Lost on campus, as colleges look abroad



With top schools searching for diversity, international student enrollment has soared. The percentage of black students has barely budged.

Tuition at private colleges and universities is out of reach for all but a few, and the Boston area schools are near the top.

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The median net worth for non-immigrant African-American households in the Greater Boston region is $8, according to “The Color of Wealth in Boston.”

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After spending his first seven months in the hospital, Judah is heading home for the holidays

Born dangerously premature at 26 weeks, Judah finally gets to be home with mom and dad—and just in time for Santa.

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Barbara and John Brown of Mattapan, married 53 years, posed for a photo Tuesday at the Four Seasons.

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A celebration 50 years (or more) after ‘I Do’

At least 60 couples attended the 39th annual Elderly Commission Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration.

Maddie Brooks of Taunton, working at Premier Distribution Services in Lakeville, packed a box to be distributed to Globe Santa recipients.

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It takes courage to ask Globe Santa for help

Asking for help can be a difficult task, especially when you’d rather be the one giving than receiving.

Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ★

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The new film is a smartly made, fully felt pop entertainment that brings hope to this cultural moment.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_lahey_health02.jpg Beth Israel-Lahey union faces scrutiny

The state’s Health Policy Commission will assess the deal’s effect on health care costs, quality, and access to care.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/890623686-14806-kMaE--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Among many Patriot failings vs. Dolphins, the secondary was primary

Their pass coverage was woeful against the Dolphins, but it was hardly the only problem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/29/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/kreiter_mentalhealthframingham1_splt.jpg Lawmakers are looking at treatment of mentally ill in courts, prison

A bill winding through the state Legislature could provide solutions to a long-standing problem.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/13/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse_condon_elementary.jpg Parents question educational benefits of early school starts

Dozens of Boston families plan to turn out for Wednesday’s School Committee meeting to protest the changes.

Get Smart

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“I have never seen a thin person drinking Diet Coke,” the president tweeted in 2012.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/09/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Advance/Images/Walker_090417_05laborbreakfast_2040x.jpg Head of health care union suspended over allegations of inappropriate behavior

Tyrék Lee Sr. leads SEIU’s Local 1199, which represents about 56,000 workers in Mass.

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Despite penalties, sororities will continue to recruit Harvard women

The sororities said they are being unfairly punished for the transgressions of their male-only counterparts.

ALABAMA US SENATE RACE

Doug Jones wins, but Roy Moore won’t concede

Doug Jones greeted supporters after his victory in the US Senate election in Alabama.

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The controversial GOP candidate, accused of sexual misconduct against multiple teens, won’t give up yet.

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“Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory,” the president wrote Tuesday, hours after ripping Jones.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/891063884.jpg Who the heck is Doug Jones?

Here’s a quick rundown of what you should know about Alabama’s new US senator.

Swastikas found at Andover school hours before Hanukkah

The drawings marked the third time in recent months that a swastika was found at Andover High.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_kitchen2_biz.jpg McCormick & Schmick’s workers say they were harassed

In a lawsuit, the women say that they were subjected to lewd comments and groping by male employees, including the executive chef.

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After spending his first seven months in the hospital, Judah is heading home for the holidays

Born dangerously premature at 26 weeks, Judah finally gets to be home with mom and dad—and just in time for Santa.

This content was produced by Boston Globe Media in collaboration with the advertiser. The news and editorial departments of The Boston Globe had no role in its production or display.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/WebGraphics/Sports/BostonGlobe.com/2016/01/20moresports/seasonticket_90.jpg The Season Ticket podcast

Globe NFL reporter Ben Volin joins guest host Joe Sullivan to unpack the Patriots’ 27-20 loss to the Dolphins Monday.

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Opinion & Ideas

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Graham-3696.jpg The #MeToo movement is knocking on Donald Trump’s front door

Trump’s accusers are seizing this electrified moment.

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One hundred years ago, one of the world’s top conductors was ensnared in a scandal involving patriotism and sex. It almost toppled Boston’s famed orchestra.

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