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  • James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief

    James Schlesinger dies at 85; former Defense secretary and CIA chief
    James R. Schlesinger, the hawkish and sometimes overbearingly erudite conservative whose controversial Washington career included serving as U.S. secretary of Defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation's first Energy chief in Jimmy Carter's administration, died Thursday at a Baltimore hospital where he was being treated for pneumonia. He was 85.
  • Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media

     Jim Berk invests a lifetime of success into Participant Media
    At just 21, a kid from the San Fernando Valley named Jim Berk began work as a music teacher at Carson High School. Within a couple of years, the teacher, not much older than some of his students, had turned a woebegone marching band into one of the best...

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?

    Do tell, MIT, what exactly is Street-Fighting Mathematics?
    From 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...

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research

    Scientists turn to crowdfunding to support research
    UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links. It does not come...

    Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows

    Edgar Allan Jones Jr. dies at 92; law professor played judge on TV courtroom shows
    The TV career of Edgar Allan Jones Jr. began with a phone call in early 1958 from a producer who needed to cast someone knowledgeable about the law. Although Jones taught law full time at UCLA, he was nervous at the prospect of auditioning: His only...