Story | Nov 18, 2013 | 12:05 AM
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Story | Feb 24, 2014From January to March, the academic calendar is dominated by the admissions process. You can find me this time of year poring over hundreds of grad school applications. In my 10 years of reading such applications, I have borne witness to an alarming trend: the increasingly bizarre course names listed on transcripts. And it is getting harder to establish the content of some of these magnificently monikered courses. What, exactly, does someone learn in a course called Finding Myself (and should I worry that the student got an F?).
Story | Mar 22, 2012 | 4:36 PM
Juan Felipe Herrera was appointed California poet laureate by Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday. His 2008 collection "Half of the World in Light" was a winner of that year's National Book Critics Circle award in poetry.
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Story | May 2, 2012
Dr. Earl Rose, the medical examiner in Dallas when President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, died Tuesday at a retirement community in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 85. Rose's wife, Marilyn, said he had been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and then...