In the World

voters in Cairo
December 6, 2011 Large Image
Between demonstrations and elections, Egypt finds itself on the cusp of necessary change, writes religion professor Ken Garden

There is an Egyptian joke that made the rounds for years. Driving Hosni Mubarak home from his inauguration, his chauffeur, who had also driven the...

illustration of bird with cash flying over wall
November 30, 2011 Large Image
With war blocking food aid for drought-stricken Somalia, cash and innovation may be the only lifelines

The news made headlines in July: The United Nations declared famine in drought-stricken Somalia, warning that up to 750,000 people, most of them...

November 30, 2011

BOSTON (November 30, 2011) — In celebrating the Sharewood Project’s 15th anniversary, the Longwood Symphony Orchestra will...

Cajun at the Cummings SChool
November 28, 2011 Large Image
When trouble heads your way, here's how you can keep your animals safe

In just 25 seconds, they lost everything.

While JoAnn Kass, her husband, grandson and their three dogs huddled in the basement, a fast-...

November 22, 2011 Slideshow
Students engineer a clean water supply for a Ugandan village, and stay involved with the community

In Shilongo, a rural village of about 800 people in eastern Uganda, getting a drink of water isn’t as simple as turning on a faucet. There’s one...