It's only been 10 years since Olin College first opened and it already ranks among the country's top engineering schools. But that's not its main goal. Olin wants to transform the way colleges teach engineering.
When Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation in Latin in February, he thrust the long dead language into the spotlight. In the United States, few Catholics still celebrate Mass in Latin, and we're far from the days of mandatory Latin in schools (you'd be hard pressed to find a person under the age of 20 who knows the Latin phrase "semper ubi sub ubi").
Linguist Ben Zimmer joined Boston Public Radio to talk with Jim Braude and Margery Eagan about Latin's comeback.
Science and religion have often seemed at odds with each other, but two biology professors at a local Christian college hope to change that. Craig Story and Justin Topp of Gordon College have received a $200,000 grant from the BioLogos Foundation to help pastors become more scientifically literate.