Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Jonathan Saltzman Globe Staff February 08, 2019 Happy families are all alike; unhappy families sue one another from California to New York.So might Tolstoy begin the saga of the family of Joel S. Marcus, the real estate tycoon credited with helping to turn Cambridge into one of the world’s biggest biotech hubs.Marcus, 71, cofounded Alexandria Real Estate Equities, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that builds commercial properties and leases them to life science companies. It owns and manages more than 22 million square feet of lab and office space across the country, including 4.8 million in Cambridge. Advertisement He’s also embroiled in a spectacular legal battle with his 40-year-old son. The eldest of three children, Steven Marcus lives in London and has started a rival British real estate company that also plans to house life … [Read more...] about Real estate tycoon’s investment trust sues his son — and he responds in kind
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By Samantha Ketterer Updated 6:42 pm CST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Jason Spindler was killed in an attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Jason Spindler was killed in an attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Via Facebook Photo: Via Facebook Image 1 of / 18 Caption Close Image 1 of 18 Jason Spindler was killed in an attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Jason Spindler was killed in an attack in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo: Via Facebook Houston native who helped out after 9/11 killed in Nairobi terror attack 1 / 18 Back to Gallery Jason Spindler was making his mark on the world. The 40-year-old Houston native was working in Africa, using the San Francisco-based company he co-founded to bolster businesses in emerging … [Read more...] about Houston native who helped out after 9/11 killed in Nairobi terror attack
By Dan Walters, CALmatters | December 19, 2018 at 6:01 am Does California have too many lawyers, or too few? That’s the unspoken question underlying a complicated debate within California’s legal community over whether the examination that would-be attorneys must pass to be licensed is too difficult. The passage rate on the State Bar’s July test, released in November, plummeted to an all-time low of 40.7 percent, which Tani Cantil-Sakauye, chief justice of the state Supreme Court, described as “frightening” last week. California’s minimum score on the test is the nation’s second highest and as the passage rate has declined year after year, critics have called for lowering the “cut score,” as it’s known, thereby allowing more law school graduates to be admitted to the bar. The loudest complaints come from deans of the state’s 21 accredited law schools, some of which are in danger of losing their accreditation … [Read more...] about Walters: Should California make it easier to practice law?
The Boston area has a well-known reputation for its prestigious universities. Harvard. MIT. The list goes on. But there are a few local colleges that arguably don’t get the recognition they deserve. CollegeVine, a Cambridge-based college guidance company, recently examined the “most underrated” colleges in the United States, by comparing their cost of attendance and generosity of financial aid with “qualitative data” on students’ career outcomes. Unlike traditional college rankings, CollegeVine co-founder Vinay Bhaskara said they primarily focused on financial outcomes, like students’ starting salary and return on investment one and five years after graduating, as well as “qualitative outcomes like job placements.” And in their final list released Monday morning, two schools in the Boston area — or, to be more specific, two schools in Wellesley — just made the top 10. Both Babson College and Wellesley … [Read more...] about The most underrated colleges in the country? These local schools made the list.
By Pati Navalta Poblete Updated 5:23 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Touro University on Mare Island offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health and education. Touro University on Mare Island offers graduate degrees in osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, nursing, public health and education. Photo: Manuel Angel Touro University students work in their classroom at the private, not-for-profit university, established in 1997 on Mare Island. Touro University students work in their classroom at the private, not-for-profit university, established in 1997 on Mare Island. Photo: Manuel Angel Solano Community College has a new auto tech center that gives Vallejo students hands on training as part of the school auto program. Solano Community College has a new … [Read more...] about From health care to engineering, to auto tech, colleges expand in Vallejo