Education

7 Students Sue Harvard Over Push For Fossil Fuel Divestment

November 20, 2014

Seven Harvard University students have filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university’s governing body to divest from fossil fuel companies.

Food Pantry Opening At Church Near UMass Darmouth

November 20, 2014

A church near the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth campus is opening a food pantry to assist an increasing number of students who choose to pay tuition rather than buy food.

Study Looks At Massachusetts School Punishment

November 19, 2014

A new report has found that a disproportionate number of minorities and students with disabilities are being punished by Massachusetts public schools, and in many cases the punishments are for minor infractions.

Harvard Sued Over Admissions Policy

November 17, 2014

The federal suits allege Harvard and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill rely on race-based affirmative action policies that impact admissions of high-achieving white and Asian American students.

Boston Children’s Museum New Asia App Teaches Kids

November 16, 2014

Boston Children’s Museum has launched a new app designed to help youngsters learn more about Asian cultures.

Emerson College Probes Swastika Graffiti On Campus

November 14, 2014

Officials at Emerson College are warning that those responsible for a series of swastikas scrawled on a campus building could face disciplinary action including termination or dismissal.

Harvard To Expand Computer Science With Gift From Ex-Microsoft CEO Ballmer

November 13, 2014
A 2013 file photo showing then-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer at an annual shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Wash. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is supporting an initiative to significantly expand Harvard University’s computer science studies.

First Round Of Early College Applications Due Saturday

November 12, 2014
Kim Pollock, 17, facing center, goes through college materials, as her sister Lindsay, 15, back left, watches, in her bedroom in Bedford, N.H. in November 2010 (Cheryl Senter/AP)

Guidance counselor Lisa Micele shares her advice for applicants and explains the difference between “early decision” and “early action.”

BU Student Journalists Meet Crowdfunding Goal

November 12, 2014

With the help of TV host Bill O’Reilly and local car-dealership magnate Ernie Boch, Jr., Boston University’s student-run newspaper says it has raised enough money to cover its debts.

Methuen Demos ‘Active Shooter’ System In School

November 11, 2014
Officers from the Methuen, Mass., police department carry training weapons as they search the halls of a school during a demonstration to test a new system to track gunman in schools on Nov. 11, 2014. (Charles Krupa/AP)

A city school will become the first in the nation to deploy an automated system to detect and track a gunman on campus.

Harvard Under Fire For Secretly Photographing Classes

November 6, 2014

Faculty and students are criticizing Harvard University for secretly photographing about 2,000 students in 10 lecture halls last spring as part of a study on classroom attendance.

‘The Conversation’ Hopes To Bring ‘Academic Rigor’ To News

November 5, 2014
The journalistic organization, "The Conversation" has teamed journalists up with academics. (azrasta/Flickr)

A new journalistic organization enlists academics to explain complex stories, rather than using correspondents like most media outlets do.

Innovation In The Battle Against Ebola

November 3, 2014
Kenyan medical workers learn how to handle an infected Ebola patient at the Kenyatta national hospital in Nairobi on October 28, 2014. (Simon Maina/AFP/Getty Images)

A physician at Columbia University teamed up with students to develop better gear for healthcare workers.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s Longest-Serving Mayor, Dies At 71

October 30, 2014
Boston Mayor Thomas Menino speaks at Faneuil Hall in 2013. (Charles Krupa/AP)

Menino passed away Thursday of cancer that had metastasized and spread to his liver and lymph nodes.

Man Who Talked About Bombing Harvard Gets 2 Years In Jail

October 29, 2014

A Moroccan man living in Connecticut who told people he wanted to fly bombs on remote-controlled planes into a federal building in Hartford and Harvard University was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by deportation.

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