Stanford catcher Handley’s backup plan is career in medicine

Sports 05/30/19, 01:48

Last summer in the Cape Cod League, when most everybody else focused on baseball and nothing more, Maverick Handley carved out extra time to work toward his pre-med path and future after sports.Observe a surgery in his spare time? Absolutely.Handley is a junior catcher at Stanford eligible for next week's ...

Probe inconclusive on racist picture in governor’s yearbook

U.S. 05/22/19, 10:50

An investigation ordered up by a Virginia medical school failed to determine whether Gov. Ralph Northam is in a 1984 yearbook photo of a man in blackface next to someone in a Ku Klux Klan hood and robe. Investigators with a law firm hired by Eastern Virginia Medical School said Wednesday ...

Virginia gov’s yearbook: Probe of racist photo completed

U.S. 05/21/19, 12:52

A law firm has completed its investigation into how a racist photo appeared on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook page 35 years ago, and is expected to release the results on Wednesday.Eastern Virginia Medical School announced Tuesday that it plans a news conference and will make a written report of ...

Historically black medical school works to inspire youth

Science 03/29/19, 16:56

The number of African-American men entering medical school hasn't budged since the late 1970s, and Dr. James Hildreth wants to change that.Hildreth is president and CEO of Nashville's Meharry Medical College, the oldest historically black medical school in the country.On Friday, Hildreth and about 200 Meharry faculty and medical students ...

Med school wins diversity award amid racist photo scandal

U.S. 03/14/19, 08:13

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school has won a national award for fostering diversity as it weathers the scandal ignited by a racist photograph from its 1984 yearbook.The Virginian-Pilot reports the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education picked Eastern Virginia Medical School for its Institutional Excellence Award this ...

Slain Utah medical residency student remembered at vigil

U.S. 02/05/19, 15:52

University of Utah medical residency students held a teary-eyed vigil for a classmate from San Francisco who authorities say was killed by her boyfriend in a murder-suicide.The Salt Lake Tribune reports that they told stories Monday night about 27-year-old Sarah Hawley being an "adventurer" who liked to go on hikes ...

Racist yearbook photo went unnoticed by busy med students

U.S. 02/05/19, 13:11

The racist yearbook photo that could sink Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's career may have been mistakenly placed on his profile page — but even it were put there intentionally, it's unlikely that many students would have noticed it, according to alumni who put together the publication or submitted pictures to ...

Virginia gov. resists resignation call over blackface photo

U.S. 02/04/19, 06:57

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was clinging to office Monday morning amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, after a bizarre weekend in which he first admitted he was in the picture, and then denied it.The Democrat's stunning ...

Blackface photo stirs calls for Virginia governor to resign

U.S. 02/03/19, 21:33

Gov. Ralph Northam clung to office Sunday amid nearly unanimous calls from his own party to resign over a racist photo in his 1984 medical school yearbook, going silent after a bizarre 24 hours in which he first admitted he was in the picture, then denied it. The Democrat's stunning about-face ...

Virginia’s Gov. Northam says that wasn’t him in racist photo

U.S. 02/02/19, 18:28

Resisting widespread calls for his resignation, Virginia's embattled governor on Saturday vowed to remain in office after disavowing a blatantly racist photograph that appeared under his name in his 1984 medical school yearbook. In a tumultuous 24 hours, Gov. Ralph Northam posted a video on Twitter on Friday apologizing for the ...

Virginia governor loses key support; future in doubt

U.S. 02/02/19, 00:57

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam appears to have almost no choice but to resign after losing support from virtually the entire state Democratic party and other key allies, who urged the governor to leave office because of a racist photo in which he appeared more than 30 years ago.The Virginia Legislative ...

Update: Virginia governor apologizes for racist photo

U.S. 02/01/19, 18:32

The Latest on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam's yearbook photo of a person in blackface (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has apologized for a "racist and offensive" costume seen on his 1984 medical school yearbook page. The photo shows a person in blackface and another in full Ku Klux Klan ...

Brown U criticized for using live pigs in medical training

Science 01/30/19, 09:36

A prominent physicians' group has asked federal regulators to investigate Brown University's medical school, arguing it is violating the law by using live pigs for training in emergency medicine.The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine on Tuesday asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to investigate ...

Duke moves to reassure grad students after Chinese complaint

U.S. 01/28/19, 16:33

Duke University moved quickly on Monday to offer apologies, launch an investigation and reassure a core group of graduate scholars after a medical school administrator complained about students speaking Chinese in an academic building. "Duke's engagement with China, with Chinese students and with Chinese scholars is broad, deep and longstanding," Duke ...

Businessman and philanthropist Raymond Perelman dies at 101

U.S. 01/15/19, 17:02

A businessman who built a fortune buying and selling factories and became one of the Philadelphia region's greatest philanthropists has died. Raymond Perelman was 101. Perelman's son Ronald Perelman says in a statement that his father died Monday night. In 2011, Perelman donated $225 million to the University of Pennsylvania medical school, ...

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