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.





Daisy Ridley as Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

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Movie Review | ★ ★ ★ ★

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is a thrill ride with gravitas

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

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.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals free safety George Iloka (43) in the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Patriots sign wide receiver Kenny Britt

The ninth-year pro had 1,000 yards receiving last year, but struggled this season and was released by the Browns.

John and Barbara Brown, married 53 years, posed at the annual Boston's Elderly Commision's Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebration at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston on Tuesday.

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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.

globe santa

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.

Harvard Yard

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.

2017 Geminid meteor shower

Dave Epstein

The 2017 Geminid meteor shower will light up the night this week

The darkest nights of the year are upon us and this makes great viewing for the annual Geminid meteor shower.

Doug Jones tops Roy Moore in Alabama election

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

John Bazemore/Associated Press

Jones earned a win over the controversial GOP candidate in a bitterly contested race — one that Moore has not conceded.

Voters exited a polling station at the Norwood Community Center in Birmingham, Ala., Tuesday.

See how Alabama voted in the US Senate race

Doug Jones’s supporters turned out in force.

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

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

Swastikas found in Andover classroom 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/Clipboard-6263.jpg UPS and others warn that holiday deliveries are already falling behind

If it seems like your online orders are arriving later than expected, you’re not alone.

//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 people with mental illness in courts, prison

The long-standing problem of incarcerating people with mental illness has possible solutions in a bill winding through the state Legislature.

//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 the Service Employees International Union’s Local 1199, which represents about 56,000 workers in Mass.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/ryan_kitchen2_biz.jpg Workers sue McCormick & Schmick’s, alleging harassment

The women say that they were subjected to lewd comments and groping by male employees, including the executive chef, at the Faneuil Hall restaurant.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/01/31/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/rathe_lahey_health02.jpg State to review merger of Beth Israel, Lahey Health

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

Sponsored by Franciscan Children's

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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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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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/12/12/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/Scot_Lehigh_150px-3706.jpg The Treasury Department’s transparent tax-cut trumpery

The GOP tax cut oasis is a mirage.

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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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Real Estate

In this Cambridge condo, the kitchen is quiet showpiece

In a masterful move, architect Carter Williams of LDa Architecture & Interiors in Cambridge, Massachusetts, transformed the very element her clients wanted to play down — the kitchen — into the understated focal point of their home.