Mia Turel was in first grade when she asked her father to teach her how to chart the probability of losing her baby teeth over time. By second grade, she was reading high school-level books on Martin Luther King Jr. Then she became fascinated by TED Talks on global warming and marine biology. So when her sixth-grade teacher assigned the class to color a map of Mesopotamia, Mia wasn't exactly thrilled. “I’m sorry, I’m not interested in coloring a map,” she told her mother. “Coloring is pointless.” With that, Mia left Crescent Elementary in Anaheim. She studied at home for the rest of the year — and then, at age 12, jumped six grade levels to enter Cal State Los Angeles as a freshman last fall. While the admissions scandal has transfixed the nation’s attention on elite universities such as UCLA and USC, the school of choice for many whiz kids like Mia is Cal State L.A. For nearly four decades, the campus has provided a haven where children … [Read more...] about A sixth-grader was sick of coloring. So she skipped six grades to attend Cal State L.A.
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Connecticut has a new poet laureate. The state Office of the Arts announced Wednesday that Margaret Gibson of Preston has been chosen to become the seventh poet to hold that position. She succeeds Rennie McQuilkin, who stepped down last summer due to illness. Gibson, a professor emerita at the University of Connecticut, has written 12 books of poetry, including “Not Hearing the Wood Thrush,” a 2019 finalist for the Poets’ Prize. Her collection “The Vigil” was a finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry in 1993. During her three-year term, Gibson will appear across the state at readings and conduct workshops as an advocate for poetry and the literary arts. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. … [Read more...] about Margaret Gibson named poet laureate for state of Connecticut
Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
When you think “passport’’ and “museums,’’ you might think “Europe’’ and “wicked expensive.’’ Then, sigh, “Maybe one day.’’ But woe not, eager traveler! We found a passport that can take you to a string of museums and historic sites, all a day trip or overnight from Boston, no bank-breaking required. The Connecticut Art Trail is an eclectic network of 21 museums and historic sites scattered throughout the state. You can pick up a $25 passport at any trail site, or order online at ctarttrail.org. The passport scores you one free visit to each museum per year. Start anywhere, end anywhere, opt out of any between. Of course, you don’t need a passport to go any of these museums — in fact, many are free. Explore any during regular hours for regular admission price. But if you do decide to visit them all and get your passport stamped? Aside from the feeling of accomplishment, a completed … [Read more...] about Explore the Connecticut Art Trail
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Lauren Daley Globe correspondent November 13, 2018 When you think “passport” and “museums,” you might think “Europe” and “wicked expensive.” Then, sigh, “Maybe one day.” But woe not, eager traveler! We found a passport that can take you to a string of museums and historic sites, all a day trip or overnight from Boston, no bank-breaking required. The Connecticut Art Trail is an eclectic network of 21 museums and historic sites scattered throughout the state. You can pick up a $25 passport at any trail site, or order online at ctarttrail.org. The passport scores you one free visit to each museum per year. Start anywhere, end anywhere, opt out of any between.Of course, you don’t need a passport to go any of these museums — in fact, many are free. Explore any during regular hours for regular … [Read more...] about Get stamped: explore the Connecticut Art Trail