Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Cambridge author M.T. Anderson (Adam Ragusea/WBUR)

M.T. Anderson: Writing Smart Books For Teens

M.T. Anderson is a renowned author of young adult fiction — he writes smart books for teens (no vapid vampire romances here).

Elizabeth Warren Accused Of ‘Playing The Minority Card’

The unearthing of Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great grandmother’s century-old marriage certificate has confirmed that she does, in fact, have Native American ancestry. She is 1/32 Cherokee to be exact, to which she comments, “I am very proud of my heritage. These are my family stories.”

Massachusetts Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Elizabeth Warren (AP)

Mass. Colleges Get Bad Grades On Conflict Of Interest Transparency

A new report has found that 70 percent of the 20 wealthiest private colleges and universities in Massachusetts do business with at least one trustee-affiliated firm. That’s more than double the national average of 25 percent.


Vaccinating To Prevent Whooping Cough

Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, has been on the rise for the last three decades. New guidelines targeting pregnant women and adults in contact with infants in in order to protect newborns too young for the vaccination.

An infant receiving his scheduled vaccination. (Amanda Mills/CDC)

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