| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:11 AM
The best that can be said for the Supreme Court's ruling on affirmative action in college admissions is that it did not immediately and totally ban the practice. But the decision to send a University of Texas at Austin case back to the appeals court...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 7:29 AM
In the summer before she entered Laurel High as a freshman, Angie Vaughn took part in a major youth track and field meet in California in 1990.
Before she left Maryland, her father told her if she won her event in the 100-meter dash he would buy her a...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Three Harford Community College employees have been named recipients of the 2013 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Awards.
Jan M. Brewer, assistant professor of sociology and social work; Deborah Jaeger, mathematics...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 4:00 AM
It may be time to say farewell to affirmative action in higher education admissions and to the aspirations that went with it.
The U.S. Supreme Court will soon hear arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, a case challenging the sliver of...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the issue of racial preference in college admissions on Wednesday, and that ought to be a concern for those who believe such policies have provided countless opportunities for minorities — and enriched the educational...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:35 PM
Mary Ann Rankin, a former longtime administrator at the University of Texas at Austin known for creating the innovative UTeach program to produce math and science teachers, was named provost at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Rankin, who will...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 8:25 PM
Dave Jones is trying to shrink the world, one crisis at a time.
The former TV weatherman wants emergency managers and decision-makers to have simultaneous access to real-time information so they can keep people out of harm's way. And he wants them to...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 11:24 AM
Caroline Vonasek, of Monkton, was named to the spring 2012 dean's list The University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.
Jessica Kuhn, of Baldwin graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in media arts and design, from James Madison University,...
| May 17, 2012
| 3:42 PM
South River High School senior Caitlin Byrnes says her parents have been stressing the importance of college since she was young, and though she listened to the message, she didn't think it applied to her.
The Crofton resident would consider the family...
| Aug 5, 2012
| 12:16 PM
The more you can do. It has become an unofficial motto of Ravens training camp this year. The simple five-word phrase is meant to foster a sense of unity, to remind players that great team members are willing to go beyond their defined roles for the...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 9:23 PM
"I can't believe I have to explain that I was doing my job to a man who just pulled his pants up on the world" -- Pete Campbell
Five seasons in, we know this much about Pete Campbell: He's entitled, he's never happy, he can verge on super-creepy and he...
| May 23, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Towson University will receive $2 million in state and private grant funds to start a new program designed to increase production of math and science teachers.
The initiative will be based on the 15-year-old UTeach program, which more than doubled the...