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Dartmouth students sue over alleged sexual assault by professors

Left to right, Annemarie Brown, Sasha Brietzke, Andrea Courtney, Kristina Rapuano, Marissa Evans, and Vassiki Chauhan.

Jennifer S. Altman For The Boston Globe

Seven current and former students say former professors groped students in plain sight, hosted hot-tub parties with students, openly debated who had the “hottest lab,” and sexually assaulted grad students.

Chief James Hurley spoke to reporters in the Leicester Police station house. Leicester, a small rural town next to Worcester, is set to take center stage in a matter of days as the location for one of the state's first recreational pot shops.

LEICESTER

A small suburb west of Worcester prepares for a pot pilgrimage

Local officials and residents are preparing for an unusual pilgrimage the likes of which Leicester has never seen.

Kristine Guillaume is the first black woman to serve as president of The Harvard Crimson, leading the newly elected 146th Guard.

It took 145 years, but The Harvard Crimson finally voted a black woman to lead it

Kristine Guillaume, Harvard Crimson’s first black woman president, is ready to turn the page.

Columbia Gas engineer’s failures at root of gas explosions, NTSB says

Firefighters battled one of the blazes caused by the gas explosions in Lawrence in September.

Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff/file

The engineer who prepared the work plans for replacing gas mains in the Lawrence area failed to account for a critical sensor in a line that was being replaced, the agency said.

The Children’s Hospital researchers will propose clinical trials to test the most promising of the treatments, which could potentially help those with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, which has afflicted football players and other athletes.

NFL awards Boston Children’s Hospital $14.7m to study brain injury

Working with retired football players, the researchers will look for ways to diagnose and treat CTE in the living.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

A game of chicken among House Democrats

Burlington, MA- April 09, 2018: Congressman Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) during a program announcing the partnership between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University at the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security in Burlington, MA on April 09, 2018. The announcement recognized the the agreement between the U. S. Army Research Laboratory and North Eastern University to locate the Northeastern Regional Hub for ARL’s Extended Campus at Northeastern’s George J. Kostas Research Institute. (Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff) section: metro reporter:

By Scot Lehigh

US Rep. Seth Moulton is playing a key role in the effort to block Nancy Pelosi.

Metro

Boston’s plastic bag ban begins today. Here’s what you need to know

Dorchester 12/14/18 Boston's ban on plastic bags began on Friday, as customers to the Target store in the South Bay Mall walked out with paper bags. John Lynch from Boston holds his son Owen, 2 as he puts his reused paper bags into his trunk after shopping at Target. Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)

By Steve Annear

Mayor Martin Walsh signed an ordinance to reduce single-use plastic bags last year. On Dec. 14, the new law comes into play.

Columbia Gas engineer’s failures at root of gas explosions, NTSB says

Firefighters battled one of the blazes caused by the gas explosions in Lawrence in September.

By Milton J. Valencia

The engineer who prepared the work plans for replacing gas mains in the Lawrence area failed to account for a critical sensor in a line that was being replaced, the agency said.

Dartmouth students sue over alleged sexual assault by professors

Left to right, Annemarie Brown, Sasha Brietzke, Andrea Courtney, Kristina Rapuano, Marissa Evans, and Vassiki Chauhan.

By Deirdre Fernandes

Seven current and former students say former professors groped students in plain sight, hosted hot-tub parties with students, openly debated who had the “hottest lab,” and sexually assaulted grad students.

Sports

With some regrets, Revolution veteran Chris Tierney retires

Dec 7, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New England Revolution player Chris Tierney (right) celebrates with teammate Patrick Mullins (left) after scoring a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy in the second half during the 2014 MLS Cup final at Stubhub Center. Mandatory Credit: Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

By Frank Dell’Apa

Scoring a goal in the MLS Cup in 2014 was a career highlight, but he and his teammates couldn’t finish the job.

Frank Dell’apa | Soccer notebook

There’s a lot to like about what Atlanta United is doing

FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United MLS soccer team head coach Gerado

By Frank Dell’Apa

Their business model and roster strategy have resulted in a potent team and record attendance.

Weekend

NAMES

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston showcases jewelry, metalwork in new exhibit

Museum of Fine Arts Curator Emily Stoehrer, pictured in a 2014 file photo.

By Kaya Williams

“Boston Made: Arts and Crafts Jewelry and Metalwork” includes some works not shown in public for generations.

Movie REview

In ‘The Front Runner,’ sex scandal meets presidential campaign

Hugh Jackman is Gary Hart in “The Front Runner.”

By Ty Burr

Hugh Jackman stars as presidential candidate Gary Hart in a 1980s political tale that feels very prophetic.

★★½ | Movie Review

Going for a different sort of ride in the civil rights-era South

Viggo Mortensen is a driver for Mahershala Ali in “Green Book.”

By Ty Burr

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali star in “Green Book,” a look at racism and friendship in the early 1960s.