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Do you have what it takes to be a US senator — even just for a day? In the month since the Edward M. Kennedy Institute opened to the public, several thousand Massachusetts middle and high school students have had the chance to find out.

The Institute’s Senate Immersion Module, or SIM, combines live action role-play with tablet-based technology to mirror the Senate’s daily routines, seeking to inspire the next generation to engage in civic life and participatory democracy.More →

Boston startup VerbalCare left Fenway Park $15,000 richer tonight, after winning the “Fast Pitch” competition put on by WeWork, which operates a network of shared office spaces. The competition pitted three Boston teams against three from New York, and asked audience members to vote on the idea they liked best, so there may have been just a wee bit of a home field advantage. VerbalCare makes a tablet app to help patients at hospitals communicate with caregivers, and give administrators better insight into the patient’s experience. The company has been conducting a pilot at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. I covered VerbalCare earlier this year; and in 2013 they were guests on an episode of The Entrepreneurs Grill. More →