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It’s Easier to Get into UMass Amherst for Non-Massachusetts Residents

The University of Massachusetts system may be funded by state tax dollars, but it’s easier to secure a seat at the flagship Amherst campus for students […]

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A Somerville Company Is Offering to Pay Students’ Tuition at UMass Boston

There are good bosses, there are great bosses, and then there’s John McQuillan. The chief executive of Triumvirate Environmental, a Somerville-based environmental-services company, has teamed […]

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UMass Boston Faculty Have “No Confidence” in System President, Trustees

There’s a Mount Ida College-sized rift ravaging the University of Massachusetts. Tension has roiled the system since last month, when UMass Amherst announced its intent […]

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What the State Supreme Court Decision about a Suicide at MIT Means

It’s difficult to assess how responsible universities are for the ongoing health of their students, considering the majority of learners enrolled on campus are technically […]

With a Boston College baseball cap replacing his mortarboard, Entertainer Bill Cosby adjusts his reading glasses while delivering his commencement address at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass., Monday May 20, 1996.
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Boston College Will Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Updated at 9:22 p.m. on April 27 Boston College will revoke Bill Cosby’s honorary degree, the school said in a statement on Friday evening. In light […]

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Bill Gates Discusses Improving Education, Public Health at Harvard

In a wide-ranging discussion at the Harvard Science Center, Microsoft founder Bill Gates touched on the sweeping themes of his work in computer science, public […]

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New England Conservatory Unveils Coretta Scott King Bust

Boston’s Martin Luther King Jr. memorial may still be in its planning phase, but a statue of his wife, Coretta Scott King, is already on […]

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The Department of Justice Is Looking into the Admissions Policies of Several New England Colleges

The Department of Justice is yet again poking around the admissions offices of elite New England colleges. Several top-tier schools—including Amherst College, Middlebury College, Wellesley […]

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Gov. Charlie Baker Joins Critics of Mount Ida following Acquisition Announcement

It’s been a rough few days for Mount Ida College. On Friday, UMass Amherst announced it would acquire the Newton-based liberal-arts school, which had been […]

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A Harvard Student Said Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Threatened Him

Stormy Daniels and a staffer at the Harvard Lampoon allegedly have something in common: a threat from President Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. After pulling off […]

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Brandeis Fires Men’s Basketball Coach Following Allegations of Discrimination

Brandeis University has fired its men’s basketball coach, Brian Meehan, in the wake of complaints of racially insensitive and nepotistic behavior. Several anonymous players told […]

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Harvard Admission Rate Drops below 5 Percent

Harvard’s staggeringly low admission rate managed to get even lower this year. Just 1,962 of the 42,749 hopefuls who applied to be part of Harvard College’s […]

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José Andrés Is Getting an Honorary Public Service Degree from Tufts

From wild fires to hurricanes to anti-immigrant sentiments roiling the country, 2017 was a difficult year for many. But decorated chef José Andrés stepped up to […]

David Hogg, a student survivor from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. addresses a community rally for common sense gun legislation at Temple B'nai Abraham Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, in Livingston, N.J. Speakers include student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., including Hogg, Ryan Deitsch and Matthew Deitsch.
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Parkland Students Call for Civic Engagement, Accountability at Harvard Panel

On Tuesday morning, a male student shot a 16-year-old girl at a Maryland high school, hurting two people and sustaining a fatal injury following a […]

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Five Women Say Director James Toback Sexually Harassed, Assaulted Them at Harvard Club

Five women have accused the movie director James Toback of sexually harassing and assaulting them at the Harvard Club of New York between 1980 and […]