Bottom of the Class

There’s no shortage of plans for what to do about Bradley Tech, MPS’ ailing trade school. But which is right?

Brain Power

Here is the Dalai Lama, his body swathed in red cloth and his head closely shaved, leaning forward eagerly to clasp hands with University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientist Richard Davidson. The photo of this moment hangs on the professor’s office wall – just another sign of his fame. Davidson’s work studying the brains of Tibetan monks – specifically, the effects of meditation – first sparked a major wave of media attention about four years ago. He has found that the brain can be trained to reduce stress and is investigating a similar approach to help treat the symptoms of depression, anxiety,…