Harvard, MIT Among Top 10 Social Media Campuses

Harvard, MIT Among Top 10 Social Media Campuses. Harvard ranked No. 3 and MIT ranked No. 4 on the list, only beaten out by No. 2 Yale and No. 1 Penn State, which “aptly handled” its social media effort in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. Online college resource Unigo completed the ranking by crunching a number of metrics like number of Twitter followers, Facebook fans, and overall engagement of the top 100 liberals arts schools in the country.  [Mashable]

Massachusetts 9/11 Ceremony Continues ‘Largely Unchanged.’ John H. Curtis, the vice president of the board of directors at the Massachusetts 9/11 Fund, which organizes the state’s annual commemoration in honor of Massachusetts victims, says planners have considered scaling it back, according to the New York Times. “… if family members continue to show up and continue to find it valuable, we’ll continue to do it,” Curtis told the Times. “Certainly 50 years from now, I bet there isn’t going to be the types of events we have now.”  [NYT]

Some of the Biggest Average Campaign Donations Come from Massachusetts. Rally.org, a nonpartisan fundraising website that processes donations for candidates and causes, says the five places with the biggest average donations to political campaigns are Connecticut, D.C., Massachusetts, New York, and Wyoming. Yes, that Wyoming. No one can really explain how that happened.  [Washington Post]

MIT Edges Out University of Cambridge in QS World University Ranking. MIT earned the top spot in the league table compiled by Quacquarelli Symonds, based in London. The findings also noted an “unstoppable rise” in the number of students who choose to travel abroad for their studies.  [NYT]

Here’s Why Mitt Romney Won’t Repeal ObamaCare. Eric Convey looks to Romney’s time in Massachusetts to shed light on one of his biggest campaign promises.  [WSJ]