Labor day is a holiday begun by President Grover Cleveland. The idea was, in part, to mediate tension among workers in the 19th century, by giving them a day off.
Tonight is the last night of the Republican National Convention. And former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak as the party’s candidate for president.
When states, like Massachusetts, were awarded federal education Race to the Top money, the funds came with requirements. One is to improve teacher evaluations.
Among the scientists watching NASA’s Mars rover — named “Curiosity” — touch down, was Mount Holyoke College’s Darby Dyar. In addition to her work as a professor of astronomy, Dyar and
Last night BBC America aired the season premiere of Copper. The series takes place in New York city during the Civil War. Mount Holyoke College history professor Daniel Czit
Last week’s Supreme Court decision affirming the constitutionality of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act renewed discussion about how Massachusetts landmark health care reform is faring.
The recently completed Massachusetts state budget now awaits Governor Deval Patrick’s signature.
Like many illustrators, Ashfield, Massachusetts artist Gayle Kabaker has long dreamed of seeing her work on the cover of New Yorker magazine. Over the years she’s submitted ideas, with no success.
When you crumple a piece of paper and throw it in the trash, ever think about the physics of how, exactly, that flat piece of material transforms into a little ball?
Twenty-one Afghan teachers received master’s degrees in education in Kabul this spring, with help from UMass School of Education’s Center For International Education.
Western Massachusetts acupuncturist John Varner is participating in a $1.2 million study funded by the Department of Defense to see if the alternative treatment can help veterans who suffer f
Recently the Massachusetts Senate– in what some say skirted a controversial discussion..voted quickly and with no debate, to approve a requirement that all doctors and nurses talk to dying p
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency officials will, for the first time, include public safety officials from the western part of the state in their annual hurricane preparedness meeting tomor
Jay and Delene Holbrook scoured Massachusetts city and town hall basements and many dusty vaults for years making micro fiche records of previously unarchived documents, like birth, marriage and de