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April 15, 2012

For the Jesuits, a long road to accountability

Even after the clergy abuse scandal exploded, the Catholic order failed repeatedly to rein in offending priests, and a current Boston College trustee admits he should have done more.

Job hopes on the rise for college graduates

As the economy slowly improves, seniors and graduate students may have more reasons to be optimistic about job prospects this year.

Mitt Romney’s inner circle to abruptly expand

With the focus now on the general election, new players with national experience have begun joining the Romney campaign, potentially challenging the hierarchy of advisers.

Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff

Missed connections in our digital lives

Meet the Laffey family of Billerica, MA., a middle-class suburb northwest of Boston. The parents, Kevin and Shelly, both work. Their two teenaged children, Chris and Nicki, attend local high schools. Increasingly, all four rely on their screened devices - televisions, computers, cellphones - to communicate and consume information, to manage work-related data, to be educated, entertained, and so on. Like millions of Americans, the Laffeys are living in a Screen Society, for better or worse. A portrait of one family’s screen usage, the first in an occasional series called Living With Screens, running year-long in the Boston Globe.

William H. Turnquist, 86, the son of William Henry Turnquist, in photo left, who survived the sinking of the Titanic, at his home in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Local’s leap of faith averted Titanic death

William H. Turnquist was a survivor of the rarest kind — a third-class passenger, trapped on Titanic’s lower decks, who somehow lived to remember that night.