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  • Recession dragged down birth rates for less-educated women

    Recession dragged down birth rates for less-educated women
    Birthrates were dramatically reduced during the recession among women who did not finish high school, a development that far outpaced the drop among women with higher levels of education, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center. Between 2008...
  • Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows

    Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows
    The TV career of Edgar Allan Jones Jr. began with a phone call in early 1958 from a producer who needed to cast someone knowledgeable about the law. Although Jones taught law full time at UCLA, he was nervous at the prospect of auditioning: His only...
  • James M. Buchanan dies at 93; won Nobel Prize in economics

    James M. Buchanan, the U.S. economist who won the 1986 Nobel Prize for applying the principles of economic self-interest to understand why politicians do what they do, has died. He was 93. He died Wednesday at a hospital in Blacksburg, Va., according to...
  • FDA withdraws generic version of Wellbutrin

     FDA withdraws generic version of Wellbutrin
    Q: I am so relieved that the Food and Drug Administration finally got the antidepressant Budeprion XL 300 off the market. Years ago, my insurance company switched me from Wellbutrin XL 300 to Budeprion XL 300. Within a short time, I became suicidal,...
  • Review: 'Why Teach?' by Mark Edmundson

    Review: 'Why Teach?' by Mark Edmundson
    Mark Edmundson has a message for this fall’s crop of first-year university students: If you’re going to university in search of what universities have traditionally offered — which is to say, an education — you had better be...
  • Bold, covert strikes mark ACC commissioner John Swofford's leadership

    Bold, covert strikes mark ACC commissioner John Swofford's leadership
    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Brushy Mountain Smokehouse and Creamery offers myriad southern staples, from country ham biscuits to deep-fried catfish. The fare also includes scores of homemade ice creams, from oatmeal cookie dough to chocolate brownie...
  • Poll: Should doctors tell terminally ill patients they're dying?

    Poll: Should doctors tell terminally ill patients they're dying?
    As my colleague Melissa Healy noted Thursday, a British medical journal recently invited doctors who specialize in end-of-life care to debate whether patients should be told that they're terminally ill. Two London-based palliative care doctors argued in...
  • About George Hanbury

    About George Hanbury
    George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D. is the sixth president of Nova Southeastern University, the nation’s eighth largest private not-for-profit university, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Having recently taken over as President/CEO in July 2011, he has...
  • UC Berkeley repeats as top public university in U.S. News rankings

    UC Berkeley is again the highest-ranked public university in closely watched university rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report. Berkeley tied with Georgetown for 20th among national universities overall, despite some scoring changes...
  • UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1

    UCLA, USC tie in U.S. News rankings; Princeton is No. 1
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students’ graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best...
  • UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings

    UCLA, USC tied at 23rd in college rankings
    Crosstown rivals UCLA and USC are tied again in the closely watched university rankings by U.S. News & World Report, despite some scoring changes that give more weight to students' graduation rates. UCLA and USC shared the 23rd place among best national...
  • Men's self-esteem suffers when female partner succeeds, study says

    Men's self-esteem suffers when female partner succeeds, study says
    When your romantic partner experiences success, do you celebrate it or do you feel diminished by it? According to a new study published online in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, your answer may depend on whether you're a man or a...