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2 hrs ago | Spiked

Happy birthday, IVF babies

Her conception was achieved through the pioneering research and clinical work of three people in particular - Robert Edwards, Jean Purdy and Patrick Steptoe.


7 hrs ago | Slugger O'Toole

How might a Republican future unfold, who or what might shape it, and what can it achieve?

There's a very good interview with Anthony McIntyre on Vice , not least because it provides rather more light than we normally get on the Boston College project.


11 hrs ago |

B.C. ethicist: Don't cover infertility treatments for fertile gay or single women

Should insurance coverage be denied to fertile women who use infertility treatments to get pregnant because they're single or gay? Sounds like an outlandish plan, except it was published in a well-respected medical journal and proposed by a doctoral student in theological ethics at Boston College.


Related Topix: Medicine, Health, Infertility

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Testudo Times

Profiles in Terpage: Andrew Isaacs

Rather unusually. Isaacs, either an above average recruit or one of the nation's most talented tight ends -- depending on whose ratings you believe -- committed to Boston College initially, but he decommitted and pivoted to the Terps two summers ago.


Related Topix: College Park, MD, Sports, NCAA Sports, University of Maryland NCAA

Government Executive

How to Get the Most from Your Social Security Benefit

Last week we explored the benefits and disadvantages of purchasing an annuity using the proceeds of your Thrift Savings Plan .


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Social Security, Retirement

Star News Group

Kelly's Closet set for this Saturday

Kelly's Closet, a fundraiser to benefit the Kelly Gordon Memorial Fund, will be held this Saturday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Brielle Firehouse, 509 Longstreet Ave. High-end new and gently used clothing, shoes, accessories and jewelry will be available to purchase, with cash only, the day of the sale.


Related Topix: Brielle, NJ

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Business Wire

New Trustees Join the Board of Santa Clara University

The two new trustees, Erick Berrelleza, S.J., and Matthew E. Carnes, S.J., were approved by a board vote on June 6, 2014.


Related Topix: Santa Clara University, Georgetown University, World News, Germany, Creighton University, Loyola Marymount University

Business Wire

David Giunta Named to Board of The Partnership, Inc.

Giunta currently serves as president and chief executive officer of Natixis Global Asset Management - U.S. Distribution, where he oversees business activities of the firm's U.S.-based affiliated investment managers.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

BC Interruption

Introducing: The 2013-2014 BCI Awards

We are just a few weeks away from the Boston College football team getting back on to campus for pre-season practice, and from the fall teams like field hockey and soccer getting their regular seasons underway.


Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Sports, Boston College NCAA

BC Soaring

Boston College Football 2014: Tom Sweeney, TE

Yesterday, we featured the Boston College Eagles' Mike Strizak, from Don Bosco. Today, it's freshman tight end Tom Sweeney, also from Don Bosco.


The Lincolnite

Mum and daughter to graduate in Lincoln together

Two generations, one graduation: A mother and daughter will be awarded their degrees together when they graduate from Bishop Grosseteste University.


Related Topix: United Kingdom, Lincolnshire County, England,

Joe McQuaid's Publisher's Notebook: The grandson also rises

IKE, oldest of the grandsons, has completed music camp and is off to outdoor camp.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

New York Daily News

Vladimir Putin's governance is old and dangerous

Putin is a gold-plated phony and fraud. He promised transparency in the aftermath of a commercial plane being shot down this way, only now he lets these separatists turn a terrible crime scene into some stupid frat party.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin

The Harvard Divinity School: Andover Hall

Andover Hall is one of the staples of the Harvard Divinity School . The structure, designed by Allen and Collens, currently houses administrative offices, among a few other things, including a chapel.


The Citizens' Voice

Grandfather receives first salute from grandson at commissioning ceremony

An area family marked three generations of service in the United States Navy during a recent commissioning ceremony for Ensign Matthew Joseph Solomon, a graduate of Albemarle High School and Boston College, who was commissioned last month as an ensign in the U.S. Navy.


Related Topix: US Military, US Navy, US News, Syracuse University, Temple University, Baylor University

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Centre Daily Times

Penn State football: Nittany Lions add to 2015 recruiting class, pick up first prospect for 2016

Irvin Charles, a wide receiver from Paul Vi High School , became the latest member of the 2015 recruiting class to verbally commit to the Nittany Lions.


Related Topix: Haddonfield, NJ

Christian Science Monitor

Child migrants: Does US have a moral obligation to them?

Migrants travel to the Mexican shore, across the Suchiate River that separates Tecun Uman, Guatemala, and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on a makeshift raft on July 11, 2014.


Related Topix: Prison, World News, Mexico, Deval Patrick, US Governors

BC Soaring

Boston College Football 2014: Connor Strachan, LB

The Boston College Eagles found a 4-star linebacking recruit named Connor Strachan, and he was right in their backyard.


Fri Jul 18, 2014

Customer Interaction Solutions

Google exec Arora to join Softbank as vice chairman in October

Google Inc. Chief Business Officer Nikesh Arora will join Japan's major communication provider Softbank Corp. in October as vice chairman, Softbank said Thursday.


Related Topix: SoftBank, Financial Services, Investment Services, Google, Startups

Thu Jul 17, 2014

Seeing the Earth move in Merrimack

Yvette Couser, director of the Merrimack Public Library, stands with the library's new seismograph available for citizen use.


Related Topix: Merrimack, NH