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The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

The Clemente Course in Humanities Among 2014 National Humanities Medal Recipients

September 9, 2015

The White House has announced the distinguished recipients of the 2014 National Humanities Medal, and a program Tim McCarthy, adjunct lecturer in public policy is heavily involved with, is among the honorees.

For the last 15 years McCarthy has made the eight-mile trek, on Monday and Wednesday nights, to Codman Square in Dorchester for The Clemente Course in the Humanities program to teach American history.

The Refugee Crisis Isn’t a ‘European Problem’

September 5, 2015

THOSE of us outside Europe are watching the unbelievable images of the Keleti train station in Budapest, the corpse of a toddler washed up on a Turkish beach, the desperate Syrian families chancing their lives on the night trip to the Greek islands — and we keep being told this is a European problem.

Iran steps back

Iran steps back

July 14, 2015

After 20 months of fitful negotiations, a coalition of world powers led by the United States announced Tuesday that it had reached a deal with Iran to limit that country’s capacity to a build nuclear bomb for at least a decade. In exchange, the international community will lift harsh sanctions that have had dire effects on Iran’s economy.

One for the ages

One for the ages

June 26, 2015

Harvard analysts see fundamental shift in ruling legalizing gay marriage nationally