Latest from Morgan Smith

The science divide: Why do Latino and black students leave STEM majors at higher rates?

Researchers suggest bias in engineering and technology hinders academic success.
  • May 3, 2019

False alarms, real fear: Even without gunfire, active shooter alerts create terror

In an age of massacres, false reports still traumatize people worried about becoming victims in the next attack.
  • Mar 19, 2019

Purdue University bans Netflix, other streaming services for students in academic buildings

Administrators hope the ban will alleviate issues of internet access and speed on campus, freeing up more bandwidth for academic resources.
  • Mar 15, 2019

‘Our friends are dying, so we march’: Students rally to fight gun violence

The march comes a year after teens walked out following the massacre at a Florida school.
  • Mar 14, 2019

DeVos allows religious groups to provide taxpayer-funded services in private schools

The education secretary cited a Supreme Court ruling in her decision to lift restrictions.
  • Mar 12, 2019

Is spring break safe? Public officials warn college students of increased danger as vacations begin.

City and state officials in spring break hot spots like Miami Beach, Fla., and Port Aransas, Tex., plan to roll out safety campaigns targeted at spring breakers this month.
  • Mar 8, 2019

Hackers breach admissions files at three private colleges

The incidents occurred the same week a report revealed that Chinese hackers targeted more than two dozen universities in the U.S. and other countries in an effort to steal research about maritime technology being developed for military use.
  • Mar 8, 2019

Three teachers named finalists for top honor in suburban Maryland

One of the educators will be selected as Montgomery County’s Teacher of the Year.
  • Mar 5, 2019

After 28 years together, this couple married in a hospital chapel when he was told he was dying of cancer

Doctors and volunteers scrambled to decorate the chapel and set up for the wedding.
  • Mar 5, 2019

Cohen says he ‘threatened’ schools over possible release of President Trump’s SAT scores or grades

Privacy law prevents colleges, schools and the College Board, the nonprofit that administers the SAT exam, from releasing grades and test scores without permission.
  • Feb 27, 2019