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The Irish in Boston, in Song, Literature, and Politics

“You get on a boat, and you have nothing, but you still have tunes in your head,” says Sally K. Sommers Smith. She’s telling students in the course The Irish in Boston about the way Irish immigrants arrived in Boston, beginning in the 19th century, with few possessions, but a rich culture they worked fiercely to […]
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BU Today

The Impact of the Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decision

“The Constitution guarantees a nationwide right to same-sex marriage.” In just those few words, the New York Times summed up the history made last Friday when the Supreme Court ruled that gay couples throughout America have a right to marry. The 5-4 opinion in the case of Obergefell v. Hodges, written by Justice Anthony Kennedy, capped […]
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BU Today

George and Henry Slept Here

Brattle Street in Cambridge is home to some of New England’s most stately mansions. Most can be glimpsed only from behind stone walls or clapboard fences, but one welcomes the public, offering a fascinating glimpse into the lives of two famous tenants. The Longfellow House Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site, just 10 minutes from Harvard […]
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Daily Free Press

Residents gather to celebrate Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision

Following a 5-4 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to legalize same-sex marriage across all 50 […] The post Residents gather to celebrate Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision appeared first on The Daily Free Press.
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Daily Free Press

EDITORIAL: On Marriage Equality

To begin simply, let us state this fact: on June 26, 2015, history was made in […] The post EDITORIAL: On Marriage Equality appeared first on The Daily Free Press.
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Daily Free Press

Financing, management on agenda at City Council meeting on 2024 Olympics

Further exploring the possibility of hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics, the Boston City Council held a […] The post Financing, management on agenda at City Council meeting on 2024 Olympics appeared first on The Daily Free Press.
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BU News Service

Endangered Concord Toy Store to Get a Fresh Start

The Toy Shop of Concord, located in the historic town of Concord, Mass., is closing its doors after 72 years over disputes with a landlord, but don't put away the toys just yet. Christina Erne reports on the impact of its closing, and what's in store for the future of the small business.
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BU News Service

The First Miracle Worker: The Story of Laura Dewey Bridgman

A generation before Helen Keller became famous, another deafblind student and her educator made a mark on history. Today, talented deafblind students continue to fascinate scientists and educators and help us learn more about the senses and the brain.
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BU News Service

Special Report: Boston 2024

Amid divided public support and concerns about funding, the bid to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic Games to Boston continues. This special report looks at the pros, the cons, and the athletes as well as the potential roles that Boston's renowned institutions of higher learning could play if the Olympic torch is lit here.
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BU News Service

Schools Eye Olympics Benefits, Drawbacks

By Keiko Talley BU News Service Although plans are up in the air, Boston-area colleges and universities are weighing the idea of their campuses being used as venues for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Schools that could play a part include Harvard University, Boston University, Tufts University, Boston College,the University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Northeastern University, and the [...]
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BU Culture Shock

Ceci’s Goodbye: On Community, Writing, and Doing Things

Writer and Editor-in-Chief Cecilia says goodbye to the blog that shaped her past four years. The post Ceci’s Goodbye: On Community, Writing, and Doing Things appeared first on Culture Shock.
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BU Culture Shock

Penultimate

And we're next! The post Penultimate appeared first on Culture Shock.
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BU Culture Shock

Paying for Success: The Reality of America Today (Part 2)

A post in two parts, "Paying for Success: The Reality in America Today" takes a look at the current condition of American society and how everything done within it is completely dependent upon wealth and income. Part 1 sets the scene, addresses the evident problem of financial inequality, and explains why it has occurred. Part 2 digs deeper and provides the perspectives and thoughts of prominent sociologists on this societal issue, while explaining, in a simple way, why this all makes sense. The post Paying for Success: The Reality of America Today (Part 2) appeared first on Culture Shock.
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BU Culture Shock

Remember the Magna Carta?

I didn't. The post Remember the Magna Carta? appeared first on Culture Shock.
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