Full story - May 18, 2015
Sociology professor Saida Grundy doesn’t start her new job at BU until July 1, but she already finds herself in the middle of a heated debate.
In the middle of graduation season, a free speech debate is playing out online — and on campus — at New England's largest university. Racially charged tweets from an incoming Boston University professor are raising questions about whether academics in the public eye should have the right to share their private opinions on social media.
Full story - May 20, 2015
Angel Echavarria with his 22-year-old daughter, Ishannis Lopez, and other family members.
Forty-eight year old Angel Echavarria has spent nearly half his life in prison for a crime that a preponderance of new evidence suggests he did not commit. This week, a judge told Echavarria that he was a free man.
Full story - May 15, 2015
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev penalty phase verdict
At the end, it's comes down to a series of checkmarks and signatures. Here's the death penalty form in the Boston Marathon bombing trial, as released by the US Attorney's office in Massachusetts.
Full story - May 13, 2015
Pine Manor College suffers from low enrollment, high debt and a small endowment.
The controversial quarterback once bought a chunk of the campus of struggling Pine Manor college for his manse, carriage home and yoga studio. The Massachusetts school faces some of the same pressures as Sweet Briar College in rural Virginia, which announced in March it would close.
Full story - April 27, 2015
Admitted MIT students pose with the school's mascot during a weekend of activities at the university.
Admission and rejection letters are in. Now, high school seniors are trying to decide which colleges they'll choose, and where they'll put down their deposits by the looming May 1 deadline. One factor that weighs heavily on parents' and students' minds: how elite a school is.