The judicial vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court is a problem, yes, but a small one compared to the bigger issue: There are more than 80 other vacancies on the federal bench holding up justice across the country.
Baltimore author Steve Luxenberg on Wednesday picked up a prestigious plum ¿ a 2016 J. Anthony Lukas Prize Project Award and $30,000 to finish his second book, "Separate," which looks at the infamous Plessy v. Ferguson case.
Dr. Alfred Conrad Kolls Jr., a pediatrician in private practice on the Eastern Shore and at Peninsula Regional Medical Center for more than 45 years, died March 23 of congestive heart failure and complications from emphysema at Lakeside Assisted Living at Mallard Landing.
Vanna Belton can see again but no one is sure how, or even if, the stem cell treatment she underwent worked. Many studies are underway to show the value of stem cells but many scientists say proving they can repair organs and cure diseases is a ways off.
When the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society features Eamon Grennan for its 38th annual Evening of Irish Music and Poetry on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre, this poet adds his voice to such distinguished previous speakers as Frank McCourt, Anne Enright, Colm Toibin, Emma Donoghue, Hugo Hamilton, Eavan Boland and Colum McCann.
The Summer Meals Act, H.R. 1728, is a straightforward proposal that would support millions of American children in getting access to affordable, nutritious food over the summer months. Legislative action is needed now in order to prepare students, sponsors and state administrators for the summer of 2016.
At a time of unprecedented attention to racial, ethnic and gender diversity, we ought to give more attention to professional diversity in politics — what's in people's brains. After all, as Dr. Ben Carson reminds us, brains are "the thing that makes them who they are."
Ellicott City native Kavita Shukla's business started with a trip to India and a middle school science project. Her company Fenugreen now makes an anti-microbial paper that keeps fruits and vegetables fresh longer.
U.S. News & World Report on Wednesday released its 2016 list of the "Best Colleges" in America, and placed Johns Hopkins University and the U.S. Naval Academy in the top 10 — though in different categories.
Each year the Chronicle of Higher Education publishes their Almanac of Higher Education report containing interesting statistics on faculty, students, and higher education in general, along with some basic college data per state. The report has all sorts of interesting statistics about American colleges and universities.
Scientists have used tissue from aborted fetuses in their research for years, but debate over the practice has re-emerged after Planned Parenthood was recently accused by anti-abortion activists of profiting from the practice.
John S. Carroll, former editor of The Baltimore Sun and the Los Angels Times who was one of the seminal figures in American journalism who believed no detail was too small when it came to producing a great newspaper," has died. He was 73.
The federal government is considering an overhaul of its subsidized housing program that would change how it determines rent limits from a one-size-fits-all approach for metro areas to a more localized, zip code-based approach that could allow more people to move to Baltimore's suburbs.
Four Alumni and one former teacher will be added to the Edgewood High School Hall of Fame during induction ceremonies to be held at the school on the EHS Class of 2015's Commencement Day, June 3rd. The five will bring to 41 the number of Alumni, Former Staff, and Community Supporters who have been enshrined in the EHS Hall of Fame in the five years since the program was begun in 2011.
The Rev. David C. Casey, a United Methodist minister who was the founding executive director of the Baltimore Regional Initiative Developing Genuine Equality Inc., died April 30 of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson. He was 61.
Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s and 1950s experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases.
The nature and degree of principal autonomy must be calibrated. Most important, Baltimore principals should be given full control over the hiring and firing of school staff. They should have considerable discretion over school budgets. But they should not be allowed complete discretion over curriculum and classroom instruction.
Nearly five years ago, the story of University of Virginia student and lacrosse player Yeardley Love's murder made headlines when she was found beaten to death in her apartment by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely, who was later convicted of second-degree murder for her death. The tumultuous relationship prompted her family and friends to create the Yeardley Love Foundation, with the goal of ending relationship violence by developing a movement for change. The group brings its Escalation workshop
Medical school seniors in Baltimore and across the country on Friday opened envelopes or checked their email to find out whether on "Match Day" the fates and a computerized algorithm smiled on their plans for their futures as doctors in the largest year yet for medical residency applicants and positions offered.
Gaithersburg-based MedImmune has signed a flurry of partnerships with National Institutes of Health labs in hopes of speeding scientific discoveries and growing the region into a major biotechnology hub.
In speeches and documents, Baltimore's mayor continues to brag about CitiStat, the data-driven accountability agency that has helped guide policy and strategy for the past 15 years. But statistics about the agency's performance tell a different story. In 2014, BaltCitiStat lost data-analysis staff, failed to publish any department reports and canceled a third of the meetings that have been the backbone of a process still replicated in other U.S. cities. Some departments, including those
WASHINGTON -- Rep. Chris Van Hollen, a Montgomery County Democrat and fast-rising star in his party, told supporters Wednesday that he will run for the Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski next year -- becoming the first to formally jump into a race that more than a dozen people are considering.