Scientist’s death halts unique research at UMass 
- The circumstances of Lynn Margulis’s career and death provide a window on just how difficult the passing of a working scientist can be for a research university.

Scientist’s death halts unique research at UMass

- The circumstances of Lynn Margulis’s career and death provide a window on just how difficult the passing of a working scientist can be for a research university.

MIT President Susan Hockfield to step down
- Hockfield, the 16th president of the Cambridge-based school, said she will stay in place until her successor takes office.

MIT President Susan Hockfield to step down

- Hockfield, the 16th president of the Cambridge-based school, said she will stay in place until her successor takes office.

BC legal battle to unfold before students
- A legal battle over a project at BC involving the Troubles in Northern Ireland will play out at the school before scores of law students.
(KEVIN CULLEN: Caught in a tug of war)

BC legal battle to unfold before students

- A legal battle over a project at BC involving the Troubles in Northern Ireland will play out at the school before scores of law students.

(KEVIN CULLEN: Caught in a tug of war)

IDEAS 
The rise of punkademia 
- How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?
(EVENING STANDARD/GETTY IMAGES)

IDEAS

The rise of punkademia

- How do you study a movement that doesn’t want to be studied?

(EVENING STANDARD/GETTY IMAGES)

A new focus on sophomores, academia’s sometimes forgotten child
- Sarah Medina and Katie Burns, sophomores at Holy Cross, studied information on advisers and programs yesterday in Worcester. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl)

A new focus on sophomores, academia’s sometimes forgotten child

- Sarah Medina and Katie Burns, sophomores at Holy Cross, studied information on advisers and programs yesterday in Worcester. (Photo by Gretchen Ertl)

Harvard’s Edward O. Wilson tries to upend biology, again
- “All new ideas go through three phases,” Wilson said, with some happy mischief in his voice. “They’re first ridiculed or ignored. Then they meet outrage. Then they are said to have been obvious all along.”

Harvard’s Edward O. Wilson tries to upend biology, again

- “All new ideas go through three phases,” Wilson said, with some happy mischief in his voice. “They’re first ridiculed or ignored. Then they meet outrage. Then they are said to have been obvious all along.”

Ex-president thrives in return to Harvard
- Half an hour after his class had ended, the professor still stood on the stage. Beneath him, a line of undergraduates snaked down the aisle, eagerly awaiting their turn to invite him to their dorms for dinner, pepper him with questions about credit default swaps, and just to say hello, thank him for the lecture, and shake his hand.

Ex-president thrives in return to Harvard

- Half an hour after his class had ended, the professor still stood on the stage. Beneath him, a line of undergraduates snaked down the aisle, eagerly awaiting their turn to invite him to their dorms for dinner, pepper him with questions about credit default swaps, and just to say hello, thank him for the lecture, and shake his hand.