Columnist

Thomas Farragher

Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He spent eight years as editor of the Spotlight Team. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for team coverage of the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church. He has received several other awards, including the 2004 American Society of Newspaper Editors top award for deadline news reporting. His columns appear Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Latest stories

THOMAS FARRAGHER

College costs go up and students suffer

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In 1988, the average grant from the state’s primary need-based grant program paid for 85 percent of a student’s education. That number today? 9 percent.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

An 11-year journey of faith ends in Scituate

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Barbara Nappa has been fighting since the Boston Archdiocese first tried to close St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

He works as a custodian at WPI and will soon be a graduate

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Michael Vaudreuil fought self-doubt, and sometimes depression, but he’ll collect his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

THOMAS FARRAGHER

A second chance meant all the difference

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For Dekara Anderson, a 21-week culinary arts program has fueled dreams of a catering business of his own.