Need winter travel inspiration? We asked chefs, authors, TV anchors, and other local personalities to share their favorite cold-weather vacation spots across New England. Anthony Everett, co-anchor of WCVB’s “Chronicle”“The best way to survive a New England winter is to embrace it, so I head to the mountains. I enjoy skiing at Loon Mountain in New Hampshire and Sugarbush in Vermont. And après ski, you’ll find me by the fire at The Common Man in Lincoln, New Hampshire or in Castlerock Pub at the base of Sugarbush.” John Andress, director/curator of performing arts at the Institute of Contemporary Art“I always take a trip up to Portland in the winter. It’s great year-round, but walking along the cobblestone streets in the Old Port on a snowy afternoon with a cup of coffee is a reason to live in New England. Culturally, the city is thriving. I make a point to stop by SPACE Gallery and the [Institute of Contemporary Art at the … [Read more...] about 11 notable Bostonians share their favorite winter vacation spots in New England
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Paul English September 06, 2018 As a Boston native, I’ve long believed that we need a major memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. They spent their formative years here on their journey to changing America and inspiring the world. They grew and matured here as thinkers, artists, and leaders. They met and fell in love in Boston, and they never forgot what our city meant to them. They were every bit as revolutionary for America as the people we honor on the Freedom Trail, and they are less visible than they should be in our city’s collective memory. Raising their profile here by building a major memorial — one that could inspire a million people a year — was my focus when I started MLK Boston. I drew inspiration from people such as the Rev. Michael Haynes, for 40 years the pastor of Twelfth Baptist Church in Roxbury’s … [Read more...] about Can the memorial for Martin Luther King and Coretta Scott King change perceptions about Boston?
A heads up to high schoolers (and parents) already looking ahead to college admissions: The latest coveted rankings of the top schools in the country are out today. U.S. News and World Report released its 2019 Best Colleges rankings on Monday, and once again, more than a few New England institutions got high marks. Harvard University took the No. 2 among National Universities, coming in behind Princeton, which has held the top-most position on the list for the last eight years. Massachusetts Institute of Technology tied for third this year (up from splitting the No. 5 spot last year), sharing the ranking with Columbia University, University of Chicago, and Yale. For the sorting of the best National Liberal Arts Colleges, a Massachusetts school maintained its rule in the No. 1 spot. Williams College held the top spot for the 16th year in a row, and Amherst College came in second. Wellesley College tied for third in the category with Pennsylvania’s Swarthmore, while Bowdoin and … [Read more...] about U.S. News & World Report’s 2019 best college rankings are out. Here’s how New England schools did.
How’s this for an obvious statement? College can be extremely expensive. “College is a great investment—if you choose the right school,” Money magazine wrote in its “Best Colleges in America” report, which lists “the country’s top values.” Of 727 colleges and universities on the 2018 edition of the list, published Monday, New England schools were well-represented, with 83 schools in the region making the list. Eighteen of those were in the top 100. MIT nabbed the sixth spot on the list. The school placed behind Princeton University which was in the No. 1 position for the third year in a row, followed by University of California, San Diego at No. 2, the University of California, Irvine at No. 3, the University of California, Los Angeles at No. 4, and Stanford University at No. 5. Yale and Harvard universities were also among the top 20 schools, at No. 15 and No. 16, respectively. The rankings were determined by analyzing … [Read more...] about These New England schools offer the best value, according to Money magazine
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Laura Krantz Globe Staff August 11, 2018 Financial conditions are deteriorating at many of New England’s quintessential small private colleges, with tuition revenue failing to keep up with expenses at more than half of the schools, a Globe review shows.The review of federal data found a number of financial warning signs at many of the schools, which have become increasingly reliant on tuition, even as enrollment has declined.The College of St. Joseph in Vermont, for example, relies on tuition for 90 percent of its revenue, but the tuition covers just 58 percent of the school’s annual expenses. At Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, tuition makes up 77 percent of the school’s revenue but covers just 65 percent of its expenses. At Newbury College in Brookline, enrollment has declined 24 percent over a five-year period, but it depends on tuition for … [Read more...] about New England’s smallest colleges are struggling