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  • Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media

     Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media
    At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...
  • Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming...
  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy...
  • Chicago Public Media names Sheikholeslami its new CEO

    Chicago Public Media names Sheikholeslami its new CEO
    Chicago Public Media, parent company of WBEZ-FM 91.5,  has named digital media veteran Goli Sheikholeslami as chief executive officer and president. Sheikholeslami, 45, a former digital executive at The Washington Post, will take the reins of WBEZ on...
  • Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...
  • Hampton Roads writing resources

    Hampton Roads writing resources
    Below is a listing of writing groups and organizations (local, regional and national), as well as conferences and other resources. (List compiled by Features Editor Felicia Mason, supplemented by Leah Price.) Hampton Roads Writers’ Organizations...
  • Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife indicted

    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and wife indicted
    RICHMOND — Federal prosecutors filed criminal corruption charges against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, on Tuesday, saying they used his office for their own gain. Hours later, McDonnell accused prosecutors of a false and...
  • Blizzard's fury was no match for young looove

    Blizzard's fury was no match for young looove
    The Doctor is in. "A grand slalom-like drive in the dark through the Rocky Mountains was the weekend routine for my then-new boyfriend Fred in the winter of our courtship," wrote Sue Lucrezi of Lower Saucon Township. "After working 60+ hours a week as...
  • McDonnell, Hamilton cases shows a state out of step on ethics

    In one case, a key step across the line came when a powerful state legislator from Newport News bumped into a state Senate staffer by a Capitol Square elevator; in the other, it came when a newly elected governor's wife yearned for a designer dress for an...
  • An Intense Geno Auriemma Coaches First Game At UConn In '85

    An Intense Geno Auriemma Coaches First Game At UConn In '85
    Three months after taking a job he figured would last four years, Geno Auriemma, 31 years old, was certainly ready to coach his Huskies for the first time. After all, like any aspiring professional, he hoped his day would finally come. And here it was,...
  • CNU's Tra Benefield leaves enduring legacy

    CNU's Tra Benefield leaves enduring legacy
    For John Krikorian, the revelation occurred in a University of Virginia auxiliary gym in his first scrimmage before his first season as men's basketball coach at Christopher Newport. Ten or fifteen minutes into the scrimmage versus Washington & Lee,...