Stanley Plumly, Maryland’s former poet laureate and a respected University of Maryland faculty member who taught creative writing, died of complications of multiple myeloma April 11 at his Frederick home. He was 79.
“Eunetta was a pioneer and an inspiration to everyone she met,” Raven-Symoné, the star and executive producer of “Raven’s Home,” said in a statement about Eunetta Boone. “She was a masterful storyteller, and empathetic leader and a beacon of light to so many … She will be missed."
Gene editing may soon become a risk-free or low-risk procedure for individual patients. Ethical arguments may not be able to withstand the pressures of the public health need coupled with attaining advantages that money can buy.
Dean Hochman, founder of Baltimore's Ms. Desserts whose cakes ---and especially her carrot cake ---- won wide acclaim up and down the East Coast, died Jan. 3 of cancer at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 72.
Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of Columbia University's Center for Sustainable Development, believes that "Governments are increasingly using indicators of happiness to inform their policy-making decisions." Wouldn’t it be nice to divert our gaze from border walls and the growth of the GDP ...
A new Maryland law seeks to encourage organ donation by offering up to $7,500 in tax credits. Unfortunately, studies show such breaks don't boost donor numbers. For that, we should allow compensation. The National Organ Transplant Act must be overturned.
Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s staggering $1.8 billion gift to his alma mater, the Johns Hopkins University, tops the Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of the largest academic donations since 1967.
Michael H. "Mike" Bowler, a veteran Baltimore Sun reporter and editor who later was appointed to the Baltimore County Board of Education, died Monday from pancreatic cancer at his Catonsville home. He was 77.
Why, at a time when Maryland appears to have already taken steps to curb mass incarceration, would a candidate for governor put forth a proposal to cut incarceration by another 30 percent? Because that might be the state’s best strategy for safer neighborhoods and stronger communities.
For more than a half-century, William Granville “Mike” Eaton was one of the many friendly and kind patriarchs in Carroll County. He maintains, to this day, a profound influence over who we are as a community.
Beyond the classroom, the relationship between rapper Diablo Flamez and professor Toby Gordon, who live in neighborhoods of Baltimore that seem worlds apart, has blossomed into a strong, albeit unorthodox, friendship.
Veterans are running for office in record numbers this year because they believe Washington is broken. What's more, they know the same sense of duty, commitment to results, and the integrity and discipline they have been trained to live by, make them uniquely well-positioned to fix it.
Thomas Russell Hubbard, a retired health sciences teacher at the Community College of Baltimore City and Northwestern High School, died of heart failure March 23 at Bon Secours Hospital in Chesapeake, Va. The former Lochearn resident was 90.
Today, we stand at the brink of a new era in medicine. With the help of a growing array of sophisticated technological and genetic tools, we are creating new approaches that have the potential to eradicate devastating diseases. But they need significant investment to be realized.
Ralph R. Fields, a retired educator who had been vice president of the old Baltimore International College, died Wednesday from influenza at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center. He was 79.
Last week, Loyola Blakefield, a Jesuit boys’ private school in Towson, closed school early after a second racist threat was found written on a bathroom stall, a week after the first. As a proud Loyola alumnus, this news was painful and reminded me of a problem I once encountered as a student there.