I’ve stopped counting the number of cities I’ve fallen in love with. But I think Pittsburgh might be the first city to have loved me back. On a Sunday morning in February, the sun broke through rain clouds, and I walked along Pittsburgh’s waterfront to a 10-foot tall bronze sculpture of Mister Rogers tying his shoes. I heard his voice through overhead speakers. “Did you know that wondering about things is one of the first steps to understanding them?” Birds chirped, a freight train rumbled, and I looked upriver toward the sparkling skyline. I’d intended to make this a quick stop, but I couldn’t step away from that familiar voice. By the time Fred had reminded me that there’s nobody else in the world who is exactly like me, I had cried, laughed and called my mom. Steel City remains gritty. On dreary days in western Pennsylvania, the pitter-patter of rain is the soundtrack for a setting that’s scorned for its gruffness, car-eating … [Read more...] about Pittsburgh may be Steel City, but it’s full of gems
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Rick Kelleher is a big, white-haired, crisply presented man who looks very much the way you’d expect a Boston Irish power broker to look. If you found yourself sitting next to him on a plane, you might notice how he kept the conversation flowing naturally and emphasized his points with the physicality of a great salesman, dramatically raising his eyebrows and cocking his head. On this morning, Kelleher is seated at a back table in the lobby restaurant of the elegant Boston Harbor Hotel, where the server knows exactly how he likes his house-smoked salmon. He carries himself as if he owns the place, and, in a way, he does. Related Links New England’s smallest colleges are struggling Former Mount Ida students sue, accusing college leaders of fraud The college debt crisis is even worse than you think Sitting across the table is a man who is also in his late 60s but who cuts a very different figure. Kumble Subbaswamy — unassuming, of slight build, with … [Read more...] about ‘ZooMass’ no more. Is turning UMass Amherst into an elite university needed?
Chris Thomas Detroit Free Press Published 12:14 PM EDT Oct 16, 2018 If you can't beat 'em, then kill 'em with ... respect? That seems to be the strategy among some Michigan fans on the news-sharing website Reddit, where a Wolverines/Spartans thread is trending toward epic. Here's the gist: "Michigan State has this awful tendency to play mediocre football right up to the Michigan game, then the Spartans say "Sike!", beat us and finish the year going to a decent-to-good-bowl game," the thread's author wrote. "As such, I would like to start an annual tradition ... during the week of the MSU/Michigan game for Michigan fans to pay respek (sic) to Michigan State, as a way of counterbalancing their disrespek (sic) voodoo." More: Reliving some of Michigan football's top moments vs. Michigan State More: Reliving some of Michigan State football's top moments vs. Michigan You get the idea: Show respect. Beat the Spartans on Saturday in East Lansing. It all makes … [Read more...] about Michigan football fans trying to kill MSU … with respect
Updated 9:19 am CDT, Thursday, September 6, 2018 FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo people walk on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. Your college major could make a big difference in lifetime earnings: The disparity between the lowest- and highest-paying majors is $3.4 million, according to a 2015 report by the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. less FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo people walk on the Penn State University main campus in State College, Pa. Your college major could make a big difference in lifetime earnings: The disparity between the ... more Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Photo: Gene J. Puskar, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE- In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo people walk on the Penn State University main campus in State … [Read more...] about How to choose a college major with loan debt in mind