The sudden decision to shut down Mount Ida College came to most as a surprise. But its closure highlights a deeper problem in Massachusetts higher education -- small colleges struggling with financial difficulties.
The indie darling rock band Belly has its first album out in 23 years. The group shot up in the charts in 1993 and was in heavy rotation on radio and MTV. Now Belly is back on tour with new songs they'll play this weekend at the Boston Calling music festival.
The opioid epidemic may have peaked in Massachusetts -- for whites. Fewer Caucasians died after an overdose last year, reversing a seven year trend. Latino deaths dipped slightly. But among blacks, opioid overdose deaths rose 26 percent.
Congressman John Lewis of Georgia spoke at Boston University's graduation ceremony over the weekend. Bob Oakes sat down with the civil rights icon to talk about inspiring younger generations to create positive change, for Morning Edition.