In effort to save money, two small colleges move toward merger

The presidents of Mount Ida College and Lasell College, both in Newton, said they hope that combining forces will help keep tuition as low as possible while maintaining the quality of both schools’ academics.

Boston -02/22/18- The Boston Athenaeum hosted a Coffee hour with it's director, Elizabeth Barker. Madeleine Rose, 9 from Sleepy Hollow, NY, was on a tour with her family as she paused to look at magazines in the 2nd floor Long Room. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(arts)

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As Boston Athenaeum changes, tension and controversy arise

The venerable private library has been rocked by internal divisions and widespread staff departures.

President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 23, 2018. MUST CREDIT: Bloomberg photo by Andrew Harrer.

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NRA pushes back on raising purchasing age for semiautomatic weapons to 21

An NRA spokeswoman said the group’s opposition is ‘‘incredibly clear’’ and stressed that Trump has not formally backed the idea.

// Sheriff says only 1 deputy was on scene during shooting

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said reports that multiple deputies waited outside while students needed urgent medical attention were “absolutely untrue.”

// Fla. students face an NRA that’s even more powerful than before

The kids from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School face long odds, as the NRA stands in their way.

// A moving closing ceremony leaves questions about the next Olympics

The closing ceremony was an eye-popping and delightful display of music, choreography, lights and fireworks. But with the Winter Games completed, a range of questions and issues remain.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 25: Team USA walk in the Parade of Athletes during the Closing Ceremony of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games at PyeongChang Olympic Stadium on February 25, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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John Powers | On Olympics

A most unusual Winter Olympics concludes

PyeongChang put on impeccably organized, irresistibly welcoming Games with spectacular venues and flawless transportation.

// US says ‘we will see’ on talks with North Korea

The White House continues to insist that any talks are paired with a commitment by Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons program.

// Ivanka Trump sat in the same VIP box as North Korean official

The president’s daughter attended several events at the Winter Olympics, including the closing ceremony.

Boston Bruins forward Rick Nash (61) skates during warm-ups prior to the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Buffalo Sabres, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Buffalo, N.Y. (AP Photo/Jeffrey T. Barnes)

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Bruins make statement, land forward Rick Nash

The Bruins acquired the forward from the New York Rangers in exchange for Ryan Spooner, Matt Beleskey, prospect Ryan Lindgren, a 2018 first-round pick and a 2019 seventh-round pick.

02/24/2018 Winchester Ma- Nicole Luongo (cq) relates a story about a incident in her neighborbood that involves a murder suspect ,who allegedly stabbed two people at the Winchester Public Library, resulting in the death of one of them. Jonathan Wiggs /Globe Staff Reporter:Topic.

Jonathan Wiggs/Globe Staff

Neighbors say they feared violence by man charged in stabbing death of woman in Winchester

Winchester residents recalled troubling warning signs after a fatal stabbing at the library. The alleged attacker is in custody. A 22-year-old woman is dead.

Boston, MA - 1/17/18 - A pedestrian is reflected in the Muddy River in the Fens during a wet day of rain mixed with snow. (Lane Turner/Globe Staff) Reporter: (in caps) Topic: ()

Warm, sunny week to follow a rainy Sunday

The coming week should be warmer and dry with temperatures moving up into the 50s.

5-16-2015 Boston, Mass. 500 guests attended Suffolk University Commencement Dinner held at the InterContinental Hotel. L. to R. are New Suffolk University President Margaret McKenna with Suffolk Vice President John Nucci of East Boston. Photo by Bill Brett for

Adrian Walker

John Nucci’s plea for help and the battle of his lifetime

Suffolk University vice president John Nucci, a longtime Boston political figure, is in the campaign of his life and he searches for a matching kidney donor.

// Michelle Obama’s memoir will come out in November

The former first lady tweeted Sunday that the book, to be released a week after the 2018 midterm elections, is called ‘‘Becoming.’’

// Massachusetts prisons will limit visitors for inmates

The Department of Correction has announced that inmates in maximum security will be allowed a maximum of five names on their preapproved visitor list.


90th Academy Awards

Get ready for surprises at this year’s Oscars

Who will win, who should win, and who was robbed? Ty Burr and Janice Page handicap the Academy Awards.

Minneapolis, MN - 2/06/2018 - (4th quarter) New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates in the end zone after his touchdown reception in the fourth quarter. The New England Patriots play the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, 2018. - (Barry Chin/Globe Staff), Section: Sports, Reporter: James M. McBride, Topic: 05Eagles-Patriots, LOID:8.4.795654374.


Charting a course for Patriots’ moves this offseason

Bill Belichick’s game plan for comings and goings should go something like this.

The focus of camps at Highland Mountain Bike Park is in the name.

Globe Magazine

Action sport summer camps can make your kids smarter

Kids can learn rock climbing, skateboarding, parkour and more at New England camps, and get a cognitive boost to boot.

Experience a bobsled run on the track at the Olympic Sports Complex in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Do you have Olympics fever? Head to Lake Placid, N.Y.

These are some of the activities that await intrepid outdoorsy types at the home of two past Winter Olympic Games, in 1932 and 1980.

President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico.

Mexico’s president shelves plan to visit White House

A call between the two countries’ leaders ended in an impasse over President Trump’s promised border wall.

Actress and model Abbey Lee; below as a teenager.

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Modeling’s glamour hides web of abuse

The fashion industry is built on glamour and allure, but many models, especially the very young, know it for something else: sexual exploitation and abuse.

Opinion & Ideas


// The promise of health care for Iraq veterans

A judge’s decision linking burn pit exposure to lung disease offers a glimmer of hope for better health care coverage for veterans of Iraq.


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Parkland. Las Vegas. Sutherland Springs. Newtown. On and on: In America, mass shootings have become so familiar that they seem to follow the same sad script.

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// Opinion: Psychiatric advance directives can help us help our patients

After struggling to treat a patient who was mentally ill, a Cambridge Health Alliance doctor has come around to them.

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Native plants: New England’s tested survivors

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Olympic celebrations

Capturing the moments when Olympic athletes celebrated a win or their performance at the PyeongChang Games.