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Amherst, Ma., 01/15/18, (EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:30am) Hampshire College is about to announce it is looking to merge with another college. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

Hampshire College puts freshman class in doubt, merger on the table

Hampshire College in Amherst announced its desire to merge with another educational institution, citing financial strain that threatens its future.

(CREDIT: Gillette) Razor-maker Gillette has put out a powerful new ad urging men to be an example for compassion and respect in the age of #MeToo — and it’s sparking a backlash. 16Gillette BUSINESS 1-16-19

Christopher Muther

The backlash to the Gillette ad is exactly why it’s needed

Do you know who isn’t taking to Twitter to complain about the Gillette ad? Those of us who have been bullied, beat up, and sexually victimized. When I watched it, I saw myself.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Business/Images/AP_19015766558742.jpg Purdue Pharma sought to put blame on addicts, Mass. says in lawsuit

Documents reveal new details about Purdue’s marketing of OxyContin and its cozy ties with Tufts University and Mass. General Hospital.

Jesuits release list of priests credibly accused of abuse, including 22 with Mass. ties

All but five of the priests with Massachusetts ties on the list are deceased, and among the living are some former clergy who were publicly accused of misconduct.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Foreign/Images/AFP_1C98MG.jpg Theresa May loses Brexit vote in landslide

The humiliating defeat is thrusting the country into political chaos 10 weeks before it is scheduled to leave the European Union.

special report

They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

This morning, the Globe will release a multi-part investigation into how and why the lives of promising Boston valedictorians didn’t quite turn out the way they expected.

Editorial & Opinion

SCOT LEHIGH

A national nightmare: Has Russia turned Trump?

Attorney General nominee William Barr testifies during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. As he did almost 30 years ago, Barr is appearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee to make the case he's qualified to serve as attorney general. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

By Scot Lehigh

There are only a handful of people who know the truth about Donald Trump and Russia.

Metro

Hampshire College puts freshman class in doubt, merger on the table

Amherst, Ma., 01/15/18, (EMBARGOED UNTIL 10:30am) Hampshire College is about to announce it is looking to merge with another college. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

By Laura Krantz

Hampshire College in Amherst announced its desire to merge with another educational institution, citing financial strain that threatens its future.

Company gets OK to start work on a recreational pot store in Boston

A rendering of the Ascend flagship headquarters in Boston.

By Felicia Gans

The company hopes to build a multilevel recreational marijuana shop.

Accused statutory rapists can’t be held pending trial under dangerousness law, SJC says

The John Adams Courthouse in Boston.

By Travis Andersen

A 24-page opinion dealt with two Essex County cases in which prosecutors sought pretrial detention for defendants under the law.

Sports

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

‘Basketball taught me.’ How Canton’s Xavier Machuga returned to the court after a brain aneurysm

Canton’s Xavier Machuga gets a hug from his mother, Katrina, before the start of Tuesday’s game.

By Nate Weitzer

After months of rehab, Xavier Machuga realized his dream by starting for Canton and scoring the first basket Tuesday.

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS’ HOCKEY

EMass girls’ hockey: Marblehead’s Sydney Cresta headlines Players of the Week

By Jenna Ciccotelli

Top performances from EMass girls’ hockey players in the past week.

GIRLS’ HOCKEY NOTEBOOK

At Masconomet, making a five-school girls’ hockey co-op work

Players listen to Masconomet girls’ hockey coach Ryan Sugar at a practice session held at Valley Forum.

By Dan Shulman

For a program that encompasses 9 towns, and other multiple school teams like BMWORR and Medway/Ashland, it’s all in the logistics.