Hampshire College?s financial pressure 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

Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff

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

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Hampshirecomposite.jpg Here are some of the big names that attended Hampshire College in Amherst

While the school is known for its nontraditional curriculum and gradeless courses, it has also churned out some high-performing alumni.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/11/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/ryanclinic2met.jpg In Quincy, hit hard by opioid crisis, mobile treatment van cuts hours, putting recoveries at risk

Habit Opco, a private healthcare provider that runs several methadone clinics, late last year stopped offering its mobile service on Saturdays and Sundays, creating logistical challenges for patients.

Opinion | Michael A. Cohen

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/14/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/aa35e96969f8429fa1c652835e61e7bf-aa35e96969f8429fa1c652835e61e7bf-0.jpg Donald Trump has been compromised by Russia

The evidence that Trump has acted as an agent of the Russians ? either wittingly or unwittingly ? is overwhelming.


/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/EditorialOpinion/Images/ScotLehigh%20artwork%20(1)-6301.tif A national nightmare: Has Russia turned Trump?

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

LEsley Becker/ Globe Staff; Adobe; Globe File photos

Lesley Becker/ Globe Staff; Adobe; Globe File photos


President Trump?s shameful idea of honor

It is a stain on America?s reputation that it elected a president who professes to see more honor in our enemies than in the leaders of the US Congress.

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 12: Justin Houston #50 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a sack against the Indianapolis Colts with teammate Chris Jones #95 during the third quarter of the AFC Divisional Round playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jamie Squire/Getty Images


What to expect from the Chiefs defense, and how the Patriots should attack it

The Chiefs are stingy at home, play a multitude of complex coverage schemes, and have one of the best defensive lines in the NFL.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 12: The Kansas City Chiefs exit the tunnel onto the field during player introduction prior to the AFC Divisional round playoff game against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium on January 12, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


How might home-field advantage and frigid temperatures affect Patriots-Chiefs?

What the numbers say about home field, frigid playoff games, and other factors at play in the AFC Championship.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/greenhouse11mariekondo1.jpg How can you have it all? Marie Kondo would suggest getting rid of it all

Thanks to world-renowned tidying queen, Boston homes have never been cleaner.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/11/25/BostonGlobe.com/Arts/Images/AP_17010248402212.jpg Matt Damon and Ben Affleck?s ?City on a Hill? to begin filming in Boston next month

The Showtime series is slated to be released in 2019.

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The head of the US Coast Guard noted members were not receiving their regularly scheduled mid-month paychecks.

special report

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/10/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/landingnew_1800.jpg They were the top of their class at Boston public schools. Then life happened

On Thursday, 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.

Globe Magazine

Moving at 50 feet per second, the North End molasses wave was a deadly force

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

//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.

Attorney general nominee William Barr gestured during the committee hearing.

William Barr said he would protect the Mueller probe ? over and over. Here?s a sample

The attorney general nominee was at pains to reassure the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he will not try to stifle the Trump-Russia investigation.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/0feed99b23234439bf00633983b51967-0feed99b23234439bf00633983b51967-0.jpg Trump Attorney General nominee won?t go after legal marijuana businesses and urges Congress to act

?I think the current situation is untenable and really has to be addressed. It?s almost like a backdoor nullification of federal law,? attorney general nominee William Barr said at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Friend%20Street%201-1.jpg Marijuana company gets approval to break ground on Boston recreational store

The company hopes to build a multilevel recreational marijuana shop.

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019. The Celtics defeated the Pacers 135-108. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Charles Krupa/Associated Press


Was Jaylen Brown calling out Kyrie Irving?

On Monday night, Brown repeatedly made statements that sounded increasingly like references to his own frustrations with Irving?s recent comments.

A giant

Video: Curious ice disk entrances Maine city

It?s the second time in the last few years that the Presumpscot River has had something strange lurking in its waters.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/d106ff0924b94c8fa6ef319c8af2e515-d106ff0924b94c8fa6ef319c8af2e515-0.jpg No citizenship question on next census, but worries remain about undercounting immigrants

State officials remain concerned that the broader anti-immigrant climate could lead to an undercount of Latinos and noncitizens.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/04/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/turner100418METRO05carter8-24292.jpg Accused statutory rapists can?t be held pending trial under dangerousness law, SJC says

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

Dave Epstein

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/Newburyport%20snow%20feature%201-1593921.jpg Big snowstorm Sunday looking unlikely, but watch out for Friday

Many of us should at least see the ground covered in white come Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/mowring%20horiz-24625.jpg Vietnam vet, 70, slain in Roxbury was ?the sweetest person,? family says

Boston police said Edward Mowring was stabbed multiple times Saturday night in the area of 49 Blue Hill Ave.

Dining Out

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/05/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/Boghosian_09downing9_LIFE.jpg This is what an Irish pub should look like circa 2019

The James in Needham serves modern food and a good old-fashioned welcome.

Special reports

Boston, MA - 1/16/1919: Looking across North End Park on Jan. 16, 1919, the day after a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial Street collapsed, sending a wave of an estimated 2.3 million gallons of molasses through the streets of Boston. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen at the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two 10-year-olds, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch. (Boston Globe Archive/) --- BGPA Reference: 150115_MJ_001

Boston Globe Archive

Globe Magazine

The day Boston was swamped by a deadly wave of molasses

One hundred years ago today an enormous steel tank ruptured, sending a torrent of brown syrup on a deadly path through the North End.

The Big Picture

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

The best Globe staff photos of 2018

Our photographers share the stories behind what went into making the year?s best photos, as selected by the editors of the Globe Magazine and photo department.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Metro/Images/gladiator%20pic5.jpg Aaron Hernandez and Football Inc.

The story of a profoundly troubled young man and the ugly underside of America?s most popular sport.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/basketball-25069-U831060564319fkD--90x90@BostonGlobe.com.jpg Court Sense

Follow the Celtics? quest for a title and other NBA news both on and off the court. Sign up here.


//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2019/01/15/BostonGlobe.com/National/Images/GettyImages-632855778-1600x900.jpg Anti-abortion leaders are rebranding as ?pro-science.? Are they?

The March for Life, an annual anti-abortion demonstration, says that being ?pro-life is pro-science.? Scientists say otherwise.

Love Letters: The Podcast

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/08/29/BostonGlobe.com/Lifestyle/Images/200_love_letters_bonus.jpg Love Letters: Until next year, my sweetheart

In a special bonus episode, Meredith Goldstein explores what happens to summer romance when the summer ends, and ?Wet Hot American Summer? creator David Wain shares a girl-crazy memory from his own camp days.

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