Amherst College Students Study Sophocles And War

An Amherst College English class this fall called, The Narrative of Suffering, veers from the likes of the Book of Job and King Lear. The change happened after the professor heard countless stories in the news about struggling veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. So, he decided to weave contemporary combat trauma into the curriculum.

GE Critical Of EPA

GE is highly critical of a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to clean up PCB contamination in the Housatonic river. The public comment period for the proposal called,Rest of River,ended this week

Study: Binge Drinking Alters Brain Development

New research out of UMass-Amherst and Louisiana State University suggests that binge drinking during adolescence may reduce neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex — at least in rats. The study was released this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.

Healey Defends Coakley On Fighting Public Corruption

Maura Healey, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts Attorney-General, is defending Martha Coakley, the state’s current Attorney-General and gubernatorial candidate following criticism of her record on fighting public corruption.

The Week Ahead On Beacon Hill

Massachusetts voters next week will be deluged with debates, polling results and television ads as candidates for a series of key state offices, including governor, spend their last full week on the trail before the November 4th election.