan following a trip to the NCAA Tournament.
| Feb 19, 2013
| 2:37 PM
Georg H.B. Luck, whose career teaching the classics at the Johns Hopkins University spanned two decades and included studying the role magic and witchcraft played in the theology and world of the ancient Greeks and Romans, died Sunday from complications...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 7:01 AM
On Twitter, @SherrieVossMatthews inquires about the use of articles with initialisms and acronyms.* An article at Daily Writing Tips summarizes the conventions:
"Because acronyms like NASA are pronounced as words ('na-suh,' in this case), there’s...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:00 AM
I am writing on behalf of more than 30 high school guidance counselors who are members of the Association of Independent Maryland & DC Schools (AIMS). We all have graduates who have attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and had valuable experiences...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:21 PM
Brothers Marquise and Reggie Ellis and their Franklin High teammate Malik Jackson understand the rich history of the Big 33 Football Classic.
The three seniors will be competing in the 56th installment of the Pennsylvania-based All-Star game featuring...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Four presidents at public research universities made a collective $9.2 million in fiscal year 2012, with the top earner of the group making much of his money because he was fired, according to a report released Sunday by the Chronicle of Higher Education....
| Jan 31, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Musical and cultural diversity are at the heart of what the Harlem Quartet is all about. The string ensemble brings an eclectic program to Columbia when it performs for the Candlelight Concert Society series on Saturday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., at Howard...
| Jan 18, 2013
Despite shivering during a recent photo shoot on a chilly afternoon, Phoenix residents Allison Silber and Amanda Sutor insist that braving the elements was not much of a factor when choosing a Division I college lacrosse program.
Silber was primarily...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Catonsville is among a number of Baltimore locales featured in songs on a new CD that will be released Saturday at a special performance party at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown.
Dan Naiman, a Catonsville resident for more than 20 years, plays...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Dr. Ellen G. McDaniel, whose distinguished career in psychiatry spanned more than 40 years and influenced patients, medical students and even juries, died of lung cancer Thursday at her home in Highland. She was 71.
The former Ellen Garb was raised in...
| May 13, 2013
| 3:00 AM
I recently spoke at a seminar at Harvard on the theme of education as a civil right. Among other things, the seminar conveyed the urgency as well as the intractability of the problem of low college completion rates for certain groups of young people in...