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  • Opinion Earth Day: Environmental education has failed. But we can fix it.

    Despite more than 40 years of Earth Day events and more environmental awareness now than ever, humanity continues to degrade the Earth. Environmental education hasn't translated awareness into action. Fortunately, there are easy ways to cut back our consumption.

  • Nice shot, governor

    Editorial Board Blog Nice shot, governor

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, a gun-rights advocate, vetoed legislation to partially lift her state's ban on guns at college and university campuses. Glocks and frat parties don't mix.

  • Antarctic meteorite reveals new mineral

    Antarctic meteorite reveals new mineral

    Antarctic meteorite: a new mineral has been discovered in a known Antarctic meteorite first discovered in 1969.

  • NCAA Final Four: Can VCU dance? Yes, they can.

    NCAA Final Four: Can VCU dance? Yes, they can.

    Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) makes its NCAA Final Four debut after a thorough drubbing of top seed Kansas Sunday. The VCU Rams will be joined in Houston by Kentucky, Connecticut, and Butler.

  • NCAA tournament Sweet 16: Who's complaining about VCU now?

    NCAA tournament Sweet 16: Who's complaining about VCU now?

    NCAA tournament Sweet 16 features Virginia Commonwealth taking on Florida State Friday night. Now that the Rams have won three straight tourney games and reached the NCAA tournament Sweet 16, VCU should have to answer to no one.

  • NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    NCAA Tournament: Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups

    It’s the nature of the NCAA tournament beast. Of the 11 Big East Conference teams that made the tournament field, two remain (Connecticut and Marquette). That’s the same number of Mountain West Conference teams still competing in the round of 16 (BYU and San Diego State). The field has already lost a No. 1 seed (Pittsburgh), and sees four teams from the bottom half of the seeding still breathing (No. 12 Richmond, two No. 11 seeds: Virginia Commonwealth and Marquette, and No. 10 Florida State). Oh, and Butler’s back. Here’s our rundown of Thursday's Sweet 16 matchups. YOUR PICKS: Who do you have moving into the Elite Eight?

  • My favorite NCAA tournament upsets – and near upsets

    My favorite NCAA tournament upsets – and near upsets

    There's been much debate ever since the NCAA expanded the field of the men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament to 64 teams in 1985. This, paired with the NCAA's decision (also that year) to introduce the shot clock, has helped make it possible for the mid-major and smaller conferences to better compete with the power conferences.

  • Fewer US schools qualify as 'dropout factories'

    Fewer US schools qualify as 'dropout factories'

    'Dropout factories,' schools that graduate 60 percent or less of their students, fell to 1,634 in 2009, down from 2,007 in 2002, says a new report. Attention on the dropout problem has led to improvement, analysts say.

  • NCAA tournament: Morehead State joins Top 10 Cinderella teams

    NCAA tournament: Morehead State joins Top 10 Cinderella teams

    One of the most enjoyable things about the NCAA tournament – for basketball fanatics and casual observers alike – is the Cinderella story. On Thursday, Morehead State chalked up the first upset of the tournament by vanquishing No. 4 Louisville. There’s just something appealing about watching the triumph of the little guy - the team no one ever paid any attention to, never gave a chance. Or maybe it's watching the titan, the sure-thing, the team that everyone knows will win, well, not win. Here is our Top 10, plus one.

  • Women's NCAA basketball: Who's going to the Big Dance?

    Women's NCAA basketball: Who's going to the Big Dance?

    The women's NCAA basketball tournament, scheduled to start Saturday, has a field of 64 teams from across the country.