Is it possible to tell a good teacher from a bad one?
So Teresa Sullivan, the president who didn't cut costs at the University of Virginia, got her job back anyway. Meanwhile making the rounds of newspaper op-ed pages is an essay by Jeff Selingo, editorial director of The Chronicle of Higher Education, saying the way to get college costs down is more ... More >>
Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>
James NowlinLate last week, we took a look at three of the five potential candidates for Angela Hunt's District 14 city council seat -- Jim Rogers, Vernon Franko and Brian Oley -- one of which (Rogers) said Hunt's decision to run for a fourth and final term caused him to put his campaign on h ... More >>
Liliana CastilloBen FountainBefore she went home yesterday to soak in a large glass of well-deserved wine, SMU Press Senior Editor Kathryn Lang forwarded to Unfair Park a rather large stack of missives she'd received yesterday following the news that SMU Provost Paul Ludden had decided to save th ... More >>
We always thought Jones, food critic for the Dallas Voice, was a little on the strange side. After all, he selected a college not on the strength of their football program, but of their law school. After graduation from the University of Virginia (and all the exams one must endure to enter the legal ... More >>
Silver Jew David Berman left Dallas when he turned 18. And, maybe for good reason, he never looked back.
Yes, you will be able to get your picture taken on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, please, don't pretend like you're not excited. Two space-related items, only one of which is actual "news." As in: Leland Melvin could have been a Dallas Cowboy. The former University of Richmond wide receiv ... More >>
Katherine Seale is the new exec director in charge of trying to keep historic buildings from becoming parking lots and condos Well, so much for this. About three months back, we announced -- rather prematurely, turns out -- that Preservation Dallas had appointed a new executive director to replace D ... More >>
Wait...we voted for who?
SMU's athletic administration will take tackle its future by relying on the Dallas Cowboys' past--and not the recent past, but the waaaaay back past. The good past, that is. Steve Orsini will be announced this afternoon as the Mustangs' new athletic director, replacing the retiring Jim Copeland. Ors ... More >>
Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues
If Wal-Mart wants zoning in this burg, it needs to buy a new suit
Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care
Ryan Amacher says he's leading the University of Texas at Arlington into a glorious future. But his critics fear his passion for pomp and party will run it into the ground.