A new paper, written by researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health, is the first to examine state homicide rates against gender, state gun ownership levels and the relationship between victim and killer. The study reported that for each 10% increase in state-level gun ownership, the rate at which women died as a result of gun violence in the state went up 10.2%. The same could not be same for men.
School bus carrying only two white students leaves a pickup point and heads towards South Boston High School on Thursday, Sept. 12, 1974, the first day of a court-ordered busing program to integrate Boston’s public schools.
Helen Magill White (1853-1944) was the first woman who earned a
PhD in the United States. She achieved this in 1877 as a graduate of Boston
University, specialized in Greek.
Born in a Quaker
family, she was raised with the belief that women should be educated to the
same high standards as men. As a child, she was the only female student of the
Boston Public Latin School, before moving on to university. She also attended
the University of Cambridge, and worked the rest of her life as an academic.
School goes back into session this week, so here’s more Boston School History for our followers!
In1925, the Boston’s Evening Schools were attended by students born in Syria, Russia, Poland, Japan, Latvia, Armenia, China, Latvia, and many other countries and regiions. Take a look at this table to see all of the nationalities. Does anything stand out to you? Surprise you?
Countries of Birth of Pupils in Evening School, School Document 10, Report of the School Committee, 1925, School Committee reports and documents, Collection 0405.001, Boston City Archives