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.
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.
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.
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.
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.