The software giant Apple is facing what some are calling a Nike moment, following recent press accounts that allege poor working conditions at Foxcomm, one of its suppliers in China.
There are now more than 2000 mosques in the U.S.
Monday night the Williams College Oceans Symposium showed the film-A Sea Change, Imagine a World Without Fish. Environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert, of the New Yorker, spoke afterwards.
Attitudes about adolescent sexuality in the Netherlands versus the United States are examined in UMass Amherst sociologist Amy Schalet's newest book called– Not Under My Roof.
Sometimes a mere observation can germinate the idea for a successful invention. George de Mestral,the man who created Velcro,was inspired by the way burrs stuck to clothing.
It won't be a surprise to hear that this has hardly been a normal winter, especially in parts of New England.
This year's National Book Critics Circle finalists include Hampshire College professor and poet Aracelis Girmay.
The sweeping federal education reform act called No Child Left Behind was signed into law in January of 2002. The cornerstone of the legislation—more standards-based academic testing and strict accountability measures. But now, ten years later, efforts to renew the law are bogged down. Former Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Education- David Driscoll was at the helm when NCLB was passed and is considered the architect of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment Test-or MCAS-which predated the federal standards.