Walsh celebrates community at swearing-in

New is good.  New is exciting.  New is full of promise.  That seemed the mood at Boston College today when Martin Joseph Walsh was sworn in as the 54th mayor of Boston, the  first new Boston mayor inaugurated in the 21st century. Public ceremonies like inaugurations are supposed to bind together in shared values all …

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Court ruling hints at evolutionary process

Not much has changed with the Supreme Court ruling that the challenge to Texas' affirmative action policy should go back to the lower court for "strict scrutiny" to be applied.  Strict scrutiny means that universities will have to show that non-race conscious strategies were tried to achieve diversity before having to utilize race-conscious policies. So where …

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