Associate editor and columnist

Thomas Farragher

Thomas Farragher is a Globe columnist and associate editor. He shared the 2003 Pulitzer Prize for public service for the Globe Spotlight Team’s coverage of the clergy sexual abuse crisis. He spent eight years, from 2006 to 2014, as editor of the Spotlight Team. His columns appears regularly in the Globe.

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Sister Janet Eisner has been the heart and soul of Emmanuel College — for 40 years

By , Globe Columnist

With a blend of humanity and practicality, the college’s longtime president led the institition through some tough times. And she’s not done.


An unexpected Thai encounter that changed many lives


Jane McBride and Patty Zinkowski have built themselves a special family, some of whom have blossomed into teachers, nurses, artists, and social workers who will never forget the two Americans who wandered into their lives and never left.


At 95, Dr. Joe Box dispenses comfort and grace

By , Globe staff

He is still treating his dental patients. As he approaches life’s century mark, he’s got the energy most younger men would covet.


These friends are on opposite sides, but share a deep love of history

By , Globe Columnist

Henry Cooke is a colonial militiaman and Paul O’Shaughnessy is a British redcoat in the historic reenactment on the village green in Lexington on Patriots Day.