| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Howard County's 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, in Columbia.
A reception will begin at 2 p.m....
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:46 PM
With mounting casualties estimated at over 100,000, millions more displaced internally and abroad, rampant and egregious human rights violations — including horrific chemical weapons attacks on civilians — bringing peace to Syria is an...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:26 PM
When the CIA's chief lawyer, John Rizzo, first came across the term "enhanced interrogation technique" shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, he was struck by the phrase's deceptive blandness.
The words sounded mild, possibly even salutary. But...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:49 PM
President Barack Obama briefly reiterated his commitment to LGBT equality around the globe in a section of Tuesday night's State of the Union speech, but he did not address the stalled Employment Non-Discrimination Act or whether he would issue an...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Veritas vos liberabit, chanted the scholastics of yesteryear — "the truth will set you free." It's hard to see how that mantra could be echoed by latter-day counterparts in the academy. Consider the recent resolution by the American Studies...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:48 AM
Kyle King, 2012 graduate of Towson High School, is participating in a 4,000-mile bike ride from Baltimore to Seattle, Wis., to raise money for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.
King, a sophomore at the University of Maryland, College Park,...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Gregory P. Kane, a former Baltimore Sun columnist known for his perceptive observations, died of cancer Tuesday at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was 62.
"He challenged a lot of traditional political thought in the African-American community," said...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 11:50 AM
"Freedom of expression is the heartbeat of our university," Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman declared in an email this month announcing a new Task Force on Academic Freedom that will formulate an...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:33 AM
A global law firm with origins in Baltimore was one of five Maryland-based businesses to make the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 "Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality" list.
DLA Piper, which owes part of its name to Baltimore-based predecessor Piper &...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:38 AM
Hypercharged though the world of politics is, it remains a substantial honor for those of any political stripe to meet someone holding posts such as president, first lady, senator, governor or even mayor.
At least in theory, we hold our elections and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:15 AM
If the Republican Party looks not only to the history of the nation but its own history as a party, it will have plenty of reasons to back comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for the undocumented ("Can Republicans do the...