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May 27, 2016 Comment

Here & Now Celebrates This Year's Graduates

We listen to Tom Rush’s iconic “Child Song,” and honor graduates from the WBUR family.

May 25, 2016 Comment

Celebrating The Class Of 2016: Peace Odiase

Odiase is one of two valedictorians at Fisk University, a historically black college in Nashville, Tennessee.

May 24, 2016 3 Comments

Celebrating The Class of 2016: Emily Waschenko

In part two of our conversations with new college graduates, Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson speaks with 2016 Penn State graduate Emily Waschenko.

May 23, 2016 Comment

The Fast Talking Dean Of Hamilton College

Pat Reynolds holds the record for the fastest reading of graduates’ names at the college’s commencement ceremony.

May 23, 2016 Comment

Celebrating The Class of 2016: Konje Machini

In our first of several conversations with recent graduates, we talk with Konje Machini, a graduation senior at the University of Chicago.

May 18, 2016 Comment

In Washington, D.C., Charter Schools Are Hurting Public Schools

In Washington DC, nearly half of all students attend charter schools, some switching to them between grades.

May 18, 2016 Comment

Medical Students Want Better Training On How To Treat Opioid Addiction

Half of all deaths caused by opioid overdoses in 2014 involved medication prescribed by a doctor.

May 18, 2016 6 Comments

Breaking Down Barriers For Minority Students In Science And Medicine

Dr. Linda Barry helped create a program to bridge the gap for minorities pursuing graduate level education in science and medicine.

May 16, 2016 6 Comments

Addiction, Manslaughter Charge, College: David Norman’s Path To Columbia

David Norman nourished his love of reading in prison and counseled inmates when he got out. He recently graduated with a degree in philosophy.

May 11, 2016 Comment

A Big Dig For Pigs To Help Solve Crimes

The next generation of forensic anthropologists are taking advantage of a rare opportunity to get their hands in the dirt.

May 11, 2016 4 Comments

Fort Worth Superintendent Refuses To Resign For Transgender Bathroom Guidelines

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for superintendent Kent Scribner to resign due to a new transgender bathroom policy.

May 6, 2016 6 Comments

Oregon’s Troubling High School Graduation Rate

The state has one of the lowest high school graduation rates in the country.

May 4, 2016 2 Comments

A Shot At An Equal Education

How much does it cost to educate a student? Michigan is wrapping up a school funding study.

May 3, 2016 30 Comments

An Adjunct Professor’s Tale Of Low Wages

Adjunct professors are part-time contract workers who don’t enjoy the same compensation as their full-time counterparts.

May 2, 2016 11 Comments

The Pros And Cons Of A Gap Year

Taking a gap year used to be more common for European college students, but the trend is growing among American students as well.

May 2, 2016 11 Comments

The Average Millennial Is Nothing Like The Stereotypes

Data shows that the average 29-year-old did not graduate from a four-year university and is living in a suburb.

April 28, 2016 3 Comments

American Students Take Advantage Of Free College In Germany

In Colorado this year, 100 students are taking the German language college entrance test – the first step toward attending college there.

April 27, 2016 Comment

One Student Sees Two Sides Of Philadelphia Area Schools

For NPR Ed’s School Money series, we meet Jameria Miller, a young woman who has been both “have” and “have not.”

April 26, 2016 8 Comments

Should Student Surveys Be Used To Evaluate Teachers?

Advocates say student surveys can help teachers improve, but those opposed argue it could easily devolve into a popularity contest.

April 22, 2016 11 Comments

Student Who Reported Rape Could Be Punished For Violating BYU Honor Code

This week, students at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, protested the school’s response to sexual assault.

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Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

May 27 Comment

How Trump, Clinton And Sanders Change Their Voices To Win Over Voters

Charisma is a crucial component of a politician's appeal to voters. But there's more than one way to inspire confidence.

May 27 52 Comments

New York Considers A Ban On Declawing Cats

Some pet owners have routinely had their cats declawed. But opponents say the procedure isn't so simple.

May 27 3 Comments

New Drug-Resistant Bacteria Seen In U.S. For The First Time

The CDC's director has expressed concern, saying it shows that we're close to the "end of the road" for antibiotics.

May 26 6 Comments

As Lethal Heroin Overdose Numbers Rise, Families Find Solace In Organ Donation

Organ banks around the country have noted an increasing number of organs from donors who have died of overdoses.