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Peter Schworm

Schworm is a general-assignment reporter for the Metro section, and covers breaking news while writing enterprise and feature stories. He enjoys writing human interest and slice-of-life pieces. A former higher-education and suburban reporter, he has been at the Globe since 2001.

Latest stories

Dartmouth professors’ murderer to get new sentence

By Peter Schworm and John R. Ellement , Globe Staff

Robert Tulloch, who killed the Zantops in 2001, deserves a new sentence hearing because he was a juvenile, a court ruled.

Distracted, drunk drivers get police scrutiny

By Peter Schworm , Globe Staff

State Police said patrols will be increased and several sobriety checkpoints put in place over the holiday weekend.

Judge rules against taping female strip-searches

By Peter Schworm , Globe Staff

The Hampden County Sheriff’s Department violated the rights of female inmates by allowing male guards to videotape strip searches, a federal judge ruled.

Suffolk University replaces its president, names interim

By Peter Schworm , Globe Staff

Suffolk University named Norman Smith, the former head of Wagner College, as its interim president Wednesday, replacing president James McCarthy with a year remaining on his contract and just days before the start of the new school year. At an afternoon meeting, the university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Smith, a long-time college president known as a turnaround specialist. Smith, 68, will begin next week. Suffolk University named Norman Smith, the former head of Wagner College, as its interim president Wednesday, replacing president James McCarthy with a year remaining on his contract and just days before the start of the new school year. At an afternoon meeting, the university’s board of trustees voted unanimously to appoint Smith, a long-time college president known as a turnaround specialist. Smith, 68, will begin next week.