Former teammate surprised Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev is suspect in Boston Marathon bombing.
The second Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev played intramural indoor soccer at the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth. Mark Hassin, a former Dartmouth resident, played on the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth intramural indoor soccer team with Tsarnaev for about a year. He said it was a surprise when he woke up Friday morning to calls informing him that his former teammate is allegedly responsible for not only the marathon bombings, but for killing Massachusetts Institute of Technology officer Sean Collier. “He was really nice,” Hassin said. “You couldn't tell he had a single bad bone in his body.” Hassin played on the team with him a year and a half ago as a sophomore. During the year they played together, …
Marc Liberatore and Sarah Alves chosen to take part in Project SUCCESS program.
Wednesday, January 30
Two Norton teachers have been chosen to train new teachers as Lead Mentors, joining a select group of more than 150 of the state's top teachers in the Project SUCCESS program. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's Center for University, School, and Community Partnerships (CUSP) is training Marc Liberatore and Sarah Alves along with some of the state's top teachers to mentor their colleagues in high-need areas like special education, English as a Second Language, science and math. "We know that teacher quality is the most important school-related factor in student learning," said CUSP executive director Karen O'Connor. "By preparing Lead Mentors to support beginning teachers, Project SUCCESS will build the capacity of beginning …