An estimated 37.2 million Americans are expected to travel this Memorial Day weekend, the highest number in a decade. But those planning to stay in Boston for the long weekend are in luck. As well as events honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces, Boston is hosting all kinds […]
Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks, Mahatma Gandhi, Idi Amin, Richard Nixon: you won’t find this eclectic group on many course syllabi, but they share one commonality. They are all examples of leadership—some moral giants, some moral pipsqueaks. These figures from history are among the case studies in the first MOOC (massive open online course) offered by […]
Although long considered by fellow countrymen to be Canada’s best-known 20th-century painter, Lawren Harris remains largely unknown to people outside of Canada. Now, a dazzling jewel-box of a show at the Museum of Fine Arts should help to rectify that oversight. Titled The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris, the exhibition comprises approximately […]
Editor’s note: The TV miniseries Roots captivated audiences when it debuted in 1977. Based on Alex Haley’s best-selling novel about his family’s history, it is the story of young Kunta Kinte, taken from his home in West Africa in 1767 and sold into slavery in America, and his descendants, through the Civil War. Watched by […]
Were you among the estimated 30,000 people, family, friends, faculty, and graduates, at Nickerson Field to celebrate the University’s 143rd Commencement May 15? Thanks to GigaPan technology, you can find yourself and your friends in the crowd. Have a look.