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  1. EducationUnited Auto Workers Delivers Petition To Boston CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Dec 7 | WGBH

    A national labor union delivered a petition to Boston College administrators Friday on behalf of teaching and research assistants who voted to organize more than a year ago, demanding that the school recognize their union. "This flies in the face of federal labor rights and free speech rights, but the university is doing it anyway," Farber said.


  2. EducationMIT Provost Recommends Against Cutting Ties With Saudi GovernmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 6 | WGBH

    A preliminary report released today by the administrator who oversees MIT's international activities recommends that the university maintain its relationships with organizations directly owned and operated by the Saudi Arabia government. Richard Lester, associate provost for international activities, also recommends keeping current relationships with private Saudi donors and continuing to welcome Saudi students, researchers and visitors to campus.


  3. Former Mount Ida Students Sue Administrators For FraudSix months...Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 26 | WGBH

    Three former students at Mount Ida College, which closed abruptly in May and sold its Newton campus to University of Massachusetts Amherst, are suing the shuttered school's former leaders and trustees for fraud. The federal lawsuit, which is funded by philanthropist Bob Hildreth, alleges Mount Ida violated students' privacy and committed fraud.


  4. Proposed Pot Shop Stirs Development Hopes And Safety...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2018 | WGBH

    Real estate broker Benjamin Virga has been waiting to get into the weed business. Ever since medical marijuana was legalized in Massachusetts a decade ago, he's been preparing for what he calls the "inevitable" segue to selling the drug for lawful, recreational consumption.


  5. Bikers Hit The Road To Help Babies ThriveIncreasingly, advice for...Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 13, 2018 | WGBH

    When visitors show up at his home in Maynard, Bearnan Chenault offers a wide, toothless grin. Like many nine-month old babies, he's on the move - scooting across a colorful playmat with an efficiency that suggests he'll soon be crawling.


  6. Finding Leonard Bernstein In 'West Side Story'When Bernstein immersed ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2018 | WGBH

    Writers are encouraged to write what they know. Composers, too. Take for example Leonard Bernstein's "West Side Story."


  7. EducationBaker Proposes Legislation Requiring Colleges To Disclose Plans To Shut DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2018 | WGBH

    This new legislation, which the governor included in a larger spending bill, would require struggling colleges to develop a contingency plan, submit it to the state and share it with students and applicants. In April, Mount Ida College in Newton closed and was acquired by UMass Amherst.


  8. UMass Closes Deal To Acquire Mount Ida In NewtonUMass Amherst has...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | WGBH

    It's a done deal. UMass Amherst has closed on its controversial real estate purchase of Mount Ida College, which abruptly shut down this month.


  9. The Boston Concerts You Don't Want To Miss This Summer With so many...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WGBH

    Boston is a great city for music, and with so many concerts happening each week, it can be hard to keep track of them all. Well, fret no more.


  10. Female Boston Firefighters Discuss Discrimination, Sexual Misconduct...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WGBH

    Firefighting is an overwhelmingly male profession, but in Boston, the divide is bigger than just about anywhere and some argue it's causing serious problems. Nationally, around 7 percent of firefighters are women, but here in Boston they make up just 1 percent of the force, according to a recent report by The Boston Globe.


  11. Man Date: Jim And Jared's Delicious Adventure At The Isabella Stuart...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WGBH

    What's not to love about an edible still life? Jim Braude joined WGBH Arts Editor Jared Bowen for a field trip to the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum to experience all of the art they have to offer: both visual and culinary. Jim Braude weighs in on his tendency to interrupt guests and new research from Stanford that argues it might not be so rude, after all.


  12. We Know Who Yawkey Way Is Named After, But What About Jersey Street?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 24, 2018 | WGBH

    A decision is expected this week on whether Yawkey Way, the street where Fenway Park sits, will be returned to its original name of Jersey Street. The current street name has honored former Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey since 1977.


  13. State Demands Info From Mount Ida College, Seeks MeetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 11, 2018 | WGBH

    Disappointed state education officials want a face-to-face meeting with Mount Ida College executives and are demanding that the Newton college provide critical information by the end of the business day on Thursday. Executive committee members of the Board of Higher Education, which is vetting plans by the University of Massachusetts to acquire Mount Ida, met in Boston on Tuesday and discussed a deal announced Friday that appears to have taken public higher education officials by surprise.


  14. Craving Authentic Pasta Dishes In Boston?Read the original story

    Jan 22, 2018 | WGBH

    Pasta. You can twirl it, jab it, and fill it. From saucy and savory, to delicately seasoned, you can make it any way you want when you're at home.


  15. Our Favorite Soups Around BostonRead the original story

    Jan 4, 2016 | WGBH

    It was balmy and mild last year too - until suddenly, angrily, with a vengeance - it wasn't. We may have banned "polar vortex" from our collective vocabularly, but it's going to get a little frosty up in here.


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