| Jul 2, 2012
The messy situation at the University of Virginia, which recently saw its president forced to resign by the school's governing board, only to be reinstated two weeks later after faculty and student protests, highlighted problems of institutional reform...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 2:33 PM
Maryvale Preparatory School, an all-girls Catholic school in Brooklandville, named Tracey Ford its president on Thursday. She will become the first lay leader in the school's 66-year history on July 1.
Ford, 56, currently director of development at...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 10:23 AM
Frances Wellford Mason, of Ellicott City, dedicated her life to causes she was passionate about — animals and education. So it was perhaps not surprising that, with no prior experience, she raised a flock of sheep on a farm and helped found the...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 2:31 PM
As a scientist, it's the questions that keep me up at night.
When chemical nitrogen fertilizer is applied to crops, what happens to the nitrogen that isn't absorbed? When nitrogen is emitted to the atmosphere from fossil fuel combustion, where does it...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 2:42 PM
George Huguely IV, whose namesake son was convicted of second-degree murder this winter for beating University of Virginia student Yeardley Love to death while in a drunken rage, pleaded guilty Tuesday to driving while impaired by alcohol, according to...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 11:16 AM
The United Nations predicts that by October, the number of humans on the planet will exceed 7 billion. The organization simultaneously reports that nearly 1 billion people on the planet are hungry. The knee-jerk response is that farmers can't keep up....
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:57 PM
Nearly two years after Cockeysville native Yeardley Love was found dead, bruised and lying in a pool of blood in an off-campus apartment near the University of Virginia, her former boyfriend and fellow lacrosse player is scheduled to stand trial for her...
| Jan 29, 2012
| 8:31 PM
A former District of Columbia and Richmond, Va., finance official will be named Baltimore's new director of finance on Monday, city officials said.
Harry E. Black, a Baltimore native who wrote a guide to economic development for cities, will replace...
| Sep 1, 2011
When the reign of Oliver Cromwell and his fellow killjoys ended, one of the first things the new English king did was order the theaters to reopen.
Charles II didn't stop there. He allowed those theaters to do something previously unthinkable —...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 5:54 PM
In a ceremony at the Pentagon, hosted by Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Jan. 6, Brig. Gen. Ralph O. Baker, an Aberdeen High School graduate, was promoted to major general in the U.S. Army.
The ceremony was attended by...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 12:06 PM
In Virginia, the attorney general, skeptical of global warming, tried to use his subpoena powers to build a fraud case against a climatology professor.
In Wisconsin, Republican Party officials sought the emails of a history professor, trying to...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 5:59 PM
One by one, potential jurors in the murder case against George W. Huguely V, who's accused of beating his former girlfriend to death when they were both University of Virginia students, took the witness stand Monday and revealed just how difficult it...