| Jun 2, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Ron Schmelzer has been living and breathing the startup life since he was a college student at MIT in the mid-1990s — and at his monthly tech breakfasts in Baltimore, he wants others to live it, too.
The entrepreneur started his first company out...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:44 PM
Ohio, Virginia, Florida: If you don't live in one of these or a few other "battleground" states, you may feel disenfranchised in U.S. presidential elections. As a Marylander, no major party candidate competes for your vote — even if the nationwide...
| Nov 10, 2012
Junot — and Yunior — are back.
Junot Diaz is the MacArthur Fellowship-winning writer whose work reflects his Dominican roots and his Jersey youth, and who has dazzled critics and audiences with a virtuosic narrative voice that weaves tales of...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Imagine a world where you feel the "likes" of your Facebook friends on your body?
It's one vision of a future in wearable computing, in the form of a vest that inflates to squeeze your body with a "hug" each time someone "Likes" your Facebook status...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:52 AM
Think of Dorry Segev and Sommer Gentry as intellectual magpies.
The glittery ideas they filch from fields as diverse as swing dancing, systems analysis, water skiing and medicine seemingly have little in common. But Segev and Gentry weave them together...
| Sep 3, 2012
The conveyance of knowledge from one wise man to a gathering of eager young people has been the model for education since Ancient Greece, and it has survived largely unchanged in the face of every kind of technology — from the printing press to...
| Sep 1, 2012
The melody of the president's voice, the intensity of his movements gripped Jeremy Brickey's attention, cutting through the monotony of freshman orientation at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Honestly though, he thought Freeman A. Hrabowski...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:54 AM
Burck Smith is so far making good on his vision for revamping the way people pay for and complete college courses. His startup company, Straighterline, enables students to pay $99 a month for introductory college courses — and potentially save...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 5:00 PM
Johns Hopkins University professor Charles L. Bennett has won many awards for research he led or contributed to investigating the creation and expansion of the universe. But one he earned recently stands above the rest.
Last month, Bennett and the team...
| Oct 22, 2012
Navy women lock up share of Patriot soccer crown
The Navy women's soccer team clinched at least a share of the Patriot League regular-season championship with a 2-1 win at Holy Cross (6-10-1, 2-4 Patriot League) on Sunday. Navy will host...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 12:08 PM
Ronald A.J. Wilson, a retired accounting executive and Vietnam veteran, died June 30 from complications of pneumonia at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. The former Roland Park resident was 67.
The son of a chemist and hospital...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:11 PM
On July 8, the last day of the Great Heat Wave of 2012, the Howard County Striders held the annual Women's Distance Festival 5k at and around Howard Community College. Race-day entrant Anna Helt-Gosselin, from Vienna, Va., confessed she was "pretty used...