Boston Has Most-Educated Young Adults in U.S.
Boston Has Most-Educated Young Adults in United States. Boston leads everywhere else in the U.S. for the percentage of young adults with bachelor’s degrees, according to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 39.2 percent of 18-to-34-year-olds in the Boston market have bachelor’s degrees, compared to the 24.9 percent average of the 100 largest metro areas in the country. Rounding out the top five are Washington, D.C., (37.2 percent), San Francisco (35.6 percent), San Jose, Calif. (35.2 percent), and Madison, Wis. (35.8 percent). [Biz Journals]
New Massachusetts Health Legislation Aimed at Controlling Costs. Or, as MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber, who helped shape the landmark 2006 health law, puts it: Let’s throw a bunch of spaghetti against the wall and see what sticks. [CommonHealth]
Scott Brown’s New York State of Mind. First it was Yankees prez Randy Levine. Now, the Globe reports that the Brown campaign has pulled in more donations of $200+ from New York City than any other city in the U.S. — even Boston. During the first quarter, he raised $141,520 in itemized donations in NYC, compared to $138,640 in Boston. [Globe]
Mass. GOP Chairman Pens Letter to Drew Gilpin Faust. In the letter, Robert Maginn calls on Harvard to investigate whether Elizabeth Warren committed “academic fraud” by claiming to be a Native American. He wrote: “Harvard must investigate Ms. Warren’s false claims to be a minority; how it came to pass that Harvard accepted these claims; and the extent to which Ms. Warren’s alleged minority status afforded her advantages to which she would not otherwise have been entitled.” [MassLive.com]
Tarek Mehanna Winds Up in Maximum Security Prison in New York. After a few weeks of bouncing around the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ transit system, Mehanna is now at the notorious Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. [Herald]