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About One-Fifth Of Gun Buyers Don't Get Background Checks

Reuters | Erin Schumaker | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

(Reuters Health) - About one in five gun owners in the U.S. said they purchased a firearm in the previous two years without undergoing a background ch...

Boston GuitarFest Past, Present and Future

New England Conservatory | Posted 04.27.2016 | Entertainment
New England Conservatory

Boston GuitarFest Past, Present and Future By Eliot Fisk I founded Boston GuitarFest in 2006 at the New England Conservatory. From year one my aim h...

The Cupcake Stigma and Respect for Women Entrepreneurs

Joanna L. Krotz | Posted 11.02.2016 | Business
Joanna L. Krotz

Cultural biases and conventions simply don't put "woman" and "entrepreneur" in the same space. The archetype remains tethered to the hunter male, a relentless warrior who vanquishes any and all unbelievers. Women continue to be seen by funders, and really the public at large, as newbies or juniors-in-training.

Look for the College Experiences that Will Get You Hired

Robert Franek | Posted 09.08.2016 | College
Robert Franek

Back-to-school season is one of my favorite times of the year. September is when I take my show on the road, traveling the country to talk to high school students, parents, and college counselors about what they need to know about researching and applying to colleges.

A Thank-You to the College Athletes Who Welcomed My Son

Michael Plansky | Posted 04.20.2015 | Parents
Michael Plansky

Like every new dad, as I held my newborn son, I dreamed of teaching him to play catch, shoot a basketball, and ride his first bicycle. But Max was different. A premature twin, I couldn't hold him for months, and when I did, he fit in my two hands. A few months later, I found out Max had been diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

3 Tips to Startup in College From a Successful Studentpreneur

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.04.2015 | College
Marquis Cabrera

Recently, I asked Co-Founder and CEO of New Grounds Food, Johnny Fayad, his opinion on how more college students can start up their own ventures because he is currently operating a startup all the while attending Northeastern University.

Massachusetts Creates National Gun Safety Model

Robert A. DeLeo | Posted 11.03.2014 | Politics
Robert A. DeLeo

While states in much of the country were content to take quick action to address gun violence, Massachusetts took time to craft a comprehensive and strong bill which has garnered wide support. Our law in Massachusetts is unique.

Obama and Tumblr's Karp Avoid 'Orange Is the New Black'

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 08.31.2014 | Politics
Marquis Cabrera

Many community leaders and activists are hard at work to reform the prison system, but they should be advocating for child welfare system reform, too. If we improve the foster care system, we will reduce the number of people in prison.

Average is the New Green: How Millennials Are Redefining Environmentalism

Molly Tankersley | Posted 08.16.2014 | College
Molly Tankersley

Even if pressed, I would have a hard time calling myself an environmentalist. I'm not alone -- many people I know feel the same, even as they hop on their bikes to peddle sustainably off to their job in the green sector.

Exclusive Song Premiere: "Still Have You" by Fever Charm

Melissa Webster | Posted 07.09.2014 | Entertainment
Melissa Webster

Recorded primarily at Jingletown Recording Studio in Oakland, Cali., "Still Have You" is the second song release from their upcoming album Sound of Summer, scheduled to be released in mid-to-late-May.

Gain "Know How" On the Harsh Realities of Foster Care

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

This was co-authored with Northeastern University Co-op Justine Fischer. During Foster Care Month in May, Foster Skills, a social enterprise working...

5 Ways to Save St. Joe's University

Gene Marks | Posted 05.07.2014 | College
Gene Marks

People just can't afford to pay $50K a year for a college education, even if it's at a good school like St. Joe's. The payback just isn't there. The numbers don't make sense. St. Joe's has to make some hard and unpopular adjustments if they want to survive.

Does Your Neighborhood Suck?

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

How are children supposed to "want it, work for it and fight for it" when they don't even know it exists?

Boston Feasts on Education

Marquis Cabrera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Marquis Cabrera

The foundation of Boston's future success and economic viability is our schools.

Some Pressing Questions for New Boston Globe Owner John Henry

Dan Kennedy | Posted 10.03.2013 | Media
Dan Kennedy

The ascension of a wealthy local owner may represent the best possible outcome for the Globe. Nevertheless there are questions Henry will have to answer soon -- starting with the fate of publisher Christopher Mayer and editor Brian McGrory.

Young People Employed At Lowest Levels Since WWII

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 09.29.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Ashley Williams Teen unemployment is ...

7 Things I Learned At My Son's College Orientation

Shelley Emling | Posted 09.15.2013 | Fifty
Shelley Emling

It's called 'Freshman Orientation' but it's probably designed more for the parents than for the freshmen.

Reflections on a Nursing Journey

Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN | Posted 07.06.2013 | Impact
Sheila Davis, DNP, ANP-BC, FAAN

The gift of the nursing profession, and it is a gift, has brought me to faraway places But the less tangible places that I, as a nurse, have traveled, places where there are no postcards or passports, have been the real adventures of my nursing career.

Boston Area Colleges To Honor Bombings Hero

Posted 05.02.2013 | College

Northeastern University in Boston, Mass., will honor city Police Commissioner Ed Davis III with an honorary degree at the school's commencement ceremo...

WATCH: College Students Celebrate In Boston After Suspect's Capture

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 04.20.2013 | College

College students in Boston were dancing in the streets Friday night after a week of turmoil. The fatal bombings at the Boston Marathon on Monday l...

An Optimistic View Out My Northeastern Window

Jake Fischer | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Jake Fischer

My iPhone just shrieked with an alert from MEMA that read, "EMERGENCY WARNING: Shelter in Place still effective." I'm looking out my window at the barren streets of this city and imagining what this beautiful 73 degrees and sunny Friday afternoon would look like if it were any normal day.

Goldilocks and Legal Education

Luke Bierman | Posted 06.01.2013 | College
Luke Bierman

We know a lot more today than we did in the 1880s, when this format was devised, about how students learn and how teaching can be made more effective. We can certainly develop a modern curriculum to teach these topics and skills in six months.

The Best Of The Best: 2012's Greatest Colleges

Posted 12.21.2012 | College

We went through the most substantive rankings of 2012, and combined them into one, epic slideshow that wraps up the year that was in college rankings....

High Cost Of College Leads To More Support Of Online Education

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.29.2012 | College

Millennials are concerned about the high cost of college, and that worry is leading them to be more supportive online education, a new poll from North...

Tyler Kingkade

Barstool Sports Backlash: Students Protest Blackout Parties For Rape 'Joke' | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 03.30.2015 | College

Dave Portnoy doesn't think the college students protesting his website, Barstool Sports, misinterpreted his joke about a rape victim -- they just don'...